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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019

Military Science Minor


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Army

Completion of Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AROTC) requirements and recommendation for appointment by the professor of military science may result in commissioning as a second lieutenant in the active or reserve force components of the Army of the United States, as determined by the Secretary of the Army.

The AROTC program is composed of the basic course and the advanced course. The basic course consists of four classes. No military obligation is incurred by enrollment in the basic course, except by Army ROTC Scholarship cadets. The basic course may be completed, partially or fully, by three alternative methods: previous attendance of military initial entry training, a six-week long leader’s training course (LTC), or constructive credit for other military service determined appropriate by the professor of military science. Leadership Laboratory (2114-2117) is encouraged but not required as a corequisite for cadets not on scholarship.

The advanced course consists of four classes (3305, 3306, 4307, 4308). Advanced Leadership Laboratory (2118-2121) is required for all advanced courses. Enrollment in the advanced AROTC courses is only for students having signed a service obligation which they will fulfill after graduation with the United States Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard, and a five-week Leader Development and Assessment Course, usually attended during the summer between the junior and senior years. Army ROTC scholarships are available to qualified applicants (both those already enrolled in the AROTC program and those not yet enrolled) through annual competition.

2114, 2115, 2116, 2117. Basic Leadership Laboratory. (1h) Basic military skills instruction designed to technically and tactically qualify the student for assumption of an officer leadership position at the small-unit level. Students learn skills necessary to operate in a military environment and how to accomplish tasks outside of the classroom setting. Focus is on teamwork, communication skills, and application of basic military principles.  MSC 2114, 2116 (fall) and 2115, 2117 (spring) is required each semester for contracted AROTC cadets (including those conditionally contracted), and advance designee scholarship winners.

2118, 2119, 2120, 2121. Advanced Leadership Laboratory. (1h) Focuses on practical application of time management, small unit organization, communication, and the use of concepts learned in class to accomplish assigned missions. Laboratory sessions can be tactical (conducting a small unit mission) or managerial (solving an organizational problem). Grading is based on performance in leadership positions, teamwork, and application of principles from class instruction. MSC 4307 and 4308 cadets will be required to plan training scenarios conducted in lab, supervise sessions, and build teams and future leaders through assessment and feedback. MSC 3305 and 3306 cadets will conduct training and be evaluated on their application of tactical and managerial skills learned in military science classes to solve problems or complete tactical missions. MSC 2118, 2120 (fall) and 2119, 2121 (spring) is required each semester for contracted AROTC cadets (including those conditionally contracted), and advance designee scholarship winners.

1201. Leadership and Personal Development. (2h) Introduction to the personal challenges and competencies critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession.

1202. Introduction to Tactical Leadership. (2h) Introduction to Army terms, philosophies, and basic leadership concepts. Builds individual skills and knowledge applicable to Army operations, both tactical and organizational, in order to develop students into exceptional leaders.

2203. Innovative Team Leadership. (2h) 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 (trait and behavior
theories). Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs.

2204. Foundations of Tactical Leadership. (2h) Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment. Highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, operation orders, cultural considerations, unit dynamics, interaction with the media and care for subordinate’s physical and mental well-being. Places lessons learned from MSC 2204 on the Army leadership framework and the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations to prepare cadets for leadership roles as they enter the advanced courses.

3305. Adaptive Team Leadership. (3h) Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership attributes and actions. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self evaluations, cadets continue to develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. The focus is developing cadets’ tactical and managerial leadership abilities to enable them to succeed at ROTC’s summer Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). P—MSC 1201 through 2204 (or equivalent credit as determined by the professor of military science).

3306. Leadership in Changing Environments. (3h) Uses increasingly challenging leadership opportunities to build cadet confidence and skills when leading tactical and garrison operations up to platoon level. Cadets review aspects of combat, stability, support, and humanitarian operations. They also conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in garrison operation orders. Focus is on exploring, evaluating, and developing skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members in the contemporary operating environment. Cadets are evaluated on what they know and do as leaders as they prepare to attend the ROTC summer Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC). P—MSC 1201 through 3305 (or equivalent credit as determined by the professor of military science).

