Courses


MSCI 111 - Leadership & Personal Dev

Introduces cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. Includes insturction in map reading, land navigation, and customs and courtesies of the Army. Co-requisite:MSCI111L. Participation in three one-hour sessions of physical fintess is strongly encouraged each week. Participation in one weekend of Field Training Exercise is required. There is no military obligation to take this course, open to all GWU students. 1-4-1

 

MSCI 111L - Leadership & Personal Dev Lab

Application of Basica Leadership Skills through multiple venues including Drill and Ceremony, Land Navigation, Weapons Familiarization, Basic Rifle Marksmanship, Medical Tasks, Individual Movement Techniques, Employing Claymore Mines, Engaging Targets with Hand Grenades, Introduction to the Orders Process, Understanding Army Acronyms, Hand and Arm Signals, and Radio Protocol Procedures. Co-requisite: MSCI 111. 3-0-1

 

MSCI 112 - Intro to Tactical Leadership

Overview of leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Cadets explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Inludes instruction in basic tactics. Co-requisite: MSCI 112L. Participation in three one-hour sessions of physical fitness is strongly encouraged each week. Participation in one weekend of Field Training Exercise is required. There is no military obligation to take this course, open to all GWU students. 1-4-1

 

MSCI 112L - Intro Tactical Leadership Lab

Application of Basic Leadership Skills through venues venues including Drill and Ceremony, Land Navigation, Weapons Familiarization, Basic Rifle Marksmanship, Medical Tasks, Individual Movement Techniques, Employing Claymore Mines, Engaging Targets with Hand Grenades, Introduction to the Orders Process, Understanding Army Acronyms, Hand and Arm Signals, and Radio Protocol Procedures. Co-requisite: MSCI 112. 3-0-1

 

MSCI 146 - Military Fitness

A fitness program focused on muscular strength, muscular endurance and aerobic endurance. The weekly classes provide students with opportunities for strenuous physical activity, and also serve as examples of exercise routines that students can adopt as personal workout plans. Progress is graded using the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). 2-0-1

 

MSCI 211 - Innovative Team Leadership

Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework (trait and behavior theories). Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs. Includes instruction in troop leading procedures, tactical movement, battle drills and offensive and defensive operations. Co-rerequisite: MSCI 211L Participation in three one-hour sessions of physical fitness is strongly encouraged each week. Participation There is no military obligation to take this course, open to all GWU students. 2-4-2

 

MSCI 211L - Innovative Team Leadrshp Lab

Application of Intermediate Leadership Skills through multiple venues including Leading Drill and Ceremony, Advanced Land Navigation, Building Terrain Models, Advanced Rifle Marksmanship, Advanced Medical Tasks, Movement Formations, Movement Techniques, Special Teams, Writing Operations Orders, Situation Reporting, Call for Fire, and Introduction to Battle Drills. 3-0-1

 

MSCI 212 - Found Tactical Leadership

Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). The course highlights dimensions of terrain analsis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive ladership in the context of military operations. Includes instruction in terrain analysis, patrolling, tactical orders, route planning, and navigational methods. Corequisite: MSCI 212L Participation in three one-hour sessions of physical fitness is strongly encouraged each week. Participation in one weekend of Field Training Exercise is required. There is no military obligation to take this course, open to all GWU students. 2-4-2

 

MSCI 212L - Found Tactical Leadership Lab

Application of Intermediate Leadership Skills through multiple venues including Leading Drill and Ceremony, Advanced Land Navigation, Building Terrain Models, Advanced Rifle Marksmanship, Advanced Medical Tasks, Movement Formations, Movement Techniques, Special Teams, Writing Operations Orders, Situation Reporting, Call for Fire, and Introduction to Battle Drills. 3-0-1

 

MSCI 311 - Adaptive Tactical Leadership

Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership attributes and actions. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self- evaluations, cadets continue to develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. Includes instruction in squad operations, problem solving, and combat orders. Prerequisite: MSCI 211, 212 or equivalent. Co-requisite: MSCI 311L. Participation in three one-hour sessions of physical fitness is mandatory each week. Participation in one weekend of Fiedl Training Exercise is required. 3-4-3

 

MSCI 311L - Adaptive Tactical Leadrshp Lab

Leadership Lab. Practical applications of the material learned in the corequisite course. 0-2-1

 

MSCI 312 - Leadrshp/Changing Environments

Uses increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading tactical operations up to platoon level. Cadets review aspects of combat, stability, and support operations. They also conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in garrison operation orders. Includes instruction in platoon operations, stability and support operations, and garrison orders. Designed to prepare third-year students to perform effectively at the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Prerequisite: MSCI 211, 212 or equivalent. Co-requisite: MSCI 312L. Participation in three one-hour sessions of physical fitness is mandatory each week. Participation in one weekend of Field Training Exercise is required. 3-4-3

 

MSCI 312L - Leadrshp/Changing Env Lab

Leadership Lab. Practical application of the material learned in the corequisite course. 0-2-1

 

MSCI 330 - American Military History

American Military History from 1776 to the Contemporary Operating Environment. Study of the threads of continuity throughout America's military career with and emphasis on leadership, technology, doctrinal changes and the formation of today's professional Army. Students are required to participate in a one- to two-day Staff Ride to a historic battlefield to demonstrate the usefulness of historical analysis to today's military leader. Pre-requisite: Junior Standing (Sophomores and Freshmen by exception) 3-0-3

 

MSCI 411 - Developing Adaptive Leaders

Develops cadet prficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing performance feedbac to subordinates. Cadets assess risk, make ethical decisions, and lead fellow ROTC cadets. Lessons on military justice and personnel processes prepare cadets to make the transition to Army officers. Includes instruction in risk management, training mangagement, code of conduct, rules of engagement, counseling, and evaluations. Prerequisite: MSCI 312. Co-requisite: MSCI 411L. Participation in three one-hour sessions of physical fitness is mandatory each week. Participation in one weekend of Field Training Exercise is required. 3-4-3

 

MSCI 411L - Developing Adaptive Leadrs Lab

Leadership Lab. Practical application of the material learned in the corequisite course. 0-2-1

 

MSCI 412 - Leadership in a Complex World

Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the contemporary operating environment (COE). Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. Includes instruction in Army organization and modularity, the platoon command team, a battle analysis, and a staff rider. Prerequisite: MSCI 411. Co-requisite: MSCI 412L. Participation in three one-hour sessions of physical fitness is mandatory each week. Participation in one weekend of Field Training Exercise is required. 3-4-3

 

MSCI 412L - Leadrshp in Complex World Lab

Leadership Lab. Practical applications of the material learned in the corequisite course. 0-2-1