The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's military leadership minor will prepare you for the responsibilities and demands of a military leadership position. Courses in the military leadership minor are a mix of lecture, lab and physical training. Lecture courses encompass a variety of leadership topics, with a special focus on building critical skills in problem-solving, cultural awareness, communication and mentoring. Lab activities provide an engaging and realistic application of lessons learned in lecture while building on your knowledge of field craft and army fundamentals. Students improve muscular strength, endurance and cardio-respiratory capacity during rigorous physical training courses, which include strength and aerobic exercises, water confidence training, distance running, military drills and team sports.
Housed in the College of Business, the military leadership minor is an excellent choice for those wishing to commit to contract as a cadet, which requires service to the active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard after graduation.
Personalized education. Half of the minor's requirements are made up of courses chosen by you. You may decide to focus on history, taking courses on the Vietnam War or American War in the Post-1945 World. Or take a communication and journalism approach with classes in Intercultural Communication and Professional Communication.
Independent study opportunities. Students interested in independent study can propose a project on a topic in military history, military tactics or political/military leadership to the assistant professor of military science. Projects may include library research or original empirical research. This opportunity, which counts for credit, will give you a chance to work independently, explore topics that interest you and uncover new ways of thinking.
The military leadership minor curriculum will help you build your knowledge of army fundamentals while enhancing your skills in four core areas: leadership, mission command, operations and training. Improve your proficiency in creating and sustaining an organizational climate of trust and a shared identity as Army Professionals; understand, visualize, describe, direct, lead and assess key operations; and plan, prepare, execute and assess critical training.
What classes do military leadership minors take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Adaptive team leadership
- Foundations of tactical leadership
- Geospatial field methods
- World War I and II military
Learn more about the military leadership minor in the UWEC catalog.
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