MTS Courses

MTS101 - Introduction to ROTC & U.S. Army (1 cr.)

Discussion of the customs, traditions, branches, organization, as well as the many changes in the roles and mission of the Army of the 21st century. Includes a non-credit lab. (Fall). Corequisite: MTS103.

MTS102 - Introduction to Military Skills & Followership (1 cr.)

Development of basic skills of an Army officer, including navigation, communication, and problem solving. Dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions are explored. (Spring). Corequisite: MTS103. Prerequisite: MTS101.

MTS103 - Army Physical Fitness Training Lab I (1 cr.)

A vigorously conducted workout designed to improve muscular strength/endurance, cardiovascular fitness, improve body composition and flexibility. Students will receive instruction and be evaluated through application, demonstration and individual progress. (Fall/Spring). Corequisites: MTS101 in the fall and MTS102 in the spring.

MTS199 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

MTS201 - Leadership & Team Development (2 cr.)

Learning and application of ethics-based leadership skills that develop individual abilities and contribute to effective team building. Development of oral presentation, writing, and coordination of group efforts. (Fall). Corequisite: MTS203. Prerequisite: MTS102.

MTS202 - Individual and Team Development (2 cr.)

Techniques for training/counseling others as an aspect of continued leadership development. Includes risk and safety management assessments and planning for individual and team safety. (Spring). Corequisite: MTS203. Prerequisite: MTS201.

MTS203 - Army Physical Fitness Training Lab II (1 cr.)

Supervised practical experience for Military Studies students. Students will participate in, plan and instruct vigorously conducted workouts on a weekly basis that are designed to build muscular strength/endurance, cardiovascular fitness, improve body composition and flexibility. (Fall/Spring). Corequisites: MTS201 in the fall and MTS202 in the spring.

MTS299 - Independent Study (1 to 4 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Spring).

MTS301 - Leadership & Training in Small Organizations (3 cr.)

Series of opportunities to lead small groups, receive personal assessments, and lead in complex situations. Plan and conduct training to develop leadership skills. (Fall). Corequisite: MTS303. Prerequisite: MTS202.

MTS302 - Leadership in Changing Environments (3 cr.)

Presentation of intense situational leadership challenges to build awareness and skills in leading tactical operations up to platoon level. Review of aspects of combat, stability, and support operations. Examine importance of ethical decisions in a positive climate that enhances team performance. (Spring). Corequisite: MTS303. Prerequisite: MTS301

MTS303 - Army Physical Fitness Training Lab III (1 cr.)

Supervised practical experience for Military Studies students. Students will plan, rehearse, execute, monitor and evaluate vigorously conducted workouts on a weekly basis that are designed to build muscular strength/endurance, cardiovascular fitness, improve body composition and flexibility. (Fall/Spring). Corequisites: MTS201 in the fall and MTS202 in the spring.

MTS304 - Military History: United States Army 1607-Present (3 cr.)

The development of the U.S. Army from the colonial period to the present. Topics include battle analysis, innovations in military doctrine/technology, and leadership dimensions in battle. The course will also emphasize strategic, operational, and tactical synchronization throughout the nation's wars. (Fall, Spring, Winter).

MTS305 - Military History: World War I (3 cr.)

This course will examine the origins, tactics, operations and strategies that made this the first modern war. Military and civilian leadership will be examined and the use of modern technology on the battlefield. The peace process that ended the war and its consequences will be thoroughly explored. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts.

MTS306 - Military History: World War II (3 cr.)

This course will examine the Second World War. Its origins, the tactics/strategies that the allied and axis nations used to prosecute the war and the results of these decisions will be investigated. The decisions of the military and civilian leadership will be analyzed as well as the subsequent outcomes of these actions that still influence us today. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts.

MTS307 - Military History: The Cold War - Korea to Vietnam (3 cr.)

This course will examine the origins of the involvement of the United States in Korea and Vietnam Wars. Military and civilian leadership will be examined in light of their successes and failures. Tactical, operational and strategic use of American forces in combat will be analyzed. Application of the lessons learned and the historical significance will be examined. (Spring). Liberal arts.

MTS308 - Military History: Afghanistan and Iraq Wars (3 cr.)

This course will examine the origins of America's most recent conflicts. The tactics and strategy used in both areas of operation will be dissected. Military as well as civilian leadership will be examined in relation to its prosecution. The end state of both campaigns will be investigated, as well as future implications of these wars. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts.

MTS310 - Military History: French and Indian Wars (3 cr.)

This course will examine the military conflict between the Native Americans, the European nations of England and France and their colonies in the 17th and 18th century in North America. The policies, strategies, operations and tactics of the wars, campaigns and battles will be studied, as well as the peace treaties. (Fall/Spring).

MTS399 - Independent Study (1 to 4 cr.)

Project indivudually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Fall, Spring).

MTS401 - Leadership Challenges & Goal Setting (3 cr.)

