MSL 2001 - Leadership and Decision Making (2) - Fall Semester
This course studies individual leadership characteristics and styles and what makes them successful or unsuccessful in different situations and environments. The course also provides an introduction to practical leadership skills required of a small group leader. Course topics include leadership principles and characteristics, military written and oral communications; use of the map and compass for land navigation; small unit tactical operations. MSL 2001 continues with leadership instruction appropriate for any future leader but is especially useful for students demonstrating the potential and desire for possible service as a US Army officer. The course is open to all students and has no military obligation.
The MSL 2001 Leadership Lab includes all the lab topics of MSL 1001 with additional focus on small unit leadership opportunities for emerging leaders. This course may be taken in conjunction with MSL 1001.
MSL 2002 - Army Doctrine and Team Development (2) - Spring Semester
The Army Doctrine and Teamwork course examines how to build successful teams, various methods for influencing action, the importance of timing the decision, and creativity in the problem-solving process. Students are assisted through the officer pre-qualification process to insure their preparation to begin the demanding two-year Advanced Course curriculum that begins with MSL 3001. MSL 2002 is designed for students demonstrating the potential and desire for possible service as a US Army officer. The course is open to all students and has no military obligation.
The MSL 2002 Leadership Lab includes all the lab topics of MSL 1002 with additional focus on small unit leadership opportunities for emerging leaders. This course may be taken in conjunction with MSL 1002.
MSL 2003 - ROTC Basic Camp (5) - Summer Session
At the month long Basic Camp (formerly Cadet Initial Entry Training [CIET] or Leader's Training Course [LTC]), students will be given the opportunity to learn, develop, and practice leadership within a challenging, stressful and competitive framework. The Basic Camp environment (similar to the Outward Bound program) provides students an opportunity to demonstrate overall officer potential and characteristics such as loyalty, duty, respect, selfless-service, honor, integrity, personal courage, and leadership. Successful completion of Basic Camp requires a cadet to meet or exceed the standard in a variety of objective evaluations. Normally taken the summer following the sophomore year, it can also be a substitute for the first two years of ROTC (ROTC Basic Course). This course fulfills the requirements for entry into the ROTC Advanced Course. Training is conducted at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, about an hour south of Louisville, Kentucky. Transportation and expenses are paid for by the government. To receive five hours credit, a student must register and pay a fee to the University. Prerequisite: completion of the sophomore year of college, cumulative GPA of 2.0, and selection by the department.
MSL 1101 - Army Physical Fitness I (2) - Fall & Spring Semester
This course is specifically designed to prepare Army ROTC cadets to meet and exceed the physical fitness requirements of the Army. The course satisfies Cadet Command's requirements that all contracted cadets receive physical training and maintain the Army's individual fitness standards. MSL 1101 is an excellent preparation for the physical requirements of the MSL 3000 level courses. The course is open to Non-ROTC students. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)