(1/4 course, Unbilled)

MSC 101 introduces the new student to the Army culture and the process of developing, educating and training the Army Officer. The course covers the Army organization, ranks, roles of Soldiers, as well as 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. This course requires participation in physical training (PT) for one hour three days per week. The PT component is a combination of strength conditioning, running, and cardiovascular exercises, and requires a passing score on the Army Physical Fitness Test (contracted students only) by the end of the semester.

Physical Activity and Wellness Education: Counts for 1/4 course (1 credit) of Physical Activity (PHA) for students who successfully complete the course.