Military Science (MIL_SC)

MIL_SC 1100: Foundations of Officership

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

Credit Hour: 1


MIL_SC 1110: Introductory Military Science Laboratory I

Field application of skills taught in MIL_SC 1100, to include leadership, land navigation, tactical skills and basic soldier skills.

Credit Hour: 1
Recommended: MIL_SC 1100


MIL_SC 1120: Basic Leadership

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

Credit Hour: 1


MIL_SC 1130: Introductory Military Science Laboratory II

Field application of skills taught in MIL_SC 1120, to include leadership, land navigation, tactical skills and basic soldier skills.

Credit Hour: 1
Recommended: MIL_SC 1120


MIL_SC 2200: Individual Leadership Studies

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

Credit Hours: 2


MIL_SC 2210: Intermediate Military Science Laboratory I

Progressively more challenging leadership scenarios presented in a field and classroom environment. Students practice basic military skills such as squad-level offensive and defensive operations. First aid topics and drill and ceremony are also taught.

Credit Hour: 1
Recommended: MIL_SC 2200


MIL_SC 2220: Leadership and Teamwork

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

Credit Hours: 2


MIL_SC 2230: Intermediate Military Science Laboratory II

Progressively more challenging leadership scenarios presented in a field and classroom environment. Students practice basic military skills such as platoon-level offensive and defensive operations. Practical application of night land navigation.

Credit Hour: 1
Recommended: MIL_SC 2220


MIL_SC 3160: Death by a Thousand Cuts: Counterinsurgency/Insurgency the American Experience

This course explores the problem of insurgency and counterinsurgency in terms of what we can learn from these conflicts. It examines counterinsurgency theory and practice, the Philippine Insurrection, Banana Wars, Vietnam War, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Credit Hours: 3


MIL_SC 3161: The American Experience in Vietnam

This course was developed to provide students the opportunity to examine the American experience in the Vietnam War, to search for meanings in this experience, and to arrive at their own conclusions concerning the impact of the war upon the nation. Moreover, it challenges the students to think critically about war and the use of military power to settle differences between nations. May be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 3


MIL_SC 3162: Counterinsurgency in Asia

This course explores the problem of insurgency and counterinsurgency in Asia in terms of what we can learn from these conflicts. The course examines the insurgency in the Philippine Insurrection 1899-1902, the Vietnam War, the Soviet-Afghan War, in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Malayan Emergency. May be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 3


MIL_SC 3163: U.S. Military History in the Western Tradition

Analysis of United States military history from the Colonial period to the present, (1609-2012). It is a comprehensive look into the evolution of warfare in America, military traditions and heritage, and technology. This course analyzes the following: American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican American War, Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish American War, World War I, Inter War Period, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq. All cadets are required to take this course for commissioning. May be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 3


MIL_SC 3164: Nation Building through a Barrel of a Gun

(same as POL_SC 3164). This course was developed to provide students the opportunity to examine the dilemmas of military intervention, nation-building/peacekeeping operations and exit strategies. This course is designed to challenge students to think critically and arrive at their own conclusions about the use of military power to settle differences between nations, and use of military forces to conduct nation building.

Credit Hours: 3


MIL_SC 3165: "Chasing Ghost", The History of Irregular Warfare

(same as POL_SC 3165). This course explores the history of Irregular Warfare from the guerrilla perspective. The course examines the works of Mao Tse-Tung, Che Guevara, T.E. Lawrence and several other Guerrilla Leaders. You will analyze the evolution of Irregular Warfare through history and understand the complexities associated with the difficulties of countering and defeating Irregular Warfare. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


MIL_SC 3230: Leadership and Problem Solving

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.

Credit Hours: 3


MIL_SC 3240: Leadership and Ethics

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

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: MIL_SC 3230


MIL_SC 3250: Leadership and Management

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.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: MIL_SC 3240


MIL_SC 3260: Officership

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

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: MIL_SC 3250


MIL_SC 3270: Advanced Transition to Lieutenant I

Independent research, analysis and monthly discussion on related military topics. Personal, academic and professional goals and objectives, development and maintenance of an officer evaluation report support form.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MIL_SC 1100, MIL_SC 2200, MIL_SC 3230, and MIL_SC 3250
Recommended: department head permission


MIL_SC 3280: Advanced Transition to Lieutenant II

Independent research, analysis and monthly discussion on related military topics. Personal academic and professional goals and objectives, development and maintenance of an officer evaluation report support form.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MIL_SC 1100, MIL_SC 2200, MIL_SC 3230, and MIL_SC 3250
Recommended: department head permission