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ROTC Course Descriptions

The number in parenthesis ( ) indicates credit hours received from Wentworth. Classes are held at both Wentworth Institute of Technology and Northeastern University.

ROTC150 - BASIC LEADERSHIP (1)
Establishes foundation of basic leadership fundamentals such as problem-solving, communications, briefings and effective writing, goal setting, techniques for improving listening and speaking skills, and an introduction to counseling.

ROTC230 - INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP STUDIES (2)
Students identify successful leadership characteristics through observation of others and self through experiential learning exercises. Students record observed traits (good and bad) in a dimensional leadership journal and discuss observations in small group settings.

ROTC240 - LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK (2)
Students examine how to build successful teams, various methods for influencing action, effective communication in setting and achieving goals, the importance of timing the decision, creativity in the problem-solving process, and obtaining team buy-in through immediate feedback.

ROTC425 - LEADERSHIP AND PROBLEM-SOLVING (3)
Students conduct self-assessment of leadership style, develop personal fitness regimen, and learn to plan and conduct individual/small unit tactical training while testing reasoning and problem-solving techniques. Students receive direct feedback on leadership abilities. Prerequisite: Basic course in equivalent military experience; prior service, JROTC, USAR, ARNG, ROTC Leader's Training course.

ROTC450 - LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS (3)
Examines the role communications, values, and ethics play in effective leadership. Topics include ethical decision-making, consideration of others, spirituality in the military, and surveys Army leadership doctrine. Emphasis is placed on improving oral and written communication abilities. Prerequisite: ROTC425 Leadership and Problem-Solving.

ROTC550 - AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY (3)
Students focus on the employment of the armed forces while examining the underlying factors that affected warfare, starting in the 17th century. Begins with European warfare and concludes with the issues facing the United States military today. This course provides significant coverage of military operations and innovations to warfare. Encourages new ideas, thoughts, and creative discussion from students. Prerequisite: ROTC150 Basic Leadership.

ROTC560 - CONTEMPORARY ARMY OPERATIONS (2)
Introduces the roles and organization of the United States Army's Active, Reserve, and National Guard components. Uses these concepts as building blocks to discuss United States Army doctrine and tactics and examines recent and ongoing military operations around the world. Prerequisite: ROTC150 Basic Leadership.

ROTC610 - LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (3)
Develops student proficiency in planning and executing complex operations, func- tioning as a member of a staff and mentoring subordinates. Students explore training management, methods of effective staff collaboration, and developmental counseling techniques. Prerequisite: ROTC450 Leadership and Ethics.

ROTC620 - TRANSITION TO ARMY OFFICER (3)
Study includes case study analysis of military law and practical exercises on estab- lishing an ethical command climate. Students must complete a semester-long Senior Leadership Project that requires them to plan, organize, collaborate, analyze, and demonstrate their leadership skills. Prerequisite: ROTC450 Leadership and Ethics.

ROTC675 - INDEPENDENT MILITARY STUDIES (2)
Independent study under direction of department staff. Intended for terms abroad. Students will research the organization, characteristics, and mission of the military forces of the country where they are studying abroad. Emphasis will be on recent and current operations in a regional and/or global context as well as engagement activities with the United States Military. Prerequisite: Basic course or equivalent military experience; prior service, USAR, ARNG, ROTC Leader's Training.

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