Military Science Courses


Military Science Courses


MLSC 101. BASIC MILITARY SKILLS I. 1 Credit.

Pre-requisites: permission of the department chair.
MLSC 101 introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective military leadership. Students learn how the personal development of life skills such as time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, Officership, and Army operations. Focus is placed on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army Leadership Dimensions while gaining a big picture understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.

MLSC 102. BASIC MILITARY SKILLS II. 1 Credit.

Pre-requisites: permission of the department chair.
MLSC 102 presents an overview of leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback and using effective writing skills. Students explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, and competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Cadre role models and the building of stronger relationships among the students through common experience and practical interaction are critical aspects of the MLSC 102 experience.

MLSC 103. BASIC MILITARY SKILLS III. 1 Credit.

Pre-requisites: permission of the department chair.
This course builds on the fundamentals developed in MLSC 101 and MLSC 102. It focuses on learning problem solving and decision making processes. Students continue to be placed in various small group leadership situations that demand decisions to ethical and moral problems. Cadre role models and the building of stronger relationships among the students through common experience and practical interaction are critical aspects of the MLSC 103 experience.

MLSC 104. BASIC MILITARY SKILLS LAB. 1 Credit.

Notes: this course is repeatable.
Pre-requisites: MLSC 101 or MLSC 102 or MLSC 103 concurrently.
This lab is focused on basic military skills such as land navigation, first aid, the Army Warrior Task Training tasks (CTT), weapons marksmanship as well as the development of leadership, stressing the practical application of leadership principles, techniques, styles and responsibilities. Students also participate as a member of a team or as a leader of the team given responsibility for accomplishment of given tasks. MS I students operate as members of a team.

MLSC 196. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

MLSC 201. BASIC MILITARY TEAM BUILDING I. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the department chair.
MLSC 201 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 (trait and behavior theories). Students practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing and assessing team exercises. Focus is on continued development of the knowledge of leadership attributes and core leader competencies through an understanding of Army rank, structure, duties and basic aspects of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies provide tangible context for learning the Soldier’s Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the contemporary operating environment (COE).

MLSC 202. BASIC MILITARY TEAMBUILDING II. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the department chair.
MLSC 202 examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling and operations orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations in a constantly changing world and applies these challenges to practical Army leadership tasks and situations.

MLSC 203. BASIC MILITARY TEAM III. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the department chair.
MLSC 203 provides a horizontal transition into MLSC 301. Students develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team-building skills. COE case studies provide insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios.

MLSC 204. BASIC MILITARY TEAM BUILDING LAB. 1 Credit.

Notes: this course is repeatable.
Pre-requisites: MLSC 201 or MLSC 202 or MLSC 203 concurrently.
This lab is focused on basic military skills such as land navigation, first aid, the Army Warrior Task Training tasks (CTT), weapons marksmanship as well as the development of leadership, stressing the practical application of leadership principles, techniques, styles and responsibilities. Students also participate as a member of a team or as a leader of the team given responsibility for accomplishment of given tasks. MS II students are being prepared to be evaluated as leaders and share in leadership roles.

MLSC 296. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

MLSC 299. INDIVIDUAL STUDIES. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Topics are mutually agreed upon by students and the instructor

MLSC 301. MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS I. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the department chair.
MLSC 301 challenges students to study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army leadership, Officership, Army values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at the team and squad level. Each student, by the end of the course, will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical in a field environment. In addition, MS III students rotate through a variety of leadership positions that support ROTC battalion training and recruiting events. The MS III student receives detailed and constructive feedback on their leader attributes and core leader competencies.

MLSC 302. MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS II. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MLSC 301.
MLSC 302 challenges students to continue in the study, practice, and application of Army leadership, Officership, Army values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at the team and squad level. Each student will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical in a field environment. MS III students rotate through a variety of leadership positions that support ROTC battalion training and recruiting events throughout the quarter. The MS III students receive detailed and constructive feedback on their leader attributes and core leader competencies.

