College of Liberal Studies
Department Chair: LTC Mark D. Harrell
302 Wilder Hall, 608-785-8405
Professor of Military Science:
LTC Harrell; Assistant
Professors of Military Science: MSG De
Jesus, MAJ Divney, CPT Ferson, SFC Martin, MAJ Ripp, MAJ Tierney.
The military science department,
through the Army's
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), offers students an opportunity to
receive a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Regular Army, Army Reserve
or National Guard. Upon completion of the Military Science and Leadership
program, the student will have acquired skills in leadership, management,
problem solving and decision making, which will facilitate the transition
to a civilian career (while serving in the Army Reserve or National Guard)
or military career (in the Regular Army). Courses and training are
conducted on the campus, in the local area or at military training
facilities. The Military Science and Leadership program is divided into
basic course and advanced course requirements as outlined below.
Army ROTC Basic Course (no
service obligation incurred): The Army ROTC Basic Course consists of two
distinct components-the freshman-level courses (M-S101-102), and the
sophomore-level courses (M-S 201-202). The freshman year focuses on the
introduction to the Army Profession and Officership. The sophomore year
focuses on the experiential examination of leadership, decision-making and
group dynamics. By the end of the Army ROTC Basic Course, students will
possess a basic understanding of the unique aspects of the officer corps,
fundamentals of leadership and decision-making, Army's institutional
values, and principles of individual fitness and healthy lifestyles. With
the exception of M-S 103 (Basic First Aid), basic course lessons are
designed to emphasize student classroom practical exercise, inspire
intellectual curiosity, and stimulate self-study. The ROTC Basic Course
consists of seven credit hours, acquired through M-S 101, 102, 103, 201 and
202 as described below.
Army ROTC Advanced Course
The Army ROTC Advanced Course consists of three
distinct components: The leadership and decision-making training of the M-S
III, or junior year; the National Advanced Leadership Camp (NALC); and
lessons that guide the student in a transition from Cadet to Army officer
during the M-S IV, or senior year. Advanced Course lessons are carefully
sequenced, linked and progressive in their treatment of key officer
knowledge and competencies. The ROTC Advanced Course consists of 14 credit
hours, acquired through M-S 301, 302, 401, 402 and 403 as described below.
The prerequisite for the ROTC Advanced Course is the ROTC Basic Course.
This requirement can also be fulfilled by attending an ROTC
internship known as the Leadership Training Course (LTC). Additionally,
basic course requirements are automatically met by veterans, Army
Reservists and National Guardsmen now enrolled in school who possess a
minimum of 54 credit hours and have graduated from a basic training course
from any of the armed services.
Advanced Placement Credit
Students may request placement into the advanced
course (from the M-S department chair) provided they have completed either
the Army ROTC Leadership Training Course or a basic training course in one
of the armed services. The total credit awarded for advanced placement is
seven credit hours.
military science department offers two types of internships that may, upon
mutual agreement between the student's college and the professor of
military science, fulfill other academic internship requirements.
Leadership Internship (No military obligation
The Leadership Training Course (LTC)
is a paid, no
obligation, four-week course held at Fort Knox, KY. This internship is high
adventure, activity-based training that develops leadership,
decision-making and management skills. This internship is available to any
sophomore or junior with four semesters of undergraduate study remaining,
provided they have not already completed a basic military training course
in any of the armed services. Motivation, initiative and a drive for
adventure are the key characteristics one must possess upon entering this
internship. Upon completion, the student will receive seven credit hours
and have the opportunity to enter the ROTC Advanced Course to pursue a
commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army.
National Advanced Leadership Camp (NALC) (internship opportunity worth 3-12 credits, given
prior coordination and consent from the student's college and the professor
of military science)
The NALC provides the single most
important block of training and evaluation in the progression of an Army
cadet. Throughout the 32 NALC training days at Fort Lewis, WA, cadets
encounter stress-inducing physical and mental obstacles, which challenge
them as individuals, soldiers and leaders. The NALC uses small unit
tactical training as the vehicle for further developing self-confidence and
evaluating a cadet's leadership abilities and potential to serve as a
commissioned officer. Prerequisites for NALC attendance are M-S 301, M-S
302 and an Army contractual obligation for service as a commissioned
Military Science Minor
(All Colleges; 22-25 Credit Hours)
Required courses include M-S 301, 302, 401, 403,
HIS/M-S 402, EFN 347 and W-S 255. Students also must select at least two
elective courses from among ANT 352, GEO 307, POL 234, and EFN 447.
