Military Science (MILS)
This course introduces you to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. You will learn how the personal development of life skills such as goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions, attributes and core leader competencies while gaining a big picture understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.
This course introduces you to the professional challenges and competencies that are needed for effective execution of the profession of arms and Army communication. Through this course, you will learn how Army ethics and values shape the U.S. Army and the specific ways that these factors are inculcated into Army culture. You will gain a better understanding of the Laws of the Land Warfare and the Principles of War and how they affect and Army Leader's decision making process. You will understand the fundamentals of military and USGS map reading including methods such as intersection and resection, terrain association, and orienteering.
Introductory practical application of military skills and leadership; includes basic military mountaineering and rappelling, first aid, individual marching and weapons familiarization. Field trip may be required. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.
Continuation of MILS 112 to include actual firing of weapons. Field trip may be required. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.
Surveys the four major branches of the United States military (Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force) and their historical development into ?Professions of Arms.? Topics include historical surveys of each branch highlighting key historical developments, organization, structure and customs. Other topics include a discussion of the United States National Command Authority. United States joint military operations and structure, the relationship of the United States Military with its civilian constituency and a survey of emerging Department of Defense issues. Same as AFAS 120 and NS 120.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
Establishes a foundation in military land navigation and offensive tactics; Explores the dimensions of creative leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and leadership theories; also explores military mountaineering. Prerequisite: Class is only available to students who have less than 60 credit hours.
Fundamentals of rifle marksmanship. Systematic study of the maintenance, operation, and employment of the U.S. Army's primary individual weapon system, the M16 rifle. Also includes instruction on weapons safety, military marksmanship techniques and tactics, an introduction to risk assessment and management, and an integration of a live-fire M16 range. Includes field trips. Prerequisite: Only available to students who have less than 60 credit hours.
Intermediate level practical application of military skills and leadership; includes mountaineering and rappelling, first aid, small unit marching, weapons firing, and physical fitness. Field trip required. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.
Continuation of MILS 212 to include military radio communication procedures and small unit tactics. Field trip required. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.
Fundamentals of small unit military operations including operations planning, military orders, troop leading procedures, small unit offensive and defensive operations. Includes field practical application. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MILS 101, MILS 102, MILS 201 and MILS 202 is required to enroll in MILS 301.
Principles of leadership including management practices and their relationship to leadership, problem solving, decision making, human behavior and motivation, superior-subordinate relations, and leadership problems in the military environment. Includes field practical application. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MILS 301 is required to enroll in MILS 302.
Advanced level practical application of military skills and leadership with emphasis on the student's ability to direct and supervise others; includes advanced land navigation, advanced first aid, platoon and company drill and ceremonies, and advanced communications procedures. Field trip required. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.
Continuation of MILS 312 to include small unit tactics and patrolling techniques. Field trip required. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.
Unique opportunity for advanced course students to fully plan, execute, and supervise the military training and activities of other military science students. Emphasis is on leadership, organizing and managing activities, decision making, and effective instructional techniques. Field trip required. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.
Continuation of MILS 322. Field trip required. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.
Supervised reading and research in a selected area of Military Science. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.
Fundamentals of military law including Law of Land Welfare, the application of federal law to the military, and the military justice system. Examines ethics, values, and professional standards through case studies. Includes introductory instruction on training management. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MILS 301 and MILS 302 is required to enroll in MILS 341.
Basic examination of all military management systems: personnel, supply, logistics, training, maintenance, finance, and administration. Includes instruction on military administrative skills - written and verbal communications, meeting management, and briefing techniques. Discusses motivation and counseling techniques. Basic instruction on Army environmental protection policies. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MILS 341 required to enroll in MILS 342.