MLSC 303. MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS I. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MLSC 302
MLSC 303 is the final review of advanced land navigation techniques, communication and small unit tactics in preparation for the thirty day summer Leadership Development and Assessment Course Camp (LDAC)(MLSC 307) at Fort Lewis, Washington. MS III students rotate through a variety of leadership positions that support ROTC battalion training and recruiting events. The MS III student receives detailed and constructive feedback on their leader attributes and core leader competencies.

MLSC 304. MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS LAB. 2 Credits.

Notes: this course is repeatable.
Pre-requisites: completion of ROTC Basic Course (MLSC 100 and 200 series) or department chair approval required.
An advanced training exercise in the development of leadership, that stresses the practical application of leadership principles, techniques, styles and responsibilities, focusing on planning, resourcing and execution. Students are responsible for the evaluation, counseling and mentoring of 10 to 30 subordinates and team members.

MLSC 307. LEADERSHIP DEVELOMENT AND ASSESSMENT. 8 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the department chair.
The summer following their junior year, cadets attend the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC), a five-week Course at Ft. Lewis, WA. It is designed to evaluate a cadet’s leadership abilities while providing additional leadership and individual skills instruction.

MLSC 396. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

Experimental Course

MLSC 399. INDIVIDUAL STUDIES. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Topics are mutually agreed on by the student and the instructor

MLSC 401. MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP I. 2 Credits.

The MLSC 401 course transitions the focus of student learning from being trained, mentored and evaluated as an MS III Cadet to learning how to train, mentor and evaluate underclass Cadets. MS IV Cadets will learn the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer and apply the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), Army writing style and the Army’s principles of training and training management cycle during weekly training meetings to plan, execute and assess battalion training events. Cadets will learn about the special trust proposed by the U.S. Constitution to Army Officers; a trust above and beyond other professions. Cadets will learn Army values and ethics and how to apply them to everyday life as well as in the Contemporary Operating Environment. The MS IV Cadet will learn about the officer’s role in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, counseling subordinates, administrative actions and methods on how to best manage their career as an Army Officer.

MLSC 402. MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP II. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MLSC 401.
This course continues MLSC 401 instruction on how to train, mentor and evaluate subordinates. MS IV Cadets function as a Cadet staff officer and apply the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), Army writing style and the Army’s principles of training and training management cycle during weekly training meetings to plan, execute and assess battalion training events.

MLSC 403. MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP III. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MLSC 402.
This is the final course a Cadet takes prior to commissioning and graduating. MSL IV Cadets complete their last quarter as a Cadet staff officer and apply the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), Army writing style and the Army’s principles of training and training management cycle during weekly meetings. Cadets apply the special trust as they transition to Army Officers. Cadets live Army values and ethics and apply them to everyday life. The MS IV Cadet continues to learn about the officer’s role in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, counseling subordinates, administrative actions and methods on how to best manage their career as an Army Officer.

MLSC 404. MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS IV LAB. 2 Credits.

Notes: this course is repeatable.
Pre-requisites: permission of the department chair.
This course is an advanced training exercise in the development of leadership, stressing the practical application of leadership principles, techniques, styles and responsibilities. It focuses on leadership planning, resourcing and execution. MS IV Cadets plan and execute training exercises for the Basic Course Cadets and assist the cadre in the execution and evaluation of the MS III students.

MLSC 490. MILITARY LEADERSHIP SENIOR CAPSTONE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MLSC 307 and senior standing; or permission of instructor.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
This course is a senior-level seminar designed to integrate and further refine the analytical, writing, and presentation skills acquired as a Military Science major and Army Officer. The course covers case studies and analyses of actual leadership examples from past and present military exercises and engagements. Students prepare and present an original, extensive case study and analysis of military leadership, if possible relating to the student’s actual assignment in the Active or Reserve Component of the Armed Forces.

MLSC 495. PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Provides practical military experience through participation in a work experience program. Requires a detailed written report. The program is mutually agreed upon by students and instructor.

MLSC 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

MLSC 499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Topics are mutually agreed on by students and the instructor