Students must complete the National Advanced Leadership Camp (no credit) or
a three-credit community leadership internship (CEI 450).
M-S 101 Cr. 1
Introduction to the Army Profession
Introduces students to the Army and the competencies
that are central to an Army leader's responsibilities. Establishes the
framework for understanding military leadership, Army values and
"life skills" such as physical fitness and time management. The
course will help students develop the values, skills and attributes that
characterize a leader in any profession. Offered Sem. I.
M-S 102 Cr. 1
Basic Military Leadership
Introduces students to the Army's basic leadership
fundamentals such as problem solving, communications, briefings and
effective writing, goal setting, techniques for improving listening and
speaking skills and an introduction to developmental counseling. This
course is designed to help students in the near-term as leaders on campus
and, in the long-term, as more effective leaders and managers whether in
military or civilian life. Prerequisite: M-S 101. Offered Sem. II.
M-S 103 Cr. 1
Basic Military First Aid
Introduces students to basic military first aid
procedures. Students receive hands-on training and proficiency required of
a military officer in the application of first aid procedures, as well as
introductions to injury prevention programs and field sanitation
techniques. Students may seek red-cross first aid/CPR accreditation through
M-S 201 Cr. 2
Individual Leadership Studies
The first of two intermediate Army leadership courses
in which students identify successful leadership characteristics by
observing others and themselves through practical exercises. Students
record observed traits and the situations in which they occur in order to
illustrate the concept and application of situational leadership analysis.
The course is designed to facilitate students' development of a personal
leadership style. Prerequisite: M-S 101 and 102. Offered Sem.
M-S 202 Cr. 2
Leadership & Teamwork
The second of two intermediate Army leadership courses
in which students learn how to build successful teams, various methods for
influencing action, effective communication in setting and achieving goals,
the importance of timing a decision, creativity in the problem solving
process, and obtaining team buy-in through immediate feedback.
M-S 201. Offered Sem. II.
M-S 301 Cr. 3
Leadership & Problem Solving
The first of two advanced Army leadership courses in
which students conduct self-assessments of leadership style, develop a
personal fitness regimen, and learn to plan and conduct individual/small
unit tactical military training while testing reasoning and problem-solving
techniques. Students receive direct feedback on Army leadership abilities.
Lect. 2, Lab 2. Prerequisite: Consent of the
department chair. Offered Sem. I.
M-S 302 Cr. 3
Leadership & Ethical Decision Making
The second of two advanced Army leadership courses in
which students undergo practical, "hands on" leadership training
from the Army's small unit perspective with self, peer and instructor
performance-oriented evaluations. Course is replete with opportunities to
plan and conduct individual and collective military skills training to gain
leadership and tactical experience. Upon completion of M-S 302, students
will possess the fundamental confidence and competence of leadership in a
small unit setting and will be prepared to execute all leadership and
followership facets of the National Leadership Advanced Camp. Lect. 2, Lab
2. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair. Offered Sem. II.
M-S 401 Cr. 3
Leadership and Management
The first of two Army officer development courses in
which students develop proficiency in planning and executing complex
military operations, function as a member of an Army staff, and mentor
subordinates. Students explore Army training management, methods of
effective staff collaboration, and Army developmental counseling
techniques. Lect. 2, Lab 2. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair.
Offered Sem. I.
M-S/HIS 402 Cr. 3
American Military History
A historical review and analysis of the development of
military strategy and weapons; a detailed study of the history of the
United States military; an analysis of contemporary, post-World War II
issues; and a study of selected battles. Prerequisite: Consent of military
science/history department chair. (Cross-listed with HIS; students may only
earn credit in M-S or HIS.)
M-S 403 Cr. 2
The second of two Army officer development courses in
which students conduct case study analysis of military law and practical
exercises on establishing an ethical Army command climate. Students must
complete a semester long senior leadership project that requires them to
plan, organize, collaborate, analyze, and demonstrate their leadership
skills. This course is designed to prepare the student to assume
leadership roles as an Army officer. Lect. 2, Lab 1. Prerequisite: Consent
of the department chair. Offered Sem. II.
M-S 499 Cr. 1-3
Independent Studies in
Students design individual plans of study in
consultation with a M-S faculty member. Designed for M-S students who have
excellent records in the department. Prerequisite: Department chair
approval. Repeatable for credit — maximum 3.