MILITARY SCIENCE & LEADERSHIP STUDIES (ROTC)
(School of Business and Economics)
MSL 101 Leadership and Personal Development Two hours
Introduces the student to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. The student will learn how the personal development of life skills such as goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession.
MSL 102 Introduction to Tactical Leadership Two hours
Overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. The student will explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises.
MSL 201 Innovative Team Leadership Three hours
Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework. Aspects of personal motivation and team building are practiced planning, executing and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs.
The focus continues to build on developing knowledge of the leadership values and attributes through understanding Army rank, structure, and duties as well as broadening knowledge of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies will provide a tangible context for learning the Soldier’s Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the contemporary operating environment.
MSL 202 Foundations of Tactical Leadership Three hours
Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). This course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Continued study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations.
MSL 202 provides a smooth transition into MSL 301. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. COE case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios.
MSL 301 Adaptive Team Leadership Three hours
The student is challenged to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive team leadership skills as he or she is presented with the demands of the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations are used to develop self awareness and critical thinking skills. Systematic and specific feedback on leadership abilities will be given.
MSL 302 Leadership in Changing Environments Four hours
You will be challenged to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as you are presented with the demands of the ROTC Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC). Challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations are used to develop self awareness and critical thinking skills. Systematic and specific feedback on leadership abilities will be given.
MSL 401 Developing Adaptive Leaders Three hours
Develops student proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing performance feedback to subordinates. You are given situational opportunities to assess risk, make ethical decisions, and lead fellow ROTC cadets. Lessons on military justice and personnel processes prepare you to make the transition to becoming an Army officer. During your MSL IV year, you will lead cadets at lower levels. Both your classroom and battalion leadership experiences are designed to prepare you for your first unit of assignment. You will identify responsibilities of key staff, coordinate staff roles, and use battalion operations situations to teach, train, and develop subordinates.
MSL 402 Leadership in a Complex World Four hours
Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the contemporary operating environment (COE). You will examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. You also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support.
MSL 210 Leader’s Training Course Practicum Seven hours
The Leader’s Training Course experience is a unique four-week opportunity to develop new skills, to grow personally, and to qualify for enrollment in Army ROTC. The Leader’s Training Course is a 28-day leadership development program that will instill self-confidence and provide leadership skills for life.
MSL 410 Leader Development and Assessment Course Practicum Six hours
This is a six-hour Leader Development and Assessment elective course. It is an intensive five-week summer field course to be taken between the junior and senior year. Prerequisites: MSL 301 and MSL 302.