Courses

Freshmen | Sophomores | Juniors | Seniors

Freshmen:

MLSC 100: Introduction to Army/ROTC (1 Credit): Introduces leadership values and ethics; responsibilities of officership; the organization, customs, and traditions of the U.S. Army; time management; and physical well-being. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness.

MLSC 101 Leadership Skills II: (1 Credit): Introduces leadership principles, dimensions, styles, and assessment, among other varied topics. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness.

Sophomores:

MLSC 200: Self/Team Development (1 Credit): Covers leadership skills, such as values and ethics. Also teaches how to influence, how to communicate, how and when to make decisions, how to engage in creative problem solving, and how to plan and organize. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness.

Prerequisite(s): MLSC 100 and 101, or approval of professor of military science

MLSC 201: Leadership Skills IV (1 Credit): Builds on the leadership skills developed in Leadership Skills III with additional emphasis on communication, team building, and team leadership. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness.

Prerequisite(s): MLSC 200

Juniors:

MLSC 300: Applied Leadership I (1 Credit): Applied leadership with an introduction to the principles of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle; counseling as means of subordinate development; problem solving; operational analysis, development, and execution; and methods for preparing and presenting instruction. Students are given an introduction to the Leader Development Program that is used to evaluate their leadership performance and provide students with developmental feedback. Some weekend training required. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness.

Prerequisite(s): MLSC 100, 101, 200, and 201; and credit or veteran status with approval from military science professor

MLSC 301: Applied Leadership II (1 Credit): Applied leadership covering the models of communications (verbal and nonverbal), technology to communicate, how to prepare and conduct formal briefings, an introduction to the Army branches, diversity and equal opportunity training, ethical decision making, and group cohesion and dysfunction. Some weekend training required. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness.

Prerequisite(s): MLSC 300

Seniors:

MLSC 400: Leadership and Management (3 Credits): Considered the “transition to lieutenant” phase in which managerial theories are applied to personnel, training, and logistics management situations. Students have command and staff responsibilities for the Mason cadet corps and receive hands-on experience operating as a management team. There are several briefing and writing requirements as well. Includes a laboratory in applied science, common military tasks, and physical fitness.

Prerequisite(s): MLSC 300 and 301

MLSC 401: Leadership and Ethics: Continuing the “transition to lieutenant” phase of ROTC, examines ethics of military environment to include customs, ethical codes and decision making, constraints, and appeals to moral principles. American judicial system is also examined, with emphasis on the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Command and staff responsibilities are assigned to students for hands-on experience operating as a management team for Mason cadet corps. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness.

Prerequisite(s): MLSC 400, 300, or 301