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of Liberal Studies
Department Chair: LTC Stewart Fearon
302 Wilder Hall, (608)785-8405
of Military Science:
Assistant Professors of Military Science:, MAJ Divney, CPT Eddy, 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
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.
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
Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC); 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.
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.
Internship (No military obligation incurred)
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.
Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) (internship opportunity worth 3-12 credits,
given prior coordination and consent from the student’s college and the
professor of military science)
LDAC provides the single most important block of training and evaluation in the
progression of an Army cadet. Throughout the 32 LDAC training days at Fort
Lewis, WA, cadets encounter stress-inducing physical and mental obstacles, which
challenge them as individuals, soldiers and leaders. The LDAC 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 LDAC attendance are M-S 301, M-S 302 and
an Army contractual obligation for service as a commissioned officer.
Science Minor (All
Colleges) — 22-25 credits. Required courses include M-S 301, 302, 401, 403,
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 Leadership Development and Assessment Course (no credit) or a
three-credit community leadership internship (CEI 450).
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.
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.
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 this course.
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. I.
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. Prerequisite: M-S 201. Offered Sem. II.
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.
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.
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.
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 department chair.
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.
499 Cr. 1-3
Independent Studies in Military Science
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.
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