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Department of Military Science (Army ROTC)

Academics

Fall Courses

MLSC 101 (Leadership and Personal Development) (Open to All Students)

MLSC 101 introduces you to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership and communication. You will learn how the personal development of life skills such as (cultural understanding, goal setting, time management, mental/physical resiliency, and stress management) relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. As you become further acquainted with MLSC 101, you will learn the structure of the ROTC Basic Course program consisting of MSL 101, 102, 201, 202, Fall and Spring Leadership Labs, and LTC.

MLSC 201 (Innovative Team Leadership) (Open to All Students)

MLSC 201 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 Requirements Model (trait and behavior theories). Students and Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs. Focus is on continued development of the knowledge of leadership values and attributes through an understanding of Army rank, structure, and duties, and basic aspects of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies provide tangible context for learning the Soldier’s Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). This class is open to all Loyola students. There are no prerequisites.

MLSC 151 (Open to All Students)

MLSC 151 course is designed to introduce United States Army techniques for developing Soldier fitness capabilities.  During the first week of classes, each student will participate in an Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) to determine a baseline of performance.  This test will consist of the Army Push-Up, Army Sit-Up, and a 2-Mile Run.  The course will utilize stretching and warm up techniques, strength building and cardiovascular exercises from the Army Training Circular 3-22.20, Army Physical Readiness Training, in order to develop each student physically and mentally, and to build muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.  By applying these fundamentals and principles of physical fitness, each student will learn what is expected of our nations Soldiers to maintain physical and mental toughness, preparing them for the rigors of military training.  At the end of the semester, each student will conduct a final examination by being administered the Army Physical Fitness Test.  There are no written exams during this course and the final grade is determined by attendance, participation, and the student’s willingness to put forth the effort to improve their baseline APFT score.

MLSC 301 (Adaptive Team Leadership) (ROTC Cadets Only)

This is an academically challenging course were you will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army leadership, Officership, Army values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at the team and squad level.  At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical mission during a classroom Practical Exercise (PE), a Leadership Lab, or during a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in a field environment.  Successful completion of this course will help prepare you for success at the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) which you will attend next summer at Fort Lewis, WA.  This course includes reading and homework assignments, group assignments, briefings, case studies, practical exercises, a mid-term exam, and a final exam.  You will receive systematic and specific feedback on your leader attributes values and core leader competencies from your instructor and other ROTC cadre and MSL IV Cadets who will evaluate you using the ROTC Leader Development Program (LDP) model.

MLSC 311 (Adaptive Leadership) (ROTC Cadets Only)

MSLC 311 transitions the focus of student learning from being trained, mentored and evaluated as an MSL III Cadet to learning how to train, mentor and evaluate underclass Cadets.  MSL IV Cadets learn the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer and apply the Military Decision Making Process, Army Writing Style, and the Army’s Training Management and METL Development processes during weekly Training Meetings to plan, execute and assess battalion training events.  Cadets learn to safely conduct training by understanding and employing the Composite Risk Management Process.  Cadets learn how to use the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program to reduce and manage stress.

Spring Courses

MLSC 102 (Introduction to Leadership) (Open to All Students)

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 attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. As you become further acquainted with MSL 102, you will learn the structure of the ROTC Basic Course program consisting of MSL 101, 102, 201, 202, Fall and Spring Leadership Labs, and LTC. The key objective this semester is to explore (in more detail) the Army’s leadership philosophy and learn fundamental military concepts. Emphasis on Army leadership will provide the learner a better understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.

MLSC 202 (Innovative Team Leadership) (Open to all Students)

MLSC 201 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 Requirements Model (trait and behavior theories). Students and Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs. Focus is on continued development of the knowledge of leadership values and attributes through an understanding of Army rank, structure, and duties, and basic aspects of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies provide tangible context for learning the Soldier’s Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). This class is open to all Loyola students. There are no prerequisites.

MLSC 152 (Open to All Students)

MLSC 152 course is designed to introduce United States Army techniques for developing Soldier fitness capabilities.  During the first week of classes, each student will participate in an Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) to determine a baseline of performance.  This test will consist of the Army Push-Up, Army Sit-Up, and a 2-Mile Run.  The course will utilize stretching and warm up techniques, strength building and cardiovascular exercises from the Army Training Circular 3-22.20, Army Physical Readiness Training, in order to develop each student physically and mentally, and to build muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.  By applying these fundamentals and principles of physical fitness, each student will learn what is expected of our nations Soldiers to maintain physical and mental toughness, preparing them for the rigors of military training.  At the end of the semester, each student will conduct a final examination by being administered the Army Physical Fitness Test.  There are no written exams during this course and the final grade is determined by attendance, participation, and the student’s willingness to put forth the effort to improve their baseline APFT score.

MLSC 302 (Applied Team Leadership) (ROTC Cadets Only)

This is an academically challenging course were you will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army leadership, Officership, Army values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at the team and squad level.  At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical mission during a classroom Practical Exercise (PE), a Leadership Lab, or during a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in a field environment.  Successful completion of this course will help prepare you for success at the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) which you will attend next summer at Fort Lewis, WA.  This course includes reading and homework assignments, group assignments, briefings, case studies, practical exercises, a mid-term exam, and a final exam.  You will receive systematic and specific feedback on your leader attributes values and core leader competencies from your instructor and other ROTC cadre and MSL IV Cadets who will evaluate you using the ROTC Leader Development Program (LDP) model.

MLSC 312 (Leadership in a Complex World) (ROTC Cadets Only)

MSL 402 explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the full spectrum operations (FSO).  You will examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism.  You also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support.

Loyola

Department of Military Science (Army ROTC)
Lake Shore Campus
Campion Hall, Room 001
6551 N. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: (773) 508-8980
Email: armyrotc@luc.edu

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