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Course Descriptions

Foundations of Officership

MLS103

Introduces Cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets will learn how the personal development of life skills, such as time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions while gaining a big-picture understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the Cadet. (Formerly MLS 101) 1 Credit (1 Lecture)

Introduction to Leadership

MLS104

Overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Cadets explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. (Formerly MLS 102) 1 Credit (1 Lecture)

Leadership and Teamwork

MLS203

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, and participating in leadership labs. The focus continues to build on developing knowledge of the leadership values and attributes through understanding Army rank, structure, and duties as well as broadening knowledge of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies will provide a tangible context for learning the Soldier's Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). (Previously MLS 201) 1 Credit (1 Lecture)

Leadership and Teamwork

MLS204

Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). This course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling and operation orders. Continued study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations and provides a smooth transition into the MSIII year. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. COE case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios. (Formerly MLS 202) 1 Credit (1 Lecture)

Leadership and Problem Solving

MLS303

You are challenged to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive team leadership skills as you are presented with the demands of the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations are used to develop self awareness and critical thinking skills. You will receive systematic and specific feedback on your leadership abilities. (Formerly MLS 301) 1 Credit (1 Lecture)

Leadership and Ethics

MLS304

You are challenged to study, practice, evaluate, and apply leadership skills as you are presented with the demands of the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations are used to develop self awareness and critical thinking skills. You will receive systematic and specific feedback on your leadership abilities. (Formerly MLS 302) 1 Credit (1 Lecture)

Developmental Leadership

MLS403

Plan, conduct, and evaluate activities of the ROTC Cadet organization. Continue to develop confidence in the skills to lead people and manage resources. Start the transition from Cadet to Lieutenant. (Formerly MLS 401) 1 Credit (1 Lecture)

Officership

MLS404

Plan, conduct and evaluate activities of the ROTC Cadet organization. Continue to develop confidence in the skills to lead people and manage resources. Start the transition from Cadet to Lieutenant. (Formerly MLS 402) 1 Credit (1 Lecture)

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