George Mason University 1997-98 Catalog Catalog Index
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Military Science Courses (MLSC)


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100 Leadership Skills I (0:2:2). This course introduces the student to the organizations, missions, customs, and traditions of the U.S. Army and national defense establishment. The course includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. f

101 Leadership Skills II (0:2:2). The primary focus is to introduce the student to leadership principles, dimensions, styles, and assessment, among other varied topics. The course includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. s

200 Leadership Skills III (0:2:2). This course covers multiple topics to include writing, briefing techniques, leadership, tactical communications, and officer/NCO roles. The course includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. f

202 Leadership Skills IV (previously MLSC 201) (0:2:2). This course familiarizes students in troop-leading procedures, operations orders, briefings, and basic first aid, among other varied topics. The course includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. s

300 Applied Leadership I (0:2:2). Prerequisite: MLSC 100, 101, 200, 202, or veteran status, or permission of instructor. The primary focus is on tactics of the infantry squad and platoon to include multiple topics covering map reading, navigation, marksmanship, and other subjects. Some field training on weekend days is required. The course includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. f

301 Applied Leadership II (0:2:2). Prerequisite: MLSC 300 or permission of instructor. This course prepares cadets to successfully complete a six-week Army ROTC Advanced Camp the following summer. Topics include tactics, squad and platoon drills, marksmanship, land navigation, and health and physical fitness. Some field training on weekend days is required. The course includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. s

400 Military Management (3:3:2). Prerequisites: MLSC 300 and 301, or permission of instructor. This course is considered the ŮTransition to LieutenantÓ phase where managerial theories are applied to personnel, training, and logistics management situations. Students have command and staff responsibilities for the George Mason cadet corps and receive hands-on experience operating as a management team. There are several briefing and writing requirements as well. The course includes a laboratory in applied science, common military tasks, and physical fitness. f

401 Military Law and Ethics (3:3:2). Prerequisite: MLSC 400 or MLSC 300/301, or permission of instructor. Continuing the ŮTransition to LieutenantÓ phase of ROTC, this course examines the ethics of the military environment to include customs, ethical codes and decision-making, constraints, and appeals to moral principles. The 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 on behalf of the George Mason cadet corps. The course includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. s

499 Senior Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) (previously MLSC 561/562) (0:2:2). Prerequisite: Completion or LOA status, or permission of instructor. An individual study course designed to promote advanced knowledge and continued learning in military science for students who cannot enroll in one of the other MLSC courses for some reason. It is intended for students with a contractual commitment to the ROTC program. The SAMS course may be taken for one or two semesters with tailored requirements to include assigned staff and leadership positions in the cadet corps. Students enroll in the LAB 201 section and attend physical fitness training. f,s

LAB 201 Leadership Laboratory (Lead Lab) (0:2:2). Students enrolling in any ROTC class must enroll in this nongraded lab section. LAB 201 meets as a combined unit on Tuesday, from 3-4:20 p.m. LAB 201 trains in a variety of practical military tasks from drill and ceremonies to small-unit tactics. Training is led by upperclass cadets as part of their staff leadership experience. LAB 201 also includes one field training exercise per semester and physical training sessions are conducted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 7-8 a.m., at the Field House. f,s


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