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Department of Military Science (Army ROTC)


Spring Courses in Military Science and Leadership

MLSC 152:  Spring Physical Training I      General Elective Credit
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6:45 – 8:00am
This 1 Hour course  is designed to introduce the student to basic Army physical fitness.  Students will gradually
increase their aerobic conditioning, strength and endurance though the semester.  Exercises include warm-up drills, stretching, basic calisthenics, running, foot marches, and swimming fundamentals.  Students will learn to set their own physical fitness goals, Generally a self-paced course, the group dynamics will also help students improve physically.

MLSC 102: Basic Leadership I:  Introduction to Tactical Leadership    
General Elective Credit
Wednesday, 2:45 – 3:35 and Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00am
This 1 Hour course This 1 Hour course consists of a classroom portion and a leadership laboratory portion. MLSC102 discusses leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills.  Students will explore dimensions of leadership attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises.  Cadets who wish to continue on into the Advanced Course of Army ROTC (the last two years of ROTC) must complete or have credit for MLSC102.

MLSC 201: Basic Leadership II:  Foundations of Tactical Leadership  
General Elective Credit
Wednesday, 4:15 – 6:45 and Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00am
This 2 Hour course  is the continuation of the Army ROTC Basic Course.  Students can take it simultaneously with MLSC 102.  It consists of a classroom portion and a leadership laboratory portion.  The lab portion is the same lab for MLSC 102, so students do not have to take 2 labs when taking MLSC 102 and 202 simultaneously. MILS202 examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex world. The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operations 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. MILS202 provides a smooth transition into MILS 301 for those cadets progressing into the Advanced Course of Army ROTC. Cadets develop greater self-awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team-building skills. Current Army operational case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios. Students who wish to continue on into the Advanced Course of Army ROTC (the last two years of ROTC) must complete or have credit for MLSC202. 

These courses are open to all Loyola students and Faculty.  There is no commitment to the Army and no obligation to serve in the military. Students who wish to make a commitment to serve as an officer in the US Army upon graduation may be eligible for a full tuition and fees scholarship at Loyola.  Students must have permission from the Department of Military Science to take this course. 

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