Oct 05, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military Science (Army ROTC)


Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Dixon, Head

Professor: Robert Dixon;
Assistant Professors: Captain Christopher L. Coco, James Culbertson, Craig Hager, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Johnson, and James A. Porter 
Instructors: Master Sergeant David A. Cavataio; Joseph Masarik, Master Sergeant Brian S. Waterman, and Sergeant First Class Aaron Whitty

101 Gen. Richard B. Myers Hall
785-532-6754 or 785-532-5173
Fax: 785-532-6778
E-mail: jporter@k-state.edu
armyrotc.k-state.edu

The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is a nationally acclaimed leader-development program that educates and trains aspiring young professionals to attain critical organizational and interpersonal leadership skills, knowledge, and attributes necessary to lead in military and corporate settings. This program includes a progressive, structured curriculum that provides the theoretical and practical application of military leadership in and out of the classroom.

ROTC students can earn a federal commission as a United States Army officer and be placed in a professional occupational specialty area of their choosing upon graduation. Students can choose to serve full-time or part-time as U.S. Army officers and are fully qualified for continuing education benefits.

Due to the dual requirements of academic degree programs and the military science program, the Department of Military Science provides lucrative financial support to include full-tuition scholarships and monthly stipends to qualified students. Additionally, all students enrolled in this program are managed using a mentor system where a faculty leader takes personal interest and effort toward promoting the students’ professional development.

The courses are open to all students. Students, both undergraduate and graduate, with two years remaining at K-State are eligible to pursue an officer commission through Army ROTC. Military science courses are credit-awarding courses and fulfill elective credit requirements in any degree program. Cadets may pursue any curriculum offered by the university.

The military science curriculum consists of the basic course, normally completed during the freshman and sophomore years, and the advanced course, oriented toward the junior and senior years.


 

Courses

Military Science

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    MSCI 100 - Introduction to Military Science and ROTC

    Credits: 1-18

    Basic drill, physical fitness, rappelling, army values, military presentations and basic marksmanship.

    Note
    Two classroom hours, a required leadership lab, and three one-hour sessions of physical fitness per week. Participation in a weekend exercise is optional, but highly encouraged.

    Typically Offered
    Fall

    K-State 8
    Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility


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    MSCI 101 - Introduction to Military Leadership

    Credits: 1-18

    Principles of effective leading. Communication skills to improve individual performance and group interaction. Relation of military organizational ethical values to the effectiveness of a leader, incorporating perspectives of the evolution of the U.S. Military from colonial times through the modern era. 

    Note
    Two classroom hours, a required leadership lab, and three one-hour sessions of physical fitness per week. Participation in a weekend exercise is optional, but highly encouraged.

    Typically Offered
    Spring

    K-State 8
    Human Diversity within the U.S.


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    MSCI 200 - Self/Team Development

    Credits: 1-18

    Ethics-based military leadership skills that develop individual abilities and contribute to building effective teams. Oral presentations, leadership, land navigation, and basic military tactics.

    Note
    Two classroom hours; a required leadership lab; participation in three one-hour physical fitness sessions. Participation in a weekend exercise.

    Typically Offered
    Fall

    K-State 8
    Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility


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    MSCI 202 - Individual/Team Military Tactics

    Credits: 1-18

    Introduction to individual and team aspects of military tactics in small unit operations. Safety assessments, movement techniques, military orders process, rifle marksmanship, rappelling.

    Note
    Two classroom hours; a required leadership lab; participation in three one-hour physical fitness sessions. Participation in a weekend exercise is optional, but highly encouraged.

    Typically Offered
    Spring

    K-State 8
    Human Diversity within the U.S.


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    MSCI 206 - Leaders Training Course

    Credits: 0-4

    A five-week summer camp conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The United States Army provides pay, travel, lodging and meal costs. No military obligation incurred.

    Note
    Open only to students who have not completed all four of MSCI 101, 102, 201, and 202, and who pass a physical examination (paid for by ROTC).

    This course is a summer camp and the student receives their grade in the Fall semester.

    Typically Offered
    Fall, Summer

    K-State 8
    Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility
    Human Diversity within the U.S.


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    MSCI 301 - Leading Small Military Organizations I

    Credits: 1-18

    Series of practical opportunities to lead small groups in situations of increasing complexity. Uses small unit defensive tactics and opportunities to plan and conduct training.

