Military Science - Army (MSA)

MSA-101 Introduction to Military Science
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is a basic introduction to military science. The course will introduce students to the mission and organization of the U.S. Army and provide background in role of an Army officer as a career choice in either the active Army or the National Guard/Reserves. Students will participate in lecture, conference, and activities dealing with military subjects and will have the option of participating in challenging outdoor activities such as whitewater rafting, mountaineering, rifle marksmanship, and rappelling. Texts and labs fees will be provided by the department. There is no mandatory uniform to wear. Students will also learn about available two and three-year scholarships and other financial programs for which they may be eligible. Participation entails no military obligation.

Corequisites: MSA-111

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MSA-102 Fundamentals of Leadership Management
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course is a continuation of MSA 101. Students will develop a greater understanding of roles and responsibilities of Army officers. The course will consist of lecture, conference, and activities dealing with military subjects. Students will participate in challenging outdoor activities such as orienteering, mountaineering, and weapons qualification. Students will occasionally be required to wear a uniform. Texts, uniforms, and lab fees will be provided by the department. In this course there will be more focus on leadership development and the development of personal confidence. Participation entails no military obligation.

Corequisites: MSA-112

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MSA-111 Leadership Lab
1 Credit

Lab: 1 hour per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course will build fundamental characteristics of leadership using a military model and hands-on training in small group leadership.

Corequisites: MSA-101

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MSA-112 Leadership Lab
1 Credit

Lab: 1 hour per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will build fundamental characteristics of leadership using a military model and hands-on training in small group leadership.

Recommended Corequisites: MSA-102

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MSA-151 Army Standard Physical Fitness Training I
2 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course will teach Army Standard Physical Fitness Training to students with class time emphasis on nutrition, healthy lifestyles, proper equipment fitting, diagnostic testing and risk assessment. Open to all NIC students who may take the course twice. ROTC contracted students are required to take the course twice.

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MSA-201 Applied Leadership Management
2 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is the first of two courses designed to teach applied leadership and management. This course focuses on the application of leadership and management skills to various situations. Emphasis is placed on enhancing leader and communication skills by using a variety of hands-on training. The labs provide practical field training in a variety of outdoor skills (rappelling, rafting, rifle marksmanship, and orienteering) geared toward the application of classroom studies.

Prerequisites: MSA-102

Corequisites: MSA-211

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MSA-202 Applied Leadership Management
2 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course is the second of two courses designed to teach applied leadership and management. This course focuses on the application of leadership and management skills to various case studies. Emphasis is placed on enhancing leader and communication skills by using a variety of hands-on training at the Infantry squad level. The labs provide practical field training in a variety of outdoor skills (rappelling, rafting, rifle marksmanship, and orienteering) geared toward the application of classroom studies.

Prerequisites: MSA-201

Corequisites: MSA-212

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MSA-211 Leadership Lab
1 Credit

Lab: 1 hour per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course will build fundamental characteristics of leadership using a military model and hands-on training in small group leadership.

Corequisites: MSA-201

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MSA-212 Leadership Lab
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will build fundamental characteristics of leadership using a military model and hands-on training in small group leadership.

Corequisites: MSA-202

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MSA-251 Army Standard Physical Fitness Training II
2 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will teach Army Standard Physical Fitness Training to students with class time emphasis on nutrition, healthy lifestyles, proper equipment fitting, diagnostic testing and risk assessment. An emphasis will be placed on leadership and small group leader challenge in the PE training. Open to all NIC students who can take the course twice. ROTC contracted students are required take the course twice.

Prerequisites: MSA-151

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