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Basic Course (Sophomore Year)

MSC 211: Leadership and Problem Solving (2 Units) 

The purpose of this class is to introduce cadets/students to principal leadership instruction of the Basic Course. Building upon the fundamentals introduced in the MSC 100 level classes, this instruction delves into several aspects of communication and leadership theory.

MSC 212:  Military Principles of Tactics (2 Units)
This quarter focuses principally on officership, providing an extensive examination of the unique purpose, roles, and obligations of commissioned officers. It includes a detailed look at the origin of our institutional values and their practical application in decision-making and leadership. The lesson traces the Army's successes and failure as it evolved from the Vietnam War to the present.

MSC 213:  Officership Case Study (2 Units)
This course builds on the MS I year's introduction to officership and provides an extensive examination of the unique purpose, roles, and obligations of commissioned officers. The aim is to convey a clear and complete understanding of what it means to be a commissioned officer. Special emphasis is given to the officer's role in shaping and guiding the growth and evolution of the Army through decisions, policies, and personal example.

MSC 252, 253, 254:  Physical Readiness II (1 Unit)
Introduction to the principles of fitness: a fast-paced military-style interval training class that incorporates calisthenics and an emphasis on a healthy life style. Students will undergo an evaluation of their physical fitness level and its progression over the course of the quarter.​