University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

Military Science (MSL) Courses

College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science Department

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Military Science (MSL)

College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science Department

MSL 101  Intro to Military Science I (3) (lec., lab) Introduces students to personal challenges and competencies critical for effective leadership; personal development of life skills such as goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management related to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. Focus on developing basic knowledge and comprehensive of Army leadership while understanding the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.

MSL 102  Intro to Military Science II (3) (lec., lab) Expansion of MSL 101 and provides an overview of leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback and using effective writing skills. Explores leader values, skills, attributes, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Faculty Cadre serve as role models and facilitate building strong relationships among common experiences and practical interaction.

MSL 201  Interm Military Science I (3) (lec., lab) Explores creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles through historical case studies and engaging in interactive student exercises. Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building by planning, executing, and assessing team exercises. Focus is on continued development of leadership values and attributes through understanding of rank, uniform, customs and courtesies.

MSL 202  Interm Military Science II (3) (lec., lab) Expansion of MSL 201 and explores challenges of leading in complex, contemporary operational environments. Dimensions of cross-cultural challenges of leadership in a constantly changing world are highlighted and applied to practical Army leadership tasks and situations. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they practice communication and team building skills, the Army Troop Leading Procedures and Field Order, and small unit tactics in real world scenarios.


MSL x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) (IO) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.

MSL x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) (IO) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.

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