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MSL- 101 Leadership and Personal Development (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the Army profession and personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, ethical reasoning, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management. off campus weekend leadership orientation in a military environment with outdoor physical activities, including land navigation and confidence course training.

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MSL- 102 Basic Leadership (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Establishes foundation of basic leadership fundamentals such as problem solving, communication, goal setting, and techniques for improving listening and speaking skills. Life skills are reinforced as well as an introduction to counseling and operations orders. Lab provides instruction on squad movement techniques, map reading, physical fitness and marching techniques.

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MSL- 201 Foundations of Leadership (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and historical leadership theories. Students practice aspects of personal motivation, team building, and ethical reasoning in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs.
Instructor's consent

Prerequisite: take MSL-101

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MSL- 202 Leadership And Teamwork (2.00 cr.)
Health and Physical Education - Activity
Repeatable: No
Examines building successful teams, methods for influencing action, effective communication in setting and achieving goals, the importance of timing the decision, creativity in the problem- solving process, and obtaining team cohesion through immediate feedback. The lab applies basic leadership theory and decision making during practical exercises in a field environment.

Prerequisite: take MSL-102

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MSL- 301 Adaptive Team Leadership (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Students study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army leadership, officership, Army values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at the team and squad level. Cadets practices planning, coordinating, and leading a team or squad during classroom PEs, Leadership Lab, and in a field environment.
Instructor's consent

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MSL- 302 Leadership Under Fire (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The role of communication, value, and ethics in effective leadership. Ethical decision making, diversity, spirituality, and survey of Army leadership doctrine. Emphsasis on improving oral and written communication abilities. Lab reinforces small-unit tactical training while employing troop-leading procedure to accomplish complex planning and decision making.
Instructor's consent

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MSL- 350 Leader Development And Assessment Course Field Experience (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A 33-day ROTC training event designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability, including judgment, common sense, ingenuity and stamina. Perform complex tasks and make difficult decisions in demanding situations.

Prerequisites: take MSL-301 and MSL-302

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MSL- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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MSL- 401 Adaptive Leadership (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Transitions the focus of student learning from being trained, mentored and evaluated to learning how to train, mentor, and evaluate underclassmen. Students learn the duties and responsibilities as a member of a staff and develop proficiency in risk management and reducing stress when planning, executing, and assessing training events.
Instructor's consent

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MSL- 402 Leadership In A Complex World (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Study includes a case study analysis of military law and practical exercises on establishing an ethical command climate. Students must complete a semester-long Senior Leadership Project that requires them to plan, organize, collaborate, analyze, and demonstrate their leadership skills. The lab continues to sharpen the students' leadership skills.
Instructor's consent

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MSL- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

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