Basic Course

Foundations of Tactical Leadership

Apply adaptive leadership concepts and team building theory to the practical challenges of leading tactical teams in a complex contemporary environment. This course is designed to prepare students for more detailed study of small unit tactics; specific skill development includes terrain analysis, patrolling and operations orders. Laboratory required for ROTC cadets. Prerequisites: completion of Military Science 201. Half course.

Innovative Team Leadership (Lecture)

Explore the theory and practical application of group dynamics, team building, and innovative leadership in Explore the theory and practical application of group dynamics, team building, and innovative leadership in both civilian and military contexts. Students will participate in practical application of personal motivation and team building through planning, executing and assessing team exercises. Builds on concepts taught in Military Science 101S and 150S. Laboratory required for ROTC cadets. Prerequisites: completion of Military Science 150S or consent of instructor. Half course.

Introduction to Tactical Leadership

Develop your ability to be an effective leader and manager through exposure to leadership and developmental theories, principles and practices by building on concepts learned in Military Science 101S. Students will practice leadership fundamentals such as problem-solving and presentation skills, and develop an appreciation of the historical and cultural complexity of the environment in which military officers apply leadership techniques. Laboratory required for ROTC cadets. Consent of instructor required. Half course.

Leadership and Personal Development

This course is designed to inspire an interest in the principles and practices of leadership and to explore how these high-impact principles and practices might be applied at Duke, in the military, and to the civilian world of work. The course will explore topics such as values-based behavior [courage, trust, ethics], leadership and management, power and authority, individual motivation, cohesion, team and group effectiveness, and crisis leadership. Laboratory required for ROTC cadets. Half course.