MSL 1001 Physical Fitness
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

This course is a physically and mentally challenging course where you will study, practice, and execute the US Army physical readiness training program in conjunction with other military and civilian fitness programs and models.

MSL 1010 Foundations of Officership
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Introduces students to issues and competencies that are central to a commissioned officer’s responsibilities. Established framework for understanding officership, leadership, and Army values followed and “life skills” such as physical fitness and time management.

MSL 1020 Basic Leadership
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Establishes foundation of basic leadership fundamentals such as problem solving, communications, briefings and effective writing, goal setting, techniques for improving listening and speaking skills and an introduction to counseling.

MSL 2010 Individual Leadership Studies
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Students identify successful leadership characteristics through observation of others and self through experiential learning exercises. Students record observed traits (good and bad) in a dimensional leadership journal and discuss observations in small group settings.

MSL 2020 Leadership & Teamwork
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Student examines how to build successful teams, various methods for influencing action, effective communication in setting and achieving goals, the importance of timing the decision, creativity in the problem solving process, and obtaining team buy-in through immediate feedback.

MSL 3010 Leadership & Problem Solving
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MSL 1010, MSL 1020, MSL 2010, or MSL 2020 with grade of C or higher, or completed ROTC basic camp, or military service equivalent
Description

Students conduct self-assessment of leadership style, develop personal fitness regimen, and learn to plan and conduct individual/small unit tactical training while testing reasoning and problem-solving techniques. Students receive direct feedback on leadership abilities.

MSL 3020 Leadership & Ethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MSL 1010, MSL 1020, MSL 2010, or MSL 2020 with grade of C or higher, or completed ROTC Basic Camp, or military service equivalent
Description

Examines the role communications, values, and ethics play in effective leadership. Topics include ethical decision-making, consideration of others, spirituality in the military, and survey Army leadership doctrine. Emphasis on improving oral and written communication abilities.

MSL 3030 Leadership Training Camp
Credit Hours 8.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Successful completion of LTC requires a cadet to meet or exceed the standard in a variety of objective evaluations. At LTC cadets will learn, develop, and practice leadership within a challenging, stressful, and competitive framework. The LTC environment provides cadre an opportunity to evaluate overall officer potential and characteristics such as loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage, and leadership.

MSL 4010 Leadership and Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MSL 1010, MSL 1020, MSL 2010, or MSL 2020 with grade of C or higher or military equivalent
Description

Develops student proficiency in planning and executing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and mentoring subordinates. Students explore training management, methods of effective staff collaboration, and developmental counseling techniques.

MSL 4020 Officership
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MSL 1010, MSL 1020, MSL 2010, or MSL 2020 with grade of C or higher, or military service equivalent
Description

Study includes case study analysis of military law and practical exercises on establishing an ethical command climate. Students must complete a semester-long Senior Leadership Project that requires them to plan, organize, collaborate, analyze, and demonstrate their leadership skills.

MSL 4030 National Advanced Leadership Camp
Credit Hours 8.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

ROTC National Advanced Camp is the most important training event for an Army ROTC cadet. The 32-day camp incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability. The challenges are rigorous and demanding, both mentally and physically. Advanced Camp tests intelligence, common sense, ingenuity, and stamina. These challenges provide a new perspective on an individual’s ability to perform exacting tasks and to make difficult decisions in demanding situations.

MSL 4400 Independent Study
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

MSL 4400 develops proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing leadership-performance feedback to subordinates. Cadets are given situational opportunities to assess risk, make sound ethical decisions, and provide coaching and mentoring to fellow ROTC Cadets. MSL IV Cadets are measured by their ability to give and receive systematic and specific feedback on leadership abilities using the Socratic model of reflective learning. Cadets at the MSL IV level analyze and evaluate the leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions of MSL III Cadets while simultaneously considering their own leadership skills. Attention is given to preparation for success at BOLC III and the development of leadership abilities. The MSL 4400 course is designed to include multiple opportunities for student centered learning, to include, but not limited to student reading assignments; homework assignments; participation in small group assignments, practical exercises and case studies.