Feb 20, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

MLS5922 MILITARY SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP II COURSE PROCEDURE


MLS5922 MILITARY SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP II

2 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

MLS5922 - Military Science and Leadership II (2 hrs.)

This course introduces Cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, time management, goal setting, and communication. Cadets learn the basics of the communications process and the importance for leaders to develop the essential skills to effectively communicate in the Army. Cadets will begin learning the basics of squad level tactics that will be reinforced during a weekly lab facilitated by Military Science Cadets and supervised by Cadre.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

Cadets and/or other students continue to develop time management, critical thinking, goal-setting, and communications and begin learning basic tactics.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will:

  • Identify and describe key aspects of US Military customs and courtesies pertinent to this course
  • Identify and describe basic components of squad tactics
  • Identify, describe and demonstrate basic movements of squad tactics
  • Identify, describe and demonstrate key elements of basic patrolling for squad tactics
  • Identify, describe and demonstrate critical thinking characteristics and traits
  • Identify and describe learning styles
  • Describe and demonstrate time management and goal setting skills
  • Describe the communications process
  • Demonstrate the use of persuasive communications

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 key aspects of US Military Customs and Courtesies pertinent to this course.

  • Describe course structure and course maps/labs
  • Describe Military Science Leadership course outcomes & the four Army Learning
  • Areas
  • Identify key elements of course content
  • Explain required course assignments and cadets’ expectations

UNIT 2: SQUAD TACTICS

Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify and describe basic components of squad tactics.

  • List the components of a fire team and infantry rifle squad
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of each member of a fire team and Infantry
  • rifle squad

UNIT 3: SQUAD TACTICS - BASIC MOVEMENT

Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify, describe and demonstrate basic movements of squad tactics.

  • Describe the three Individual Movement Techniques (IMT) implemented while
  • moving under direct fire
  • Apply an understanding of how and when to apply the various team movement
  • formations

UNIT 4: SQUAD TACTICS - BASIC PATROLLING

Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify, describe and demonstrate key elements of basic patrolling for squad tactics.

  • Identify the two main types of patrols and their different elements
  • Identify the five (5) Principles of Patrolling
  • Employ basic hand and arm signals

UNIT 5: CRITICAL THINKING CHARACTERISTICS AND TRAITS

Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify, describe and demonstrate critical thinking characteristics and traits.

  • Define critical thinking
  • Identify the characteristics of critical thinking
  • Apply the Eight Elements of Thought and Nine Intellectual Standards to a
  • Situation
  • Identify and describe the Characteristics of Critical Thinkers and the Eight
  • Elements of Thought
  •  Describe the Eight Essential Intellectual Traits
  • Apply critical thinking to a situation and written article

UNIT 6: LEARNING STYLES

Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify and describe learning styles.

  • Describe the three types of learning styles
  • Explain characteristics associated with each learning style

UNIT 7: TIME MANAGEMENT AND GOAL SETTING SKILLS

Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to identify and demonstrate time management and goal-setting skills.

  • Describe the three Army Leader Development Domains
  • Identify the key points that support setting effective goals
  • Construct a process for effective time management
  • Explain the barriers to time management
  • Develop a personalized and systematic goal plan

UNIT 8: COMMUNICATIONS PROCESS

Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to describe the communications process.

  • Explain the steps/components of the communication process
  • Identify barriers to effective communication
  • Describe ways to improve interpersonal communication

UNIT 9: PERSUASIVE COMMUNICATIONS

Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to demonstrate the use of persuasive communications.

  • Describe the Rhetorical Triangle and appeals to Ethos, Logos, and Pathos
  • Analyze persuasive communication

Projects Required:

As assigned in class

Textbook:

Please Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents, define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

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.