MILS - Military Science and Leadership

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MILS 101
1.00 cr.
Intro to Army and Critical Thinking

Introduces cadets to the personal challenges and competencies critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, time management, goal setting, stress management, and comprehensive fitness relate to leadership, and the Army profession.

MILS 102
1.00 cr.
Leadership and Decision Making

Introduces cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for adaptive leadership. Cadets learn the basics of the communications process and the importance for leader's to develop the essential skills to effectively communicate in the Army. Students will examine the Army Profession and what it means to be a professional in the U.S. Army.

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 150
1.00 cr.
Leadership Lab

This class is the associated leadership lab for the MILS classes. It is the hands-on portion where individual and collective military tasks are practiced and leadership lessons are applied. Students must be enrolled in ROTC to take this course.

MILS 201
2.00 cr.
Leadership and Decision Making

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. Aspects of personal motivation and team building are practiced planning, executing and assessing team exercises.

MILS 202
2.00 cr.
Army Doctrine and Team Development

Examines the challenges of leading teams in the complex operational environment. The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills.

MILS 210
1.00 cr.
Army Physical Fitness

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.

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, Cadet Initial Entry Training, and Cadet Troop Leader Training.

MILS 299
1.00 cr.
Individual Study

This independent study course requires prior coordination with instructor once registered. This course will focus on leaders self-development projects and study, designed to develop leaders competencies and attributes.

MILS 301
3.00 cr.
Training Management and the Warfighting Function

Cadets will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army Leadership, Officership, Army Values and Ethics, Personal Development, and small unit tactics at the platoon level. At the conclusion of this course, cadets will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a squad and platoon in the execution of a mission during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Leader Training Exercise (LTX).

MILS 302
3.00 cr.
Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations

Continuation of MILS301 course. Pre-requisite:MILS301.

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.
Leadership and Ethics

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.
Advanced Camp

This course is a rigorous and demanding 32-day internship held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, 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 to include land navigation, tactics, physical training, and drill and ceremony.

MILS 401
3.00 cr.
The Army Officer

An advanced course that places primary emphasis on officership with our MILS IV cadets who are our educational main effort; MILS401 and MILS402 together refine and ultimately completes the cadet-to-commissioned officer transition. In MILS401 Mission command and ethics is stressed along to assist the cadet in further embracing their future role as an Army officer. Pre-requisites: MILS301, MILS302.

MILS 402
3.00 cr.
Company Grade Leadership

The cumulation of a four-year sequential, progressive, challenging developmental leadership experience. It is during this final semester that the cadet is undergoing final preparation for the duties and responsibilities of a commissioned officer along with their integration into the Army. The emphasis is placed on critical knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies skills newly commissioned officers will need. Pre-requisites: MILS301, MILS302.

MILS 403
1.00 cr.
Application for 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. All cadets will take a physicial 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.

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

This independent study course requires prior coordination with instructor once registered. This course will focus on leader self-development projects and study, designed to develop leader competencies and attribute.