MSL 101: Introduction to Leadership I

Introduction to challenges and competencies critical for effective leadership. Development of life skills such as goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management as they relate to leadership, officership, and the Army Profession. 0 credits.

MSL 102: Introduction to Leadership II

Overview of leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Exploring dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. 0 credits.

MSL 111: American Military History

Historical perspective on decisions made by American military leaders and study of major military engagements from the colonial period through the current operating environment. Examination of motivational devices, battle strategies, rules of engagement, supply management, transportation, and logistics. Review of approaches officers used throughout history to lead their troops into battle and inspire them to victory that cadets can continue to employ today. Limited to freshman and sophomores interested in participating in the ROTC program. 4 credits.

MSL 201: Foundations of Leadership I

Explorations 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 by planning, executing and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs. 2 credits.

MSL 202: Foundations of Leadership II

Examination of the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). Highlighting 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. Cadets develop greater self-awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. 2 credits.

MSL 301: Tactical Leadership

Study, practice, and evaluation of adaptive team leadership skills learned throughout the first two years of the Military Science Leadership program while presented with the demands of the ROTC Advanced Camp. Challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations are used to develop self-awareness and critical thinking skills. Systematic and specific feedback on leadership abilities within the 23 leadership dimensions. 2 credits.

MSL 302: Applied Leadership

Continued development and preparation for the demands of ROTC Advanced Camp. Serves as the final evaluation of the Cadets’ leadership philosophy, style and character prior to taking a position on the Cadet staff. Increasingly complex and challenging leadership scenarios to develop ability to lead under pressure. Systematic and specific feedback on leadership abilities within the 23 leadership dimensions. 2 credits.

MSL 401: Development Leadership

Developing proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing performance feedback to subordinates. Situational opportunities to assess risk, make ethical decisions, and lead fellow ROTC cadets. Lessons on military justice and personnel processes prepare students to transition to becoming an Army officer. 2 credits.

MSL 402: Adaptive Leadership

The dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). Examination of differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, rules of engagement and law of land warfare in the face of international terrorism. Exploring aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. 2 credits. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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