Military Science Courses

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

MSC 111. INTRODUCTION OF CITIZEN/SOLDIER .......................................................... 1 s.h.

MSC 112. INTRODUCTION TO U.S. MILITARY FORCES ................................................ 1 s.h.

Introduction to U.S. Military Forces provides an introduction to and fosters the early development of leadership and soldier skills. Topics of training include leadership, drill and ceremonies, first aid, land navigation and general military subjects.

MSC 141,142. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (each semester) ............................................ 2 s.h.

Hands-on, practical training is the focus of the Leadership Laboratory. Students become proficient in basic military skills, drill and ceremonies, first aid, land navigation and conducting inspections. Attention is also given to individual arms and marksmanship techniques.

MSC 211. DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL MILITARY SKILLS I ........................ 1 s.h.

This course continues the development of cadet leadership and critical skills. Training is basic in scope and includes leadership, written and oral communications, physical fitness and general military subjects.

MSC 212. DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL MILITARY SKILLS II ....................... 1 s.h.

Instruction in the second part of this sequence expands the students’ frame of reference to include an understanding of roles and responsibilities and fosters internalization of the Professional Army Ethic. Training is basic in scope and includes written and oral communication, military skills, professional knowledge subjects and physical fitness.

MSC 241, 242. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (each semester) ........................................... 2 s.h.

This Leadership Laboratory serves as a learning laboratory for hands-on practical experiences. Training includes instruction on operations, tactics, land navigation, first aid and general military subjects. Key course components emphasize the functions, duties and responsibilities of junior noncommissioned officers. The primary focus is the continued development of leadership potential through practical experience. The APFT is given to assess the state of physical development.

MSC 251. ARMY ROTC BASIC CAMP .................................................................................. 4 s.h.

Basic Camp is five weeks of training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, consisting of Army history, role and mission, map reading/land navigation, rifle marksmanship, basic leadership techniques, physical training/foot marches, individual and unit tactics and communications. This course can be taken by rising juniors to substitute for MSC 111, 112, 141, 142, 211, 212, 241, 242. Prerequisites: qualification tests.

MSC 311. LEADERSHIP TRAINING ...................................................................................... 2 s.h.

Designed to prepare cadets for the full range of responsibilities associated with Advanced Camp, Leadership Training refines the leader development process. Instruction is supplementary in scope and includes leadership, written and oral communications, operations, tactics and general military subjects.

MSC 312. INTRODUCTION TO MILITARY TEAM THEORY .......................................... 2 s.h.

This course emphasizes the development of intermediate level cadet leader skills in preparation for Advanced Camp. Training is supplementary in scope and includes leadership, written and oral communications, operations, tactics, land navigation, weapons and general military subjects.

MSC 341, 342. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (each semester) ........................................... 1 s.h.

In this learning laboratory for hands-on practical experiences, the focus is on soldier team development at a squad/patrol level; supplementary training includes land navigation and weapons. Emphasis is also placed on the development of intermediate leader skills in a field environment. The APFT is administered to assess physical development.

MSC 351. ARMY ROTC ADVANCED CAMP ........................................................................ 4 s.h.

Normally taken the summer following the junior year, the six-week Advanced Camp training/internship is conducted at designated U.S. Army installations. Prerequisite: MSC 312.

MSC 411. SEMINARS IN LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ...... 2 sh

Cadets develop leadership, technical and tactical skills through performance as a trainer/supervisor. Supplementary training includes leadership, written and oral communications, operations and tactics, physical fitness, training management and general military subjects. The focus gradually shifts to familiarize the student with future assignments as an officer.

MSC 412. LEADERSHIP, LAW AND ETHICS ....................................................................... 2 s.h.

This course continues the development of critical leadership skills. Training includes leadership, ethics, professionalism, law, written and oral communications, operations, tactics and general military subjects. The course culminates with instruction on making the transition to the Officer Corps.

MSC 441,442. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (each semester) ............................................ 2 s.h.

Hands-on practical experiences reinforce cadet training, which is designed to solidify the commitment to officership, reinforce individual competencies and afford maximum practical officer leadership experiences. The laboratory emphasizes the functions, duties and responsibilities of junior Army officers with special attention directed to developing advanced leadership skills through active participation in planning and conducting military drills, ceremonies and field training.

MSC 451. AIRBORNE TRAINING .......................................................................................... 3 s.h.

Three weeks of intensive airborne training includes physical conditioning, landing techniques, parachute safety, simulated jumps, procedures in and around aircraft and five combat jumps from Air Force aircraft at 1,250 feet. Selection for this opportunity is highly competitive. Only a few cadets nationwide are accepted.

This page was updated July 1, 2014.