Military Science Level I
All course descriptions carry behind the name and number a parenthesis ( ) indicating the credit hours, lecture hours, and the lab hours per week.
MSL 101 (1-1-2) Introduction to the Army: MSL 101 introduces you to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership and the structure of the ROTC Basic courses which consist of MSL 101, 102, 201, 202, Fall and Spring Leadership Labs, and the Leaders Training Course. The key objective of this semester is to begin an introduction of critical thinking skills that will enable you to make important decisions based on information. Additionally, you will receive an introduction to the Army's leadership philosophies and integrate them into your own personal development experiences. You will learn how the personal development of life skills such as cultural understanding, goal setting, time management, mental/physical resiliency, 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 an understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. Fall semester only (1 hr)
MSL 102 (1-1-4) Foundations of Agile and Adaptive Leadership: MSL 102 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 attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. The key objective of this semester is to continue to develop critical thinking skills and explore in more detail the Army's leadership philosophy and learn fundamental military concepts. Spring semester only (1 hr)