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MILS - Military Science and Leadership

There are 15 courses in this subject. View all course listings.
MILS 111
1.00 cr.
Foundations of Officership

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

MILS 112
1.00 cr.
Basic Leadership

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.

MILS 210
1.00 cr.
Army Physical Fitness Training

This class is open to all students. Please note, this is a physically demanding class. It is a comprehensive fitness program based on the latest military fitness techniques and principles. Students participate in and learn the components of an effective physical fitness program, with emphasis on the development of an individual fitness program and the role of exercise and fitness in one's life. In addition, students will achieve the highest standards of physical fitness in preparation for the Army Physical Fitness Test. This class is a prerequisite for MILS403.

MILS 211
2.00 cr.
Individual Leadership Studies

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.

MILS 212
2.00 cr.
Leadership and Teamwork

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

MILS 252
3.00 cr.
The Evolution of American Warfare

This course is designed to provide an overview of American Military history from the Revolutionary War to the present, with emphasis on the post World War I era. It examines the cause, conduct, consequences, and historical threads of military conflict.

MILS 277
3.00 cr.
Cadet Professional Development Training (CPDT)

This course is devoted to the study and practical application of the Army profession and Army leadership development through first-hand service with real Army units on actual Army installations. Qualified cadets compete for selection to attend one of 23 separate Army courses. Note selection is very competitive and each Army-sanctioned course is very rigorous. Once selected, cadets hone their leadership and individual skills during two to four weeks of training and education. Possible courses include Airborne school, Air Assault school, Leader's Training Course, and Cadet Troop Leader Training. Prerequisite: Limited to cadets enrolled in Army ROTC.

MILS 299
1.00 cr.
Individual Study

Department Chair approval required.

MILS 311
3.00 cr.
Leadership and Problem Solving

Students conduct self-assessment of leadership style, develop personal fitness regimens, 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. Limited to ROTC cadets who executed a contract with the U.S. Army.

MILS 312
3.00 cr.
Tactical Leadership

Examines the role communications, values and ethics play in effective leadership. Topics include ethical decision making, consideration of others, spirituality in the military, and a survey of Army leadership doctrine. Emphasis is on improving oral and written communication abilities. Limited to ROTC cadets who executed a contract with the U.S. Army. Prerequisite: MILS311.

MILS 366
3.00 cr.
Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC)

This course is a rigorous and demanding 32-day internship held at Fort Lewis, WA, and is designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability and determine preparedness to become commissioned Army officers. Cadets train in physically and mentally challenging situations and undergo testing on a variety of skills and topics. Prerequisite: Limited to cadets contracted with the US Army.

MILS 403
1.00 cr.
Applications of Physical Conditioning

Students plan, organize and lead individual and team oriented physical conditioning activities. These activities are geared toward the physical development and instruction of underclassmen. MILS403 students also administer fitness tests to underclassmen which measure the cardiovascular endurance and upper and lower body strengths. MILS403 students are required to successfully pass the Army Physical Fitness Test prior to the end of the semester. Limited to ROTC cadets who executed an enlistment contract with the U.S. Army. Prerequisite: MILS210.

MILS 411
3.00 cr.
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. Limited to ROTC cadets who executed a contract with the U.S. Army. Prerequisites: MILS311 and MILS312.

MILS 412
3.00 cr.
Officership

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. Limited to ROTC cadets who executed a contract with the U.S. Army. Prerequisites: MILS311, MILS312 and MILS411.

MILS 499
1.00 cr.
Individual Study

Military Science Independent Study. Department Chair approval required. Limited to ROTC cadets who executed an enlistment contract with the U.S. Army.