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Ms102 spring2010


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Ms102 spring2010

  1. 1. Military Science 0102 Introduction to Military Science Part Two Monday: 1400-1450 Ritter Hall Rm 107 Wednesday: 1400-1450 Ritter Hall Rm 107 Thursday: 1400-1600 Leadership Lab TBA Instructor: LTC Marco Young Ritter Hall, Lower Level (215)204-7482/7480 Office Hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1600 Email: Course Introduction Freshman Seminar 102 is one-credit course that introduces first- year students to the purposes of higher education and to the skills needed to use information technology and academic resources successfully in college and also the workplace. Many of the topics covered in this course not only apply to your growth as student, but also to your social and professional development. There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course. Course Philosophy and Goals Military Science 0102 - 1.0 credit hour. MSL 102 overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. You will explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. MSL 102 introduces cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions while gaining a big picture understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. Cadets will focus on basic knowledge and skills needed for personal leadership competence in the Army. MSL 102 Objectives The key objective of this semester is to explore in more detail the Army’s leadership philosophy and learn fundamental military concepts.
  2. 2. Leadership • Distinguish between leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions • Illustrate leader influencing, operating, and developing actions Values and Ethics • Explain how values impact leadership • Describe the importance of credibility for effective leadership Personal Development • Develop personal mission statement and goals • Explain the basic elements of Army communication Officership • Explain the importance of personal development for officers Tactics and Techniques • Describe the components of a fire team and squad • Describe the three individual movement techniques • Identify symbols and colors on a military map Course Policies on Attendance, Lateness and Participation Students are expected to participate actively in learning through critical reflection, inquiry, dialogue, and group interactions. This includes participating in class discussion, sharing personal perspectives and experiences related to principles discussed in class or reading, working with fellow students to engage in class exercises, and participating in lab exercises. Students are expected to attend all class meetings. You are allowed one excused absence and one unexcused absence. With a third and additional absences 2 points per absence will be deducted from your grade. You are expected to have read the assigned material before class and be ready to participate in discussions and activities. Assignments are to be turned in on time. Students coming to class more than 10 minutes late may be denied participation for that day. Course Textbook The course text will be available online at the below website. All class materials to include reading materials, references, midterms and finals, etc will be available at this site. Any other materials will be provided by the instructor.
  3. 3. Other required texts/resources: Student Text: MSL I, Introduction to Leadership, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2006 FM 3-25.26 Map Reading and Land Navigation FM 7-8 Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad, including Appendix A FM 22-100 Army Leadership Be, Know, Do STP 21-1-SMCT Task #071-326-0502 Tenino Map Sheet & Protractor Tenino Map Sheet & Protractor Cadet CD – Values Flash Files Selected books and articles as determined by professor Work / Assignments / Grading: Grading Criteria: a. General MS0102 final grade will be calculated on a mid-term examination, a final examination, participation, attendance (i.e., On-time for Class), the Army Physical Fitness Test, written assignments and/or oral briefings. b. Method of Evaluation. Grades will be computed using a 100 point system. There will be a comprehensive mid-term and final examination. Quizzes will be unannounced. 1. Mid-Term - 30 points. 1. Final - 40 points. 2. Participation - 10 points. 3. Writing Assignment- 10 points 4. Leader Actions Presentation 10 points 5. Extra Credit - 5 points. Class participation is highly encouraged and should be viewed as a leadership opportunity. A motivated cadet can be rewarded with extra credit points. Recruiting hours, Color Guard, Social events and unscheduled activities will be used to give cadets extra credit. A maximum of 10 points can be achieved for extra credit. The instructor will determine earned extra credit. c. Grade Computations: Grade Point Value A 94 - 100 A- 90 - 93.9 B+ 87 - 89.9
  4. 4. B 84 - 86.9 B- 80 - 83.9 C+ 75 - 79.9 C 70 - 74.9 C- 65 - 69.9 D 60 - 64.9 F 0 - 59.9 Counseling All cadets will be counseled in the beginning of the semester and at the end as a minimum. Cadets will not receive their final grade until their final counseling has been conducted. Additional counseling will be conducted as needed. Mandatory Training: a. Physical Training. Physical training will be conducted on Wednesdays at 0630-0730 hours in Pearson Hall Room 145 or the ¼ mile track behind Pearson Hall. PT is mandatory three days a week for contracted cadets and at least once a week on Wednesdays, for non-contracted cadets. Remedial PT will be conducted on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as necessary. Remedial PT is for those contracted cadets who fail the APFT or are overweight. b. Army Physical Fitness Test. Scholarship cadets will take all APFTs and non-scholarship will take the first and the last APFT. Reserve and National Guard testing will not substitute. The goal for all MSI cadets is 180 by the end of the school year. c. Leadership Labs. Lab attendance is mandatory for all cadets. Labs will be generally held on Thursday afternoon from 1400-1600 hours. Labs will consist of hands on training of those tasks that are essential for successful completion of National Advanced Leadership Camp. d. Weekend Training Exercises (FTX). FTXs are designed to expose the cadet to various situations that build teamwork and self-confidence. The FTX will be held at Ft Dix, NJ on 2-4 April, 2010. The FTX is mandatory for all MSI cadets, so plan accordingly. Each Instructor will handle extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis in advance. Scholarship cadets will be required for STX training throughout the semester. e. Social Event- a mandatory Military Ball will be conducted. The date is scheduled for Friday 30 April, 2010. It will incur a small cost.