    Note
    Three classroom hours, a leadership lab, participation in three one-hour physical fitness sessions. Participation in one weekend exercise is required, and one or two additional weekend exercises are offered for optional participation.

    Requisites
    Prerequisite: Completion of the basic course. Instructor permission required for enrollment.

    Typically Offered
    Fall

    K-State 8
    Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility


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    MSCI 302 - Leading Small Military Organizations II

    Credits: 1-18

    Continues methodology of MSCI 301. Military missions and task analysis. Ethical decision making and lessons from leadership case studies.

    Note
    Three classroom hours, a leadership lab, participation in three one hour physical fitness sessions. Participation in one weekend exercise is required; two other weekend exercises optional.

    Requisites
    Prerequisite: Completion of MSCI 301 and instructor permission.

    Typically Offered
    Spring

    K-State 8
    Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility
    Global Issues and Perspectives


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    MSCI 306 - Leaders Development and Assessment Course

    Credits: 0-4

    A five-week camp conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington, by members of Kansas State University and other university Army ROTC faculty. The U.S. Army provides pay, travel, lodging and most meal costs. Highly structured and demanding, stressing leadership at small unit levels under varying, challenging conditions.

    Requisites
    Prerequisite: MSCI 301 and 302.

    Typically Offered
    Fall, Summer

    K-State 8
    Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility
    Global Issues and Perspectives


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    MSCI 351 - Military Leadership Studies and Practical Applications

    Credits: 1-18

    Independent research, analysis and monthly discussion on related military topics. Small unit tactics and practical application of leadership skills and individual research projects.

    Note
    Three classroom hours per week, a leadership lab, participation in three one-hour physical fitness sessions. Participation in one weekend exercise is required; two other weekend exercises optional.

    Requisites
    Prerequisite: MSCI 301 or 302. Instructor permission.

    Typically Offered
    Fall, Spring

    K-State 8
    Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility
    Global Issues and Perspectives


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    MSCI 401 - Leadership Challenges and Objective-Setting

    Credits: 1-18

    Plan, conduct, and evaluate activities of the ROTC cadet organization. Articulate goals, put plans into action to attain them. Assess organizational cohesion and develop strategies to improve it. Develop confidence in skills to lead people and manage resources. Learn and apply various Army policies and programs.

    Note
    Three classroom hours, a two-hour leadership laboratory, and weekly physical fitness activities. Cadets will also participate in a weekend field training exercise (FTX) and a formal military social event.

    Requisites
    Prerequisite: MSCI 301 and 302 or department head permission.

    Typically Offered
    Fall

    K-State 8
    Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility
    Global Issues and Perspectives


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    MSCI 402 - Transition to Lieutenant

    Credits: 1-18

    Continues the methodology from MSCI 401. Identify and resolve dilemmas. Refine counseling and motivating techniques. Examine aspects of tradition and law as relate to leading as an officer in the United States Army. Prepare for a future as a successful United States Army lieutenant.

    Note
    Cadets will also participate in a weekend field training exercise (FTX) and a formal military social event.

    Typically Offered
    Spring

    K-State 8
    Global Issues and Perspectives


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    MSCI 499 - Honors Project

    Credits: 3

    Open only to Arts & Sciences students who are active members of the University Honors Program and Advanced Military Science Curriculum (must have completed the Basic Military Science Curriculum or received United States Army Cadet Command credit through prior military service or completion of the Leaders Training Course).

    Typically Offered
    Fall, Spring, Summer

    K-State 8
    Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility
    Global Issues and Perspectives


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    MSCI 501 - Advanced Transition to Lieutenant I

    Credits: 1-18

    Independent research, analysis and monthly discussion on related military topics. Personal, academic, and professional goals and objectives, development and maintenance of an officer evaluation report support form.

    Requisites
    Prerequisite: MSCI 401 and 402 or department head permission.

    Typically Offered
    Fall

    K-State 8
    Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility
    Global Issues and Perspectives


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    MSCI 502 - Advanced Transition to Lieutenant II

    Credits: 1-18

    Independent research, analysis, and monthly discussion on related military topics. Personal, academic, and professional goals and objectives, development, and maintenance of an officer evaluation report support form.

    Requisites
    Prerequisite: MSCI 501.

    Typically Offered
    Spring

    K-State 8
    Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility
    Global Issues and Perspectives


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