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MLSC 101 – Introduction to Military Science

MLSC 101 is a progressive course that teaches the basic aspects of the officer corps of the United States Army. Students trace the origins of their nation’s Army, learn basic soldier skills, and gain an appreciation for the institutional values that define the Professional Army Ethic. Students participate in class and in five Leadership Labs. The Military Science Department provides the textbook for the class, titled Introduction to Military Science, and all other materials and uniforms required for the course. Students learn of the organization of the United States Army and the role of the military in today’s society, emphasizing the customs and traditions of the service and the fundamentals of leadership. Students study land navigation, physical fitness, military bearing, values and ethics, Army Life, and communication. Additionally, students apply classroom instruction during Leadership Labs designed to reinforce classroom concepts.

MLSC 102 – Fundamentals of Military Science

MLSC 102 is a progressive course that explores concepts that must be applied by the officer corps of the United States Army. Students learn basic soldier skills and leadership techniques and gain an appreciation for the institutional values and procedures that define the Professional Army Ethic. The Military Science Department provides the textbook for the class, titled Fundamentals of Military Science, and all other materials and uniforms required for the course. Students learn basic knowledge regarding military service and the profession of arms. Students study basic military skills and develop the leadership abilities through practical exercises. Topics include problem solving, basic leadership principles, and leadership in groups. Students apply classroom instruction during Leadership Laboratories designed to reinforce classroom concepts.

Freshman
Introduction to the United States Army
Sophomore
Introduction to Tactical Operations, Techniques of Leadership, and Weapons Characteristics
Junior
The principles of small group leadership, tactics, communication techniques, decision making, and troop leading procedures
Senior
As the core of the battalion’s chain of command, students will lead junior cadets and implement strategies to develop them. Students will identify, discuss, and resolve ethical dilemmas and manage resources.
Leadership Labs
Students participate in a practical application of the leadership principles, individual movement techniques, land navigation, rifle marksmanship, leadership reaction courses, water survival training, and small unit tactics.
 
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