MLS5921 MILITARY SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP I
2 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year.
MLS5921 - Military Science and Leadership I (2 hrs.)
This course introduces you to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership and communication. You will learn how the personal development of life skills such as cultural understanding, goal setting, time management, stress management, and comprehensive fitness relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. As you become further acquainted with Military Science and Leadership, you will learn the structure of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Basic Course program. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions, attributes, and core leader competencies while gaining an understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.
To gain basic understanding of key introductory elements of military leadership and potential benefits of the ROTC program.
Upon completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify and describe US Military customs and Courtesies
- Identify and demonstrate key elements of Health & Fitness
- Identify and demonstrate effective Goal Setting and Time Management
- Explain, describe and demonstrate Critical Thinking
- Identify and describe key elements of Anti-terrorism
- Identify and describe key elements of Emergency Preparedness
- Identify, describe and demonstrate Basic Survival Skills
- Describe and demonstrate proper procedures for Military Communications
- Identify Counseling resources and indicators of potential benefit from Counseling
Units Outcomes and Criterion Based Evaluation Key for Core Content:
The following outline defines the minimum core content, not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: US MILITARY CUSTOMS AND COURTESIES
Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify and describe US Military Customs and Courtesies.
- Identify military rank
- Salute at appropriate times
- Respond to passing colors
- Respond to national and military music
- Explain the vision of the Army’s I. A.M. STRONG campaign
- Define how sexual harassment and sexual assault is incompatible with Army values, warrior’s ethos, and Soldier’s creed
- Apply the five dimensions of strength
- Describe course structure: the six Army Learning Areas
- Describe course outcomes
- Locate course content
- Explain required course assignments & student expectations
UNIT 2: HEALTH AND FITNESS
Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify and demonstrate key elements of Health & Fitness.
- Identify components of the Choose My Plate Food Guide
- Understand the importance of practicing portion control
- Understand the benefits of healthy nutrition
- Develop an exercise strategy to meet your personal fitness goals
- Develop exercise strategy
- Explain how physical activities benefit your personal health and fitness
UNIT 3: GOAL SETTING AND TIME MANAGEMENT
Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify and demonstrate effective Goal Setting and Time Management.
- Identify the three types of learning
- Identify specific study methods
- Identify strategies to improve time management
- Determine how to balance multiple competing priorities
- Explain the P.O.W.E.R. model as a time management tool
- Understand the goal-setting process and how it works
- Identify key points that underlie setting SMART goals
- Develop a systematic personal goal plan
UNIT 4: CRITICAL THINKING
Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to explain, describe, and demonstrate Critical Thinking.
- Define critical thinking
- List the elements of thought
- Analyze the logic of an article
UNIT 5: ANTI-TERRORISM
Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify and describe key elements of Anti-terrorism.
- Identify and describe specific domestic threats to the U.S
- Identify and describe specific foreign threats to the U.S
- Identify and describe specific measures used to counter terrorism
UNIT 6: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify and describe key elements of Emergency Preparedness.
- Identify and describe specific crises, threats, disasters and events
- Identify and describe key elements of preparation, response, and follow-up
- Identify specific entities and roles in collaborative response to emergencies
UNIT 7: BASIC SURVIVAL SKILLS
Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify, describe, and demonstrate Basic Survival Skills.
- Identify and describe key survival elements
- Demonstrate key survival techniques for various climates, terrain, and situations
- Identify key components of a survival kits for each scenario
UNIT 8: MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to describe and demonstrate proper procedures for Military Communications.
- Identify chain of command
- Describe and demonstrate proper communications procedure
- Identify likely consequences of improper communications
UNIT 9: COUNSELING
Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify Counseling resources and indicators of potential benefit from Counseling.
- Identify personnel and respective roles in career, mental health, and emotional well-being counseling
- Identify and recognize indicators of the need for counseling for self and others
- Identify appropriate and effective resources for counseling
As assigned in class
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy
Course Time Frame:
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Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class and which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.