4307. Adaptive Leadership. (3h) Transitions the focus from being trained, mentored and evaluated as a cadet to learning how to train, mentor and evaluate underclass cadets. Cadets will learn the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer and apply the Military Decision Making Process, Army writing style and the Army’s principles of training and training management. Cadets will learn about the special trust proposed by the U.S. Constitution to Army Officers—a trust above and beyond other professions. Cadets will learn Army values and ethics and how to apply them to everyday life as well as in the Contemporary Operating Environment. The cadets will learn about the officer’s role in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, counseling subordinates, administrative actions and methods on how to best manage their career as an Army officer. P—MSC 1201 through 13306 (or equivalent credit as determined by the professor of military science). and MIL 225 and 226.

4308. Leadership in a Complex World. (3h) Continuation of MSC 4307 with emphasis on the transition from cadet to officer. Explores the dynamics of leading military operations in the complex environment facing military officers. Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and Rules of Engagement in the face of inter­national terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. Cadets will gain a hands-on working foundation of knowledge regarding government and military policy based on hands-on case study scenarios involving current and past actors (military officers, government officials, etc.). P—MSC 1201 through 4307 (or equivalent credit as determined by the professor of military science). and MIL 225 through 227.

3313. American Military History. (3h) The American military experience with emphasis on the ideas and activities contributing to the development of the United States’ unique military establishment. Particular emphasis on civilian control of the military. (Course is only offered if HIS 3310 is not offered. Credit not allowed for both MSC 3313 and HST 3310) P—POI.

Air Force

In addition to AROTC, students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Program through North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro in order to receive a commission as an active duty second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The department offers a four-year program where students enroll at the beginning of their freshman year and continue through award of a bachelor’s degree. The four-year program can be modified for students up until the beginning of the spring semester of a student’s sophomore year.

Freshmen or sophomore students attend a one-hour class and a two-hour leadership laboratory each week in addition to two one-hour physical training sessions. Students who compete favorably for the award of an Enrollment Allocation will attend a four-week summer field training program at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL. During the junior and senior years, students attend three hours of class, a two-hour leadership laboratory, and two one-hour physical training sessions.

For more information on the AFROTC Program, contact any instructor or the Unit Admissions Officer in the Department of Aerospace Studies, Campbell Hall, North Carolina A&T State University, telephone (336.334.7707). For course offerings visit www.ncat.edu/~afrotc.

 

MILITARY SCIENCE CURRICULUM

FRESHMAN

        FALL SEMESTER                                         SPRING SEMESTER

Name

Class Title

Credit Hours

Name

Class Title

Credit Hours

MSC 1201

Leadership and Personal Development

2

MSC 1202

Introduction to Tactical Leadership

2

MSC 2114

Leadership Lab

1

MSC 2115

Leadership Lab

1

MSC 1111

Physical Readiness

1

 

 

 

 

Semester Credits

4

 

Semester Credits

3

 

 SOPHOMORE

FALL SEMESTER                                       SPRING SEMESTER

Name

Class Title

Credit Hours

Name

Class Title

Credit Hours

MSC 2203

Innovative Team Leadership

2

MSC 2204

Foundations of Tactical Leadership

2

MSC 2116

Leadership Lab

1

MSC 2117

Leadership Lab

1

 

Semester Credits

3

 

Semester Credits

3

 

JUNIOR

FALL SEMESTER                                      SPRING SEMESTER

Name

Class Title

Credit Hours

Name

Class Title

Credit Hours

MSC 3305

Adaptive Team Leadership

3

MSC 3306

Leadership in Changing Environments

3

MSC 2118

Leadership Lab

1

MSC 2119

Leadership Lab

1

 

 

 

MSC 3313/ HIS 3310

Military History

(Junior or Senior Year)

3

 

Semester Credits

4

 

Semester Credits

7

 

SENIOR

FALL SEMESTER                                      SPRING SEMESTER

Name

Class Title

Credit Hours

Name

Class Title

Credit Hours

MSC 4307

Developing Adaptive Leaders

3

MSC 4308

Leaders in a Complex World

3

MSC 2120

Leadership Lab

1

MSC 2121

Leadership Lab

1

 

Semester Credits

4

 

Semester Credits

4

 

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