Usually offered fall semester. Introduction to military map reading(grid coordinates, elevation, relief, distance, polar coordinates, intersection and resection). Preliminary marksmanship instruction including mechanical training (assembly and disassembly, operation and functioning, care and cleaning, stoppage, immediate action, remedial action, malfunctions) and marksmanship fundamentals (aiming, steady hold factors, firing positions). Course includes training in physical conditioning and periodic filed trips. Two hours of lecture and one hour of leadership laboratory per week.