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MSAL 3231. Adaptive Military Team Leadership (2-0-3) Corequisite: MSAL 3231L. Prerequisite: MSAL 1215, MSAL 1216, MSAL 2225, MSAL 2226, or MSAL 2420, or students with prior service (with approval of the Department of Military Science). Students learn basic tactical principles to include: principles of war, tactical fundamentals, troop leading procedures, operation orders, and defensive operations. 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 3231L student starts at the "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 3232. Military Leadership and Ethics in Changing Environments (3-0-3) Corequisite: MSAL 3232L. Prerequisite: MSAL 3231. Students learn basic tactical principles to include: offensive operations, team building, and overview and preparation for the summer Leaders Development and Assessment Course. 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 3232L student starts at the "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 3415. Military Leaders' Development and Assessment Course (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair. A five-week camp conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington. Only open to (and required of) students who have completed all MSAL-3000 or MSAL 4000 level courses. The student receives pay, travel, lodging and most meal costs are defrayed by the U.S. Army. The advanced Camp environment is highly structured and demanding, stressing leadership at small unit levels under varying, challenging conditions. Individual leadership and basic skills performance are evaluated throughout the camp. Although this course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis only, the leadership and skill evaluations at the camp weigh heavily in the subsequent selection process that determines the type commission and job opportunities given to the student upon graduation from ROTC and the university. (S/U grading.)


MSAL 3416. Military Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP) (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair. Consists of three weeks of hands-on training as a Nurse at an Army Medical Center. Only open to (and required of) nursing students who have completed MSAL 3231, 3232, and 3415. The student receives pay, travel, lodging and most meal costs are defrayed by the U.S. Army. The camp and clinical environments are demanding, stressing leadership and nursing under varying, challenging conditions. The leadership and skills evaluations weigh heavily in the subsequent selection process that determines the job opportunities offered to the nurse upon graduation.


MSAL 4245. Applied Military Leadership Management (3-0-3) Corequisite:MSAL 4245L, Prerequisite: MSAL 3232. Students learn advanced leadership development through practical application of leading Corps of Cadets. Academic studies focus on staff functions, training management, counseling programs, and ethics. 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 4245L student starts at the "leader and manager" 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 4795. Dynamics of Military Leadership in a Complex World (3-0-3) Corequisite: MSAL 4795L. Prerequisite: MSAL 4245. Students learn advanced leadership development through practical application of leading Corps of Cadets. Academic studies focus on military justice system, organizing for military operations, administrative and officer career management, logistics, entering service as an officer. 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 4795L student starts at the "leader and manager" 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.