Course Descriptions

Military Science Courses

Course Descriptions

Note: Enrollment in MSC 100- and 200-level courses is normally for freshmen and sophomores. The MSC 300- and 400-level classes require prior approval of the Military Science Department.

MSC 101 Intro to Leadership I (1-0-1). One hour of class per week focusing on several topics including organization and role of the U.S. Army, customs and traditions of the military, time management, and Army values. Lecture format and student discussion are used to reinforce basic leadership skills.

MSC 102 Intro to Leadership II (1-0-1). One hour of class per week focusing on leadership development. Topics include branches of the Army, problem solving, communications, and current military issues. Emphasis on basic leadership skills is accomplished through lecture and student interaction.

MSC 201 Team Leadership I (1-1-2). Two hours of classroom instruction per week focusing on map reading and leadership. Various leadership styles are examined through use of military literature and video. MSC 299, Military Science Lab, is a corequisite for contracted cadets only.

MSC 202 Team Leadership II (1-1-2). Two hours of classroom instruction per week focusing on leadership and teamwork. Examples of military leadership are reviewed in literature and video. MSC 299, Military Science Lab, is a corequisite for contracted cadets only.

MSC 299 Intermediate Military Science II Lab. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MSC 201, 202, or 203. Lab stresses practical experience in basic soldierly skills while preparing cadets for Advanced Military Science.

MSC 301 Leading Small Organizations I (2-2-2). Prerequisite: Prior approval of Military Science Department. Two classroom hours in seminar format with practical exercises. Course covers the principles of modern warfare, small unit tactics, leadership, operations orders. Class in concert with the MSC 399 Lab, a corequisite, will also provide preparation for the Advanced Summer Camp.

MSC 302 Leading Small Organizations II (2-2-2). Prerequisite: Prior approval of Military Science Department. Two classroom hours in seminar format with practical exercises. Course covers small unit tactics, patrolling, leadership, communications, and navigation. Class in concert with the MSC 399 Lab, a corequisite, will also provide preparation for the Advanced Summer Camp.

MSC 399 Junior Military Science Lab. Prerequisites: Prior approval of Military Science Department and concurrent enrollment in MSC 301 or 302. Lab stresses practical experience and involvement in leadership, tactics, navigation, communications, and operations planning. Each student will be provided many opportunities for leadership through practical exercises.

MSC 401 Transition to Lieutenant I (2-0-2). Prerequisite: Prior approval of Military Science Department. Two hours of classroom instruction covers United States Army staff procedures with emphasis on administration, training management, and logistical management. Leadership portion discusses various leadership theories and ethics and professionalism.

MSC 402 Transition to Lieutenant II (2-0-2). Prerequisite: Prior approval of Military Science Department. Two hours of classroom instruction covering topics of concern for the junior officer, including military justice, race relations, and drug and alcohol abuse. The course also covers those areas of military life that all junior officers will face, including discussion of subjects such as superior/subordinate relationships, pay and leave policy, military benefits, education, and promotion opportunities.

MSC 499 Military Science Lab. Prerequisite: Prior approval of Military Science Department. Lab stresses practical application of leadership and management skills, while staffing the Cadet Battalion. Prepares cadets for assumption of their responsibility in the Army's Active and Reserve Components.

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