Military Science and Leadership (MSL)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

MSL 101 Leadership and Personal Development 1(1-0)
Introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Students learn skills that relate to leadership, officership and the Army. Field work required once a week. (F)

MSL 102 Introduction to Tactical Leadership 1(1-0)
Provides an overview of leadership fundamentals such as problem solving, listening skills and writing. Students explore dimensions of leadership in the context of classroom instruction and practical exercises. Field work required once a week. (S)

MSL 201 Innovative Team Leadership 2(2-0)
Explores the dimensions of creative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and leadership theories. Students practice team building exercises during leadership labs. Field work required once a week. (F)

MSL 202 Foundations of Tactical Leadership 2(2-0)
Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the contemporary operating environment (COE). Highlights terrain analysis, operation orders and adaptive leadership. Field work required once a week. (S)

MSL 301 Adaptive Tactical Leadership 3(3-0)
Challenges students to study, practice and evaluate adaptive leadership skills in scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Students receive specific feedback on their leadership skills. Field work required once a week and physical training required three times per week. Prerequisite: ROTC Basic Course Credit. (F)

MSL 302 Leadership in Changing Environments 3(3-0)
Employs increasing leadership challenges to build skills in leading tactical operations at the platoon level. Students learn basics of stability operations and conduct military briefings. Field work required once a week. Physical training required three times/week. Prerequisite: ROTC Basic Course Credit. (S)

MSL 303 Advanced Camp 6(0-12)
Students are assigned to a unit, placed in leadership positions, and evaluated on how they work in that unit. Mandatory for Advanced Course ROTC students. Prerequisites: MSL 301 and MSL 302. (SS)

MSL 401 Developing Adaptive Leaders 3(2-2)
Develops proficiency in planning, executing and assessing complex operations by functioning as a staff; includes basics of risk management, ethical decision-making and military justice. Field work required once a week. Physical training required three times per week. Prerequisite: ROTC Basic Course Credit. (F)

MSL 402 Leadership in a Complex World 3(2-2)
Explores the dynamics of leading in complex situations of the current operating environment (COE). Includes advanced instruction in law of war and interaction with non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Field work once weekly. Physical training required three times per week. Prerequisite: ROTC Basis Course Credit. (S)

MSL 485 Special Studies in Leadership 3(3-0)
Course for students participating in the Army ROTC Advanced Course that want to pursue further studies in military leadership and group dynamics. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: by arrangement with the professor of Military Science only. (F,S)