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- Open to all MTSU students
- No military obligation
- Counts as physical activity credit or elective credit by MTSU
MS 1010 Introduction to the Army
Two credits. Practical application in adventure-oriented skills such as rappelling, marksmanship techniques, and survival. Focuses on leadership development with a hands-on approach to classroom instruction. Also includes a general overview of the Army's mission, organizational structure, and customs and traditions. Meets twice weekly, 85 minutes per class.
MS 1020 Foundations of Leadership
Two credits. Prerequisite: MS 1010 or permission of PMS. Further development in adventure-oriented skills. Hands-on approach to basic rifle marksmanship, land navigation, and first aid. Students fire the M16A2 rifle, conduct a land navigation course, and learn first aid skills through practical application. Continued focus on leadership development. Meets twice weekly, 85 minutes per week.
MS 2010 Leadership and Ethics
Two credits. Prerequisites: MS 1010 and 1020 or permission of PMS. Development of leadership potential through practical exercise. Leadership, small unit tactics, first aid, basic rappelling, weapons familiarization, oral communication exercises, and team-building skills.
MS 2020 Army Doctrine and Decision Making
Two credits. Prerequisites: MS 1010, 1020 and 2010 or permission of PMS. Application of basic map reading and compass principles, unit organization at squad level, small unit tactics, branches of the Army, discussion of the Advanced Program. Practical exercises, land navigation, first aid, current events, marksmanship, and water safety training. Continues team-building development.
MS 3080 Military Science U.S. Army History
Two credits. Prerequisites: MS 1010 and 1020 or permission of Department Chair. Introduces students enrolled in the ROTC program to the U.S. Army's development and role in military operations from colonial times to the present.
- If desire is to continue in Army ROTC, students may contract beginning of junior year.
- Contracting Requirements: Minimum of 60 credit hours, U.S. citizen, at least 17 years old, not older than 30 (waiverable) upon completion of degree requirements and completion of Military Science courses, medically qualified, good moral character, strong desire to be an officer, completed the Basic Course, Leader's Training Course, or have prior military service.
MS 3110 Training Management and the Warfighting Function
Three credits. Prerequisites: MS 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020; or MS 3000; or equivalent credit for previous military service. Formal instruction in troop leading procedures, army problem solving, branches of the army, combat orders, leadership traits and principles, small unit tactics based on infantry rifle squad and platoon, map reading and land navigation skills, and military briefings. Focus on leadership development, instilling the warrior ethos, and preparation for the Leader Development and Assessment Course and potential for service as a junior officer. (Two one-hour, fifteen-minute periods of class work and two one-hour, fifteen-minute periods of laboratory per week.)
MS 3120 Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations
Three credits. Prerequisite: MS 3110. Formal instruction in leadership, principles of war, squad and platoon tactics, situational training exercises, patrolling techniques, map reading and land navigation. Hands-on application of troop leading procedures, written and oral combat orders, maneuver techniques, and field craft. Focus on leadership development, instilling the warrior ethos, and preparation for the Leadership Development and Assessment Course and potential for service as a junior officer. (Two one-hour, fifteen-minute periods of class work and two one-hour, fifteen-minute periods of laboratory per week.)
MS 3130 Leadership Development Assessment Course
Six credits. Prerequisites: MS 3110 and 3120. Five weeks of training normally taken
during the summer between the junior and senior academic years. Training conducted
at a designated U.S. military installation; practical experience in leadership, military
teaching, weapons, and communications under field conditions. The U.S. military pays
the student for attending the training.
MS 4110 The Army Officer
Three credits. Prerequisites: MS 3110 and 3120. Seminar in leadership and management designed to prepare the senior student for active duty responsibilities. The commander, the staff, the military team, and Army ethics are the main focus. Emphasis on instilling warrior ethos. (Two-and-one-half hours of class work and two-and-one-half hours of laboratory per week.)
MS 4120 Company Grade Leadership
Three credits. Prerequisites: MS 3110, 3120 and 4110. Seminars in leadership and management to prepare the senior student for active duty responsibilities. Focus is military law, Army writing standards, and organizational skills. Emphasis on leading soldiers in the complex situations of current military operations. (Two-and-one-half hours of classroom instruction and two-and-one-half hours of laboratory per week.)