Courses

Military Science Courses (MS)

MS-101-102   Introduction to Military Science1 credit

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 credits

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 credits

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 credit

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. NOTE : Only eight (8) total credits of physical activities can be counted toward the College of Idaho Bachelor's degree.

MS-290   Military Science Practicum6 credits

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 and Management3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor 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 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

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 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

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 Preparation3 credits

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 credit

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

A supervised, practical work experience which provides 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. See internship guidelines.