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Military Science Classes (Basic Course)

MLSL 101 – Leadership and Personal Development

2 Credit Hours

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, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession.

Grading Restriction: Letter grade only.


MLSL 102 – Introduction to Tactical Leadership

2 Credit Hours

Overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Cadets explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises.

Grading Restriction: Letter grade only.


MLSL 103 – Army ROTC Fitness Program

1 Credit Hour

Develops individual muscular strength, muscular endurance, and cardio-respiratory endurance. Classes are divided into groups based on ability and exercises are geared toward personal improvement. Primary evaluation is the Army Physical Fitness Test which consists of pushups, sit-ups and a two-mile run.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 8 hours.


MLSL 201 – Innovative Team Leadership

3 Credit Hours

Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework (trait and behavior theories). Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs.

Grading Restriction: Letter grade only.


MLSL 202 – Foundations of Tactical Leadership

3 Credit Hours

Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations.

Grading Restriction: Letter grade only.

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