American Military Studies (AMS)
This introductory level course is designed to give students an appreciation for the role the Army currently plays in our society. The course covers the history of the Army and the roles and relationships of the Army within our society. The course also covers some of the basic skills necessary for today¿s leaders to include oral presentation, time management, map reading, basic rifle marksmanship and squad tactics. Must be concurrent with AMS 250U. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours).
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental skills necessary to be a leader, both in military and civilian context. Course also covers basic military map reading skills. Must be concurrent with AMS 250U. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours).
Study of the development of the U.S. from a military perspective. Pre-parallel development of technology and warfare; and emphasis on the evaluation of military leadership from the historically tested principles of warfare from the Civil War to the present. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours).
This course provides instruction and practical experience in the art of speaking and writing in the Army style. Students will demonstrate competency through a series of oral presentations and writing assignments. Small unit tactics and map reading skills will also be used in the implementation of the oral presentations. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours).
This course focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of leadership. Students will examine topics such as written and oral communication, effective listening, assertiveness, personality, adult development, motivation, and organizational culture and change. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours).
A hands-on practicum which exposes the student to the military skills required for basic technical and tactical competence to enter the Advanced Course. Laboratory, two hours per week and two week-end exercises. May be repeated to a maximum of four credits. Laboratory: 1 credit (46 contact hours).