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purpose of this class is to introduce cadets/students to the fundamental
components of service as an officer in the United States Army. These
initial lessons form the building blocks of progressive lessons in
values, fitness, leadership, and officership. Additionally the class
addresses "life skills" including fitness, communications theory and
practice (written and oral), and interpersonal relationships.
MSC 112: Problem Solving and Decision Making (1 Unit)This course
is an introduction to the "life skills" of problem solving,
decision-making and leadership. The course is designed to help students
in the near-term as leaders on campus. The class will help students be
more effective leaders and managers in the long-term, whether they serve
in the military or the civilian sector. Topics addressed include
problem solving, critical thinking, problem solving methods, leadership
theory, followership, group cohesion, goal setting, and feedback
mechanisms. Lessons are taught in a seminar format, emphasizing student
discussions and practical exercises.
MSC 113 Fundamentals of Leadership (1 Unit) This course provides
cadets/students an introduction to the critical topic of leadership. The
course seeks to convince cadets/students that they can learn to be
better leaders than they are now (i.e. leaders aren't born, they are
developed), and to provide them with a model for understanding their
development as leaders.
MSC 151, 152, 153: Physical Readiness I (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.