MSL 3001 - Training Management and the Warfighting Functions (3) - Fall Semester
Students conduct self-assessment of leadership style, develop a personal fitness regimen, and have the opportunity to learn how to plan and conduct individual/small unit tactical training while testing reasoning and problem-solving techniques. Students receive direct feedback on leadership abilities. MSL 3000 level courses prepare a student to become a commissioned officer in the US Army.
Prerequisite: Selection by the department as well as successful completion of the Basic Course (first two years of ROTC) or its equivalent as approved by a Professor of Military Science and Leadership. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours.
The MSL 3001 Leadership Lab places students in demanding leadership positions for training, coaching, and evaluation. Labs cover a variety of tactical situations to prepare cadets for success at the Cadet Leadership Course (CLC).
MSL 3002 - Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations (3) - Spring Semester
Examines the role that communications, values, and ethics play in effective leadership. Topics include ethical decision-making, consideration of others, spirituality in the military, and survey Army leadership doctrine. Emphasis on improving oral and written communication abilities, and pre-camp orientation. MSL 3000 level courses prepare a student to become a commissioned officer in the US Army. Prerequisite: MSL 3001 or permission of a Professor of Military Science and Leadership. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours.
The MSL 3002 Leadership Lab places students in demanding leadership positions for training, coaching, and evaluation. Labs cover a variety of tactical situations to prepare cadets for success at CLC.
MSL 3003 - ROTC Advance Camp (4) - Summer Session
The 30-day Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability. The challenges are rigorous and demanding, both mentally and physically. CLC tests intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and stamina. These challenges provide a new perspective on an individual's ability to perform exacting tasks and to make difficult decisions in demanding situations. Successful completion of this course (along with MSL 4000 level courses) leads to a commission as an officer in the US Army. Usually taken the summer following junior year. Training is conducted at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.Travel and expenses are paid by the government. To receive four hours of credit, a student must register and pay a fee at the University. Prerequisites: Selection by the department and successful completion of MSL 3001 and MSL 3002.
MSL 3823 - American Military History (3) - Every Fall Semester; Spring Semester (even numbered years); 1st Summer Session (odd numbered years)
Survey of American military history from colonial period to present day defense issues. Study of the American attitude toward war, the European influence, civil-military relationships and the impact of technology on operations and tactics. Students will normally conduct a staff ride to a historic battle sight to study principles of a military operation. May be taken by non-cadets for elective course credit. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.