ROTC Courses and Course Progression at UNC

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ROTC is traditionally a four year program. If you do all four years you will accrue 18 semester hours of credit. The curriculum is divided into two phases: the Basic Course (Freshman and Sophomore years) and the Advanced Course (Junior and Senior year). However, Cadet Initial Entry Training is an alternate entry method for current UNC Sophomores and some Juniors that can be completed in only two years. Graduate students can also qualify. All eight courses are fully accredited and count as elective credit in undergraduate work. Here is the standard four-year progression:

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BASIC COURSE

 

First Year (MSI)

-Fall Semester

Army 101 – Introduction to the Army (1 Credit)

Instructor: Senior Military Instructor

Enrolled Cadets (required) or any student (elective)

 

Spring Semester

Army 102 – Foundations of Leadership (1 Credit)

Instructor: Senior Military Instructor

Enrolled Cadets (required) or any student (elective)

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Second Year (MSII)

-Fall Semester

Army 201 – Leadership and Ethics (2 Credits)

Instructor: Assistant Professor of Military Science

Enrolled Cadets (required), any student (elective)

 

-Spring Semester

Army 202 – Army Doctrine and Decision Making (2 Credits)

Instructor: Assistant Professor of Military Science

Enrolled Cadets (required), any student (elective)

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ADVANCED COURSE

 

Third Year (MSIII)

-Fall Semester

Army 301 – Training Management and Warfighting Functions (3 Credits)

Instructor: Assistant Professor of Military Science

Enrolled Cadets and PWAD Minors ONLY

 

-Spring Semester

Army 302 – Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations (3 Credits)

Instructor: Assistant Professor of Military Science

Enrolled Cadets and PWAD Minors ONLY

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Fourth Year (MSIV)

Fall Semester

Army 401 – The Army Officer (3 Credits)

Instructor: Professor of Military Science

Enrolled Cadets and PWAD Minors ONLY

 

-Spring Semester

Army 402 – Company Grade Leadership (3 Credits)

Instructor: Professor of Military Science

Enrolled Cadets and PWAD Minors ONLY

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Required Each Semester:

Army 100 – Leadership Laboratory (0 Credits)

Drill and ceremony, marksmanship, land navigation exercises, first aid, small unit tactics, and confidence course training.

Instructor: Senior Military Instructor

Enrolled Cadets ONLY.

 

Other Requirements:

PWAD 272. By university guidelines, all undergraduate Cadets pursuing a commission must successfully complete PWAD 272 “The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense” (Phil 272; Poli 272).  Cadets are encouraged to take PWAD 272 during their sophomore or junior years. Cadets enrolled in nursing or graduate school are exempt from this requirement.

American Military History. In accordance with Cadet Command Regulation 145-3, all cadets must satisfy Professional Military Education (PME) course requirements in American Military History. Cadets at UNC may satisfy this requirement by successfully completing at least one of the following military history courses in Peace, War, and Defense:

  • PWAD 212 (Hist 212) History of Sea Power
  • PWAD 213 (Hist 213, Aero 213) Air Power and Modern Warfare
  • PWAD 275 (Hist 275) History of Iraq
  • (Hist 281) The Pacific War, 1937-1945: Its Causes and Legacy
  • PWAD 351 (Hist 351) Global History of Warfare
  • PWAD 368 (Hist 368) War & American Society to 1903
  • PWAD 369 (Hist 369) War & American Society, Twentieth Century
  • PWAD 373 (Hist 373) The United States in World War II
  • PWAD 564 (Hist 564) Revoltn. and Nation-Making in US, 1763-1815
  • PWAD 565 (Hist 565) Civil War and Reconstruction 1848-1900
  • PWAD 570 (Hist 570, Asia 570) The Vietnam War
  • (Hist 518) Colloquium in World Military History (specific topic: Command and Control in Armies, Ancient to Modern)