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MSC 1011Introduction to the Reserve Officer�s Training Corps (ROTC)The purpose of this semester is to introduce cadets to fundamental components of service as an officer in the United States Army.These initial lessons form the building blocks with lessons in values, fitness, leadership, and officership.Additionally, the semester addresses communications theory and practice (written and oral), and interpersonal relationships.Upon completion of this semester, the cadets are prepared to receive more complex leadership instruction.This course meets one hour per week and, if contracted, the cadet must attend a leadership lab.Students must participate in a one hourly weekly physical fitness training session.
MSC 1021Introduction to LeadershipThis semester builds upon the fundamentals introduced in the previous semester by focusing on leadership theory and decision making.Topics during this semester include: problem solving, critical thinking, leadership theory, followership, group interaction, goal setting, and feedback mechanisms.Upon completion of this semester, cadets are prepared to advance to more complex leadership instruction concerning the dynamics of organizations.Additionally, they are increasingly required to demonstrate knowledge of leadership fundamentals and communications (written and oral).Students must participate in one hourly weekly physical fitness training session and, if contracted, a leadership lab.
MSC 2032Self/Team DevelopmentThis semester contains the principal leadership instruction of the basic course.Building upon the fundamentals introduced in the MS-I year, this instruction delves into several aspects of communication and leadership theory.The use of practical exercise is significantly increased over previous semesters, as cadets are increasingly required to apply communications and leadership concepts.This course is designed to refine and apply the skills that help to develop an individual�s leadership abilities and contribute to the building of effective teams.Other areas of emphasis include developing oral presentations, issuing written operation orders, event planning, coordination of group efforts, and basic military tactics.This semester also involves a major leadership and problem solving case study which draws on virtually all of the classroom instruction received in the first three semesters of the Basic Course.Upon completion of this semester, cadets are well grounded in the fundamental principals of leadership, and be prepared to intensify the practical application of their studies during the MS-III year.Students are required to participate in two one-hour physical fitness seasons and, if contracted, a leadership lab.Students are encouraged to participate in one overnight field training exercise.
MSC 2042Individual/Team TacticsThe final semester of the basic course focuses principally on officership, providing an extensive examination of the unique purpose, roles, and obligations of commissioned officers.It includes a detailed look at the origin of our institutional values and their practical application in decision making and leadership.In addition, this course provides an introduction of basic military tactics, small unit leadership, planning considerations, pre-execution checks, and risk assessments.This semester, more than any before it, draws the various components of values, communications, decision making, and leadership together to focus on a career as a commissioned officer.Upon completion of this semester, cadets will possess a fundamental understanding of both leadership and officership, demonstrate the ability to apply this understanding in real world situations, and understand the responsibilities of a commissioned officer in the United States Army.Students are required to participate in two one-hour physical fitness sessions and, if contracted, a leadership lab.Students are encouraged to participate in one optional overnight field training exercise during the semester.
MSC 3053Advanced Leadership and Tactics IThe advanced course accepts cadets with various levels of leadership competencies gained through the ROTC Basic Course or lateral entry (active army, national guard, army reserve) constructive credit activities.The instructional content and activities in the MSC 3053 level curriculum are intended to build leadership competencies and facilitate the cadet�s initial demonstration of individual leadership potential at the Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC), while also preparing cadets for their future responsibilities as officers.Students will learn small unit maneuver tactics and refine basic military skills.While a measure of technical and tactical understanding of small unit operations is necessary, the focus of instruction is on the leadership competencies.Much of the application and assessment of MSC 3053 level leadership instruction will be conducted using the Leadership Development Program (LDP) for out-of-class activities and leadership positions during labs and unit field training exercises (FTX).The MSC 3053 semester begins with instruction in the Leadership Development Process (LDP) which is used throughout the academic year and at LDAC to assess and develop leadership.The MSC 3053 semester uses a defensive scenario because the planning requirements for defense operations better