2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Military Science

Courses

MIL 101. Military Leadership I. 1 Hour

ROTC programs and opportunities; rappelling, leadership, communications and management skills, and rifle marksmanship. Optional field trips, field exercises, physical training, leadership laboratory and social events.

MIL 102. Leadership II. 1 Hour

Rifle marksmanship, fundamentals and principles of leadership, management techniques for individual, group behavior and leadership dimensions. Optional physical training, leadership laboratory, and social events.

MIL 201. Map Reading & Small Unit Tactics. 2 Hours

Study of basic map reading skills, small unit tactics, movement techniques, weapons marksmanship orientation, and survival skills. Participation in leadership laboratory and two field training exercises. Optional physical training and social events.

MIL 202. Military Leadership. 2 Hours

Interactive study of the fundamentals of military leadership, ethical decision-making, effective counseling techniques, and conflict resolution. Study of the role and branches of the US Army and the role of the commissioned, warrant, and noncommissioned officer. Optional participation in leadership laboratories, field training exercises, physical fitness training, and social events.

MIL 299. Military Science Leadership Lab. 0 Hours

This is an academically challenging course were you will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of the Leadership, Officer Skills, Army Values and Ethics, Personal Development, and Tactics at the small unit level. This course includes reading assignments, homework assignments, small group assignments, briefings, case studies, and practical exercises.

MIL 301. Leading Small Organizations I. 3 Hours

Study of the methodology, qualities, and the development of leaders through a series of practical opportunities to lead small groups, receive personal assessments, encouragement, and lead again in situations of increasing complexity. Physical training, leadership laboratory, historical field trip, social events, and field training exercises are mandatory. Prerequisites: Must be an academic junior or senior who has completed Basic Camp at Fort Knox, KY or has completed MIL 101; MIL 102; MIL 201 and MIL 202.

MIL 302. Leading Small Organizations II. 3 Hours

This course studies the methodology, qualities, and the development of leaders through a series of practical opportunities to lead small groups, receive personal assessments, encouragement, and lead again in situations of increasing complexity. Emphasis of engaging with and leading individuals with various differences (e.g., race, gender, medical conditions, among other). Physical training, leadership laboratory, social events, and field training exercises are mandatory. Students must be an academic junior or senior who has completed MIL 301 or have permission from the Professor of Military Science in order to participate in MIL 302.

MIL 401. Leadership Management & Staff. 3 Hours

An exploration of military staff functions with a focus on how to conduct meetings, briefing, and training. Students will also be guided through how to conduct various types of counseling, how to navigate different ethical situations and effective and ineffective leadership techniques. Students will also take part in planning and executing physical training, leadership laboratory, historical field trip, social events, and field training exercises. Prerequisites: MIL 301 and MIL 302 or have permission from the Professor of Military Science.

MIL 402. Applied Leadership & Management. 3 Hours

Leadership and management studies in professionalism, ethics, and military justice. This academically challenging course is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities required of junior officers pertaining to the Army in Unified Land Operations and Company Grade Officer roles and responsibilities. Participation in physical training, leadership laboratories, field training exercises, and social events are mandatory. Prerequisites: MIL 301 and MIL 302 and MIL 401 or have permission from the Professor of Military Science.

MIL 411. Limited War/Low Intensity Conflict. 2 Hours

This course will identify and discuss the roles and mission of the branches found within the U.S. Army as they relate to limited war and low intensity conflicts. Historical examples of leadership in limited war/low intensity conflicts are identified and discussed. Incorporates the background and experience of resident instructors and presentations by visiting service representatives.

MIL 412. United States Military Today. 2 Hours

This course will identify and discuss the roles, missions, organizational structure and equipment, tactical and strategic employment, and future trends of the Armed Services. Incorporates the background and experience of resident instructors and presentations by visiting service representatives.

MIL 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and departmental chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

MIL 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and departmental chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved MIL 477 and approval of University Honors Program.