Military Science (MILS)

MILS 101     Foundations of Officership     1 Credit Hour

An overview of the United States Army and its organization, customs and traditions, ranking structure, and the roles of the officer and noncommissioned officer. Students will conduct hands-on training in land navigation, rappelling, marksmanship, drill and ceremony, and small unit tactics.

MILS 102     Basic Leadership     1 Credit Hour

This course expands upon the fundamentals introduced in the previous term by focusing on communications, leadership and problem solving. It is designed to build on the experience of the first term and further broaden the introduction to the Army as well as to the leadership skills and "life skills" needed by an Army officer. Learning objectives focus on the following: introduction to communication principles of military briefings and effective writing; the Army Problem Solving Process; goal setting; and communication skills as they relate to listening, speaking and the counseling process; as well as several lessons that provide an overview of Army life.

MILS 201     MILS: Leadership & Teamwork     2 Credit Hours

This course takes the unique approach of placing students in a wide variety of group exercises designed to emphasize various professional leadership competencies and insights. These events are held both inside the classroom and in outdoor settings. The instructor acts as a facilitator, helps guide student processing, or after action reviews of the events to derive the leadership group dynamics, and problem solving lessons that the exercise offer. In addition to military skills, practical 'life skills' are emphasized. The lessons are designed to maximize student participation, inspire intellectual curiosity, stimulate self-study and encourage cadets to interact.

MILS 202     Leadership and Teamwork     2 Credit Hours

This course places students in an experiential learning environment which provides participants the opportunity to 'experience' their learning, rather than simply being told what they are to learn. Students participate in a wide variety of group exercises designed to emphasize various professional leadership competencies and insights. These events, which range from physically challenging to mentally stimulating, are held both inside the classroom and in outdoor settings. The instructor acts as a facilitator, helps guide student processing through after action reviews of the events to facilitate student understanding of leadership principles, group dynamics, and problem solving methods. In addition to military skills, practical 'life skills' are emphasized. Lessons are designed to maximize student participation, inspire intellectual curiosity and introspection, as well as group interaction.

MILS 301     Leading Small Orgs 1     2 Credit Hours

Leading Small Organizations is a continuation to the study of military organizational leadership focusing on leadership development and interpersonal and group dynamics. This lecture-discussion course will provide insights into methods of visualizing, planning and leading organizations to achieve set goals. Students will be given opportunities to progress through a series of projects in which you will lead small groups (10-30 people). These projects are designed to allow students to develop individual decision-making and management skills as well as give them a sensitivity to organizational life. Students receive personal assessments and encouragement in situations of increasing complexity. The vehicles used to achieve these educational objectives are a study of formal planning and decision-making models set in the framework of military organization and doctrine.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior

MILS 302     Leading Small Orgs 2     2 Credit Hours

MSL 302 uses increasingly intense situational applying team leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading tactical operations at the small unit level. Cadets review aspects of full spectrum 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, persuading, and motivating team members in the contemporary operating environment (COE). MSL 302 cadets are evaluated on what they know and do as leaders as they prepare to attend the ROTC summer Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior

MILS 401     Military Leadership & Mgmt     2 Credit Hours

This course will focus on a discussion of current issues in Military Ethics, and on those elements identified as indigenous to the military as a profession. It will also concern itself with a presentation and discussion of the basic aspects of Military Justice and its application. The student who registers for this course should also register for the 90 minute Military Skills Laboratory which is conducted once weekly.

MILS 402     Military Prof & Prof Ethics     2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to present a forum for discussion of Military and Leadership issues which will impact most directly on the newly commissioned officer. Its purpose is to discuss items of particular concern to the Junior officer. Much of the thrust of the seminar will come from student concerns and perceptions. It will include some outside readings. The student should also register for the 90 minute military skills laboratory which is taught once weekly.

 
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An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally