Courses

Military Science (MS)

MS 1. Introduction to Military Science (1 unit)
Organization and function of the U.S. Army; basic traditions, customs, and protocol. Introduction to basic leadership skills, map reading, and management techniques.

MS 2. General Military Skills and Survival Training (1 unit)
Training in basic soldier skills and survival techniques in a field environment. Focuses on basic training skills, first-aid procedures, field crafts, and survival techniques.

MS 11. General Leadership Skills (2 units)
Basic rope work to include knots and rappelling, basics of orienteering and land navigation, basic marksmanship and military briefings.

MS 12. Basic Leadership and Management (2 units)
Principles of leadership; principles of resource management; group goal attainment focusing on leader, group, and situational needs.

MS 50A. Freshman Leadership Laboratory (1; max total 2 units)
Open to freshman Army ROTC students. Practical work to augment classroom instruction. Weekly morning laboratories plus one field trip each semester. Attendance at all functions is voluntary.

MS 50B. Sophomore Leadership Laboratory (1; max total 2 units)
Open to sophomore Army ROTC students. Practical work to augment classroom instruction. Weekly morning laboratories plus one field trip each semester. Attendance at all functions is voluntary.

MS 131. Advanced Leadership and Management (3 units)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Personnel management problems and techniques of motivation as applied to a military environment; techniques and methods of instruction; application of basic military skills; military law.

MS 132. Small Unit Leadership (3 units)
Prerequisite: MS 131 or permission of instructor. Principles of tactics and operations; organization of small units and their employment; field orders and instructions; small unit leadership techniques.

MS 141. Adaptive Leadership (3 units)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Military Professional Ethics, Military Justice, Command and Staff Functions, Mission and Organization of the U.S. Army and Military Correspondence.

MS 142. Leadership in a Modern World (3 units)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Required course for MS IV cadets. Instruction focuses on transitioning cadets to lieutenants. Topics include responsibilities of army officers, army leadership doctrine, introduction to insurgency, and the army promotion system. Emphasis on skills used early in an officer's career.

MS 150A. Junior Leadership Laboratory (1; max total 2 units)
Open to junior Army ROTC students. Practical work to augment classroom instruction. Weekly morning laboratories plus one field trip each semester. Attendance at all functions is mandatory. Must be taken each semester a student is enrolled in the Advanced Course.

MS 150B. Senior Leadership Laboratory (1; max total 2 units)
Open to senior Army ROTC students. Practical work to augment classroom instruction. Weekly morning laboratories plus one field trip each semester. Atten dance at all functions is mandatory. Must be taken each semester a student is enrolled in the Advanced Course.

MS 190. Independent Study (1-3; max total 6 units)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

MS 192. Directed Reading in Selected Military Topics (3 units)
Prerequisites: MS 131, 132, 141 and permission of instructor. Directed reading in military history and/or the role of the army in the formulation of national policy in consultation with a faculty adviser. Requires a substantial writing requirement.