Military and ROTC (MIL)

MIL-104  Army ROTC Leadership & Personal Development  (1)  

This course introduces cadets to the military personal challenges and competencies critical for effective leadership. Cadets 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. No military obligation is associated with participation in the course. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

MIL-105  Army ROTC Introduction to Tactical Leadership  (1)  

This course introduces students to leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Students explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, and competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Instructor mentorship and building relationship among the students through common experience and practical interaction are a critical aspect of the course experience. No military obligation is associated with participation in the course. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

MIL-106  Air Force Heritage and Values I  (1)  

Introduces students to the United States Air Force (USAF) and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC). Reviews structure of the U.S. Air Force, the Air Force's capabilities, career opportunities, benefits, Air Force installations, core values, leadership, team building, and communication skills. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

MIL-111  AFROTC Leadership Lab I  (1)  

Develops knowledge of what is required to be an Air Force officer by honing leadership skills through hands-on experience and performing various tasks at the University of Iowa AFROTC Detachment. Faculty supervise all labs, but students plan and conduct all events. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

MIL-112  AFROTC Leadership Lab II  (1)  

Develops knowledge of what is required to be an Air Force officer by honing leadership skills through hands-on experience and performing various tasks at the University of Iowa AFROTC Detachment. Faculty supervise all labs, but students plan and conduct all events. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

MIL-113  Air Force Heritage and Values II  (1)  

Introduces students to the United States Air Force (USAF) and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC). Features the evolution of the U.S. Air Force/Air Force history, principles of war/tenets of air power, what the Air Force brings to the joint fight, and a look at the Department of the Air Force and Air Force major commands. Covers leadership concepts regarding ethical decision-making, communication, and professional speaking opportunities. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

MIL-203  Team and Leadership Fundamentals I  (1)  

Teaches the foundations of leadership and team building. Uses team-building activities and class discussion to demonstrate the importance of basic verbal and written communication. Emphasizes skills of listening, followership, and effective problem-solving. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

MIL-204  Army ROTC Innovative Team Leadership  (2)  

The course explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories forming the basis of the Army leadership framework (trait and behavior theories). Cadets 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 values and attributes through an understanding of Army rank, structure, and duties, and basic aspects of land navigation and squad tactics. No military obligation is associated with participation in the course. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture

MIL-205  Army ROTC Tactical Leadership  (2)  

The 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 framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. Cadets develop greater self-awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. No military obligation is associated with participation in the course. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture

MIL-206  Team and Leadership Fundamentals II  (1)  

Teaches leadership and team building concepts. Offers team-building activities and discusses the importance of basic verbal and written communication. Features conflict management, comprehensive airman fitness, and a leadership capstone. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

MIL-211  AFROTC Leadership Lab III  (1)  

Develops knowledge of what is required to be an Air Force officer by honing leadership skills through hands-on experience and performing various tasks at the University of Iowa AFROTC Detachment. Faculty supervise all labs, but students plan and conduct all events. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

MIL-212  AFROTC Leadership Lab IV  (1)  

Develops knowledge of what is required to be an Air Force officer by honing leadership skills through hands-on experience and performing various tasks at the University of Iowa AFROTC Detachment. Faculty supervise all labs, but students plan and conduct all events. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture