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MSL–101 INTRODUCTION TO THE ARMY AND CRITICAL THINKING
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

This course focuses on introduction to the Army and critical thinking. It introduces students to the Army and the Profession of Arms. Students will examine the Army profession and what it means to be a professional in the US Army. The overall focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army Leadership Requirements Model while gaining a complete understanding of the Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC) program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. Cadets also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader. Includes an optional weekly lab facilitated by MSL III and supervised by Cadre. Prerequisite: Full-time student

 

MSL–102 FOUNDATIONS OF AGILE AND ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

This course introduces Cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, time management, goal setting and communication. Cadets learn the basics of the communication process and the importance for leader's to develop the essential skills to effectively communicate in the Army. Cadets will begin learning the basics of squad level tactics that will be reinforced during a weekly lab facilitated by MSL III Cadets and supervised by Cadre. Prerequisite: Full-time student, MSL-101 or instructor consent.

 

MSL–119 LEADERSHIP IN PHYSICAL CONDITIONING
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Physical conditioning with emphasis on leadership that is designed to progressively increase a student's physical fitness abilities using the U.S. Army's Physical Readiness Training (PRT) methods. This course is primarily ability group oriented, focusing on personal physical fitness goals, military traditions, and is offered to all full-time students with no commitment to the Army ROTC program. Prerequisites: Medical clearance and instructor's consent.

 

MSL–201 LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

This course focuses on leadership and decision making. The course adds depth to the Cadets understanding of the Adaptability Army Learning Area. The outcomes are demonstrated through Critical and Creative Thinking and the ability to apply Troop Leading Procedures to apply Innovative Solutions to Problems. The Army Profession is also stressed through leadership forums and a leadership self-assessment. Students are then required to apply their knowledge outside the classroom in a hands-on performance-oriented environment during an optional weekly lab facilitated by MSL III Cadets and supervised by Cadre. Prerequisite: Full-time student, MSL-101, MSL-102, or instructors consent.

 

MSL–202 ARMY DOCTRINE AND TEAM DEVELOPMENT
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

This course focuses on the Army doctrine and team development. The course begins the journey to understand and demonstrate competencies as they relate to Army doctrine. Army Values, Teamwork, and Warrior Ethos and their relationship to the Law of Land Warfare and philosophy of military service are also stressed. The ability to lead and follow is also covered through Team Building exercises at squad level. Students are then required to apply their knowledge outside the classroom in a hands-on performance-oriented environment during an optional weekly lab facilitated by MSL III Cadets and supervised by cadre. Prerequisites: Full-time students, MSL-101, MSL-102, MSL-201, or instructor consent.

 

MSL–251 RANGER CHALLENGE TRAINING
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

The ranger challenge training is a pass/fail Course for any currently enrolled ROTC cadet. This Course will challenge students to be tactically And technically in military proficiency while Improving their overall physical fitness. This Course will instill team building, confidence and Challenge students to participate in the ranger Challenge competition. Weekend training and off Campus may be required. Travel lodging and meals For off-island competition provided at government Expense if you make the team. Prerequisite: enrolled in ROTC program and Instructor's consent.

 

MSL–252 PREPARATION FOR CADET SUMMER TRANING (CST)
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

The course focuses on additional preparation for Students that desire to attend cadet summer Training. Students will be challenged in practical Leadership positions during physical readiness Training to develop their self-awareness and Critical thinking skills. Students will receive Methodical and specific feedback on their Leadership abilities in preparation for cadet Summer training located at fort Knox, Kentucky. This course is designed to increase Self-confidence through group training and Activities. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

 

MSL–292 CADET INITIAL ENTRY TRAINING (CIET)
SUMMER/ALL YEARS

6 credit hours

CIET is four weeks of intense classroom and field training held in the summer at Fort Knox, Kentucky. By transforming Cadets through this rigorous training, completion of MSL-292 qualifies a Cadet for entry in the Army ROTC Advanced Course, provided the Cadet has two years of college remaining (undergraduate or graduate). Cadets who attend this pass/fail course are given instruction on basic soldiering skills as well as basic leadership training evaluation. Travel, meals, and lodging provided at government expense. Prerequisite: Professor of Military Science (PMS) approval.

 

MSL–298 CADET PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING (CPDT)
SUMMER/ALL YEARS

6 credit hours

This cadet professional development training Provides a deeper look into what it means to lead America's soldiers. Cadet professional Development training opportunities are available Including basic airborne course, air assault School, cadet troop leader training and cadet Internships. This course normally takes place During the summer. Training program locations Change every year and are located around the World, and could include fort Benning, Georgia, West point military academy, Asia, and Europe. Prerequisite: enrolled in army ROTC, meet Prescribed requirements, and the professor of Military Science approval.

 

MSL–299 INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP STUDIES
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Directed reading and research in a military science related areas of concentration in this pass/fail course. Students select materials based on instructor approval. A maximum of three (3) credits can be applied to the minor requirements in this course series. Prerequisite: MSL101, MSL102 or instructor consent.

