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Leadership styles, organizational structure and behavior and a global perspective form the common ground between the military and business. The Military Studies minor enhances junior leader development and success in an increasingly competitive world. Please note it is not limited only to those students enrolled in one of the military’s pre-conditioning programs (Air Force or Army ROTC).

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

MILITARY STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose 18 credit hours from the list of courses below with all of the following rules applied:
  • At least 6 credit hours taken at the junior or senior (30000 or 40000) level
  • At least 3 credit hours taken from HIST
  • At least 4 credit hours from ASTU or MSCI (military branch different than one student is pursuing)
  • At least a minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all courses
18
Aerospace Studies
  ASTU 10101 Foundations of U.S. Air Force I (1)  
    10102 Foundations of U.S. Air Force II (1)  
    20101 Air Power I (1)  
    20102 Air Power II (1)  
    30101 Leadership Studies I (3)  
    30102 Leadership Studies II (3)  
    40101 Defense Studies I (3)  
    40102 Defense Studies (3)  
Military Science
  MSCI 10180 Introduction to Leadership I (1)  
    10191 Leadership Seminar I (1)  
    10185  Introduction to Leadership II (1)  
    20181 Leadership Assessment I (2)  
    20191 Leadership Seminar II (1)  
    20183 Leadership Assessment II (2)  
    20196 Individual Research (1)  
    30160 Leadership Development (3)  
    30170 Organizational Leadership (3)  
    40160 Military Management and Ethics (3)  
    40170 The Professional Military Officer, Management and Law (3)  
Military History
  HIST 31024 World War II (3)  
    31030 NATO: The Enduring Alliance (3)  
    31052 History of Modern France (3)  
    31118 Vietnam War (3)  
    31162 History of the Middle East (3)  
    41017 Seventeenth Century Europe (3)  
    41024 Modern European History 1914-1945 (3)  
    41045 Modern Russia, 1917-Present (3)  
    41051 Politics, Culture and Society of 20th Century Europe(3)  
    41057 Eighteenth-Century America: 1714-1789 (3)  
    41065 Sectional Conflict and Civil War (3)  
    41066 Reconstruction of the Later South (3)  
    41084 U.S. Foreign Relations from 1920 (3)  
    41087 Progressive America: The United States, 1896-1919 (3)  
    41129 The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry, 1938-1945(3)  
  POL 40530 Politics of War (3)  
    40840 Comparative Foreign Policy (3)  
    40930 U.S. Foreign Policy (3)  
TOTAL 18

Additional Notes:
A minor in Joint Military Studies is open to any student. The Professor of Military Science and Professor of Aerospace Studies as appropriate grant access to junior and senior level courses for non-ROTC students who are pursuing a Joint Military Studies minor and who are not contracted ROTC students.

A minor in Joint Military Studies allows students who have completed specialized ROTC courses to receive credit for this training. Normally the ROTC courses are applied as electives within a degree program. A minor provides proof on a student's transcript that they have specialized in the area of Joint Military Studies.