Thomas, Roland W.
Professor – Military Science Instructor
B.A., Wayland Baptist University
MA., Webster University
thomasrw@tsu.edu
SOPA 302C
713/313-4857

SCHOLARSHIP

Courses: Military Science (MSCI)

Any TCCN equivalents are indicated in square brackets [ ].
See: Electives; First Year Courses; Second Year Courses; Third Year Courses; Fourth Year Courses.

Electives

MSCI 125: Physical Readiness Training I
Cr. 1. (0-3). Prerequisites: students must provide CC 139-r and DA 3425 signed by physician prior to attendance. Open to all students. Utilizes Army fitness techniques; develops strength, flexibility and endurance; develops self-confidence through leadership training and physical activities.

MSCI 126: Physical Readiness Training II
Cr. 1. (0-3). Prerequisites: students must provide CC 139-r and DA 3425 signed by physician prior to attendance. Open to all students. Utilizes Army fitness techniques; develops strength, flexibility and endurance; develops self-confidence through leadership training and physical activities.

MSCI 131: Intermediate Physical Fitness I
Cr. 1. (0-3). Prerequisites: must have completed 125 or 126students and must provide CC 139-r and DA 3425 signed by physician prior to attendance. Physically and mentally demanding activities designed to challenge students through team building exercises to improve strength and stamina utilizing Army fitness techniques. Students compete for Ranger Challenge Team positions.

MSCI 132: Intermediate Physical Fitness II
Cr. 1. (0-3). Prerequisites: students must completed 131 and provide CC 139-r and DA 3425 signed by physician prior to attendance. Physically and mentally demanding activities designed to challenge students through team building exercises to improve strength and stamina utilizing Army fitness techniques. Students compete for Ranger Challenge Team positions.

first year

MSCI 121: Military Leadership I
Cr. 2. (1-2). Prerequisites: department approval required; students must provide CC 139-r and DA 3425 prior to attendance. Critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management related to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. Students will execute practical exercises with upper division ROTC cadets.

MSCI 122: Military Leadership II
Cr. 2. (1-2). Prerequisites: department approval required; students must provide CC 139-r and DA 3425 prior to attendance. Overview of leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Students will execute practical exercises with upper division ROTC cadets.  
second year

MSCI 221: Military Leadership Development I
Cr. 2. (2-2). Prerequisites: department approval required; students must provide CC 139-r and DA 3425 prior to attendance. Explore dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles, and practice aspects of personal motivation and team building. Students will execute practical exercises with upper division ROTC cadets.

MSCI 222: Military Leadership Development II
Cr. 2. (2-2). Prerequisites: department approval required; students must provide CC 139-r and DA 3425 prior to attendance. Theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model and exploration of dynamics of adaptive leadership. Students will execute practical exercises with upper division ROTC cadets. .

MSCI 281: Leader's Training Course (LTC)
Cr. 8. Prerequisite: approval of the department chair. No military obligation is associated with this course. Student will not receive credit for both the total combination of MSCI 121:122:221:222 and 2810. Four week off-campus field training practicum. Introduces student to the Army and leadership.

third year

MSCI 319: Special Problems I
Cr. 3 per semester or more by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: junior standing and consent of department chair

MSCI 329:   Special Problems II
Cr. 3 per semester or more by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: junior standing and consent of department chair

MSCI 331: Advance Military Science I
Cr. 3. (3-2). Prerequisites: department approval required. Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with the demands of preparing for their ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC).

MSCI 332: Advance Military Science II
Cr. 3. (3-2). Prerequisite: department approval required. Increasingly intense situational leadership challenges build cadet awareness and skills in leading tactical operations at the squad and platoon level. Conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in garrison operation orders.

MSCI 339: Special Problems III
Cr. 3 per semester or more by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: junior standing and consent of department chair.

MSCI 349: Leadership Development and Assessment Course
Cr. 4. Prerequisite: MSCI 332 or consent of the chair. Off-campus field training practicum stressing application of leadership management with emphasis on tactical and special military skills. Places students in demanding and stressful leadership situations.

forth year

MSCI 431: Adaptive Leadership
Cr. 3. (3-2). Prerequisite: department approval required. Students develop proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations functioning as a staff member, and providing leadership-performance feedback, coaching and mentoring to fellow ROTC cadets.

MSCI 432: Leadership in a Complex World
Cr. 3. (3-2). Prerequisite: department approval required. MSCI 4320 is a continuation of MSCI 4310. Cadets are given situational opportunities to assess risk, make sound ethical decisions, and provide coaching and mentoring to fellow ROTC cadets.

MSCI 439: Special Problems IV
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite: senior standing and consent of department chair.