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Military Science and Leadership Courses

This is a listing of Military Science and Leadership (MILS) classes available at Bethany. These are included in the requirements for the Military Science and Leadership minor. Not all courses are available every semester. Please contact the registrar with any questions.

There are 18 courses in this subject. View other subjects or view all courses.

CodeCourse Title / Description
MILS101Intro to Army and Critical Thinking 1 credit
Introduces cadets to the personal challenges and competencies critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, time management, goal setting, stress management, and comprehensive fitness relate to leadership, and the Army profession.
MILS102Intro to the Profession of Arms 1 credit
Cadets will learn how Army ethics and values shape the Army and the specific ways that these ethics are inculcated into Army culture. Cadets can expect to explore the seven Army Values, Warrior Ethos, explore the Profession of Arms, Army Leadership and critical communication.
MILS150Leadership Lab 1 credit
This class is the associated leadership lab for the MILS classes. It is the hands-on portion where individual and collective military tasks are practiced and leadership lessons are applied. Students must be enrolled in ROTC to take this course.
MILS201Leadership and Decision Making 2 credits
Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework. Aspects of personal motivation and team building are practiced planning, executing and assessing team exercises.
MILS202Army Doctrine and Team Development 2 credits
Examines the challenges of leading teams in the complex operational environment. The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills.
MILS210Army Physical Fitness 1 credit
This class is open to all students. Please note, this is a physically demanding class. It is a comprehensive fitness program based on the latest military fitness techniques and principles. Students participate in and learn the components of an effective physical fitness program, with emphasis on the development of an individual fitness program and the role of exercise and fitness in one's life. In addition, students will achieve the highest standards of physical fitness in preparation for the Army Physical Fitness Test.
MILS212Leadership and Teamwork 2 credits
Study examines how to build successful teams, various methods for influencing action, effective communication in setting and achieving goals, the importance of timing decisions, creativity in the problem solving process, and obtaining team buy-in through immediate feedback.
MILS252The Evolution of American Warfare 3 credits
This course is designed to provide an overview of American Military history from the Revolutionary War to the present, with emphasis on the post World War I era. It examines the cause, conduct, consequences, and historical threads of military conflict.
MILS277Cadet Professional Development Training (CPDT) 3 credits
This course is devoted to the study and practical application of the Army profession and Army leadership development through first-hand service with real Army units on actual Army installations. Qualified cadets compete for selection to attend one of 23 separate Army courses. Note selection is very competitive and each Army-sanctioned course is very rigorous. Once selected, cadets hone their leadership and individual skills during two to four weeks of training and education. Possible courses include Airborne school, Air Assault school, Leader's Training Course, and Cadet Troop Leader Training. Students must be enrolled in ROTC to take this course.
MILS299Individual Study 1 credit
This independent study course requires prior coordination with the instructor before registration. This course will focus on leaders self-development projects and study, designed to develop leaders competencies and attributes.
MILS301Training Management and the Warfighting Function 3 credits
Cadets will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army Leadership, Officership, Army Values and Ethics, Personal Development, and small unit tactics at the platoon level. At the conclusion of this course, Cadets will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a squad and platoon in the execution of a mission during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Leader Training Exercise (LTX).
MILS302Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations 3 credits
Continuation of MILS301 - Training Management and the Warfighting Function course. Prerequisite: MILS301 - Training Management and the Warfighting Function.
MILS366Advanced Camp 3 credits
This course is a rigorous and demanding 32-day internship held at Fort Lewis, WA, and is designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability and determine preparedness to become commissioned Army officers. Cadets train in physically and mentally challenging situations and undergo testing on a variety of skills and topics. Limited to cadets contracted with the US Army.
MILS401The Army Officer 3 credits
An advanced course that places primary emphasis on Officership with our MILS IV cadets who are our educational main effort; MILS401 - The Army Officer and MILS402 - Company Grade Leadership together refine and ultimately completes the Cadet-to-commissioned officer transition. In MILS401 - The Army Officer Mission Command and ethics is stressed along to assist the Cadet in further embracing their future role as an Army officer. Prerequisites: MILS301 - Training Management and the Warfighting Function, MILS302 - Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations.
MILS402Company Grade Leadership 3 credits
The cumulation of a four-year sequential, progressive, challenging developmental leadership experience. It is during this final semester that the Cadet is undergoing final preparation for the duties and responsibilities of a commissioned officer along with their integration into the Army. The emphasis is placed on critical knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies skills newly commissioned officers will need. Prerequisites: MILS301 - Training Management and the Warfighting Function, MILS302 - Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations.
MILS403Application of Physical Conditioning 1 credit
Students plan, organize and lead individual and team oriented physical conditioning activities. These activities are geared toward the physical development and instruction of underclassmen. Students also administer fitness tests to underclassmen which measure the cardiovascular endurance and upper and lower body strengths. Students are required to successfully pass the Army Physical Fitness Test prior to the end of the semester. Limited to ROTC cadets who executed an enlistment contract with the U.S. Army. Prerequisite: MILS210 - Army Physical Fitness.
MILS498Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Internship 3 credits
Students will develop cultural awareness and foreign language proficiency skills through a one-month summer overseas immersion experience to one of 42 different countries. Internship will expose the student to culture and will intensify language study, which helps produce commissioned officers who possess the right blend of language and cultural skills required to support global operations in the 21st Century. Internship will focus on one of three immersion opportunities: military-to-military exchange, governmental or English instruction. Must be a registered ROTC Cadet to participate.
MILS499Individual Study 1 credit
This independent study course requires prior coordination with the instructor before registration. Limited to ROTC Cadets who executed an enlistment contract with the U.S. Army.

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