Military Science (MSC) Course Descriptions
Descriptions of courses in the Military Science Department
MSC 1111, 1121 Military Skills and Leadership (MS I)
Each course, one hour
Incorporates the Army ROTC courses involving both classroom and outdoor instruction. Teaches basic rappelling and mountaineering, care, maintenance, and firing of weapons, and the fundamentals of land navigation and survival operations in a field environment. The MS I cadet also receives instruction in leadership, organization, and role of the Army and reserve forces, branches of the Army, and the Army physical fitness program. These classes consist of one hour lecture-discussion and one hour laboratory per week. Open to freshman and sophomore level students only.
1111 offered fall semester
1121 offered spring semester
MSC 2112, 2122 Leadership Development I, II (MS II)
Each course, two hours
A continuation of basic ROTC courses. During MS II, cadets are taught basic military subjects such as land navigation, first aid, marksmanship, role of NCO's, military correspondence, and drill and ceremonies. Cadets also spend time on leadership, Soviet military power, principles of war, and national defense policy. Two hours lecture-discussion and one hour leadership laboratory per week. Prerequisite: completion of MS I or equivalent, as determined by the Professor of Military Science. Wellness Activity requirement for the Core Curriculum will be waived upon completion of both of these courses.
2112 offered fall semester
2122 offered spring semester
MSC 3114, 3124 Applied Leadership I, II (MS III)
Each course, four hours
Development of managerial and leadership abilities, maximizing performance-oriented "hands-on" training. Student-led drill, physical training, and methods of instruction. Training intended to orient the students toward the ROTC Advanced Camp experienced normally in the summer prior to the senior year or fourth year of ROTC. Three hours lecture-discussion and three hours leadership laboratory (drill) per week. Prerequisite: completion of MS I and II, veteran status, Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) participant or equivalent, as determined by the Professor of Military Science. Wellness or Lifetime Fitness requirement of the Core Curriculum will be waived upon completion of both of these courses.
3114 offered fall semester
3124 offered spring semester
MSC 4114, 4124 Advanced Leadership I, II (MS IV)
Each course, four hours
The study of various military organizations and their role in military operations. Discussion of command and staff management in military organizations, executive responsibility of Army commissioned officers, service customs, courtesies, and traditions. The study of personnel management, the military justice system, training, and maintenance management. Three hours lecture-discussion and three hours leadership and planning laboratory per week. Prerequisite: successful completion of MS III course work.
4114 offered fall semester
4124 offered spring semester