MS - Military Science

LTC Braum P. Barton, Dept. Head, Dept. of Military Science (West End, Mem. Gym. 83844-2424; phone 208-885-6528).

MS 101 Intro to the Army & Critical Thinking

MS 101 Intro to the Army & Critical Thinking (1 cr)

Introduces Cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, stress management, and comprehensive fitness relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. Labs include leader's reaction/ropes course, basic survival skills, drill and ceremony, and emergency preparedness. One lecture hour and one leadership lab hour; lab is optional - but highly encouraged - for noncontracted cadets

MS 102 Intro to the Profession of Arms

MS 102 Intro to the Profession of Arms (1 cr)

Overviews basic leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Cadets explore dimensions of leadership attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Labs include orienteering, a teambuilding exercise, first aid, cultural protection, and ethics problem solving. One lecture hour and one leadership lab hour; lab is optional â€" but highly encouraged â€" for noncontracted cadets.

MS 201 Foundations of Leadership I

MS 201 Foundations of Leadership I (2 cr)

Develops leadership skills and introduces different leadership theories. Furthers personal development such as time management and effective communication and briefing skills. Cadets explore tactics and techniques such as troop leading procedures, tactical movement, problem solving, and land navigation. Labs deepen understanding of the leader's reaction/ropes course, basic survival skills, drill and ceremony, and emergency preparedness. Two lecture hours and one leadership lab hour; lab is optional - but highly encouraged - for noncontracted cadets.

Prereq: MS 102 or Permission

MS 202 Foundations of Leadership II

MS 202 Foundations of Leadership II (2 cr)

Examines the challenges of leading teams in the complex operational environment. The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation 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. Prepares Cadets for third year MS classes. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. Case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios. Labs deepen understanding of orienteering, teambuilding exercise, first aid, cultural protection, and ethics problem solving. Two lecture hours and one leadership lab hour; lab is optional â€" but highly encouraged â€" for noncontracted cadets.

Prereq: MS 201 or Permission

MS 204 Special Topics

MS 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

Prereq: Permission

MS 227 American Military History

MS 227 American Military History (3 cr)

Using lecture and small group discussions, this is a survey of the American military experience. Events are analyzed using the conventional discipline of historical methodology and the classical norms of the principles of warfare. Fulfills military history requirement for commissioning of cadets. Department permission required.

MS 298 Internship

MS 298 (s) Internship (cr arr)

MS 299 Directed Study

MS 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

MS 301 Adaptive Team Leadership

MS 301 Adaptive Team Leadership (3 cr)

Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership attributes and actions. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self-evaluations, cadets continue to develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. The focus is developing cadet's tactical leadership abilities to enable them to succeed at ROTC's summer Cadet Leader Course (CLC). Cadets help lead joint labs with the first two MS levels. Three lecture hours and one leadership lab hour.

Prereq: MS 202 or Permission. Permission may be granted to students who have attended Leadership Training Camp or Basic Training from any U.S. military branch of service

MS 302 Applied Team Leadership

MS 302 Applied Team Leadership (3 cr)

Uses increasingly intense situations applying team leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leadership tactical operations at the small unit level. Cadets review aspects of full spectrum operations. They also conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in the operation orders process. The focus is on exploring, evaluating and developing skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members in the contemporary operating environment. Cadets help lead joint labs with the first two MS levels. Three lecture hours and one leadership lab hour

Prereq: MS 301 or Permission. Permission may be granted to students who have attended Leadership Training Camp or Basic Training from any U.S. military branch of service

MS 401 Mission Command and the Army Profession

MS 401 Mission Command and the Army Profession (3 cr)

Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations. Cadets will examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Cadets also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, the decision making processes and host nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing Cadets for BOLC B and their first unit of assignment. It uses mission command case studies and scenarios to prepare you to face the complex ethical demands of serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Three lecture hours and one leadership lab hour.

Prereq: MS 301-302

MS 402 Mission Command and the Company Grade Officer

MS 402 Mission Command and the Company Grade Officer (3 cr)

Explores the dynamics of leading in complex situations during Unified Land Operations. It examines the Art of Command and how to properly communicate with your NCOs and Soldiers. During Cultural Awareness and Cultural Property Protection (CPP), they will discuss numerous situations on how ethical decisions impact personnel and the unit mission. Through the understanding of their roles and responsibilities, they will learn about Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF), Being Ready and Resilient (R2C), and Individual and Family Readiness can assist them in preparing their Soldiers and their Families on reducing and managing stress during times of uncertainty. The course places significant emphasis on preparing Cadets for BOLC B and their first unit of assignment. It uses mission command case studies and scenarios to prepare them to face the complex ethical demands of serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Three lecture hours and one leadership lab hour.

Prereq: MS 301-302

MS 404 Special Topics

MS 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

MS 499 Directed Study

MS 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)