Military Science Courses
MS-101-102 Introduction to Military Science1
An introduction to ROTC, military customs and traditions, benefits of Army Service and basic military skills. Laboratory consists of participation in leadership exercises, introduction to land navigation, adventure training, rifle marksmanship, and basic First Aid.
MS-201 Introduction to Leadership2
An overview of Military Leadership which prepares students for ROTC advanced courses. Classroom and laboratory instruction includes: leadership, land navigation, adventure training, oral and written communications, responsibilities of Army officers, and other general military subjects. Course is designed to aid future leaders in acquiring effective skills for influencing others, with particular reference to positions of military leadership.
MS-202 Military Leadership2
A continuation of learning leadership skills with continuing emphasis on professional development through land navigation, rappelling, first aid, marksmanship, and other military skills. Laboratory consists of progressive participation in leadership exercises, adventure training, and tactical operations.
MS-250 Fitness Activities1
A practical application of military style fitness adapted for any students who wish to improve their overall physical fitness level. Emphasis is on cardiovascular and upper body development. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
: Only eight (8) total credits of physical activities can be counted toward the The College of Idaho Bachelor's degree.
MS-290 Military Science Practicum6
A field based introduction to military subjects such as land navigation, map reading, marksmanship, and leadership. Practicum is a five-week Leadership Training course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. This course fulfills MS-101, MS-102, MS-201, and MS-202 ROTC program requirements. Students may also earn a two-year scholarship while at this course. The College of Idaho Army ROTC advisor determines enrollment eligibility.
MS-301 Leadership & Management3
Prereq.: Permission. A study of tactics and skills which increases students' poise and confidence as military trainers and leaders. Students learn the techniques of effective counseling, training and management in a military environment. Laboratory consists of progressive participation in advanced leadership exercises and practical application of basic tactics and patrolling skills.
MS-302 Basic Tactics3
A continuation of MS-301. Refines the fundamentals of patrolling and combat operations. Prepares students for participation at the National Advanced Leadership camp. Laboratory consists of practical application of basic tactics and patrolling skills.
MS-390 Military Science Practicum6
A field based course which provides students with the opportunity to apply the leadership skills they have learned. Course is completed at the five-week ROTC Advanced Leadership Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington. NOTE: This is required of all contracted students and is usually completed during the summer between the junior and senior years.
MS-401-402 Professional Preparation each3
Prerequisites: MS-301 and MS-302
An investigation of ethics and human relations, counseling techniques, military service in today's society, obligations and responsibilities of an officer on active duty, and coordination and operation of the military team. Students evaluate leadership potential of lower classmen and are responsible for planning and executing laboratory training. Prepares the prospective Army officer for initial Army Assignment.
MS-496 Military Science Internship1
A supervised, practical work experience which provides the senior Military Science students the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned through independent study and assisting in the instruction of military science labs or participation in the SMP (simultaneous membership program) in a National Guard or US Army Reserve Troop Program Unit.