Military Science Lower-Division Courses

Z. Leadership Laboratory. (No credit) Laboratory, three hours (lower-division cadets) or four hours (upper-division cadets). All cadets must be concurrently enrolled in a military science course; upper-division cadets must also be under a contracted obligation with department. Designed to allow cadets to apply leadership techniques and military skills taught in classroom and to develop their confidence as future military officers. No grading.

11. Foundations of Officership. (2) Lecture, one hour. Introduction to issues and competencies that are central to commissioned officer’s responsibilities. Framework established to understand officership, leadership, military customs, briefings, and life skills such as physical fitness, nutrition, and time management. P/NP or letter grading.

12. Basic Military Leadership. (2) Lecture, one hour. Requisite: course 11. Introduction to fundamentals of leadership, Army leadership values, ethics, and counseling techniques. Foundation of basic leadership fundamentals central to commissioned officer’s responsibilities established. P/NP or letter grading.

13. Leadership Development. (2) Lecture, one hour. Requisite: course 12. Introduction to military problem solving, methodology students can use in their daily lives. Experiential exercises in goal setting and military writing style. Broad overview of life in Army. P/NP or letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

21. Individual Leadership Development. (3) Lecture, two hours. Introduction to various individual leadership personality types, in combined lecture, discussion, and experiential learning, to assist students in development of their own individual leadership style. Additional emphasis on military factors and principles of leadership, goal setting, basic communication, and consideration of others. P/NP or letter grading.

22. Leadership Development and Military Planning. (3) Lecture, two hours. Requisite: course 21. Discussion of various methods of communication, planning, and decision making, through combined lecture, discussion, and experiential learning, with focus on written communication and group communication essential for leadership development. Introduction to and application of military planning process in developing operations orders. P/NP or letter grading.

23. Subordinate Development and Army Organization. (3) Lecture, two hours. Requisite: course 22. Discussion/application of team-building techniques and subordinate development, through combined lecture, discussion, and experiential learning, with additional focus on commissioned officer, branches, and Army organization. Application of counseling techniques, motivation, and consideration of ethics and values for modern leaders. P/NP or letter grading.