MILITARY SCIENCE (MSGN)

MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I. 2.0 Semester Hrs.

(I) Introduces fundamentals of leadership and the United States Army. Examines its organization, customs, and history as well as its current relevance and purpose. Students also investigate basic leadership and management skills necessary to be successful in both military and civilian settings. Includes fundamentals of Army leadership doctrine, teambuilding concepts, time and stress management, an introduction to cartography and land navigation, marksmanship, briefing techniques, and some basic military tactics. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Fall).

MSGN104. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II. 2.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Continues the investigation of leadership in small organizations. Covers selected topics such as basic troop leading procedures, military first aid and casualty evacuation concepts, creating ethical work climates, an introduction to Army organizations and installations, and a further examination of basic military tactics. Introduces students to effective military writing styles. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring).

MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study? form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

MSGN203. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP. 2.0 Semester Hrs.

(I) Comprehensively reviews advanced leadership and management concepts including motivation, attitudes, communication skills, problem solving, human needs and behavior, and leadership self development. Students continue to refine effective written and oral communications skills and to explore topics such as the basic branches of the Army, and officer and NCO duties. Students conduct classroom and practical exercises in small unit light infantry tactics and are prepared to perform as midlevel leaders in the cadet organization. Lab fee: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Fall).

MSGN204. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT II. 2.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Focuses on leadership and management functions in military and corporate environments. Studies various components of Army leadership doctrine to include the four elements of leadership, leadership principles, risk management and planning theory, the be-know-do framework, and the Army leadership evaluation program. Continue to refine communication skills. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring).

MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

MSGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study? form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

MSGN301. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I) Further explores the theory of managing and leading small military units with an emphasis on practical applications at the squad and platoon levels. Students examine various leadership styles and techniques as they relate to advanced small unit tactics. Familiarizes students with a variety of topics such as cartography, land navigation, field craft, and weapons systems. Involves multiple, evaluated leadership opportunities in field settings and hands-on experience with actual military equipment. Students are given maximum leadership opportunities in weekly labs. Prerequisite: none. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall).

MSGN302. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Studies theoretical and practical applications of small unit leadership principles. Focuses on managing personnel and resources, the military decision making process, the operations order, and oral communications. Exposes the student to tactical unit leadership in a variety of environments with a focus on preparation for the summer advance camp experience. Prerequisite: none. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring).

MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I) Development of military leadership techniques to include preparation of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and supervision of underclass military cadets. Instruction in military drill, ceremonies, and customs and courtesies of the Army. Must be taken in conjunction with MSGN301. Prerequisite: none. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall).

MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(II) Continued development of military leadership techniques with the major emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is "handson." Practical exercises are used to increase understanding of the principles of leadership learned in MSGN302. Must be taken in conjunction with MSGN302. Prerequisite: none. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring).

MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study? form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

MSGN401. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I) Examines management and leadership concepts and techniques associated with planning and executing military training and operations at company and higher echelons. Includes analyses of professional ethics and values, effective training principles and procedures, subordinate counseling, and effective staff officer briefing techniques. Also investigates other subjects such as counter terrorism, modern peacekeeping missions, and the impact of the information revolution on the art of land warfare. Conducted both in and out of classroom setting and with multiple practical leadership opportunities to organize cadet training and activities. Prerequisite: none. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall).

MSGN402. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Continues MSGN401 study of management and leadership concepts and techniques, providing practical leadership experiences in the classroom and during multiple cadet-run activities. Also examines varied topics such as theory and practice of the military justice system, law of war, military-media relations, support mechanisms for soldiers and their families, operational security considerations, and historical case studies in military leadership in the context of 21st century land warfare. Prerequisite: none. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring).

MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I) Continued development of leadership techniques by assignment in the command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets are expected to plan and execute much of the training associated with the day-to-day operations within the cadet battalion. Utilizing the troop leading and management principles learned in previous classes, cadets analyze the problems which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief recommendations, and execute the approved plan. Prerequisite: none. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall).

MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(II) Continued leadership development by serving in the command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in determining the goals and direction of the cadet organization, under supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to plan and organize cadet outings and much of the training of underclassmen. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: none. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring).

MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study? form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

MSGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II, S) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study? form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 0.5 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different topics/experience and maximums vary by department. Contact the Department for credit limits toward the degree.