Military Science Leadership (MSL)

MSL 101 - Leadership and Personal Dev. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. The Constitutional role of the military, military tradition, current defense posture, service roles and missions. An introduction to issues and competencies that are central to a commissioned officer?s responsibilities. Establishes framework for understanding officership, leadership and army values.

MSL 102 - Intro to Tactical Leadership. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Establishes foundation of basic leadership fundamentals such as problem?solving, communications, goal setting and improving listening techniques. Introduction to the principles of military leadership and organizational values through discussion, observation and practice exercises.

MSL 106 - Army Physical Fitness. 1 Credit.

(R?4) Offered autumn and spring. The study and application of military drill and ceremony: formation, ceremonies, and marching; the study of the fundamentals of the military physical conditioning program, and the practical application of skills learned. Physical education activity course; a maximum of four credits of activity courses may be counted toward graduation.

MSL 195 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R?6) Offered autumn and spring. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one?time offerings of current topics.

MSL 201 - Innovative Team Leadership. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Demonstration and practice of individual military leadership skills with emphasis on communication and observation through experiential learning exercises. Establishes framework for understanding of ?life skills? such as physical fitness and time management. Examination and practical application of tasks training and military style briefings.

MSL 202 - Found of Tactical Leadership. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Building successful teams through influencing actions and effective communication in setting and achieving goals. Use of creativity in the problem solving process. Introduction of individual and team aspects of military tactics in small unit operations. Practical exercises in techniques for training others as an aspect of continued leadership development.

MSL 203 - Ranger Challenge. 2 Credits.

(R?4) Offered autumn. Practical hands?on training in one rope bridge, land navigation, military weapons assembly/disassembly and physical conditioning. A team selected from this class will represent the University in competition against four other colleges and universities within the Big Sky Task Force. Students may include up to, but not more than, four credits earned in the HHP 100?179 and DANC 325 activity courses and MSL 203 and 315 in the total number of credits required for graduation. Students must be physically qualified and enrolled in an additional MSL academic class.

MSL 291 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R?6) Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one?time offerings of current topics.

MSL 295 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R?6) Offered spring. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one?time offerings of current topics.

MSL 296 - Leadership Practicum. 1-4 Credits.

(R?4) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of instr. Intensive supervised study in applied leadership and management development in an organizational setting.

MSL 301 - Adaptive Team Leadership. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Prereq., consent of instr. Coreq., MSL 303. Developing personal leadership principles through the learning and application of various small unit leadership procedures. Fundamentals of leadership development, land navigation, troop leading, small units tactics, rappelling, rifle marksmanship and physical fitness. Study of the organization and operation of the U.S. Army as a profession. Students are required to attend one weekend field exercise during the semester. Restricted to contracted Military Science students.

MSL 302 - Applied Team Leadership. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., consent of instr. Coreq., MSL 303. Continuation of the study and application of small unit leadership tasks. Advanced leadership skills taught including medical evacuation procedures, radio procedures, and increased involvement in planning and executing military operations in preparation for attendance at the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis, Washington. Students participate in rifle marksmanship instruction including qualification with the M16A2 rifle, rappelling, and attend one weekend exercise with students from regional universities in the area and the Montana Army National Guard. Restricted to contracted Military Science students.

MSL 303 - Leadership Laboratory. 1 Credit.

(R?4) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of instr. Coreq., MSL 301, 302, 401, or 402. Practical application of skills learned in the classroom.

MSL 305 - Leadership Development and Assessment Course. 3 Credits.

Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Required study and internship in military tactics, leadership and organizational behavior. Supervised by active duty military officers. Participants attend course of study at Fort Knox, KY for four weeks of intense evaluation and training to assess their ability to serve as a 2nd LT in the US Army, US Army Reserves, or the National Guard.

MSL 391 - Special Topics. 1-9 Credits.

(R?9) Offered autumn and spring. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one?time offerings of current topics.

MSL 401 - Adaptive Leadership. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Prereq., consent of instr.; coreq., MSL 303. The application of leadership principles and techniques involved in leading young men and women in today?s Army. Students explore training management. methods of effective staff collaboration and developmental counseling techniques. Develops student proficiency in planning and executing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff and mentoring subordinates. Restricted to contracted Military Science students.

MSL 402 - Leadership in a Complex World. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., consent of instr., coreq., MSL 303. Study includes case study of military law and practical exercises on establishing an ethical command climate. Examines the role communications, values and ethics play in effective leadership. Students complete a semester long Senior Leadership Project that requires them to plan, organize, collaborate, analyze and demonstrate their leadership skills. Restricted to contracted Military Science students.

MSL 492 - Coop Education/Internship. 1-4 Credits.

(R?4) Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Required study and internship in military tactics, leadership and organizational behavior. Supervised by active duty military officers.