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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Humanities and Natural Sciences

MILS A102 The Air Force Today 1 cr.

This course focuses on U.S. Air Force installations and professions; introduction to flight; geographical awareness; U.S. defense policy; military balance; terrorism; and a study of the other branches of the Armed Services. Offered in the spring semester only.

MILS A104 Dynamics of Leadership I 2 crs.

This course is an introductory course on the history and organization of Army ROTC and an initial study of leadership traits, principles, and characteristics. The student is introduced to the characteristics and capabilities of individual and crew-served weapons; the customs and courtesies of the military service; and to the basic organization and functions of a military squad. Course includes periodic field trips, two hours of lecture, and one hour of laboratory.

MILS A105 Dynamics of Leadership II 2 crs.

A continuation of leadership training to include weapons training (assembly and disassembly procedures for the M-16 rifle and M-60 machine gun), communications (radio-telephone procedures, use of a CEOI), and first-aid (bleeding, shock, burns, fractures, and CPR). Course includes periodic field trips, two hours of lecture, and one hour of laboratory.

Prerequisite: MILS A104 or permission of the department.

MILS A121 Development of Air Power I 1 cr.

This course traces the development of air power from the beginning of manned flight through World War II. Offered in the fall semester only.

MILS A122 Development of Air Power II 1 cr.

This course is a study of post World War II air power development and employment, including present-day aerospace forces. Offered in the spring semester only.

MILS A204 Applied Leadership 2 crs.

The course begins with an introduction to military map reading (e.g., grid coordinates, elevation, relief, distance) and concludes with preliminary marksmanship instruction (mechanical training) and marksmanship fundamentals. Course includes training in physical conditioning, periodic field trips, two hours of lecture, and one hour of laboratory.

Prerequisite: MILS A105 or permission of the department.

MILS A205 Management Techniques 2 crs.

This course is an introduction to management principles and techniques. Includes a discussion of leadership principles and application of leadership techniques. The course concludes with an introduction to military correspondence and discussion of customs and traditions. It includes training in physical conditioning, periodic field trips, two hours of lecture, and one hour of laboratory.

Prerequisite: MILS A204 or permission of the department.

MILS A301 Management and Leadership I 3 crs.

This course addresses the general theory and practice of management applied to Air Force situations. Offered in the fall semester only.

Prerequisite: consent of department.

MILS A302 Management and Leadership II 3 crs.

This course addresses the theory and application of general concepts of leadership to Air Force situations. Offered in the spring semester only.

Prerequisite: consent of department.

MILS A304 Basic Tactics 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to U.S. Army tactical concepts and procedures, principles and evolution of war, and the relationship between weapons and tactics. Other topics include advanced map reading and terrain association, operations orders format, and concludes with a study of offensive operations. The course also includes training in physical conditioning, periodic field trips, three hours of lecture, and one hour of laboratory.

Prerequisite: MILS A205 or permission of the department.

MILS A305 Advanced Tactics 3 crs.

This course is a continuation of the study of the U.S. Army tactical concepts. The course begins with a study of defense operations and continues with patrolling techniques, low intensity conflict, and call-for-fire. Concludes with an overview of advanced camp. Course includes training in physical conditioning, periodic field trips, three hours of lecture, and one hour of laboratory.

Prerequisite: MILS A304.

MILS A401 National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society 3 crs.

This course is a study of the armed forces as an integral element of society. Examines civil-military relations in the formation of defense policy; the evolution of national security policy; the national security policy process; and national security policy issues. Offered in the fall semester only.

Prerequisite: consent of department.

MILS A402 National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society 3 crs.

This course addresses political, economic, social, technological, and international developments; their effects upon strategic preparedness; and the overall defense policy-making process. Offered in the spring semester only.

Prerequisite: consent of department.

MILS A404 Ethics of Leadership 2 crs.

This is the first part of the capstone course leading to commissioning in the U.S. Army. Course includes a study of military ethics and professionalism. Course concludes with cadet presentation of professional knowledge subjects. Course includes training in physical conditioning, periodic field trips, two hours of lecture, and one hour of laboratory.

Prerequisite: MILS A305.

MILS A405 Professionalism of Leadership 2 crs.

This is the conclusion of MILS 404. Emphasis is on command and staff functions, planning and preparation of training, and logistics and personnel management. Course concludes with the study of military justice and the law of war. Course includes training in physical conditioning, periodic field trips, two hours of lecture, and one hour of laboratory.

Prerequisite: MILS A404.

MILS A450 Leadership Laboratory 0 crs.

This course offers an extension of classroom work each semester, affording the student the opportunity to apply military skills learned in the classroom in an outdoor environment. Topics covered include drill and ceremonies, leading of physical training, land navigation, basic soldier skills, first-aid, rappelling, weapons training, and firing. Mandatory for all students taking military science classes.

MILS A499 Independent Study arr.

Open only to those students who have completed military science requirements and have extended scholarship benefits.

Prerequisites: MILS A405; department chair approval.