Military Science Courses

WFU Course Listings:

114. Leadership. (1.5h) Examination of the fundamentals contributing to the development of a personal style of leadership with emphasis on the dimensions of junior executive management; specifically in the areas of business, politics, sports, and the military.

117, 118. Leadership Laboratory. (0h) Basic military skills instruction designed to technically and tactically qualify the student for assumption of an officer leadership position at the small-unit level. Either MIL 117 (fall) or 118 (spring) is required each semester for contracted AROTC cadets (including those conditionally contracted), advance designee scholarship winners, and non-contracted AROTC cadets taking their third and fourth military science courses. Pass/Fail only. C—Any other military science core course. P—POI of military science, except when required as explained above.

121. Leadership and Personal Development (MSL 101). (1.5h) Introduction to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. C—MIL 117 is required for contracted and scholarship cadets only.

122. Introduction to Tactical Leadership (MSL 102). (3h) Introduction to Army terms, philosophies, and basic leadership concepts. Aims to help cadets focus on developing themselves into exceptional leaders. C—MIL 118 is required for contracted and scholarship cadets only.

123. Innovative Team Leadership (MSL 201). (3h) Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework (trait and behavior theories). Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs. C—MIL 117 is required for contracted and scholarship cadets only.

124. Foundations of Tactical Leadership (MSL 202). (3h) Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). Highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. C—MIL 118 is required for contracted and scholarship cadets only.

225. Adaptive Team Leadership (MSL 301). (3h) Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership attributes and actions. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self evaluations, cadets continue to develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. The focus is developing cadets’ tactical leadership abilities to enable them to succeed at ROTC’s summer Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). P—MIL 121 through 124 (or equivalent credit as determined by the professor of military science). C—MIL 117.

226. Leadership in Changing Environments (MSL 302). (3h) Uses increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading tactical operations up to platoon level. Cadets review aspects of combat, stability, and support operations. They also conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in garrison operation orders. Focus is on exploring, evaluating, and developing skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members in the contemporary operating environment (COE). Cadets are evaluated on what they know and do as leaders as they prepare to attend the ROTC summer Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC). P—MIL 121 through 124 (or equivalent credit as determined by the professor of military science) and MIL 225. C—MIL 118.

227. Adaptive Leadership (MSL 401). (3h) Transitions the focus of student learning from being trained, mentored and evaluated as a cadet to learning how to train, mentor and evaluate underclass cadets. Cadets will learn the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer and apply the Military Decision Making Process, Army writing style and the Army’s principles of training and training management cycle during weekly training meetings to plan, execute and assess battalion training events. Cadets will learn about the special trust proposed by the U.S. Constitution to Army Officers—a trust above and beyond other professions. Cadets will learn Army values and ethics and how to apply them to everyday life as well as in the Contemporary Operating Environment. The cadets will learn about the officer’s role in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, counseling subordinates, administrative actions and methods on how to best manage their career as an Army officer. P—MIL 121 through 124 (or equivalent credit as determined by the professor of military science) and MIL 225 and 226. C—MIL 117.

228. Leadership in a Complex World (MSL 402). (3h) Continuation of MIL 227 with emphasis on the transition from cadet to officer. Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the Contemporary Operating Environment. Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and Rules of Engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. P—MIL 121 through 124 (or equivalent credit as determined by the professor of military science) and MIL 225 through 227. C—MIL 118.

229. American Military History. (3h) The American military experience with emphasis on the ideas and activities contributing to the development of the United States’ unique military establishment. Particular emphasis on civilian control of the military. Credit not allowed for both MIL 229 and HST 369. P—POI.

WSSU Course Listings:

Military Science
•  MSC 1111 – Physical Readiness
•  MSC 1112 – Introduction to Physical Readiness 2
•  MSC 1113 – Motor Fitness Physical Readiness
•  MSC 1114 – Motor Fitness Physical Readiness 2
•  MSC 1115 – Conducting Physical Readiness
•  MSC 1116 – Conducting Physical Readiness 2
•  MSC 1117 – Supervising Physical Readiness
•  MSC 1118 – Supervising Physical Readiness 2
•  MSC 1201 – Leadership and Personal Development
•  MSC 1202 – Introduction to Tactical Leadership
•  MSC 2114 – Leadership Laboratory
•  MSC 2115 – Basic Leadership Laboratory 2
•  MSC 2203 – Innovative Team Leadership (MSL 201)
•  MSC 2204 – Foundations of Tactical Leadership (MSL 202)
•  MSC 2216 – Leadership Laboratory
•  MSC 2217 – Leadership Laboratory 2
•  MSC 2318 – Operational Leadership Laboratory
•  MSC 2319 – Operational Leadership Laboratory
•  MSC 2320 – Advanced Leadership Laboratory
•  MSC 2321 – Advanced Leadership Laboratory
•  MSC 2609 – Army ROTC Leadership Training Course
•  MSC 3305 – Adaptive Team Leadership (MSL 301)
•  MSC 3306 – Leadership in Changing Environments (MSL 302)
•  MSC 3610 – Leadership Development and Assessment Course
•  MSC 3611 – Nurses Summer Training Program
•  MSC 3612 – Troop Leadership Training
•  MSC 4307 – Developing Adaptive Leaders (MSL 401)
•  MSC 4308 – Leadership in a Complex World (MSL 402)
•  MSC / HIS 3313/3310 – Military History/ American Military Experience.

*All ROTC Cadets have to take a military history class prior to graduation:
-WFU’s Military History Class is MIL 229.
WSSU’s Military History Class is HIS 3310.

Military History Requirement: Prior to graduation, cadets must complete a university sponsored Military History course. Courses which will satisfy this requirement for each University are:
WFU: History 369
WSSU: History 3310
Salem College: History 219