Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

MSCI - Military Science

MSCI 1001 Introduction to ROTC

MSCI 1001 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. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions while gaining a big picture understanding of ROTC, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. One hour class and a required leadership lab, MSCI 1001L, plus optional participation in a one hour sessions for physical fitness. Participation in a weekend exercise is optional, but highly encouraged.

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MSCI 1001L Leadership Lab

Open only to (and required of) students in the associated Military Science course. Series with different roles for students at different levels in the program. Learn and practice basic skills. Gain insight into Advanced Course in order to make an informed decision whether to apply for it. Build self-confidence and team-building leadership skills that can be applied throughout life.

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MSCI 1002 Introduction to Leadership

MSCI 1002 overview leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem solving, presenting briefs, providing feedback, using effective writing skills, and listening. Cadets explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Cadre role models and the building of stronger relationships among the Cadets through common experience and practical interaction are critical aspects of this class One hour class and a required leadership lab, MSSCI 1002L, plus optional participation in a one hour session of physical fitness. Participation in weekend exercise is optional, but highly encouraged.

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MSCI 1002L Leadership Lab

Open only to (and required of)students in the associated Military Science course. Series with different roles for students at different levels in the program. Learn and practice basic skills. Gain insight into Advanced Course in order to make an informed decision whether to apply for it. Build self-confidence and team-building leadership skills that can be applied throughout life.

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MSCI 2001 Self/Team Development

MSCI 2001 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. Focus is on continued development of the knowledge of leadership values and attributes through an understanding of Army rank, structure, and duties and basic aspects of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies provide tangible context for learning the Soldier's Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). Two hours and a required leadership lab, LSCI 2001L, plus required participation in three one-hour sessions of physical fitness. Participation in weekend exercise is optional, but highly encouraged.

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MSCI 2001L Self/Team Development Lab

Open only to (and required of) students in the associated Military Science course. Series with different roles for students at different levels in the program. Learn and practice basic skills. Gain insight into Advanced Course in order to make an informed decision whether to apply for it. Build self-confidence and team-building leadership skills that can be applied throughout life.

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MSCI 2002 Individual/Team Military Tact

MSCI 2002 examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex 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. COE case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills.

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MSCI 2002L Leadership Lab

Open only to (and required of) students in the associated Military Science course. Series with different roles for students at different levels in the program. Learn and practice basic skills. Gain insight into Advanced Course in order to make an informed decision whether to apply for it. Build self-confidence and team-building leadership skills that can be applied throughout life.

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MSCI 2010 Camp Challenge

A four-week summer camp conducted at Ft. Knox, KY. The student receives pay, travel, lodging and meals. The environment is rigorous, but not Army Basic Training. No military obligation incurred. Open only to students who have not taken all four of MSCI 1001, 1002, 2001, and 2002, and who pass a physical examination (paid for by ROTC). Completion of MSCI 2010 qualifies a student for entry into the Advanced Course. Different cycles are offered during the summer, but spaces are limited by the Army. Candidates can apply for a space any time during the school year prior to the summer. Pass/Fail grade only

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MSCI 3001 Leading Small Organizations I

MSCI 3001 challenges Cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with the demands of preparing for the ROTC Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC). Challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations are used to develop self awareness and critical thinking skills. Cadets at the MSL III level begin to analyze and evaluate their own leadership values, attributes, skills and actions. Primary attention is given to preparation for LDAC and the development of leadership abilities. weekly requirements: three hours and a 2 hour 45 minute leadership lab, plus required participation in three to five one-hour sessions of physical fitness training.

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MSCI 3001L Military Science Lab

Open only to students in the associated Military Science course. Series with different roles for students at different levels in the program. Involves leadership responsibilities for the planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of various training and activities with Basic Course students and for the ROTC program as a whole. Students develop, practice and refine leadership skills by serving and being evaluated in a variety of responsible positions.

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MSCI 3002 Leading Small Organizations II

MSCI 3002 uses increasing intense situation leadership challenges to build Cadet awareness and skills in leading tactical operations. Having learned squad tactics , Cadets now learn to lead up to platoon level. Cadets review aspects of combat stability and support operations. They also conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in garrison operations orders. Cadets are evaluated on what they know and do as leaders as they prepare for LDAC (summer camp) and the development of leadership abilities. Weekly requirements: three hours and a 2 hour 45 minute leadership lab, plus required participation in three to five one-hour sessions of physical fitness training. Participation in weekend exercises is also required.

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MSCI 3002L Adv Course Leadership Labs

Open only to students in the associated Military Science course. Series with different roles for students at different levels in the program. Involves leadership responsibilities for the planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of various training and activities with Basic Course students and for the ROTC program as a whole. Students develop, practice and refine leadership skills by serving and being evaluated in a variety of responsible positions.

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MSCI 3010 ROTC Advanced Camp

A 33 Day camp conducted at Ft. Lewis, WA. Only open to (and required of) students who have completed MSCI 3001 and 3002. The student receives pay, travel, lodging and meals. LDAC environment is highly structured and demanding, stressing leadership at small unit levels under varying, challenging conditions. Individual leadership and basic skills performance are evaluated throughout the camp. Although this course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis only, the leadership and skills evaluations at the camp weigh heavily in the subsequent selection process that determines the type of commission and job opportunities given to the student upon graduation from ROTC and the University.

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MSCI 3020 ROTC Nurse Summer Trng Program

NSTP is a clinical elective offered at Army hospitals in the United States and overseas. NSTP is a paid elective attended during the summer between your junior and senior years of college. It gives you the opportunity to develop both your leadership and nursing skills. It will introduce you to the Army Medical Department and the roles and responsibilities of an Army Nurse Corps officer.

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MSCI 4001 Ldrsp Challenge & Goal Setting

MSCI 4001 develops student proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing leadership-performance feedback to subordinates. Students are given situational opportunities to assess risk, make ethical decisions, and provide coaching to fellow ROTC students. MSL IV Cadets are measured by their ability both to give and receive systematic and specific feedback on leadership abilities. Cadets at the MSL IV level analyze and evaluate the leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions of MSL III Cadets while simultaneously considering their own leadership skills. Weekly requirements: three hours and 2 hour 45 minute leadership lab, plus required participation in three to five one-hour sessions of physical fitness training. Staff meetings with peers and participation in weekend exercises is also required.

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MSCI 4001L MSCI Lab

Open only to students in the associated Military Science course. Series with different roles for students at different levels in the program. Involves leadership responsibilities for the planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of various training and activities with Basic Course students and for the ROTC program as a whole. Students develop, practice and refine leadership skills by serving and being evaluated in a variety of responsible positions.

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MSCI 4002 Transition to Lieutenant

MSCI 4002 explores dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the COE. Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principals of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with nongovernmental organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. The course also places significant emphasis on preparing Cadets for their first unit of assignment. It uses case studies, scenarios, and "What Now, Lieutenant?" exercises to prepare Cadets to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the United States Army. Attention is given to preparation for BOLC II and the development of leadership abilities. Weekly requirements: three hours and 2 hour 45 minute leadership lab, plus required participation in three to five one-hour sessions of physical fitness training. Staff meetings with peers and participation in weekend exercises is also required.

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MSCI 4002L MSCI Lab

Open only to students in the associated Military Science course. Series with different roles for students at different levels in the program. Involves leadership responsibilities for the planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of various training and activities with Basic Course students and for the ROTC program as a whole. Students develop, practice and refine leadership skills by serving and being evaluated in a variety of responsible positions.

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