Each semester, Cadets enroll in a Military Science and Leadership course according to the ROTC study plan. These courses supplement their practical hands-on experience with an in depth look at the dynamics of leadership, personal development, and military theory, tactics, and history. The Army ROTC program is divided into two parts, the Basic Course and the Advanced Course. The basic course is typically completed in the freshman and sophomore years and focuses on the Army profession, basic leadership and officership, experiential examination of managing, decision-making, and group dynamics. The basic course can be supplemented by attending the 28 day Leadership Training Course for those students enrolling as juniors. The advanced course is completed during the Cadet's junior and senior years and focuses on military history and ethics, leadership development, tactics and national security issues and concerns.
Cross-enrolled students may take ROTC courses for credit or no credit. Cadets may be able to transfer credits from Seton Hall to their respective academic colleges if they have gained approval from that college's Dean.
- ROTC 1010/0110 Leadership and Personal Development* 2/0
Introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Instructors explain and illustrate how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership (in both the civilian and military environment), officership, the Army profession, and daily life. Leadership principles within the current context of a university are emphasized. Application is also made to leadership in military and civilian settings that include government, corporate, and non-profit organizations.
Corequisite: ROTC 5500 or ROTC 0550 Leadership Laboratory and ROTC 1115 or ROTC 0115 Physical Fitness. 2/0 credits
- ROTC 1012/0112 Introduction to Tactical Leadership* 2/0
Overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Students explore dimensions f leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises and scenarios. Students apply learning to their immediate university context as well as to a variety of military, government, corporate, and non-profit situations.
Corequisite: ROTC 5501or ROTC 0551 Leadership Laboratory and ROTC 1125 or ROTC 0125 Physical Fitness. 2/0 credits
- ROTC 2020/0220 Innovative Team Leadership* 3/0
Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of much of modern leadership frameworks (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. Students study historical leaders from a variety of backgrounds: from Lincoln, Grant, and Lee to Gandhi, Kennedy, and Mother Theresa.
Corequisite: ROTC 5502 or ROTC 0552 Leadership Laboratory and ROTC 1135 or ROTC 0135 Physical Fitness. 3/0 credits
- ROTC 2022/0222 Foundations of Tactical Leadership* 3/0
Examines the challenges of leading teams in complex contemporary operating environments. Instructors highlight course of action development, analysis, the execution of orders, and the achievement of mission success. Students develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills while studying the theoretical basis of situational and contingent leadership. Students analyze recent and historical military case studies to gain insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and techniques in real-world scenarios. Parallels are drawn to the competitive and cross-cultural environments of most modern corporations.
Corequisite: ROTC 5503 or ROTC 0553 Leadership Laboratory and ROTC 1145 or ROTC 0145 Physical Fitness. 3/0 credits
- ROTC 3030/0330 Adaptive Tactical Leadership* 3/0
Challenges students to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with complex scenarios related to the contemporary operating environment and across the full spectrum of military, corporate, and civic operations. Instructors and fellow students give students systematic and specific feedback on their leadership attributes and actions as they are applied in a variety of situations. Self-evaluations also allow students to develop their leadership skills and critical thinking abilities.
Corequisite: ROTC 5504 or ROTC 0554 Leadership Laboratory and ROTC 1155 or ROTC 0155 Physical Fitness. 3/0 credits
- ROTC 3032/0332 Leadership in Changing Environments*3/0
Presents increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build student awareness and skills in leading small teams of people. Students explore, evaluate, and develop skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members across a full spectrum of military, corporate, and civic operations. Apply principles and techniques of effective written and oral communication. Instructors review aspects of military operations as a means of preparing students for the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC).
Corequisite: ROTC 5505 or ROTC 0555 Leadership Laboratory and ROTC 1165 or ROTC 0165 Physical Fitness. 3/0 credits
- ROTC 4040/0440 Developing Adaptive Leaders* 3/0
Strengthens student proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations while functioning as a member of a staff and providing performance feedback to subordinates. Students assess risk, make ethical and moral decisions, identify responsibilities of key staff members, coordinate staff roles, and use situational opportunities to lead, teach, train, and develop junior ROTC Cadets. Apply leadership and problem solving principles to a complex case study and simulation. Lessons on military and civil justice and personnel processes prepare students to make the transition to their initial leadership assignments. Prerequisite: ROTC 3030 or ROTC 0330.
Corequisite: ROTC 5506 or ROTC 0556 Leadership Laboratory and ROTC 1175 or ROTC 0175 Physical Fitness. 3/0 credits
- ROTC 4042/0442 Leadership in a Complex World* 3/0
Explores the dynamics of leading in the complicated situations of current operations in the contemporary operating environment (COE) of the global village. Students examine differences in customs and courtesies, culture, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, engaging in civil duties, and host nation support. Instructors place significant emphasis on preparing Cadets for their first unit of assignment. Case studies, scenarios, and exercises prepare Cadets to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading organizations of varied sizes to succeed in a global and complex world.
Prerequisite: ROTC 3030 or ROTC 0330.
Corequisite: ROTC 5507 or ROTC 0557 Leadership Laboratory and ROTC 1185 or ROTC 0185 Physical Fitness. 3/0 credits
- ROTC 5500-5507/0550-0557 Leadership Laboratory: Applied Leadership and Management* 1/0
Leadership Laboratory is designed to provide students the environment and scenarios to lead organizations of varied sizes (from team to company size). It offers the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles, theories, and techniques explored in the formal classroom military science courses. By design, the Leadership Labs are progressive and sequential, where students are placed in increasing complex scenarios. This is a 3-hour session. All students accepted as Cadets in the ROTC program are required to enroll in this course. 1/0 credit
- ROTC 1115-1185/0115-0185 Physical Fitness: Developing Personal and Organizational Physical Fitness Programs* 1/0
This is a one-hour physical fitness session focused on building the physical and mental strength and endurance of each student. While it uses the Army Physical Fitness Standard to develop fitness goals, the program concentrates on developing, sustaining, and continually improving each student's cardiovascular, upper body, and abdominal strength. The program also provides opportunities for students to lead and manage their own and their assigned organization's fitness program toward fitness excellence. All students accepted as Cadets in the ROTC program are required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisite: Medical evaluation and clearance. 1/0 credit
*Note: All qualified enrolled students must take ROTC Leadership Laboratory and ROTC Physical Fitness as these are corequisites to all ROTC courses.
For Nursing Majors Only
- NUCL 4210 Nurse Summer Training Program Clinical
This elective course is offered through the College of Nursing. See course description and prerequisites in the College of Nursing section of the course catalogue. 3 credits
Department of Military Science (ROTC)