Military Science (MS)

MS 101. Foundations of Leadership

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALL
MS 101 introduces the student to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. The student will learn how the personal development of life skills such as goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of army leadership dimensions, attributes, and core leader competencies while gaining a big picture understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the army and its advantages for the student. Students will participate in events such as the combat water survival test, joint field training exercise with UND, NDSU, leadership workshops, and paint ball.

MS 102. Basic Leadership

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: SPRING
MS 102 overview leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback and using effective writing skills. Students will explore dimensions of leadership attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, ad interactive exercises. Students will participate in events such as the combat water survival test, joint field training exercise with UND, NDSU, leadership workshops, and paint ball.

MS 110. Military Physical Fitness

Credits: 2
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 4.00 credits.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Introduces the student to the challenges in planning and leading physical fitness programs. The class will be held at the BSC Aquatic and Wellness Center. In this course you will develop an individual fitness program and be required to follow it throughout the semester. Students participating in this course will learn about physical fitness, nutrition, and goal setting. This course gives students the tools to live a healthy and well balanced lifestyle.

MS 192. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

MS 194. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

MS 195. Service Learning

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Designed to increase off-campus community involvement and awareness of civic responsibility, Service Learning gives students the opportunity to earn up to six semester hours of college credit while pursuing volunteer activities that have positive impact in the community. Some examples of activities that may serve as vehicles for Service Learning include: volunteer work at non-profit organizations (e.g., Kiwanis, Lions, etc.); serving as unpaid interns in local and state government; and organizing and participating in activities that are beneficial to the community as a whole (e.g. spring clean-up drives, neighborhood watch programs, meals-on-wheels, etc.). Students interested in Service Learning should discuss options with their academic advisors and/or faculty in areas related to the proposed activity.

MS 196. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

MS 197. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

MS 199. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

MS 201. Leadership Studies

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALL
MS 201 explores the dimensions of creative and tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basic of the Army leadership framework. Aspects of personal motivation and team building are practiced planning, executing and assessing team exercises. The focus continues to build on developing knowledge of the leadership attributes and core leader competencies through the understanding of Army rank, structure, and duties as well as broadening knowledge of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies will provide a tangible context for learning the Soldier's Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the contemporary operating environment. Students will participate in events such as the combat water survival test, joint field training exercise with UND, NDSU, leadership workshops, and paint ball.

MS 202. Leadership and Teamwork

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: SPRING
MS 202 examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). This course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. This course is designed to provide a smooth transition into the ROTC upper division courses offered at UND, NDSU. Students develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team-building skills. COE case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios. Students will participate in events such as the combat water survival test, joint field training exercise with UND, NDSU, leadership workshops, and paint ball.

MS 292. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

MS 294. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

MS 296. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

MS 297. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

MS 299. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.