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MLSC 105 LEADERSHIP AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT [+]
Introduces personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, stress management and comprehensive fitness relate to leadership and professional development. Prerequisite: Enrolled in the Army ROTC program. Two hours per week.
MLSC 106 INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP [+]
Provides an overview of basic leadership theories and fundamentals. Learn a broad set of leadership theories and those of the U.S. Army with a focus including setting direction, problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback and using effective writing skills. Explore dimensions of leadership attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on and interactive exercises. Prerequisite: Enrolled in the Army ROTC program. Three hours per week.
MLSC 107 LEADERSHIP AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT LAB [+]
The experiential portion of MLSC 105 where students are tested and exposed to leadership within simulated environments. Learn the basic fundamentals in being a member of a team through multiple venues, including drill and ceremony, land navigation, weapons familiarization, basic rifle marksmanship, medical tasks, individual movement techniques, engaging targets, introduction to the orders process, understanding Army acronyms, hand and arm signals, and radio protocol procedures. Learn basic leadership skills and master the fundamentals of being a follower. Prerequisite: Enrolled in the Army ROTC program. Two hours per week.
MLSC 108 INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP LAB [+]
Learn the basic fundamentals in being a member of a team through multiple venues, including drill and ceremony, land navigation, weapons familiarization, basic rifle marksmanship, medical tasks, individual movement techniques, engaging targets, introduction to the orders process, understanding Army acronyms, hand and arm signals, and radio protocol procedures. Learn basic leadership skills and master the fundamentals of being a follower. Prerequisite: Enrolled in the Army ROTC program. Two hours per week.
MLSC 205 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP I [+]
Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of Army leadership framework (trait and behavior theories). Practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing and assessing team exercises. Prerequisite: Enrolled in the Army ROTC program. Three hours per week.
MLSC 206 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP II [+]
Explores the challenges of leading teams in the operational environment. Further study of the theoretical basis of leadership explores the dynamics of adaptive and situational leadership in the context of operations and organizational management. Develop greater self-awareness while assessing personal leadership styles and practicing communication and team-building skills Practical exercises give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork in real-world scenarios. Prerequisite: Enrolled in the Army ROTC program. Three hours per week.
MLSC 207 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP LAB I [+]
Become proficient in the basic fundamentals and gain an introduction to leading a small team through multiple venues, including leading drill and ceremony, advanced land navigation, building terrain models, advanced rifle marksmanship, medical skills, movement formations, movement techniques, special teams, writing operations orders, situation reporting, call for fire, and introduction to battle drills. Focus on mentoring freshmen and serve as team leaders. Open to students in MLSC 205. Prerequisite: Enrolled in the Army ROTC program. Two hours per week.
MLSC 208 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP LAB II [+]
Become proficient in the basic fundaments and gain an introduction to leading a small team through multiple venues, including leading drill and ceremony, advanced land navigation, building terrain models, advanced rifle marksmanship, medical skills, movement formations, movement techniques, special teams, writing operations orders, situation reporting, call for fire, and introduction to battle drills. Focus on mentoring freshman and serve as team leaders. Prerequisite: Enrolled in the Army ROTC program. Two hours per week.
MLSC 305 ADAPTIVE TEAM LEADERSHIP [+]
Study, practice and evaluate adaptive leadership skills through challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Receive systematic and specific feedback on personal leadership attributes and actions through experiential learning achieved in a two-hour laboratory component. Based on feedback, as well as self-evaluations, continue to develop personal leadership and critical thinking abilities. Plan, rehearse and lead basic course cadets through the program of instruction. Prerequisites: Enrolled in the Army ROTC program. Four hours per week.
MLSC 306 APPLIED TEAM LEADERSHIP [+]
Uses increasingly intense situational team leadership challenges to build awareness and skills in leading tactical operations at the small unit level. Focuses on exploring, evaluating and developing skills in decision-making, persuading and motivating team members in the contemporary operating environment. Based on performance evaluations and feedback, continue to develop personal leadership and critical thinking abilities. Plan, rehearse and lead basic course cadets through the program of instruction. Prerequisite: Enrolled in the Army ROTC program. Four hours per week.
MLSC 380 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT [+]
A 29-day intensive training period in which students are tested in their leadership, military tactics, techniques and procedures, as well as critical thinking abilities. A required course of the U.S. Army ROTC and is conducted during the summer. Prerequisites: Enrolled in the Army ROTC program; successful completion of MLSC 305, 306. Twenty-nine days during the summer.
MLSC 405 LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX WORLD [+]
Practice leadership skills as they lead the Cadet battalion. Responsibilities include conducting staff and training meetings, preparing written and oral operations orders, and supervising the execution of leadership plans. Work to enhance administrative skills, improve communication skills as it relates to their leadership abilities and apply decision-making skills to assess situations for the purpose of making effective decisions. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Army ROTC program. Two hours per week.
MLSC 406 MISSION COMMAND [+]
Develop the skills of an adaptive leader capable of developing training plans and managing training programs. Learn the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer and apply the Military Decision Making Process, Army Writing Style, and the Army’s Training Management and METL Development processes grounded in adult education concepts. Learn to safely conduct training by understanding and employing the Composite Risk Management Process. Learn concepts of resiliency in order to reduce and manage stress that impact organizational effectiveness. Through the lab, take on leadership roles in teaching, training and developing subordinates. Seniors serve as lab supervisors and are evaluated on their ability to mentor subordinates. Prerequisite: Enrolled in the Army ROTC program. Four hours per week.

 

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