MS 1030 Military Science Leadership Lab
A non-credit course required each semester for the Guard Officer Leadership Development (GOLD) Program recruits, soldiers and Military Science majors. This course provides leadership and management opportunities in formal and informal military settings. This course does not apply toward total credit hours for graduation.
MS 1213 Small Group Leadership and Dynamics
This is an introductory course to military science and leadership. Emphasis on understanding leadership styles, evaluating personal leadership capabilities, problem solving, teamwork, goal-setting, and cultivation of individual soldiering skills. This course is a prerequisite for MS 3113, MS 3213, and MS 3413.
MS 2113 Foundations of Leadership
This course explores the foundations of leadership with an added focus on the dimensions of creative and innovative leadership strategies and styles. Students learn to apply strategies of personal motivation and team-building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and events. Students employ communication skills to lead troops in problem-solving exercises. Students are also taught terrorism awareness and basic principles of war. Open to all students.
MS 3113 Military Leadership and Management
This course is designed to prepare the student for leadership positions primarily in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Students will learn small unit leadership fundamentals and will examine the junior officer’s role and responsibilities in the leadership process. Topics covered will include: professional ethics, operational planning, gathering and analyzing intelligence data, soldier/team development, and briefings in the military format. Prerequisite: MS 1213
MS 3213 Military Tactics and Operation
This course is designed to prepare the student to become a commissioned officer in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Students will learn small unit tactical leadership fundamentals from an historical perspective and apply them to today’s operational environment via the completion of situation exercises. Topics covered include offensive and defensive operations, military history, and graphical representation. Prerequisite: MS 1213.
MS 3413 Foundations of Tactical Leadership
An examination of the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary military operation environment. This 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. Students develop greater self-awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team-building skills. Contemporary Operating Environment case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios. Open to all students. Prerequisite: MS 1213
MS 3950 Special Topics in Military Science
This course can be used multiple times for variable credit. This course requires a student to conduct research on an issue related to Military Science. Both oral and written examinations may be required. Prerequisite: permission from the Professor of Military Science. Hours: 1-5