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                       COURSES OFFERED IN THE FALL 

 

SPOTLIGHT

  • MS 100 - American Military Experience

Establishes a framework of reference regarding military service, an understanding of the profession of arms and its impact on and place in American society. The course begins the Army's leadership development process. A laboratory experience is required. (3 credits) 

  • MS 201 - Basic Military Skills

Begins to teach basic military skills such as map reading, land navigation using a map and compass, first aid, weapons marksmanship, drill and small unit tactics. A laboratory experience is required. (3 credits) 

  • MS 280 - Leadership Seminar

This course involves individualized instruction, research, and presentation on reserach in areas required to fill in a student's knowledge base to be able to move into the ROTC advanced course. This course may be taken only once. Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA in military science studies, permission of the instructor, department chairperson, and dean of the college. (3 credits) 

  • MS 301 - Fundamentals of Tactics

Focuses on tactics at the squad level. Students learn the troop leading procedures and how to give both oral and written operations orders. Students continue to enhance their skills at land navigation and rifle marksmanship. Physical fitness conditioning is a mandatory part of the laboratory. Permission of the Department Chair required to take this course. A laboratory experience is required. (4 credits) 

  • MS 401 - Leadership Dimensions

This course begins the transition from cadet to officer. Focus is on organization of the Army, command and staff functions, officer and noncommissioned officer evaluation system, military law and development of training. Students participate in a staff ride to Gettysburg battlefield. Permission of the Department Chair required to take this course. A laboratory experience is required. (4 credits) 

  • MS 490 - Independent Study

In-depth reading and research in an area of particular interest to the student with the guidance of an individual faculty member. This course may be taken only once. Prerequisites: 3.0 QPA in military science studies, permission of the instructor, department chairperson, and dean of the college where study will be conducted. (1-3 credits)

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