Military Science 212

MSCI 212: Army Doctrine and Team Development

Prerequisites: MSCI 211 or department chair's permission

Credit Hours: (4) Three hour lectures; two hours laboratory; three hours physical training.

This course introduces students to cross-cultural competencies and further develops their acceptance of the Army Values, Teamwork, and Warrior Ethos. Students will disucss and conduct team building and team development.

Detailed Description of Content of Course

MSCI 212 begins the student's journey to understand and demonstrate Cross-Cultural Competencies as they relate to Army doctrine and how they apply in a combatant commander's Engagement Strategies. Army Values, Teamwork, and Warrior Ethos and their relationship to the Law of Land Warefare and philosophy of military service, are also stressed. The ability to lead and follow is also covered through Team Building exercises in small units up to squad level. Students are then required to apply their knowledge outside the classroom in a hands-on performance-oriented environment during Leadership LABs.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

An informal approach will be used to educate students about Military Science topics. The course emphasizes applied leadership and military basic skills. Although the one hour of class each week would have to be summarized as "lecture", a two-hour laboratory is devoted to hands on training in basic military skills.

Goals and Objective of the Course

Focus continues development of student leadership and critical thinking skills. Training is basic in scope and includes leadership, written and oral communications, operations and tactics, first aid, radio and wire communications, and general military subjects.
Specific topics include:

    1) Apply Army Doctrine and Symbology to a military problem
    2) Identify the four foundations and six tenets of Unified Land Operations
    3) Distinguish the Warfighting Functions
    4) Describe the purpose of offensive and defensive operations
    5) Apply the Army Values to a tactical problem
    6) Apply the law of the land warfare to a historical situation
    7) Describe Culture and Identify the four Components of Culture
    8) Recognize the seven factors that influence and shape a Culture
    9) Conduct a miltary briefing
    10) Apply counseling and coaching methods
    11) Demonstrate team leadership in training and tactical situations

Assessment Measures

Earn a final average of 70% or better
Earn a 70% or better average on all quizzes, midterm, and a final exam
Participate in all leadership labs and leadership training exercises
* Complete 6 Mile Road March
Complete term paper
* Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test with a goal of attaining 300 points with at least 100 or more in each event
Complete all administrative requirements

The ROTC program breaks students down into two groups: enrolled students and participating students. Enrolled students are fully enrolled in the Army ROTC program and are actively pursuing a military career. Participating students are those who choose to take an Army ROTC basic course, but are not actively pursuing a military career.

*Participating Students (those students who are not enrolled in the ROTC commissioning program) do not attend leadership lab, Physical Training, Road March events, or the APFT. These events will not factor into their final grade.

    Quizzes                                                                                  20%
    Land Navigation Exam                                                          5%
    Mid Term and Final Exam                                                      20%
    Term paper                                                                             20%
    6 Mile Road March                                                                 5%
    Physical Fitness (APFT&HT/WT)                                          10%
    Attendance & Participation                                                   20%

    Quizzes                                                                                20%
    Land Navigation Exam                                                        5%
    Mid Term and Final Exam                                                    20%
    Term paper                                                                           30%
    Attendance & Participation                                                 25%

Additionally, students who participate in extracurricular events (supporting community service projects, such as Color Guard, Polar Plunge, and Highlander Days) Can earn up to 10 points for extra credit.

Other Course Information

Leadership Lab Focus. Serves as learning laboratories for hands-on practical experiences. Training is supplementary and includes both offensive and defensive operations and tactics, land navigation and first aid subjects. The APFT is administered to assess the state of physical development. Specific lab topics include:

1) Individual and Buddy First Aid
2) Squad reconnaissance/Squad Ambush
3) Squad assault
4) Platoon reconnaissance
5) Prepare Squad/Platoon Combat Orders
6) Navigate using Map and Compass
7) React to Contact Squad/Platoon
8) Conduct Platoon attack / Raid
9) Conduct Platoon Ambush
10) Army Physical Fitness Test

Spring Field Training Exercise Focus. Continues development of leader skills in a field environment. The focus is on soldier-team development at small unit level. Training is supplementary in scope and includes leadership, operations and tactics, and land navigation subjects

Specific topics include:

1) Establish a Patrol Base
2) Conduct Land Navigation
3) Condcut Troop Leading Procedures
4) Conduct Platoon Offensive Operations
5) Conduct an After Action Review
6) Demonstrate tactical field craft (camouflage, field sanitation)
7) Redeploy to Campus

Cadet Command Events

1) Social functions, Awards Ceremony
2) Physical Training (two to five times per week)


Review and Approval

February 16, 2017 Updated MAJ Stephen Ray
March 16, 1998 Updated MAJ Perry N. Caskey