Military Leadership

The Minor in Military Leadership

The Department of Military Leadership offers a minor in Military Leadership available to all students wishing to complete at least 15 credit hours of military leadership instruction. Students do not incur any type of military obligation. The minor is designed to give students the leadership tools necessary to succeed in the military or any number of civilian professions that require leadership skills. The program and all military leadership classes focus on a variety of leadership skills including decision making, counseling, time management, nutrition, leader attributes, and a host of Army-specific leader skills that translate exceedingly well into business and other non-military applications. The minor can enhance those students interested in government or defense-related careers, with possible employment in the F.B.I., C.I.A. or the defense industry

Military Leadership Courses

ML 100 - Introduction to Army Physical Fitness - 1 Credit
This course is based on the Army Physical Fitness Training Program. It is designed to introduce students to the ethos and approach to fitness within the military and to augment their training as future leaders if they choose to pursue a commission in the United States Army. This course is open to all students.

ML 101 - Foundations of Officership - 1 Credit (Fall)
Introduction to basic leader and officer competencies to establish a foundation for continued study. Learn basic life skills pertaining to personal fitness, time management, and interpersonal communication. Includes introduction of Army values and expected ethical behavior. Presents the unique duties and responsibilities of officers and the expectation of selfless service.

ML 102 - Basic Leadership - 1 Credit (Spring)
Introduction of a generic model of problem solving; instruction in basic skills that underlie effective problem solving; relate the problem solving model and basic skills to the resolution of military problems. Fundamental leadership concepts are introduced including factors that influence leader and group effectiveness.

ML 201 - Individual Leadership Studies - 2 Credits (Fall)
Development of problem solving and critical thinking skills through experiential learning activities. Application of effective written and oral communication, feedback, and conflict resolution skills.

ML 202 - Leadership and Teamwork - 2 Credits (Spring)
Focuses on self-development guided by knowledge of self and group processes. Experiential learning activities are designed to challenge current beliefs, knowledge, and skills.

ML 290A- Iraq, Understanding a Complex Country in
Complex Times
- 3 Credits
This course is intended to provide a base of knowledge about Iraq. Topics learned in this course include Ancient and Modern Iraqi History,The People of Iraq and Their Cultures, The 20th Century Political Turmoil in Iraq, and The War in Iraq (operation Iraqi Freedom).

ML 301 - Military Leadership I - 3 Credits (Fall)
Overview of military leadership at a hands-on tactical level and theoretical level. Tactical leadership phase: focus on the small unit leader and skills required for successful leadership of unit from a fire team through platoon level. Theoretical leadership phase: focus on basic leadership principles, communication concepts, and motivation theory.

ML 302 - Military Leadership II - 3 Credits (Spring)
Introduction to military leadership and management. Development of practical managerial/leadership skills in planning, organizing, delegation, and control and development of instructor skills through instruction training, performance-orientated training, and individual classroom presentations.

ML 401 - Leadership and Management - 3 Credits (Fall)
Introduction of Army staff organization, functions, and processes. Personnel and training management; includes counseling techniques and Army career management perspectives. Refines leadership skills to lead people and manage resources.

ML 402 - Military Law and Officership - 3 Credits (Spring)
Military Law and ethics, constitutional basis of powers, basic principles of criminal law and ethics; rules of evidence; military judicial structuring within the Army and issues dealing with problems faced by the newly commissioned officer.

ML 496 - Independent Study - 1-6 Credits
Independent study is designed to ensure that those students needing to complete ROTC in a non- traditional manner are afforded the opportunity to do so. Independent study can be arranged with the Professor of Military Leadership.

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