Military Science

MILS 1001            Dynamics of Leadership I & Lab                                                                     2 cr.
Offered fall semester. An introductory course on the history and organization of Army ROTC and an initial study of leadership traits, principles, and characteristics. The student is introduced to the characteristics and capabilities of individual and crew-served weapons such as the M-16 rifle and the M-60 machine gun. The student is further oriented to the customs and courtesies of the military service and is given a brief overview of the present pay system, service benefits, and the national defense structure, and the basic organization and functions of a military squad and platoon. Course includes periodic field trips. Two hours of lecture.

MILS 1002            Dynamics of Leadership II & Lab                                                                    2 cr.
Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: MILS 1001 or consent of department. A continuation of leadership training to include: weapons training (assembly and disassembly procedures for the M-16 rifle and M-60 machine gun), communications (radio-telephone procedures, use of a CEOI), first-aid (bleeding, shock, burns, fractures, CPR), and concluding with training in NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) topics. Course includes periodic field trips. Two hours of lecture.

MILS 2001            Management Techniques I & Lab                                                                    2 cr.
Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: MILS 1002 or consent of department. The course begins with an introduction to military map reading covering topics such as: grid coordinates, elevation, relief, distance, polar coordinates, intersection, and resection. Concludes with preliminary marksmanship instruction covering topics such as: mechanical training (assembly and disassembly, operation and functioning, care and cleaning, stoppage, immediate action, remedial action, malfunctions) and marksmanship fundamentals (aiming, steady hold factors, firing positions). Course includes training in physical conditioning and periodic field trips. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory.

MILS 2002            Management Techniques II & Lab                                                                  2 cr.
Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: MILS 2001 or consent of department. An introduction to management principles and techniques. Includes a discussion of leadership principles and application of leadership techniques. Course concludes with an introduction to military correspondence, discussion of customs and traditions, and Ranger Challenge skills such as knot tying and rope bridge. Course includes training in physical conditioning and periodic fields trips. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory.

MILS 2530            Military History                                                                                                  3 cr.
The purpose of this course is to survey and analyze the American military experience from its colonial origins to today's war on terrorism. As a class, we will reach this objective primarily by means of reading, writing, simulating, analyzing, and discussing our subject and by visiting a museums. We will examine the evolution of U.S. joint and coalition operations in the context of warfare in the Western World, that is, from a comparative and multi-national perspective. This course, then, looks most closely at operational military history. Far from taking only a "bullets and bayonets" view of the American military past, we will also employ the "new military history" to examine the effect on operations of policy (ends) and strategy (ways), the human experience in battle (face of battle), increasingly complex technology (means), and geography (fields of battle). In addition, we will study the effects of U.S. society on its military and the reverse, in particular civil-military relations.

MILS 3001            Advanced Tactics I & Lab                                                                                3 cr.
Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: MILS 2002 or consent of department. Introduction to U.S. Army tactical concepts and procedures, principles and evolution of war, and relationship between weapons and tactics. Includes a comparative study of U.S. and U.S.S.R. organizations, advanced map reading and terrain association, operation orders format, and concludes with a study of offensive operations (movement techniques formations, control measures, conduct of the offense, and offensive operation order exercise). Course includes training in physical conditioning and periodic field trips. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory.

MILS 3002            Advanced Tactics II & Lab                                                                               3 cr.
Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: MILS 3001. Continuation of the study of U.S. Army tactical concepts. The course begins with a study of defense operations (range cards and sector sketches, retrograde operations) and continues with patrolling techniques, low intensity conflict, call for fire. Concludes with an overview of advanced camp communication procedures, physical training program, practical application of drill and ceremonies, review of tactics, and explanation of the tactical application exercise. Course includes training in physical conditioning and periodic field trips. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory.

MILS 3402            Ethics of Leadership                                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: Military Science 3002. First part of the capstone course leading to commissioning in the U.S. Army. Course includes a study of military ethics and professionalism (introduction to the profession of arms, basic understanding of the professional soldier's responsibilities to the Army and the nation, an awareness and sensitivity to ethical issues, improved ethical decision making skills). Course concludes with cadet presentation of professional knowledge subjects (conduct briefings, military correspondence, information decision paper, after-action report, counseling techniques, intelligence and combat information, post and installation support). Course includes training in physical conditioning and periodic field trips. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory.

MILS 4001            Professionalism of Leadership I & Lab                                                          2 cr.
Fall semester. Prerequisites: MILS 3002.A study of military ethics and professionalism (introduction to the profession of arms, basic understanding of the professional soldier's responsibilities to the Army and the Nation, an awareness and sensitivity to ethical issues, improved ethical decisions making skills). Course concludes with cadet presentation of professional knowledge subjects (conducts briefings, military correspondence, information/decision paper, after-action report, counseling techniques, intelligence and combat information, post and installation support). Includes training in physical conditioning and periodic field trips. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory.

MILS 4002            Professionalism of Leadership II & Lab                                                         2 cr.
Spring semester. Prerequisite: MILS 4001. Emphasis is on command and staff functions, planning and preparation of training, logistics, and personal management. Course concludes with the study of military justice and the law of war. Includes training in physical conditioning and periodic field trips. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory.

MILS 5001            Professionalism of Leadership I & Lab                                                          2 cr.
Fall semester. Prerequisites: MILS 3002.A study of military ethics and professionalism (introduction to the profession of arms, basic understanding of the professional solider's responsibilities to the Army and the Nation, an awareness and sensitivity to ethical issues, improved ethical decisions making skills). Course concludes with cadet presentation of professional knowledge subjects (conducts briefings, military correspondence, information/decision paper, after-action report, counseling techniques, intelligence and combat information, post and installation support). Includes training in physical conditioning and periodic field trips. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory.

MILS 5002            Professionalism of Leadership II & Lab                                                         2 cr.
Spring semester. Prerequisite: MILS 4001. Emphasis is on command and staff functions, planning and preparation of training, logistics, and personal management. Course concludes with the study of military justice and the law of war. Includes training in physical conditioning and periodic field trips. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory.