2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Military Science

MILS 101      2 Credits
Foundations of Officership
Issues and competencies central to a commissioned officer's responsibilities. Presents a framework for understanding officership, leadership and Army values. Addresses life skills including fitness and time management. Designed to encourage insight into the Army profession and the officer's role within the Army. Materials fee: $50. (1 + 2) Offered Fall


MILS 102      2 Credits
Basic Leadership
Continuation of MILS 101. Focus on communications, leadership and problem solving. Life skills lessons include: problem solving, goal setting, interpersonal communication and assertiveness. Lessons yield immediately useful skills. Provides accurate information about life in the Army, including the organization of the Army, employment benefits and work experiences of junior officers. Materials fee: $50. (1 + 2) Offered Spring


MILS 113      2 Credits
Map Reading and Orienteering
Introduction to military and civilian topographical maps and their related informational content. Use of the lensatic compass and map as navigational instruments. Exercises in orienteering complement academic instruction. (2 + 0) Offered Spring


MILS 201      3 Credits
Individual Leadership Studies
Communication and leadership theory and application. Focus on critical life skills. Emphasis on relevance of life skills to future success in the Army. Includes a major leadership and problem solving case study which draws on virtually all of the instruction in MILS 101 and 102. Materials fee: $50. (2 + 2) Offered Fall


MILS 202      3 Credits
Leadership and Teamwork
Focus on officership providing an extensive examination of the unique purpose, roles and obligations of commissioned officers. Includes a detailed look at the origin of our institutional values and their practical application in decision-making and leadership. Core focus is a capstone case study in officership that traces the Army's successes and failures as it evolved from the Vietnam War to present, placing previous lessons on leadership and officership in a real-world context that directly affects the future of cadets. Draws the various components of values, communications, decision-making and leadership together to focus on a career as a commissioned officer. Materials fee: $50. (2 + 2) Offered Spring


MILS 250      3 Credits
Leaders Training Course
A four-week camp in basic military skills and leadership experience in preparation for entrance into the advanced course. For students who did not take the basic course. Prerequisite: At least two years of schooling remaining upon completion of camp. Admission by arrangement with professor of military science. Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


MILS 301W     4 Credits
Leadership and Problem Solving
Challenges cadets to study, practice and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with the demands of preparing for the ROTC Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC). Challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations are used to develop self awareness and critical thinking skills. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership abilities. Cadets at the MSL III level begin to analyze and evaluate their own leadership values, attributes, skills and actions. Primary attention is given to preparation for LDAC and the development of leadership abilities. Prerequisite: Junior standing in MILS and permission of instructor. (3 + 2) Offered Spring


MILS 302O    4 Credits
Leadership and Ethics
Interdisciplinary study of effective leadership techniques and preparation for attendance in MILS 350. Laboratory sessions offer practical application of concepts taught in classroom sessions. Materials fee: $50. Prerequisite: Junior standing in MILS and permission of instructor. (3 + 2) Offered Spring


MILS 350      3 Credits
Leadership Development Assessment Course
Five-week course structured to assess and develop leadership capabilities of the cadet by using a variety of situations in a military environment. (Prerequisites: Must be enrolled as an advanced course cadet, completed MILS 301/302 and have the recommendation of the department head.) Offered Fall


MILS 351      2 Credits
Cadet Troop Leadership Training
Three- to five-week full-time leadership training and development, serving in leadership positions with the active Army. Application of leadership and management principles in real life junior officer situations/positions. (Prerequisites: Must be enrolled as an advanced course cadet, completed MILS 101 and MILS 350.) Offered Fall


MILS 401      4 Credits
Developmental Leadership (s)
Develops student proficiency in planning, executing and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff and providing leadership-performance feedback to subordinates. Students are given situational opportunities to assess risk, make ethical decisions and provide coaching to fellow ROTC students. MSL IV cadets are measured by their ability both to give and receive systematic and specific feedback on leadership abilities. Cadets at the MSL IV level analyze and evaluate the leadership values, attributes, skills and actions of MSL III cadets while simultaneously considering their own leadership skills. Attention is given to preparation for BOLC II and the development of leadership abilities. (Prerequisites: Senior standing in MILS and permission of instructor.) (3 + 2) Offered Spring


MILS 402      4 Credits
Officership
Continuation of MILS 401. Includes study of military ethics and law. Student role in laboratory sessions is to plan instruction and assess performance of MILS 100-300-level students. Materials fee: $50. Prerequisite: Senior standing in MILS and permission of instructor. (3 + 2) Offered Spring


MILS 442      3 Credits
History of the American Military (s)
(Cross-listed with HIST 442)
The military's place in American life and society from the Colonial era to the present. Role of the military institution in shaping the nature of American society while reflecting the character of the society it serves. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


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