Courses in Military Studies (MS)

MS 011 - Intro to ROTC & US Army
Discussion of the customs, traditions, branches, organization, as well as the many changes in the roles and missions of the Army of the 21st century. Includes a non-credit laboratory to develop, practice and refine leadership skills in a variety of positions.
Credits: 0.00 or 1.00
MS 012 - Intro Mil Skills&Followership
Development of basic skills of an Army officer, including navigation and communications. Students are exposed to leadership development exercises during leadership laboratories.
Credits: 0.00 or 1.00
MS 014 - Orienteering
Basic practical skills such as maps, compass, and environmental awareness. Classroom participation, written exams, and completion of an orienteering course determine student grades. Open to all First-Year and Sophomore students. Cross-listed with: PEAC 014. Fall/Spring.
Credits: 1.00
MS 017 - Military Fitness
Vigorous workout three days a week designed to build both upper body strength and aerobic ability. Classroom participation and a final Army Physical Fitness Test determine student grades. Open to all First-Year/ Sophomore students. Cross-listed with: PEAC 017. Fall/Spring.
Credits: 1.00
MS 019 - Backpacking
Techniques of planning and organizing a backpacking trip. Basic instruction includes clothing, equipment, and environmental awareness. Includes one overnight backcountry trek. Student grades determined by class participation and participation in the practical exercise. Open to all First-Year and Sophomore students. Cross-listed as PEAC 019. Fall/Spring.
Credits: 1.00
MS 021 - Leadership&Team Development
Learning and application of ethics-based leadership skills that develop individual abilities and contribute to effective team building. Development of oral presentations, writing, and coordination of group efforts. Includes a non-credit laboratory to develop, practice, and refine leadership skills in a variety of positions.
Credits: 0.00 or 2.00
MS 022 - Individual&Team Leading
Techniques for training/counseling others as an aspect of continued leadership development. Includes safety and risk management assessments, and planning for individual and team safety. Includes a non-credit laboratory to develop, practice and refine leadership skills in a variety of positions.
Credits: 0.00 or 2.00
MS 131 - Lead&Train Small Organizations
Series of opportunities to lead small groups, receive personal assessments, and lead in complex situations. Plan and conduct training to develop leadership skills. Prerequisite: Completion of basic course program or basic camp. Includes a non-credit laboratory to develop, practice and refine leadership skills in a variety of positions. Fall.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
MS 132 - Lead&Manage Small Organization
Plan for and adapt to the unexpected in organizations under stress. Examine importance of ethical decisions in a positive climate that enhances team performance. Includes a non-credit laboratory to develop, practice and refine leadership skills in a variety of positions. Prerequisite: MS 131. Spring.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
MS 241 - Ldrshp Challenges&Goal Setting
Plan, conduct, and evaluate activities. Assess organizational cohesion and develop strategies for improvement. Develop confidence in skills to lead people and manage resources. Includes a non-credit laboratory to develop, practice and refine leadership skills in a variety of positions. Prerequisite: MS 132. Fall.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
MS 242 - Lead Org Ethically&Competently
Identify and resolve ethical dilemmas. Refine counseling and motivating techniques. Examine aspects of tradition and law related to leading as an officer in the Army. Includes a non-credit laboratory to develop, practice and refine leadership skills in a variety of positions. Prerequisite: MS 241. Spring.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00