  5. 5. f. If you are on a ROTC scholarship, you must pass a military history course, computer literacy course and be able to swim to become a military officer. Course requirements are posted on the commander’s board. g. Writing assignment. A short writing assignment will be assigned to all students, to be completed with the midterm. Details will be handed out in class. Note that late turn in of assignments will result in a loss of points to be determined by the instructor. Additional Training Opportunities: a. Color Guard. This cadet organization presents the U.S. colors at various activities. The activities include professional football and basketball games and intercollegiate (Temple) athletic events. Many local and social functions. Check the cadet bulletin board for more information. b. Social Activities. The battalion will sponsor various social activities, formal and informal. These will be published on an individual basis. All scholarship cadets are required to attend and non-scholarship cadets are encouraged to participate. Miscellaneous: a. Cadets are required to wear the proper uniform to all ROTC sponsored events. Cadets will be required to wear the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) on Tuesday and Thursday for class and Lab. Points will be deducted for cadets who do not wear the proper uniform. The ACU is the prescribed uniform for all ROTC activities unless otherwise noted. The Army Physical Fitness Uniform (PFU) will be worn during PT. Non-contracted cadets will wear appropriate PT clothing weather dependant. Non-contracted students are issued PT uniforms. During winter months, cadets will have all parts of the PFU. This uniform consists of: sweat top and bottom, T-shirt and shorts, proper socks and footwear and hat and gloves. b. It is policy that all cadets know how to swim. Sign up for a swimming class if this pertains to you. It could save your life. c. Scholarship cadets will ensure 8 hours of time is devoted to recruiting and coordinate with the Cadet Recruiting Team. d. Cadets will be professional at all times, demonstrating excellent military bearing and a positive attitude. e. Tardiness will not be tolerated. Students are expected to be on time for all events and or events.
  6. 6. f. All assignments will be turned in on time. Late assignments will be penalized. g. Violations of the honor code will result in dis-enrollment. This includes skipping other classes and using ROTC as an excuse. h. Positive spot reports will be assessed with extra credit points. CLASS SCHEDULE DATE TOPIC 25-29 Jan Class Introductions and Course Overview 1-5 Feb Goal Setting – Personal Mission Statement Introduction to Effective Army Communication 8-12 Feb Introduction to Tactics I 15-19 Feb Introduction to Tactics II 22-26 Feb Introduction to Map Reading 1-5 Mar Introduction to Land Navigation 8-12 Mar Midterm 15-19 Mar Spring Break- No Class 22-26 Mar Army Leadership- Character 29 Mar-2 Apr Army Leadership – Intelligence 5-9 Apr Army Leadership – Core Competencies 12-16 Apr Leader Actions- Group Presentations 19-23 Apr Field Trip (TBA) [Spring Fling- Wed., Apr 15] 26-30 Apr Review/Course Critiques 3-7 May Final
  7. 7. MANDATORY TRAINING REMINDER Commissioning Ceremony 22 January 2010 First APFT 22 January 2010 CWST 17 February 2010 CWST 24 March 2010 Spring FTX 2-4 April 2010 Spring Fling 15 April 2010 Final APFT 30 April 2010 Military Ball 30 April 2010