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Military Science

Course Descriptions

MS 100 Introduction to Military Science I 1-0-1
MS100L Introduction to Military Science I 0-2-1
MS 100 is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with leadership principles, basic health issues, the importance of appropriate physical activity and modern roles of the United States Army. Students are required to learn and execute basic military skills and develop an understanding of a balanced personal health and fitness program. Basic classroom instruction is reinforced through weekly leadership laboratories. Students are required to participate in physical fitness training, and take a Leadership Laboratory with this course. (FA)

MS 101 Introduction to Military Science II 1-0-1
MS 101L Introduction to Military Science II 0-2-1

MS101 introduces students to map reading, survival techniques, preventive medicine, substance abuse prevention, and continued leadership experiences. Basic classroom instruction is reinforced through leadership laboratories. Students are required to participate in physical fitness training and take a leadership laboratory with this course.(SP)

MS125 Ranger Challenge 1-9-10
Ranger Challenge is the national ROTC “Varsity” team 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 (APFT), orienteering, one-rope bridge, weapon assembly/disassembly, grenade assault course, weapons firing, small unit patrolling, and a 10 kilometer road march. Students train 14.5 hours per week and four 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 communication skills, human behavior, motivation, counseling, and general principles of organizational and individual leadership. Students also study American Military History from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. Enrollment is limited to those students who have completed or received credit for MS100 Introduction to Military Science I and MS101 Introduction of Military Science II. Students are required to participate in weekly physical fitness training and to take the Leadership Lab with this course. Students are required to take the Army Physical Fitness Test. Prerequisites: MS100, MS101 (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. Prerequisite: MS100, MS101, and MS200. (SP)