UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Military Science (ROTC)

Division of Social Sciences
Building 451
Telephone: (805) 893-3042

E-mail: rotcscholar@milsci.ucsb.edu
Website: www.milsci.ucsb.edu
Department Chair: Lieutenant Colonel Travis D. Buehner


 

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MS 1A. Introduction to Leadership I
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: none
Introduction to the organization, purpose, and functions of the U.S. Army. Provides the foundation in basic life skills to include fitness,interpersonal communication and ethical behavior using current Army models. Provide insight into the Army's profession of arms and officer's role within that profession.
MS 1AB. Basic Military Policies and Organizations
(1) STAFF,
Prerequisite: none
Introduction to the duties, responsibilities, and authority of military personnel. Provides an understanding of the Army's structure and organization. Identify and discuss the Army's Equal Opportunity policies. Discuss traditions of military and individual values and how professional obligations are related.
MS 1C. Basic Leadership and Problem Solving
(1) STAFF,
Prerequisite: none
Provides students with a model for understanding their development as leaders. Initial lessons form the building blocks of progressive lessons in values, fitness, leadership, and squad-level tactics. Provides students with a set of broadly applicable problem solving concepts, principles, and procedures. Introduction to problem solving models coupled with concepts of screening, evaluation criteria, and practical exercises in applying the principles of problem solving.
MS 2AA. Foundations of Leadership I
(1) STAFF,
Prerequisite: none
Explores leadership and leadership problems solving case study: A broad analysis of leadership with an emphasis on the modern leader. Familiarization with case study on decision making and the modern army leader. Course is designed to maximize student participation, inspire intellectual curiosity, teach critical "life skills," and stimulate self-study.
MS 2AB. Foundations of Leadership II
(1) STAFF,
Prerequisite: none
Exploration of leadership and leadership problem solving techniques using a variety of instructional methodologies. Introduces complex land navigation techniques, operation orders and effective communication skills. Designed to maximize student participation, inspire intellectual curiosity, teach critical military skills and stimulate self-study.
MS 2AC. Foundations of Leadership III
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: none
Continued study of leadership techniques using a variety of instructional methodologies. Introduces students to contemporary military operating environment and advance time management techniques. Elaborates on other small unit techniques. Continues to maximize student participation, inspire intellectual curiosity, teach critical military skills.
MS 6. Basic Military Science Field Study
(2) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Students are encouraged to take MS 22 before attending Leadership Training Course.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Sophomore, Juniors, Seniorsstanding and consent of instructor. Students must meet US Army Officer Enrollment Qualification and Documentation Requirements and have enough time remaining at UCSB to complete the ROTC Advance Course Requirements.
Students attend the 28-day paid Leadership Training Course designed to develop leadership and officer potential for the U.S. Army and ultimately contracting into the Army's ROTC advance course program. Training is intentionally stressful and designed to build individual confidence through the accomplishment of leadership opportunities.
MS 22. Basic Military Physical Conditioning
(0.5) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 3 units.
Basic physical conditioning using the United States Army physical training program. Emphasis on cardiovascular system and upper body strength. Focus towards army officer training corps cadets, although not limited to this group.
MS 27. American Military History and the Evolution of Western Warfare
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Lower-division standing or Army ROTC Cadets. Department approval required. Email rotcscholar@milsci.ucsb.edu for departmental approval.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Surveys American military history and the evolution of warfare from the colonial era through the end of the twentieth century. Course examines the strategies and tactics of warfare throughout this period and explores how social, economic and technological advances contributed to the patterns of war.
MS 99. Independent Studies
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instuctor and department.
Enrollment Comments: This course is limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Selected research under the direction of a faculty member.
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MS 131. Tactical leadership I
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall. Leadership labs and field training exercises are required for all students. Enrollment limited to advanced ROTC cadets.
Study of military leadership principles, responsibilities, and traits in a small unit, emphasizing adaptability and flexibility. Master technical skills in land Navigation, Troop Leading Producers, Tactical Orders, Battle Drills and Squad Tactics. Gain practical experience by planning and executing small unit military training events.
MS 132. Tactical Leadership II
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Military Science 131; junior standing.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Intermediate study of military leadership principles, responsibilities and traits in a small unit. Intermediate study of offensive and defensive operations and their applications. Students gain practical experience by planning and executing training events. Labs and field training required for all students.
MS 133. Applied Leadership
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Military Science 132; junior standing.
Introduction to leadership behavior, styles, peer leadership, stress management, motivating others, principles of war and applying rules of land warfare. Introduced to basic military situations in a non-conventional military operating environment. Leadership laboratory required for all ROTC students.
MS 141. Developmental Leadership I
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Military Science 133; senior standing.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Students study the fundamentals of decision making, command and control problems, staff relationships, counseling,analyzing courses of action. Leadership laboratory required for all ROTC students. Students gain practical experience by planning and executing cadet training and social events. Labs required.
MS 142. Developmental Leadership II
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Military Science 141; senior standing.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter. Leadership laboratory required for all ROTC students.
Study complex military situations in a contemporary operating environmnet. Explores military professional ethics, military law, improper relationships, and ethics in that environmnet. Gain practical experience by planning and executing cadet training and social events.
MS 143. Adaptive Leadership
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Military Science 142; senior standing.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring. Leadership laboratory required for all ROTC students.
Learn about small unit leadership dynamics between officers and noncommissioned officers and apply principles of war in a historical battle analysis setting. Learn about financial management, awards processing and installation support services.
MS 190. Advanced Military Science Field Study
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Students must have had successfully completed MS 131, 132, and MS 133, and three quarters of MS 22 prior to attending this course. Students must meet US Army Officer contracted Qualification and Documentation Requirements.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Students attend the 33-day paid Leadership Development Advanced Course designed to further develop and evaluate leadership and officer potential. The challenges are rigorous and demanding, both mentally and Physically, and will test intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and stamina.
MS 199. Independent Studies
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of at least two upper-division courses in military science; open only to ROTC advanced students approved by the department chair.
Enrollment Comments: Students are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Independent studies with the professor to permit study on a subject agreed by the student and professor, not covered by regular course offerings.