This course studies individual leadership characteristics and styles and what makes them successful or unsuccessful in different situations and environments. The course also provides an introduction to practical leadership skills required of a small group leader. Course topics include: leadership principles and characteristics, military written and oral communications; use of the map and compass for land navigation; small unit tactical operations. MSL 2001 continues with leadership instruction appropriate for any future leader, but is especially useful for students demonstrating the potential and desire for possible service as a US Army officer. The course is open to all students and has no military obligation.
The MSL 2001 Leadership Lab includes all the lab topics of MSL 1001 with additional focus on small unit leadership opportunities for emerging leaders. This course may be taken in conjunction with MSL 1001.