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Military Science Army ROTC (MSL)

Courses

MSL 101  Basic Military Science I  1 Credit (1,2)

A study of the defense establishment and the organization and development of the U.S. Army. A study of the roles that active Army forces, Army Reserve forces, and the Army National Guard play in our nation's defense. A study of military courtesy, customs, and traditions of the service. A historical perspective of the role of the different branches of the U.S. Army and the role they have played in the freedom of our nation. An introduction to physical readiness training. Course includes lectures and laboratory. Field training exercises normally include M16-A1 rifle firing, rappelling training, and airmobile helicopter operations.
Corequisites: MSL 101L.

MSL 101L  Basic Military Science I Laboratory  0 Credits (1,5)

Leadership laboratory with emphasis on military leadership and small unit tactics. Students develop leadership abilities through hands-on practical experiences. Training is introductory in scope and includes operations and tactics and land navigation subjects. Practical training exercises familiarize students with the field environment and field survival skills. The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is administered to assess the state of physical development.

MSL 102  Basic Military Science II  1 Credit (1,2)

Continued emphasis on physical readiness training. Course includes lecture and laboratory. Field training exercises normally include M16-A1 rifle firing, rappelling training, and airmobile helicopter operations.
Corequisites: MSL 102L.

MSL 102L  Basic Military Science II Laboratory  0 Credits (1,5)

Leadership laboratory with emphasis on military leadership and small unit tactics. Students develop leadership abilities through hands-on practical experiences. Training continues the leader development process while remaining introductory in scope and develops basic operations and tactics and land navigation skills acquired in MY 103 Laboratory. Practical training exercises continue cadet field orientation with the focus on individual training. Special topics, including stream-crossing techniques, field survival skills, and bivouac techniques, are covered. The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is administered to assess the state of physical development.

MSL 199  Special Topics in Military Science  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in general military science.

MSL 201  Basic Military Leadership I  2 Credits (1,2)

A review of the customs and traditions of the service. The fundamentals of leadership development and the importance of understanding the principles that are important to effective leadership. This includes focus on goal setting, communication, problem solving, decision making, and group process. The course requires mandatory physical training and includes lecture and laboratory.
Corequisites: MSL 201L.

MSL 201L  Basic Military Leadership I Laboratory  0 Credits (1,1)

Leadership laboratory with emphasis on military leadership and small unit tactics. Students develop leadership abilities through hands-on practical experiences. Training continues the development of cadet leadership and critical skills while remaining basic in scope and includes operations and tactics, land navigation, first aid, and general military subjects. Practical training exercises stress development of basic skills with the focus on soldier-team development at the squad/team level. The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is administered to assess the state of physical development.

MSL 202  Basic Military Leadership II  2 Credits (2,2)

The fundamentals of military geography and their application in the use of navigational aids for the military forces. A study of preventive medicine countermeasures and first-aid techniques that every leader must know. The course requires mandatory physical training and includes both lecture and leadership laboratory. Two weekend training exercises normally include M16-A1 rifle firing, rappelling training, and airmobile helicopter operations.
Corequisites: MSL 202L.

MSL 202L  Basic Military Leadership II Laboratory  0 Credits (2,2)

Leadership laboratory with emphasis on military leadership and small unit tactics. Students develop leadership abilities through hands-on practical experiences, with a strong focus on ethics, communication skills, time management, and leadership values. Training continues basic skills acquired in MY 203 Laboratory and includes operations and tactics and land navigation. Practical training exercises continue development of basic skills with the focus on soldier team development at the squad/team level. The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is administered to assess the state of physical development.

MSL 299  Special Topics in Military Science  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in general military science.

MSL 301  Officership I  3 Credits (3,2)

This course examines the foundations of officership, and the character, responsibilities, and status of being a commissioned officer. It is dynamic, challenging, and stressful, for it is the course that emphasizes the warrior ethic. The course covers a wide spectrum of subjects, from training in common military skills to fostering a value system that emphasizes service to the nation, readiness to persevere in the face of obstacles, and willingness to make personal sacrifices in pursuit of the greater good. This course includes lecture, advanced leadership laboratory, physical training, and practical field training exercises.
Corequisites: MSL 301L.

MSL 301L  Officership I Laboratory  0 Credits (2,5)

Leadership laboratory with emphasis on military leadership and small unit tactics. Students develop leadership abilities through hands-on practical experiences. Training continues development of cadet competencies and confidence through intermediate leadership and technical/tactical instruction. Practical training exercises are supplementary in scope and include operations and tactics, land navigation, and weapons training. Special topics including tactical bivouac techniques, individual tactical techniques, tactical foot march techniques, squad tactics, and small unit patrolling are covered. The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is administered to assess the state of physical development.

MSL 302  Officership II  3 Credits (3,2)

A continuing development of the processes that distinguish commissioned military service from other professional endeavors. The main emphasis of this class will be the preparation of cadets for the six-week advanced camp they normally attend at the end of the junior year. Here their capability to conceptualize, innovate, synthesize information, and make sound decisions while under stress will be evaluated. This course includes lecture, advanced leadership laboratory, enhanced physical training, and practical field training exercises.
Corequisites: MSL 302L.

MSL 302L  Officership II Laboratory  0 Credits (2,5)

Leadership laboratory with emphasis on military leadership and small unit tactics. Students develop leadership abilities through hands-on practical experiences. Training continues development of intermediate leader and critical skills in preparation for Advanced Camp. Practical training exercises focus on soldier-team development at squad/patrol level. Training is supplementary and includes tactics, land navigation, and weapons subjects. Special topics include tactical bivouac techniques, small unit patrolling, a mini-STRAC exercise, and drown-proofing. The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is administered to assess the state of physical development.

MSL 399  Special Topics in Military Science  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in general military science.

MSL 401  The Army Officer  3 Credits (3,2)

In this course, students will study, practice, develop, and apply critical thinking skills pertaining to Army leadership, officer skills, Army Values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at platoon level. Students will be assessed on the execution of one or more missions assigned in classroom PE, Leadership Lab, or during a Leader Training Exercise (LTX) and will receive systematic and specific instructor and peer feedback on leader attributes, values, and core leader competencies using the Cadet Officer Evaluation Report (COER). At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to plan, coordinate, navigate, motivate and lead a platoon in future operational environments. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for commissioning.
Corequisites: MSL 401L.

MSL 401L  The Army Officer Laboratory  0 Credits (3,2)

Leadership laboratory with emphasis on military leadership and small unit tactics. Students develop leadership abilities through hands-on practical experiences. Training culminates the leader development process at the pre-commissioning level. Training is supplementary and includes operations and tactics, land navigation, and radio wire communication subjects. Students perform as subject matter experts and are responsible for conducting and evaluating training. The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is administered to assess the state of physical development.

MSL 402  Advanced Military Leadership II  3 Credits (3,2)

A study of ethics and professionalism in the military and the role they play in carrying out the defense policy of the United States. The fundamentals of military law, its impact on the American military society, and its place in the jurisdictional system. A history of the military courts martial as it relates to the jurisdictional process of American society. A study of the Law of Land Warfare and its relationship to the conduct of soldiers in combat. This course includes lecture, laboratory, and physical readiness training.
Corequisites: MSL 402L.

MSL 402L  Advanced Military Leadership II Laboratory  0 Credits (3,2)

Leadership laboratory with emphasis on military leadership and small unit tactics. Students develop leadership abilities through hands-on practical experiences. Training culminates development of leader skills emphasizing the transition from cadet to second lieutenant. Expands the frame of reference and gradually shifts it to orient on future assignments as an officer. Training is supplementary and includes operations and tactics, land navigation, and radio wire communication subjects. Students perform as subject matter experts and are responsible for conducting and evaluating training. The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is administered to assess the state of physical development.

MSL 499  Special Topics in Military Science  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in general military science.