facilitates the achievement of our learning objectives, and because defensive operations are more universally relevant to officers of all branches.Instruction in principles of war, purposes, fundamentals, and characteristics of the defense provides the necessary knowledge base for meaningful contextual treatment of the Troop Leading Procedures (TLP).Instruction in the decision-making, planning, and execution processes of the TLP are followed by the refocus on the critical leadership task of communicating the plan using the army Operations Order format.Special emphasis is placed on physical conditioning and stamina. Students are required to participate in physical training three times per week and attend all labs.The semester closes with instruction in small unit battle drills to facilitate practical application and further leader development during lab, FTX�s, and Squad Situational Training Exercises (STX).Cadets enrolled in this course receive a stipend of $450 per month for twelve months for the school year.
MSC 3063Advanced Leadership and Tactics IIThe final semester of the MS III year continues focusing on doctrinal leadership and tactical operations at the small unit level.It includes opportunities to plan and conduct individual and collective skill training for offensive operations to gain leadership and tactical experience.This critical semester synthesizes the various components of training, leadership and team building.Cadets are required to incorporate previous military science instruction from MSC 3053 and the Basic Course for their practical application in a performance oriented environment.Upon completion of MSC 3063, cadets will possess the fundamental confidence and competence of leadership in a small unit setting.The MSC 3063 curriculum compliments progression through the cadet�s campus leadership evaluation process and in the culminating event of the MS III year in the field training environment of LDAC.Students are required to participate in physical fitness three times per week and attend all labs.Cadets receive a stipend of $450 per month for twelve months for the school year.
MSC 3093US. Military History. Conducted in the spring semester only. Cadets must complete this class to be commissioned.
MSC 4073Applied Leadership and Management IThis semester of the advanced course concentrates on leadership, management and ethics and begins the final transition from cadet to lieutenant.The course focuses cadets, early in the year, on attaining knowledge and proficiency in several critical areas they will need to operate effectively as Army officers.These areas include: Coordinating Activities with Staffs, Counseling Theory and Practice within the �Army Context,� Training Management, and Ethics.The introduction of these subjects early in the MS IV year has the added benefit of preparing cadets to lead the cadet battalion throughout the remainder of the year.While the proficiency attained in each of these areas will initially be at the apprentice level, cadets will continue to sharpen these skills as they perform their roles as cadet officers in the battalion and after commissioning.At the end of this semester, cadets will possess the fundamental skills, attributes, and abilities to operate as competent leaders in the cadet battalion leadership and confidently communicate to subordinate cadets.Students are required to participate in physical fitness three times per week and attend all labs.Students enrolled in this course receive a stipend of $500 per month for ten months of the school year.
MSC 4083Applied Leadership and Management IIThe final semester of the Advanced Course focuses on completing the transition from cadet to lieutenant.As a follow up to the ethics instruction in MSC 4073, the course starts with a foundation in the legal aspects of decision making and leadership.The next module reinforces previous instruction on the organization of the Army and introduces how we organize for operations from the tactical to strategic level.This is followed by instruction on administrative and logistical management that will focus on the fundamentals of soldier and unit level support.The final module that introduces new information focuses on the often confusing process of changing duty stations and reporting to a new unit.At the core of this semester is the Advanced Course�s Capstone Exercise.This 12-lesson exercise will directly reinforce all modules from this semester, and will also incorporate and reinforce many learning objectives from modules throughout the entire curriculum.The Capstone Exercise will require the cadets, both individually and collectively, to apply their knowledge to solve problems and confront situations commonly faced by junior officers.Upon completion of this semester, the cadets will be prepared to shoulder the responsibility of being a commissioned officer in the United States Army.Students are required to participate in physical fitness three times per week and attend all labs.Students enrolled in this course receive a stipend of $500 per month for ten months of the school year.
MSC 4123Independent Study in LeadershipThe ROTC Program Officer �In-Charge will conduct weekly leadership classes with cadets in their ninth semester, including a written and oral book report on military leadership during the semester.

 
 
 
 
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