Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2022 Bulletin

MSL: Military Service Leadership

MSL 101: Introduction to the Army

Focuses on introduction to the Army and critical thinking and introduces Cadets to the Army and the Profession of Arms. Students will examine the Army Profession and what it means to be a professional in the U.S. Army. The overall focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army Leadership Requirements Model while gaining a complete understanding of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. Cadets also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader. Includes a weekly lab facilitated by MSL III Cadets and supervised by Cadre.

Prerequisite: not open to juniors and seniors without instructor approval

1 credit

MSL 102: Foundations of Agile and Adaptive Leadership

Introduces Cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, time management, goal setting, and communication. Cadets learn the basics of the communications process and the importance for leaders to develop essential skills to effectively communicate in the Army. Cadets will begin learning the basics of squad level tactics that will be reinforced during a weekly lab facilitated by MSL III Cadets and supervised by Cadre.

Prerequisite: MSL 101 or permission of instructor

1 credit

MSL 201: Leadership and Decision Making

Focuses on leadership and decision making. The outcomes are demonstrated through Critical and Creative Thinking and the ability to apply Troop Leading Procedures (TLP) Innovative Solutions to Problems. The Army Profession is also stressed through leadership forums and a leadership self-assessment. Students are then required to apply their knowledge outside the classroom in a hands-on performance-oriented environment during a weekly lab facilitated by MSL III Cadets and supervised by Cadre.

Prerequisite: MSL 102 or permission of instructor

2 credits

MSL 202: Army Doctrine and Team Development

Focuses on Army doctrine and team development and begins the journey to understand and demonstrate competencies as they relate to Army doctrine. Army Values, Teamwork, and Warrior Ethos and their relationship to the Law of Land Warfare and philosophy of military service are also stressed. The ability to lead and follow is also covered through Team Building exercises at squad level. Students are then required to apply their knowledge outside the classroom in a hands-on performance-oriented environment during a weekly lab facilitated by MS III Cadets and supervised by Cadre.

Prerequisite: MSL 201 or permission of instructor

2 credits

MSL 301: Training Management and Warfighting Functions

Focuses on training management and the warfighting functions. An academically challenging course in which students will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Training Management and how the Army operates through the Warfighting functions. At the conclusion of the course, students will be capable of planning, preparing, and executing training for a squad conducting small unit tactics. Includes a lab per week using peer facilitation overseen by MSL IVs, supervised by ROTC Cadre.

Prerequisite: MSL 202

4 credits

MSL 302: Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations

Focuses on applied leadership in small unit operations. An academically challenging course where students study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of direct level leadership and small unit tactics at the platoon level. At the conclusion of the course, students will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a platoon in the execution of a mission. Includes a lab per week using peer facilitation overseen by MSL IVs, supervised by ROTC Cadre. Successful completion of this course will help prepare students for the Cadet Summer Training Advance Camp, which students will attend during the summer at Fort Knox, KY.

Prerequisite: MSL 301

4 credits

MSL 401: The Army Officer

Focuses on development of the Army Officer. An academically challenging course in which students develop knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, resource, and assess training at the small unit level. Students will also learn about Army programs that support counseling subordinates and evaluating performance, values and ethics, career planning, and legal responsibilities. At the conclusion of the course, students will be familiar with how to plan, prepare, execute, and continuously assess the conduct of training at the company or field grade officer level. Includes a lab per week overseeing MSL III lesson facilitation supervised by ROTC Cadre.

Prerequisite: MSL 302

4 credits

MSL 402: Company Grade Leadership

An academically challenging course in which students develop knowledge, skills, and abilities required of junior officers pertaining to the Army in Unified Land Operations and Company Grade Officer roles and responsibilities. Includes reading assignments, homework assignments, small group assignments, briefings, case studies, practical exercises, a mid-term exam, and an Oral Practicum as the final exam. The Oral Practicum explores the student's knowledge of how the student will be prepared for the 20 Army Warfighting Challenges (AWFC) covered throughout the ROTC Advanced Course. Successful completion of the course will assist in preparing students for the BOLC B course and is a mandatory requirement for commissioning. Includes a lab per week overseeing MSL III lesson facilitation supervised by ROTC Cadre.

Prerequisite: MSL 401

SBC:     EXP+

4 credits