Military Science & Leadership (MSL)

MSL-101:  Introduction to Leadership I  (1 Credits)  

Introduction to leadership dimensions while presenting a big-picture understanding of a leadership development program. Students have the option of participating in events including rappelling and land navigation. No military obligation is associated with this course. Open to all levels.

MSL-102:  Introduction to Leadership II  (1 Credits)  

Overview of leadership fundamentals such as problem solving, public speaking, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Topics cover general knowledge of skills such as first aid, marksmanship, survival and orienteering. No military obligation is associated with this course.

MSL-201:  Leadership and Military History  (3 Credits)  

Study of innovative leadership styles and Army tactics by examining key battles throughout history. Case studies will provide a tangible context for learning ethical decision making and warrior ethos as they apply in the contemporary operating environment. Open to all levels.

MSL-202:  Leadership and Team Building  (3 Credits)  

Examines the challenges of leading teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). This course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling and operation orders in the context of military operations. Open to all levels.

MSL-300:  Leadership Training Internship  (6 Credits)  

Four-week paid summer internship held at Fort Knox, Ky. Upon completion, the student will receive six credits and meet the requirements of the 100 and 200 level studies and qualify for continued studies in leadership development. Permission required, contact a Military Science Department advisor.

MSL-301:  Advanced Leadership Management I  (3 Credits)  

Integrates the principles and practices of effective leadership and personal development in order to adequately prepare uou for the U.S. Army's Leader Development and Assessment program. Permission required, contact a Military Science Department advisor.

MSL-302:  Advanced Leadership Management II  (3 Credits)  

Builds on the foundation of MSL301. The focus is on developing students' situational leadership abilities to enable them to succeed in demanding, realistic, and stressful practical exercises requiring mental and physical agility. Permission required, contact a Military Science Department advisor.

MSL-401:  Adaptive Leadership  (3 Credits)  
Pre-requisite(s): MSL-301 and MSL-302 or permission of Military Science Department advisor is required.  

Students will experience opportunities in planning and leading student operations in order to develop as adaptive leaders. Classroom and situational leadership experiences are designed to prepare students for their first work place experience.

MSL-402:  Adaptive Leadership in a Complex World  (3 Credits)  
Pre-requisite(s): MSL-301, MSL-302, and MSL-401 or permission of Military Science Department advisor is required.  

Explores the dynamics of leading in complex situations. Differences in cultural customs and courtesies, law of land warfare, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism are studied.