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    MS 101

    Fundamental Concepts of Leadership (freshman - fall)

    Introduction to the fundamental components of leadership. The course helps students be more effective leaders and managers in the future, whether serving as leaders in military or civilian life. Subjects include values, leadership, and “life skills” (communications theory and practice, interpersonal relationships, and fitness). Students should be prepared to receive more complex leadership instruction by the end of the course. Lab is required once a week.

    Instructor: SFC Anderson

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    MS 102

    Basic Leadership (Freshman - Spring)

    An introduction to the “life skills” of problem solving, decision making, and leadership. The course is designed to help students in the near-term as leaders on and off campus. Topics include critical thinking, problem solving methods, leadership theory, followership, group cohesion, goal setting, and feedback mechanisms. Lessons emphasize student discussions and practical exercises. Lab is required once a week.

    Instructor: SFC Anderson

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    MS 201

    Advanced Leadership (Sophomore - Fall)

    This course delves into theoretical and practical leadership topics. Several communication and leadership topics are examined (written and oral communication, assertiveness, motivation, organizational culture, etc.). Included is a major leadership problem solving case study. Students will be grounded in fundamental leadership principles by the end of the course and be able to apply such principles to future life experiences. Lab is required once a week.

    Instructor: Mr. Perez

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    MS 202

    Tactics and Officership (Sophomore - Spring)

    This course focuses on the practical application of decision making and leadership and examines the roots of national and Army values and ethics. Students will use a case study that traces the Army’s successes and failures from the Vietnam War to the present to help them put previous lessons on values, communications, decision making, and leadership in a real-world context. Lab is required once a week.

    Instructor: Mr. Perez

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    EXHP 122L

    Military Physical Training (Freshman/Sophomore - Both)

    Introduction to Physical Fitness and Physiology. Students participate in practical training and learn the basics of fitness, nutrition and flexibility. Course is offered to all students at UCCS.

    Instructor: Mr. Perez
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    MS 301

    Fundamentals of Military Leadership and Training I (Junior - Fall)

    This course focuses on building leadership competencies and military skills in preparation for a student’s future responsibilities as a military leader. Studies will include the principles of war, decision-making processes, planning models, and risk assessment. Advanced leadership instruction will focus on motivational theory, the role and actions of leaders, and organizational communications. Lab is required once a week and physical training is required three times per week.

    Instructor:  CPT Reilly

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    MS 302

    Fundamentals of Military Leadership and Training II (Junior - Spring)

    This course builds on the skills and knowledge attained in MS 301. Instruction will include individual leader development, planning and execution of small unit operations, individual and team development, and the Army as a career choice. Students should be prepared to attend Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington the following summer by course completion. Lab is required once a week and physical training is required three times per week.

    Instructor:  CPT Reilly

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    MS 303

    National Advanced Leadership Course (Junior - Summer)

    This is a mandatory 5-week practicum conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington for all Advanced Course Army ROTC students. Students will be assigned as members of a training unit for 24 hours a day, seven days a week for their time at camp. During that time, students will be placed in numerous leadership positions at various levels of responsibility and in varied scenarios. They will be assessed on their ability to work with others in a challenging environment.

    Instructor: CPT Reilly

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    MSL 401

    Leadership, Management and Ethics (Senior - Fall)

    This course begins the final transition from student to lieutenant. Focus will be on the skills needed to operate effectively as an Army officer. Areas covered are coordinating staff activities, counseling theory/practice, training management, and ethics. Each student should possess the abilities needed to be a competent member and leader in an organization by the end of the course. Lab is required once a week and physical training is required three times per week.

    Instructor: MAJ(P) Turner

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    MSL 402

    Transition to Lieutenant (Senior - Spring)

    This course completes the transition from student to lieutenant. It will delve into the legal and ethical aspects of decision making and leadership. Studies will also include how the Army organizes for tactical and strategic operations and how to manage administration and logistics at the unit level. The semester will culminate with a major capstone exercise in small unit leadership. Lab is required once a week and physical training is required three times per week.

    Instructor: MAJ(P) Turner

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    MSL 498

    Special Studies in Leadership (Senior - Both)

    This course is for the student participating in the Army ROTC Advanced Course who wants to pursue further studies in the application of leadership principles and group dynamics. This course is by arrangement only.

    Instructor: MAJ(P) Turner

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