Aerospace Studies Courses
Lower Division Courses
A. Leadership Laboratory. (No credit) Laboratory, three hours. Mandatory for and limited to Air Force ROTC cadets. Provides cadets with practical command and staff leadership experiences through performance of various tasks within framework of organized cadet corps. As integral part of aerospace studies curriculum, provides experiences designed to develop leadership potential and serves as orientation to active duty. P/NP grading.
1A-1B-1C. Foundation of U.S. Air Force. (2-2-2) Lecture, one hour. Survey course designed to introduce students to U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Topics include mission and organization of Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, group leadership problems, and introduction to communication skills. P/NP or letter grading.
20A-20B-20C. Evolution of U.S. Air Force Air and Space Power. (2-2-2) Lecture, one hour. Historical survey of air and space power designed to motivate students to transition from Air Force ROTC cadet to officer candidate. Featured topics include Air Force heritage and leaders; introduction to air and space power through examination of competencies, functions, and doctrines; and continued application of communication skills. P/NP or letter grading.
Upper Division Courses
130A-130B-130C. Air Force Leadership Studies. (4-4-4) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 1A, 1B, 1C, 20A, 20B, 20C. Study of leadership and quality management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force doctrine, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of Air Force junior officers. Use of case studies to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of concepts being studied. P/NP or letter grading.
140A-140B-140C. National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty. (4-4-4) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 1A, 1B, 1C, 20A, 20B, 20C. Study of national security processes, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics focus on military as profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis on refining communication skills. P/NP or letter grading.
197. Individual Studies in Aerospace Studies. (2 or 4) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Individual intensive study, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Assigned reading and tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.