Military Science (MSCI)

MSCI 1125  Physical Readiness Training  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This is a physical conditioning class designed to promote high levels of performance on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), and to improve the health, endurance, and strength of the body. This course satisfies the physical education requirement and may be repeated. This course prepares each cadet for the APFT consisting of 2 minutes of push-ups, 2 minutes of sit-ups, as well as the two mile run. This class, given by the Military Science Department, uses Army techniques and guidelines during each session.

Course Type: Academic

MSCI 1126  Physical Readiness Training  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This is a physical conditioning class designed to promote high levels of performance on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), and to improve the health, endurance, and strength of the body. This course satisfies the physical education requirement and may be repeated. This course prepares each cadet for the APFT consisting of 2 minutes of push-ups, 2 minutes of sit-ups, as well as the two mile run. This class, given by the Military Science Department, uses Army techniques and guidelines during each session.

Course Type: Academic

MSCI 1131  Advanced Physical Fitness Course  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This is a senior level ROTC physical conditioning class designed to promote high levels of performance on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), and to improve the health, endurance, and strength of the body. Emphasis is placed on implementations of the Army's physical fitness program through lecture and practical exercise. Students will also become familiar with Army height, weight, and body fat standards. Participate in three assessment sessions to track individual improvement and participate as leaders in the conduct of the physical training session in the vicinity of SJCD area. Prerequisite or

Co-requisite(s): MSCI 1125
Course Type: Academic

MSCI 1210  Introduction to ROTC  2 Credits   (1 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework. Aspects of personal motivation and team building are practiced planning, executing and assessing team exercises. While participation in the leadership labs is not mandatory during the MSL II year, significant experience can be gained in a multitude of areas and participation in the labs is highly encouraged. The focus continues to build on developing knowledge of the leadership attributes and core leader competencies through the understanding of Army rank, structure, and duties as well as broadening knowledge of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies will provide a tangible context for learning the Soldier's Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the contemporary operating environment.

Course Type: Academic

MSCI 1211  Foundations of Tactical Leadership  2 Credits   (1 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). This course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Continued study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. This course provides a smooth transition into MSL 301. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. COE case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios.

Course Type: Academic

MSCI 1220  Introduction to Leadership  2 Credits   (1 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course introduces you to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. You will learn how the personal development of life skills such as goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions, attributes and core leader competencies while gaining a big picture understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.

Course Type: Academic

MSCI 1221  Introduction to Tactical Leadership  2 Credits   (1 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. You will explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises.

Course Type: Academic

MSCI 2210  Military Leadership Development Cr. 2  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course focuses on characteristics of leadership, problem analysis, decision making, oral presentations, first aid, small unit tactics, land navigation, basic radio communication, marksmanship, fitness training, and rappelling. Fitness training required two times per week in addition to class and lab.

Course Type: Academic

MSCI 2220  Military Leadership Development Cr. 2  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course focuses on characteristics of leadership, problem analysis, decision making, oral presentations, first aid, small unit tactics, land navigation, basic radio communication, marksmanship, fitness training, and rappelling. Fitness training required two times per week in addition to class and lab.

Course Type: Academic

MSCI 2810  Basic Camp Cr. 8  8 Credits   (0 Lec, 8 Lab)  

No military obligation is associated with this course. Student will not receive credit for both basic course work and Basic Camp. Six week off-campus field training practicum. Introduces students to the Army and leadership.

Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department chairman.
Course Type: Academic