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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS MLTS 101: Introduction to the Army This course introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Students learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, 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 while gaining a big picture understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. Corequisite: MLTS 103 2 credits, Fall MLTS 102: Foundations of Agile and Adaptive Leadership This course overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Students explore dimensions of leadership attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Cadre role models and the building of stronger relationships among the students through common experience and practical interaction are critical aspects of the MLTS 102 experience. Corequisite: MLTS 104 2 credits, Spring MLTS 103 & MLTS 104: Leadership Labs Courses supplement instruction in MLTS 101 and MLTS 102. Students participate as a member of a team analyzing leadership styles and practices in a variety of situations. Corequisite for MLTS 103: MLTS 101 Corequisite for MLTS 104: MLTS 102 1 credit, Fall, Spring MLTS 201: Leadership and Decision Making This course explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining the team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework (trait and behavior theories). Students practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs. Focus is on continued development of the knowledge of leadership attributes and core leader competencies through an understanding of Army rank, structure, duties and basic aspects of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies provide tangible context for learning the Soldier’s Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the contemporary operation environment (COE). Prerequisites: MLTS 101, 102, 103, 104 Corequisite: MLTS 203 2 credits, Fall MLTS 202: Army Doctrine and Team Development This course examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of the military operations. MLTS 202 provides a smooth transition in MLTS 301. Students develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. COE case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios. Prerequisite: MLTS 201 Corequisite: MLTS 204 2 credits, Spring MLTS 203 & MLTS 204: Leadership Labs Courses supplement instruction in MLTS 201 and MLTS 202. Students will apply the leadership and management skills learned during classroom instruction in order to develop individual competence and confidence in their own leadership abilities. Corequisite for MLTS 203: MLTS 201 Corequisite for MLTS 204: MLTS 202 1 credit, Fall, Spring

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019