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Military Science Course Offerings

MILS 101 Leadership and Military Science 1 (2 credits)
An introductory course designed to orient students to the ROTC program and to familiarize students with the fundamentals of various military skills including tactical movement, weapon familiarization, land navigation, facing personal challenges, and understanding the competencies that are critical for effective leadership and communication. The curriculum emphasizes the personal development of life skills such as cultural understanding, goal setting, time management, stress management, and comprehensive fitness relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions, attributes and core leader competencies while gaining an understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. Leadership students have an option to participate in combat water survival training, rappelling from a 60-foot tower, land navigation and field survival skills. Leadership laboratory required. Physical fitness session optional.

MILS 102 Leadership and Military Science 2 (2 credits)
Further development of leadership attributes required in accordance with the Army’s leadership requirements model and the orientation of the ROTC program. Curriculum focuses primarily on the competencies needed for effective execution of the profession of arms, communication skills, leadership traits and behaviors, and basic combat tactics. Students learn how Army ethics and values shape the Army and the specific ways that these ethics are inculcated into Army culture. Additionally, advanced land navigation skills and basic rifle marksmanship skills are taught. Leadership students have an option to participate in combat water survival training, rappelling from a 60-foot tower, land navigation, a leadership development exercise and field survival skills. Leadership laboratory required. Physical fitness session optional.

MILS 201 Basic Leadership and Management 1
A leadership and management course where the student is required to practice and apply the fundamentals of Army Leadership, Officership, Army Values and Ethics, Personal Development, and small unit tactics at the platoon level. Students are required to demonstrate writing skills and present information briefings as preparation for development in becoming a successful future officer.  The outcomes are demonstrated through critical and creative thinking and the ability to apply troop leading procedures. Comprehension of the officer‘s role in leading change by applying innovative dolutions to problems in concert with the principles of mission command. The Army profession is also stressed through leadership forum and a leadership self-assessment. Leadership students have the option to participate in cadet initial entry training at Fort Knox, KY, combat water survival training, rappelling from a 60-foot tower, land navigation and field survival skills. Leadership laboratory required. Physical fitness session optional.

MILS 202 Basic Leadership and Management 2
The objective of this course is to present instruction in and practical applications of the principles and techniques of leadership, personal development, officer skills, Army Values, ethics and management by identifying and illustrating effective leadership traits. Course provides an insight into the factors affecting behavior and an opportunity for application of leadership and management techniques through tactical leadership exercises at the small unit level. Students are required to demonstrate writing skills and present information briefings, operational orders and plans as preparation for development to become a successful future officer. Physical fitness session optional.

MILS 301 Advanced Leadership and Management 1
The objectives of this course are to stress the leadership role in directing and coordinating individual and military team efforts in the execution of unified land operations in concert with the principles and war fighting functions of mission command; to familiarize students with the roles of the various branches in the overall mission of the Army and their functions in support of forces; and to teach the principles of command and control, leadership techniques and communications systems used in the tactical employment of squads and platoons. Leadership laboratory required and includes a weekend leader development exercise. Prerequisite: completion of MILS 101 - MILS 202 or prior military service.

MILS 302 Advanced Leadership and Management 2
The objective of this course is to present instruction in and practical applications of the principles and techniques of Army leadership, officership, Army values and ethics, personal development and small unit tactics at the platoon level. Course provides capability for student to plan, coordinate, navigate, motivate and lead a squad and platoon in the execution of offensive, defensive and stability missions during a classroom practical exercise, a leadership laboratory and a leader development exercise. Completion of this course prepares the student for the ROTC Cadet Leader Course, which the student attends in the summer at Fort Knox, KY. Prerequisite: MILS 301.

MILS 401 Applied Leadership and Management 1
The objectives of this course are to give an overview of Army organizational structure, to give an introduction to training management, application of mission command and the importance of comprehensive soldier fitness. Course examines the process of officer evaluation reports, cultural awareness and property protection, rules of engagement, and the Army as a profession of arms. Leadership laboratory required and includes a weekend leader development exercise.

MILS 402 Applied Leadership and Management 2
The objectives of the course are to introduce students to the Army operating concept, enhance professional competence through the practical application of mission command, the execution of unified land operations, and the understanding of the operational environment to conduct a battle analysis. Course examines facets of platoon leadership to include sphere of influence, expectation management and toxic leadership to prepare the student to successfully lead a platoon in garrison and combat. Leadership laboratory required and includes a weekend leader development exercise.