Compare Courses

MSAL 1215. Introduction to Military Leadership (1-0-1) Corequisite: MSAL 1215L. Introductory course about the fundamental components of service as an Army Officer. Major areas of instruction include: officership, leadership values and ethics, and communication skills. Leadership laboratory meets every Wednesday for two hours and focuses on hands-on practical leaderships skills in individual and unit military field craft. The Leadership Lab allows students to put classroom lecture theory into practice. A 1215L student starts at the "follower" level of leadership. As they progress through the program, they will gain self confidence through practical application of leader skills. There will be some Friday events and one weekend field training exercise during the semester. Major areas of instruction include: officership, leadership values and ethics, and communication skills.


MSAL 1216. Military Leadership and Development (1-0-1) Corequisite: MSAL 1216L. Learn key leadership theory and skills. Major areas encompass: leadership theory and application, problem solving, group interaction, goal setting, and decision making. Leadership laboratory meets every Wednesday for two hours and focuses on key leadership theory and skills. Major areas encompass: leadership theory and application in problem solving, group interaction, goal setting, and decision making. A 1216L student starts at the "follower" level of leadership. As they progress through the program, they will gain self confidence through practical application of leader skills. There will be some Friday events and one weekend field training exercise during the semester. Major areas of instruction include: officership, leadership values and ethics, and communication skills.


MSAL 2225. Innovative Military Team Leadership (2-0-2) Corequisite: MSAL 2225L. Advanced leadership studies concentrated in the following areas: effective writing and briefing skills, and individual and organizational leadership theory. Leadership laboratory meets every Wednesday for two hours and focuses on key leadership theory and skills. Major areas encompass: leadership theory and application in problem solving, group interaction, goal setting, and decision making. A 2225L student starts at the "follower and leader" level of leadership. As they progress through the program, they will gain self confidence through practical application of leader skills. There will be some Friday events and one weekend field training exercise during the semester. Major areas of instruction include: officership, leadership values and ethics, and communication skills.


MSAL 2226. Foundations of Tactical Military Leadership (2-0-2) Corequisite: MSAL 2226L. Tactics and Officership. Students learn principles of tactics and complete case studies in small officer roles and ethics, and complete case studies in officer leadership and institutional values. Leadership laboratory meets every Wednesday for two hours and focuses on key leadership theory and skills. Major areas encompass: leadership theory and application in problem solving, group interaction, goal setting, and decision making. A 2226L student starts at the "follower and leader" level of leadership. As they progress through the program, they will gain self confidence through practical application of leader skills. There will be some Friday events and one weekend field training exercise during the semester. Major areas of instruction include: officership, leadership values and ethics, and communication skills.


MSAL 2420. Military Leadership Training Course (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair. A five week summer camp conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The student receives pay, travel, lodging, and most meal costs are defrayed by the Army. The environment is rigorous, and is similar to Army Basic Training. No military obligation incurred. Open only to students who have not taken all four of MSAL 1000 and 2000 level classes, and who pass a physical examination (paid for by ROTC). Completion of MSAL 2420 qualifies a student for entry into the Advanced Course. Three different cycles are normally offered during the summer, but spaces are limited. Candidates can apply for a space any time during the school year prior to the summer. (S/U grading.)