Plan, conduct, and evaluate activities. Assess organizational cohesion under stress and develop strategies for improvement. Develop confidence in skills to lead people and manage resources. (Fall). Corequisite: MTS403. Prerequisite: MTS302

MTS402 - Leadership in a Complex World (3 cr.)

Exploration of the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the contemporary operating environment. Examination of differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Exploration of aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. (Spring). Corequisite: MTS403. Prerequisite: MTS401

MTS403 - Army Physical Fitness Training Lab 4 (1 cr.)

Practical experience for Military Studies students in leadership and supervision. Students will supervise the planning/execution and monitor and evaluate workouts/fitness test on a weekly basis that are designed to build muscular strength/endurance, cardiovascular fitness, improve body composition and flexibility. (Fall/Spring). Corequisites: MTS401 in the fall and MTS402 in the spring.

MTS405 - Military History: Battles and Campaigns (3 cr.)

This course will examine the battles and campaigns in American military history that have proved to be decisive. The strategy/tactics developed by the civilian/military leadership will be explored. Operational/tactical innovations and challenges will be examined in respect to the battle/campaign. (Fall/Spring).

MTS406 - Military History: American Military Leaders (3 cr.)

This course will examine the military commanders who have led Americans from the colonial period to today. Their unique styles of leadership, approach to training and employment of "citizen soldiers" on countless battlefields will be discussed. Their successes as well as failures will be presented for review and consideration. (Fall/Spring).

MTS407 - Military History: Case Studies in Military History (3 cr.)

This course will examine military operations through various case studies of actions since the beginning of World War II. Vignettes will show students the impact of decisiveness, flexibility, and the principles of war as well as the problems inherent in special situations such as airborne, air assault, river crossings and fighting in urban areas. (Fall/Spring).

MTS408 - Military History: United States Air Force (3 cr.)

This course will examine the battles and campaigns that the United States Air Force has participated in. Operational and tactical innovations and changes in technology will be looked at on how they influenced their operations throughout the 20th century to today. (Fall/Spring).

MTS409 - Military History: United States Navy (3 cr.)

This course will examine the battles and campaigns that the United States Navy has participated in. Operational and tactical innovations and challenges will be looked at on how they influenced the battle/campaign. (Fall/Spring).

MTS410 - Military History: United States Marine Corps (3 cr.)

This course will examine the battles and campaigns that the United States Marine Corps has participated in. Operational and tactical innovations and challenges of new technology will be looked at as well as how this elite force has been used in peace and war. (Fall/Spring).

MTS499 - Independent Study (0 to 4 cr.)

Project indivudually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Fall, Spring).

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Alphabetical Listing of Curriculum Descriptions by Course Subject

A

  • Africana Studies = AAS
  • Accounting = ACC
  • Anthropology = ANT
  • Arabic = ARA
  • Art = ART
  • Asian Studies = ASI
  • Astronomy = AST

B

  • Biology = BIO
  • Business = BUS

C

  • Canadian Studies = CAS
  • Communications Disorders & Sciences = CDS
  • Consumer Economics Management = CEM
  • Chemistry = CHE
  • Counseling = CLG
  • Career Life Planning = CLP
  • Communication Studies = CMM
  • Computer Science = CSC
  • Criminal Justice = CRI

E

  • Economics = ECO
  • Education = EDU
  • Education - Administration = EDA
  • Education - Mathematics = EDM
  • Education - Reading = EDR
  • Education - Special = EDS
  • English = ENG
  • Environmental Science = ENV
  • English as a Second Language = ESL
  • Expeditionary Studies = EXP

F

  • Finance = FIN
  • Foreign Languages & Literature = FLL
  • French = FRE
  • Freshman Seminar = FRS
  • Freshman Experience = FRX

G

  • Geography = GEG
  • Gender & Women's Studies = GWS
  • Geology = GEL
  • German = GER

H

  • Health Education = HED
  • History = HIS
  • Honors = HON
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management = HRT
  • Human Development and Family Relations = HDF

I

  • Interdisciplinary Studies = INT
  • Italian = ITA

J

  • Journalism = JOU

L

  • Latin American Studies = LAS
  • Latin = LAT
  • Leadership = MLS
  • Library Skills = LIB
  • Language & Linguistics = LIN

M

  • Mathematics = MAT
  • Meteorology = MET
  • Military Studies = MTS
  • Management & International Business = MGM
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship = MKE
  • Minority Studies = MNS
  • Music = MUS

N

  • Nursing = NUR
  • Nutrition = FNI

P

  • Physical Education = PED
  • Philosophy = PHI
  • Physics = PHY
  • Portuguese = POR
  • Political Science = PSC
  • Psychology = PSY

R

  • Reading = RDG
  • Recreation = REC
  • Russian = RUS

S

  • Science & Society = SCI
  • Sociology = SOC
  • Spanish = SPA
  • Social Work = SWK

T

  • Theatre = THE
  • Tutor Training = TTR