Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title.  The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

The classes outlined below are offered through the ARMY ROTC program at The University of Kentucky.  For more information, please call them at (859) 257-6865.

Subject Prefix and Course Number
Course Name
Semester Credit Hours
Course Description
Cross Listed Course
Prerequisite
AMS 101Introduction to the Army2This introductory level course is designed to give students an appreciation for the role the Army currently plays in our society. The course also covers some of the basic skills necessary to today’s leaders to include oral presentation, time management, map reading, basic rifle marksmanship and squad tactics.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AMS 102Introduction to Leadership2This course is designed to introduce students with the fundamental skills necessary to be a leader, both in military and civilian context. Course also covers map reading, skills.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AMS 201American Military History2Study of the development of the U.S. from a military perspective. Pre-parallel development of technology and warfare and emphasis on the evaluation of military leadership from the historically tested principles of warfare
from the Civil War to the present.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AMS 202Effective Military Communications2This course provides instruction and practical experience in the art of speaking and writing in the Army style. Students will demonstrate competency through a series of oral presentations and writing assignments. Small unit tactics
and map reading skills will also be used in the implementation of the oral presentations.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AMS 211Advanced Leadership I2This course focuses on both theoretical and practical
aspects of leadership. Students will examine such as written and oral communication, effective listening, assertiveness, personality, adult development, motivation, and
organization culture and change.
Not ApplicableAMS 101 and 102, or consent of instructor
AMS 212Advanced Leadership II2This course focuses primarily on officership, providing an extensive examination of the unique purposes, roles and obligations of commissioned officers. It includes
a detailed investigation of the origin of our institutional values and their practical application in decision making and leadership.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AMS 250Basic Military Science Lag1A hands-on practicum which exposes the student to the military skills required for the basic technical and tactical competence to enter the Advance Course. Laboratory, two hours per week and two weekend exercises. May be repeated to a maximum of four credits.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AMS 301Leadership and Management I3Course of study in development of basic
skills required to function as a manager; study of leadership styles, group dynamics, communications, motivation, and military instruction methods; and school of the soldier and exercise of command.
Not ApplicableAMS 101, 102, graduate or undergraduate student (male or female), successful completion of basic course or basic camp, physically fit to pursue program; consent of PMS.
AMS 302Advanced Tactics3Small-unit tactics and communications,
organization and mission of combat arms units; leadership and the exercise of command.
Not ApplicableAMS 101, 102, graduate or undergraduate student (male or female), successful completion of basic course or basic camp, physically fit to pursue program; consent of PMS.
AMS 320Advanced Studies in American Military
History
3This course will furnish upper level UK ROTC cadets and qualified History majors or minors with the methodological tools and materials needed to gain a more detailed understanding of
American military history and to put together a major research paper. AMS 340/HIS 320 will emphasize basic research skills; understanding historiographical debates within a military framework; developing effective note
taking, outlining techniques, picking a feasible research
topic, finding useful primary sources and drawing inferences from them examining American military campaigns and leaders in order to complete a battle analysis and short research assignments. [Same as HIS 320 at UK]
Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
AMS 341Leadership and Management II3Advanced study of logistics, operations, military administrations, personnel management, military justice, world change and military implications, service orientation and leadership training.Not ApplicableAMS 301, AMS 302
AMS 342Command Management3An advanced study of logistics, operations, military administration, personnel management, military justice, world change and military implications, service orientation and leadership training.Not ApplicableAMS 301, AMS 302
AMS 350Advanced Military Science
Laboratory
1A hands-n practicum which exposes the student to the military skills required for advances technical and tactical competence as an Army officer. The course affords junior and senior cadets opportunities to develop and refine their leadership style and abilities under differing constraints and environments. Laboratory, two hours per week and two weekend exercises. May be repeated to a maximum of four credits. [Corequisites: AMS 301, 302, 341 or 342]

Not ApplicableAMS 101, AMS 202, AMS 250
AMS 395Independent Study in Leadership
1- 2Advanced study in leadership. Students are under guidance and confer individually with faculty on approved tactic(s).
A written report or paper is expected and will be filed in the
chairperson’s office.
Not ApplicableCompletion of AMS 302 and consent of PMS
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