MSC Military Science

Courses in MSC:
MSC 011U.S. Army Leadership & Personal Development (1) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Lower division standing. United States Army, its organization, customs, courtesies, and rank structure. Surveys personal development skills needed for effective leadership such as critical thinking, time management, and health and fitness. Familiarization with the Army ROTC program. (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
MSC 012Introduction to Tactical Military Leadership (1) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Lower division standing. Military leadership fundamentals to include setting direction, problem-solving, presenting briefs, and using effective writing skills. Basic military tactics, orienteering and land navigation. Dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 013Introduction to Basic Military Operations (1) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Lower division standing. Basic military tactical theories and their application at the individual and squad level. Military tactical operations and basic military first aid. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 014AIntroduction to Military Leadership Skills (0.5) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Personal and organizational leadership skills introduced in leadership laboratory. Extensive supervised leadership experiences conducted in a military environment. Basic military skills necessary to function in a leadership role. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 014BIntroduction to Military Leadership Skills (0.5) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Continuation of development of leadership and military skills introduced in MSC 014A. Emphasis on the role of the individual, the basic organizational element of the Army, the squad. Supervisory controls reduced as students gain capabilities. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 014CIntroduction to Military Leadership Skills (0.5) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Development of skills required for promotion to junior non-commissioned officer level. Chain of command from company through individual levels. Interrelationship of squad and platoon organizations. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 021Military History, Study of Battles (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 022B; or Consent of Instructor. Application of the nine Principles of War to key battles in American and World history. Tactics on a strategic and operational level. Evaluation of leadership and decision-making processes of key leaders. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 022AInnovative Team Leadership (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Lower division standing or consent of instructor. Leadership values, attributes and theories. Use of basic military skills such as land navigation and squad operations to enhance understanding of the Army. Types of military briefings. Practice in interpersonal skills. Presentation of a briefing. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 022BFoundations of Tactical Leadership (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 022A; or Consent of Instructor. Leadership of tactical teams in complex operating environment. Self-assessment of leadership style. Basic military skills: terrain analysis, patrolling and operations orders. Dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 024AIndividual Military Leadership Skills (0.5) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 014A; MSC 014B; MSC 014C; MSC 022A (can be concurrent); or Consent of Instructor. MSC 022A required concurrently. Develop and practice personal military leadership skills in extensive supervised leadership labs. Cadets perform basic military skills, improve on troop leading procedures and lead subordinates in tactical situations. Begin with drill and ceremony, land navigation and individual movement techniques. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 024BIndividual Military Leadership Skills (0.5) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 014A; MSC 014B; MSC 014C; MSC 022B (can be concurrent); or Consent of Instructor. MSC 022B required concurrently. Development and practice of personal military leadership skills in extensive supervised leadership labs. Performance of basic military skills, improvement on troop-leading procedures, leadership of subordinates in tactical situations. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 024CIndividual Military Leadership Skills (0.5) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 014A; MSC 014B; MSC 014C; MSC 021 (can be concurrent); or Consent of Instructor. MSC 021 required concurrently. Develop and practice personal military leadership skills in extensive supervised leadership labs. Begin with drill and ceremony, land navigation and individual movement techniques. Cadets perform basic military skills, improve on troop leading procedures and lead subordinates in tactical situations. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 131Military Leadership & Management (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Leadership and management in organizational context. Team dynamics, leadership styles, professional ethics, development of a leadership framework. Management skills for planning, decision making, and organizing developed through definition of problems, development of courses of action, implementation of solutions. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 132AAdvanced Military Operations (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 131; or Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Military small unit tactical theory as the basis for leadership development. Principles of war, contemporary operating environment, Geneva Law of Land Warfare, military offensive and defensive operations. Emphasis on development of critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 132BApplied Leadership (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 132A; or Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Military small unit tactical theory and application as basis for leadership development. Application of leadership styles and skills to complete problem-solving exercises and the development of an adaptable framework applicable to a variety of shifting environments and situations. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 134AAdaptive Tactical Leadership (0.5) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 131; or Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Small unit tactical operations serve as the basis for enhancement of leadership performance through tactical application. Assessment of leadership attributes, skills, and actions through participation in a variety of leadership roles in problem-solving exercises. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 134BAdaptive Tactical Leadership (0.5) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 132A; or Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Small unit tactical operations as the basis for enhancement of leadership performance through tactical application. Assessment of leadership attributes, skills, and actions through participation in a variety of leadership roles in problem-solving exercises. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 134CAdaptive Tactical Leadership (0.5) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 132B; or Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Small unit tactical operations are taught, serve as basis for students exploration, development. Serve in variety of leadership roles in which leadership attributes, skills, actions are closely assessed and developed while they are faced with series of problem solving exercises. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 141Ethical Leadership (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Direct influence of leaders on individual motivation and group processes. The complexities of balancing moral, legal, and ethical obligations while applying fundamental business principles in determining the best possible outcome from competing solutions. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 142Military Law (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 141; or Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. The United States Constitution and the Military Justice System. Basic law of war, with an emphasis on issues that might arise on the battlefield or during a national emergency. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 143U.S. Army Management Systems (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 142; or Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Leadership and management, focusing on four management systems: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Practical methodologies for assessing management decisions while balancing competing ethical, economic, infrastructure and future growth trade-offs. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 144AMilitary Training Leadership Skills (0.5) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 141; or Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Enhancement of student leadership performance through practical application. Small unit military tactical operations as the basis for the student exploration and development. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 144BMilitary Training Leadership Skills (0.5) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 142; or Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Enhancement of student leadership performance through practical application. Small unit military tactical operations serve as the basis for student exploration and development. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 144CMilitary Training Leadership Skills (0.5) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 143; or Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Enhancement of student leadership performance through practical application. Small unit military tactical operations as the basis for student exploration and development. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MSC 191Special Studies in Military Science (2) Active
Independent Study—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MSC 131; MSC 132A; MSC 132B; MSC 141; MSC 142; MSC 143; Consent of department chair. Intensive examination of one or more special problems in military science. Possible areas of study include leadership dimensions, principles of war, air-land battle imperatives, military strategy, the operational art and professional ethics. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.