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1999-2000 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions


Degrees and Programs Index

Military Science

MILS 111 (1 Credits) Fall
College and Survival Skills I (1+2)
Classroom study of college and life survival skills, leadership styles, and team building. Incorporation of principles and fundamentals into a variety of practical exercises. Laboratory sessions focus on confidence building, outdoor skills, leadership, and team building. Laboratory instruction includes map reading, rappeling, confidence course, marksmanship, fitness training, and a leader's reaction course. Meets one hour per week for ten weeks and includes one Saturday lab per month (3 labs total). Laboratory fee: $15.00.
MILS 112 (1 Credits) Spring
College and Survival Skills II (1+2)
Continuation of MILS 111. Includes discussion on ethics, problem solving, and essential attributes of a leader. Monthly lab instruction includes water and arctic survival, skiing, and snowshoeing. Student will be required to build and sleep overnight in a survival shelter during the survival lab. Meets one hour per week for ten weeks and includes one Saturday lab per month (3 labs total). Laboratory fee: $15.00.
MILS 113 (2 Credits) Spring
Map Reading and Orienteering (2+0)
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.
MILS 201 (2 Credits) Fall
U.S. Defense and World Affairs (2+2) s
Study of the effects of world events on military leaders, the relationship of historical and political events to the military decision making processes. Sociopolitical influences on military policy; current relative military strengths of power groups. Students fulfill leadership roles in lab. Meets two hours per week for ten weeks and includes one Saturday lab per month (3 labs total). Laboratory fee: $15.00.
MILS 202 ( 2 Credits) Spring
Communication Skills for Military Leaders (2+2)
Principles of communications for military leaders and instructional techniques. Emphasis on development of skills through rehearsed and unrehearsed presentations. Students fulfill leadership roles in lab. Meets two hours per week for ten weeks and includes one Saturday lab per month (3 labs total). Laboratory fee: $15.00.
MILS 250 (3 Credits) Summer, As Demand Warrants
Basic Camp
A six-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.)
MILS 301 (4 Credits) Spring
Advanced Leadership Techniques (3+2)
Concepts, principles, and techniques applicable to leadership in a military environment. Emphasizes the role of small unit leader in leading military organizations in a tactical environment. Laboratory sessions offer practical application of concepts taught in classroom sessions. Laboratory fee: $15.00. (Prerequisite: Junior standing in MILS and permission of instructor.)
MILS 303 (4 Credits) Spring
Application of Advanced Leadership Techniques (3+2)
(Cross-listed with BA 303)
Interdisciplinary study of effective leadership techniques and preparation for attendance to MILS 350. Laboratory sessions offer practical application of concepts taught in classroom sessions. Laboratory fee: $15.00. (Prerequisite: Junior standing in MILS and permission of instructor.)
MILS 313 (3 Credits) Spring
Personal Navigation and Orienteering (2+2)
(Cross-listed with ARSK 313)
Study of navigation to enable students to safely work in an outdoor Arctic environment. Emphasis on use of a topographical map and lensatic compass. Students are enabled to navigate by analyzing terrain, using a compass, and using satellite positioning systems. Course consists of classroom instruction and practical application in outdoor environments. Students must have adequate clothing to operate for 1-6 hours in an Arctic environment.
MILS 350 (3 Credits) Fall
Advanced Camp
Six-week camp structured as a leadership workshop allowing students to utilize leadership skills in a variety of situations in a military environment. (Prerequisites: Must be enrolled as an advanced course cadet and have completed MILS III.)
MILS 351 (2 Credits) Fall
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 and completed MILS III and MILS 350.)
MILS 401 (4 Credits) Fall
Cadet to Lieutenant Transition I (3+2) s
Study of skills and knowledge required to function as a lieutenant in the Army. Decision making skills, study of organizational structure, training management, and assignment in a cadet leadership position are used as practical application. Instruction and assessment of performance of MILS 100 - 300 level students in lab. Laboratory fee: $15.00. (Prerequisite: Senior standing in MILS and permission of instructor.)
MILS 402 (4 Credits) Spring
Cadet to Lieutenant Transition II (3+2)
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. Laboratory fee: $15.00. (Prerequisite: Senior standing in MILS and permission of instructor.)
MILS 442 (3 Credits) Fall
History of the American Military (3+0) 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.)

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