Minor and Courses

Requirements for the Minor in Military Science

Students minoring in military science must complete fifteen semester hours in advanced military science. Participation in this minor is contingent upon completion of the ROTC basic courses or equivalent training and acceptance as a contracted student in the ROTC basic courses or equivalent training and acceptance as a contracted student in the ROTC Advanced Course. Required courses include MILS 301 and 302; HIST 3243; three hours selected from CSC 1231, BADM 325, BADM/PSYC 322, or PHIL 203; and three hours selected from PLSC 201, 202, or 332.

Military Science Courses

CO = Co-requisite ● POI = Permission of Instructor ● PR = Prerequisite ● RE = Recommended ● XL = Cross-listed

101 Leadership and Personal Development (2) (2 hrs lecture, 3 hours lab weekly) Students are introduced to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. (No military obligation incurred for non-contracted students.)

101L Basic Leadership Lab I (0) (3 hrs. lab weekly ● PR: POI ● CO: MILS 101) ROTC lab introducing all elements of classroom instruction into field training focusing on basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army leadership dimensions. Lab is designed to introduce the freshman cadet to drill and ceremony, marksmanship, land navigation, first aid, small unit tactics, obstacle course training, and water survival. Required for contracted cadets.

102 Introduction to Tactical Leadership (2) (2 hrs lecture, 3 hours lab weekly) Gives an overview of leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Cadets explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Introduces small unit tactics and techniques. (No military obligation incurred for non-contracted students.)

102L Basic Leadership Lab II (0) (3 hrs. lab weekly ● PR: POI ● CO: MILS 102) ROTC lab bringing together all elements of classroom instruction into field training focusing on basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army leadership dimensions. Lab is designed to introduce the freshman cadet to drill and ceremony, marksmanship, land navigation, first aid, small unit tactics, obstacle course training, and water survival. Required for contracted cadets.

105 Accelerated Foundation of Leadership (3-4) (Offered by exception only and with POI) This course merges MILS 101 and 102 into an accelerated class. Military obligation is incurred due to linkage to follow-on courses and commissioning.

201 Innovative Team Leadership (2) (2 hrs lecture, 3 hours lab weekly) Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework. Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises. (No military obligation incurred for non-contracted students.)

201L Basic Leadership Lab III (0) (3 hrs. lab weekly ● PR: POI ● CO: MILS 201) This laboratory class continues to build on skills learned in Basic Leadership Labs I and II by bringing together all elements of classroom instruction into field training focusing on basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army leadership dimensions. Lab is designed to reinforce the sophomore cadet‘s introduction to drill and ceremony, marksmanship, land navigation, first aid, small unit tactics, obstacle course training, and water survival. Required for contracted cadets.

202 Foundations of Tactical Leadership (2) (2 hrs lecture, 3 hours lab weekly) Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment. This course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. (No military obligations incurred for non-contracted students.)

202L Basic Leadership Lab IV (0) (3 hrs. lab weekly ● PR: POI ● CO: MILS 202) This laboratory class continues to build on skills learned in Basic Leadership Lab III by bringing together all elements of classroom instruction into field training focusing on basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army leadership dimensions. Labs are designed to reinforce the sophomore cadet‘s introduction to drill and ceremony, marksmanship, land navigation, first aid, small unit tactics, obstacle course training, and water survival. Required for contracted cadets.

205 Accelerated Leadership and Teamwork (3-4) (Offered by exception only and with POI) This course merges MILS 201 and 202 into an accelerated class. Military obligation is incurred due to linkage to follow-on courses and commissioning.

250 ROTC Leadership Training Course (6-8) (Requires approval of Professor of Military Science; Pass/Fail) Summer training at Fort Knox, Kentucky that introduces students to Army training. Enrollment is open to students with no more than 3 semesters of military science completed and no prior military experience. Students must have at least 2 years remaining before graduation. This course may be taken in lieu of the basic courses. Camp graduates are eligible for enrollment in advanced military science. Travel pay and salary provided. (No military obligation incurred. Contract is optional.)

301 Adaptive Team Leadership (3) (3 hrs lecture, 3 hrs lab weekly ● PR: Basic Course or Equivalent Training Approved by Professor of Military Science) Cadets study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership attributes and actions. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self evaluations, cadets continue to develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities.

302 Applied Team Leadership (3) (3 hrs lecture, 3 hrs lab. weekly ● PR: Basic Course or Equivalent Training Approved by Professor of Military Science) Cadets face increasingly intense situations in order to build awareness and apply team leadership skills in leading tactical operations at the small unit level. Cadets review aspects of combat, stability, and support operations. They also conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in the operation orders process. The focus is on exploring, evaluating, and developing skills in decision-making, influencing others, and motivating team members in the contemporary operating environment. Cadets are evaluated on what they know and do as leaders as they prepare to attend the Leader Development Assessment Course.

401 Developing Adaptive Leaders (3) (3 hrs lecture, 3 hrs lab weekly ● PR: MILS 301-302) Cadets learn the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer and apply the military decision making process, the Army writing style, and the Army‘s principles of training management during weekly training meetings to plan, execute, and assess ROTC battalion training events. Cadets study the special trust proposed to Army Officers by the U.S. Constitution and the President of the United States and how Army values and leader ethics are applied in the contemporary operating environment. Cadets learn the Army officer‘s role in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the counseling of subordinates, administrative actions, and how to manage their career as an Army officer. Senior cadets train, mentor, and evaluate junior cadets while being mentored and evaluated by experienced ROTC cadre.

402 Leadership in a Complex World (3) (3 hrs lecture, 3 hrs lab weekly ● PR: MILS 301-302) Cadets explore the dynamics of leading in the complex military situations of the contemporary operating environment. Cadets examine the differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Cadets also explore aspects of interacting with non-governmental organizations, civilians of the battlefield, and host nation support. This course places significant emphasis on preparing cadets for their first unit of assignment using case studies, scenarios, and exercises to prepare cadets to face complex ethical and practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.

405 Accelerated Leadership, Management, and Officership (3) (Offered by exception only and with consent of Professor of Military Science) This course merges MILS 401 and 402 into an accelerated class. Military obligation is incurred.

The following courses are offered to contracted cadets only with prior approval from the Professor of Military Science.

444 Internships (1-6) See Catalog.
446 Readings (1-9) See Catalog.
448 Research (1-9) See Catalog.
450 Seminar (1-9) See Catalog.
452 Special Projects (1-9) See Catalog.
458 Special Topics (1-6) See Catalog.