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Military Science

Course Descriptions

MS 100 Introduction to Military Science I 1-0-1
MS 100L Introduction to Military Science I 0-2-1
MS100 is a lecture course that provides an overview of the mission and roles of the US Army, the Reserve Officers Training Corps, the National Guard, the Army Reserves, and the Department of Defense in support of the Constitution. MS100L is a lab that may be taken in conjunction with the lecture for an additional credit hour. Lab activities include physical training and field exercises. (FA)

MS 101 Introduction to Military Science II 1-0-1
MS 101L Introduction to Military Science II 0-2-1
MS101 is a lecture course that teaches students the principles of war, basic small unit tactics, basic map reading, and treatments of hot and cold injuries. Basic leadership principles are also emphasized. MS101L is a lab that may be taken in conjunction with the lecture for an additional credit hour. Lab activities include physical training and field exercises. (SP)

MS125 Ranger Challenge 1-9-10
Ranger Challenge is the national ROTC “Varsity” competition that tests mental and physical endurance and teamwork. Ranger Challenge offers eight weeks of training covering eight separate events. The events are the Army Physical Fitness Test, Day and Night Land Navigation, one-rope bridge challenge, weapon disassembly/assembly, grenade assault course, M16 grouping, CASEVAC course, obstacle course, and ten-kilometer road march. Students will train ten hours per week and two of the eight weekends in preparation for the final Ranger Challenge Competition. Corequisite: Must be enrolled in one of the following: MS100, MS101, MS200, or MS 201 (FA, SP)

MS 200 Perspectives in Leadership I 2-2-2
Emphasis is on developing leadership skills and self-confidence. Students learn and practice leadership techniques and study communications skills, human behavior, motivation, ethics, counseling, and general principles of organizational and individual leadership. Students also study American Military History from the French and Indian War to the War of 1812. Prerequisites: MS100, MS101, prior military service, or instructor approval. (FA)

MS 201 Perspectives in Leadership II 2-2-3
Emphasis is on continued practice and refinement of leadership skills. Students also learn effective military writing and speaking. Small unit tactics and American Military History from the War of 1812 to the Mexican-American War are also studied. Prerequisites: MS100, MS101, prior military service, or instructor approval. (SP)