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ROTC Curriculum

Military Science Classes

Below is a list of classes you are required to take in order to earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.  The only class that can be taken at any time during your four years of college is the Military History class.

MIL 202 - United States Military History - A study of the theory and practice of war beginning in colonial times through the military engagements and peace keeping operations of the 1990's. Emphasis is on United States participation in these military operations.

Military Science I (MSI)

MIL 100 Leadership Laboratory - Provides initial and advanced military leadership instruction in military courtesy, first aid, and practical field training exercises. Functions and responsibilities of leadership positions are developed through cadet command and staff positions. Required with enrollment in MIL 101, MIL 102, and MIL 103. May be repeated one time.

MIL 101 Introduction To Officer Professionalism I - Examination of the role of the commissioned officer in the United States Army. Discussion focuses upon officer career opportunities, role of the officer, responsibilities of and basis for the armed forces, and sources of officer commissioning.

MIL 102 Introduction To Officer Professionalism II - Continuation of MIL 101. Further examines the role of the commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. Focuses on customs of the service; role of the Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard; organization of the Army; branches of the Army; and leadership principles for the junior officer.

MIL 103 - Foundations Of Officership And Basic Leadership - This course is an introduction for nursing students to issues and competencies that are central to a commissioned officer's responsibilities. These initial lessons establish a framework for understanding officership, leadership, and Army values. Additionally, the semester addresses "life skills" including fitness and time management. This course is designed to give accurate insight into the Army Profession and the officer's role within the Army. Nursing students only.

Military Science II (MSII)

MIL 200 - Leadership Laboratory II - This second-year leadership laboratory parallels MIL 211/212 classroom instruction, reinforcing concepts learned in class with practical hands-on training exercises and activities. Training is focused on more advanced individual and collective small unit skills such as small unit leadership and tactics doctrine, land navigation, basic rifle marksmanship, and drill and ceremonies. Required with enrollment in MIL 211, MIL 212, MIL 213. May be repeated one time.

MIL 211 - Basic Individual Leadership Techniques - Course designed to develop student leadership and critical individual skills. Training is basic in nature and includes leadership techniques, written and oral communication, rifle marksmanship, fundamentals of land navigation, and physical fitness. P: MIL 101, 102 or Basic Training.

MIL 212 - Advanced Individual Leadership Techniques - Continues the development of student leadership and critical individual military skills. Training focuses on advanced military skills and includes orienteering, field survival skills, operation and training. P: MIL 211.

MIL 213 - Military Science And Leadership - Nurse cadet only. This course compresses Military Science II year into one semester, taught after MIL 103. It is designed to develop students' knowledge of self, self-confidence, and individual leadership skills. Through experiential learning activities, students develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, and apply communication, feedback and conflict resolution skills.

Military Science III (MSIII)

MIL 300 - Leadership Laboratory III - This laboratory parallels MIL 301/302 classroom instruction and places the student in leadership positions within the cadet corps, providing greater challenges in order to build confidence and enhance mastery of individual skills. Activities focus on honing military skills and mastery of small unit leadership and tactics in preparation for MIL 351, ROTC National Advanced Leadership Camp in Fort Lewis, Washington. Required with enrollment in MIL 301 and MIL 302. May be repeated one time.

MIL 301 - Fundamentals Of Small Unit Tactics And Leadership - Course designed to introduce the Advanced Course military science student to the technical skills required to become an effective small unit leader. Includes fundamentals of terrain navigation, oral and written communication skills, basic troop leading procedures, and an introduction to opposing forces capabilities, organization and equipment. Includes field training exercise. P: MIL 211, 212 or MIL 213 or Basic Training.

MIL 302 - Advanced Small Unit Leadership And Tactics - Course involves the study and application of small unit tactics with emphasis on planning and organizing principles learned in MIL 301. Designed to develop the self-confidence and leadership abilities as well as the technical competence needed by the Advanced Course student to complete Advanced Camp Training conducted at Ft. Lewis, Washington. Includes field training exercises. P: MIL 301.

Military Science IV (MSIV)

MIL 400 - Leadership Laboratory IV - Laboratory designed to allow senior cadets to demonstrate mastery of leadership and tactical skills developed throughout their cadet career in preparation for becoming commissioned Army officers. The cadet battalion staff plans, resources, and executes training for the MIL 100, 200 and 300 labs. Additionally charged with the leadership development and assessment of the underclassman, with focus on the junior class in preparation for Leadership Development Assessment Course at Fort Lewis, Washington in the summer. Required with enrollment in MIL 401 and MIL 402. May be repeated one time.

MIL 401 - Military Professionalism And Ethics - Seminar on contemporary problems facing junior officers dealing with ethics and military professionalism. Standards of conduct are explained and applied to practical simulations utilizing the ethical decision-making process. P: MIL 301 and 302

MIL 402 - Military Management Seminar - Leadership and management problems involved in the operation of a small unit including personal affairs, military justice, moral and social duties and obligations of a military officer. P: MIL 401

Leadership Development & Assessment Course (LDAC)

MIL 351 - Leadership Development Assessment Course - The ROTC cadet attends four weeks of intensive leadership and management training. The training is conducted during the summer months between the junior and senior years at Fort Lewis, Washington. The student's ability to lead his or her unit and to plan and conduct military small unit operations is thoroughly evaluated. Travel pay and salary stipend provided through the Department of Military Science.

Leader's Training Course (LTC)

MIL 205 - ROTC Leadership Training Course - Four weeks of preparatory training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Travel pay and salary stipend provided through the Military Science Department. The student is not obligated to any military service as a result of attending Leadership Training Course. LTC graduates are eligible to enroll in Advanced Military Science courses. Students are also eligible to compete for full-tuition two-year scholarships.

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