 

MSL–301 TRAINING MANAGEMENT AND THE WAR-FIGHTING FUNCTIONS
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course focuses on training management and the warfighting functions. It is an academically challenging course where you will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Training Management and how the Army operates through the Warfighting functions. At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, preparing and executing training for a squad conducting small unit tactics. Includes a weekly leadership lab, participation in leading physical readiness training and a weekend field training exercise. This course utilizes peer facilitation overseen by ROTC Seniors, supervised by ROTC Cadre. Prerequisite: Full-time student, MSL-101, MSL-102, MSL-201, MSL-202 (or MSL-292), and Professor of Military Science approval.

 

MSL–302 APPLIED LEADERSHIP IN SMALL UNIT OPERATIONS
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course focuses on applied Army leadership in small unit operations. It is an academically challenging course where you will study, practice and apply the fundamentals of direct level leadership and small unit tactics at the platoon level. At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a platoon in the execution of a mission. Includes a weekly lab, participation in leading physical readiness training, and a weekend field training exercise. This course utilizes peer facilitation overseen by ROTC Seniors, supervised by ROTC Cadre. Successful completion of this course will help prepare students for the Cadet Summer Training Advance Camp, which cadets will attend in the summer at Fort Knox, KY. Prerequisite: Full-time, MSL-101, MSL-102, MSL-201, MSL-202 (or MSL-292), MSL-301, and Professor of Military Science approval.

 

MSL–351 RANGER CHALLENGE LEADERSHIP COURSE
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

The Ranger Challenge Leadership Course is a pass/fail course for any currently enrolled ROTC cadet. This course will challenge students to be proficient in military tactical skills while improving their physical fitness. Students at this level will serve in the leadership chain to junior MSL251 students. This course will also instill confidence and challenge students to participate in the Ranger Challenge competition. Weekend training may be required. Travel, lodging and meals for off-island competition provided at government expense. Prerequisite: Enrolled in ROTC program and instructor's consent.

 

MSL–392 CADET LEADERSHIP COURSE
SUMMER/ALL YEARS

6 credit hours

The purpose of the CLC is a five-week summer program to evaluate and train all Army ROTC Cadets. This course normally takes place between the junior and senior years and is of intense classroom and field training held in the summer at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Travel, meals, and lodging provided at government expense. Prerequisite: MSL-302 and PMS approval.

 

MSL–394 SEMINAR IN MILITARY HISTORY

3 credit hours

 

MSL–398 CADET PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING (CPDT)
SUMMER/ALL YEARS

6 credit hours

This cadet professional development training Provides a deeper look into what it means to lead America's soldiers. Cadet professional Development training opportunities are available Including basic airborne course, air assault School, cadet troop leader training and cadet Internships. This course normally takes place During the summer. Training program locations Change every year and are located around the World, and could include Fort Benning, Georgia, West point military academy, Asia, and Europe. Prerequisite: enrolled in Army ROTC, meet Prescribed requirements, and the professor of Military Science approval

 

MSL–399 INDEPENDENT READING
AS REQUIRED

3 credit hours

Directed reading and research in a military science related area of concentration in this pass/fail course. Student selects materials based on instructor approval. A maximum of three (3) credits can be applied to the minor requirements in this course series. Prerequisite: PMS consent.

 

MSL–401 THE ARMY OFFICER
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course focuses on development of the Army Officer. It is an academically challenging course where you will develop knowledge, skills and abilities to plan, rescue and assess training at the small unit level. You will also learn about Army programs that support counseling subordinates and evaluating performance, values and ethics, career planning, and legal responsibilities. At the conclusion of this course, you will be familiar with how to plan, prepare, execute and continuously assess the conduct of training at the Army's company or field grade officer level. Includes a weekly lab overseeing MSL-301 (juniors) lesson facilitation and supervised by ROTC Cadre. This course requires cadets to participate in the physical readiness training and a weekend field training exercise. Prerequisite: MSL-101, MSL-102, MSL-201, MSL-202 (or MSL-292), MSL-301, MSL-302, and/or Professor of Military Science approval.

 

MSL–402 COMPANY GRADE LEADERSHIP
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

The course is an academically challenging course where you will develop knowledge, skills and abilities required of junior officers pertaining to the Army in Unified Land Operations and Company Grade Officer roles and responsibilities. This course includes reading assignments, homework assignments, small group assignments, briefings, case studies, practical exercises and an Oral Practicum. The Oral Practicum explores the cadet's knowledge of how you will be prepared for the Army Warfighting Challenges (AWFC) covered throughout the ROTC Advanced Course. Successful completion of this course will assist in preparing cadets for their Basic Officer Leaders Course and is a mandatory requirement for commissioning as a second lieutenant. Includes a lab per week overseeing MSL III lesson facilitation and supervised by ROTC Cadre. Prerequisite: MSL-101, MSL-102, MSL-201, MSL-202 (or MSL-292), MSL-301, MSL-302, MSL-401 and/or Professor Military Science approval.