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Basic and Advanced Course Programs

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BASIC COURSE
The Basic Course takes place during your first two years in college as elective courses.  You would take MSL 1010 and 1020 your Freshman year and MSL 2010 and 2020 your Sophomore year. Those courses also include a lab each semester and an optional, although encouraged, physical fitness course. You will learn basic military skills, the fundamentals of leadership and start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader.  You can take Army ROTC Basic Courses without any military commitment.

Freshman Year (MS 1010 and 1020)
Topics covered include:
     - Introduction to Army Leadership
     - Army Customs and Traditions
     - Military Operations and Tactics
     - Goal Setting and Accomplishment
     - Health and Physical Fitness

Sophomore Year (MS 2010 and 2020)
Topics covered include:
     - Applied Leadership Theory
     - Communications
     - Principles of War
     - Military Operations and Tactics
 
ADVANCED COURSE
The Advanced Course takes place during your last two years in college. You would take MS 3010 and 3020 Courses in your Junior year and the MS 4010 and 4020 Courses your Senior year, plus a summer leadership camp (Advanced Camp). You will learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning and decision-making.  To benefit from the leadership training in the Advanced Course, all Cadets must have completed either the Basic Course or have attended the condensed Basic Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky during the summer. Entering the Advanced Course requires a commitment to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army with either the Active Duty, National Guard or Army Reserves after you graduate.

Junior Year (MS 3010 and 3020)
Topics covered include:
     - Command and Staff Functions
     - Law of War
     - Weapons
     - Team Dynamics and Peer Leadership
     - Military Operations and Tactics

Senior Year (MS 4010 and 4020)
Topics covered include:
     - Training the Force
     -  Military Justice
     - Ethical Decision Making
     - Cultural Awareness
     - Military Operations and Tactics