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Military Science

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Military Science - Courses

LOWER DIVISION

(Open to all University students)

101. Foundations of Officership (1)

Introduction to issues and competencies that is central to a commissioned officer’s responsibilities, including: the Army Profession; personal development; physical well-being, leadership; values and ethics.
ROTC cadets who sign up for this course must also register for MS 101L. Letter grade only (A-F).

101L. Leadership Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: Accepted as a cadet in the Army ROTC Program; Corequisite: MS 101.
Assists students in transition from a civilian into a cadet. Exposure to Army values and selected military skills. Introduction to Army leadership techniques through basic leadership experiences and assessment.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

102. Basic Leadership (1)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: MS 101 or consent of instructor.
Expands upon topics introduced in MS 101 by focusing on communications, leadership, and problem solving. Course also includes information about the organization of the Army, employment benefits, and work experience of Junior Officers.
ROTC cadets who register for this course must also register for MS 102L. Letter grade only (A-F).

102L. Leadership Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: Accepted as a cadet in the Army ROTC Program; Corequisite: MS 102.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Activity 2 hours.)

201. Individual Leadership Studies (2)

Prerequisites: MS 101, 102 or concurrent enrollment in MS 102.
Using principles of action, experiential and discovery learning, students face challenging physical and mental tasks, including: personal development, goal setting, communication, problem solving, decision making, leadership, teamwork, group processes, stress management, physical fitness and application of lessons to officership.
ROTC cadets who register for this course must also register for MS 201L. Letter grade only (A-F).

201L. Leadership Laboratory (2)

Prerequisite: Accepted as a cadet in the Army ROTC Program; Corequisite: MS 201. Credit/No Credit grading only. (Activity 4 hours.)

202. Leadership and Teamwork (2)

Prerequisite: MS 201 or consent of instructor.
Continuation of MS 201. Continues to employ the principles of action, experiential, and discovery teaming.
ROTC cadets who register for this course must also register for MS 202L. Letter grade only (A-F).

202L. Leadership Laboratory (2)

Prerequisite: Accepted as a cadet in the Army ROTC Program; Corequisite: MS 202.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Activity 4 hours.)

UPPER DIVISION

301. Leadership and Problem Solving (3)

Prerequisites: MS 202 and consent of instructor.
Enables students with no prior military or cadet experience to learn essential cadet knowledge and skills necessary for the integration into the cadet battalion and successful performance of key cadet tasks. Students are introduced to the Leadership Development Program.
ROTC cadets who register for this course must also register for laboratory in MS 301L. Letter grade only (A-F).

301L. Leadership Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: Accepted as a cadet in the Army ROTC Program; Corequisite: MS 301.
Serve in leadership positions in the military chain of command at squad, platoon, and company levels. Develop and execute unit plans and orders; train other students in basic skill building, teamwork, execute small unit tactics, and prepare for Leadership Development and Assessment Course.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

302. Leadership and Ethics (3)

Prerequisites: MS 301 and consent of instructor.
Continues the development of students as leaders in foundational areas of leadership, interpersonal communications, values and ethics.
ROTC cadets who register for this course must also register for laboratory in MS 302L. Letter grade only (A-F).

302L. Leadership Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: Accepted as a cadet in the Army ROTC Program; Corequisite: MS 302.
Students serve in leadership positions in military chain of command at squad, platoon and company levels. Develop and execute unit plans and orders; train other students in basic skill building, teamwork, execute small unit tactics, and prepare for the Leadership Development and Assessment Course training and evaluation.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

401. Leadership and Management (3)

Prerequisites: MS 302 and consent of instructor.
Begin the final transition from cadet to lieutenant. Focus on the Army’s training management system, coordinating activities with staff, and counseling skills.
ROTC cadets who register for this course must also register for MS 401L. Letter grade only (A-F).

401L. Leadership Laboratory (2)

Prerequisite: Accepted as a cadet in the Army ROTC Program; Corequisite: MS 402.
Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units. (Activity 4 hours.)

402. Officership (3)

Prerequisites: MS 302 and consent of instructor.
Complete transition from cadet to Lieutenant. Examine unit ethical climate and commander’s role as moral anchor of unit. Topics include military law and leadership, Army organization, tactical and strategic operations, administrative and logistical management. Includes Leadership Development and Assessment Course Capstone Exercise.
ROTC cadets who register for this course must also register for MS 402L. Letter grade only (A-F).

402L. Leadership Laboratory (2)

Prerequisite: Accepted as a cadet in the Army ROTC Program; Corequisite: MS 402.
Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units. (Activity 4 hours.)

411. U.S. Military History (3)

Evolution of the art of war with emphasis placed on the changing nature of warfare as nations adjust to social, political, economic and technological developments.
ROTC cadets who register for this course must also register for MS 401L or 402L. Letter grade only (A-F).

497. Independent Studies (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of Program Director and prior approval of topic.
Individual studies with faculty supervision in an area of Military Science specialization.
Letter grade only (A-F). Limited to a maximum of 3 units per semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.