Aerospace Studies 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. Introduction to U.S. Air Force. Examination of general aspects of Air Force, leadership, benefits, and opportunities for officers. Foundation for becoming airmen, including customs and courtesies, dress and appearance, team building, communication skills, and core values. Lessons on war and U.S. military, Air Force operations, principles of war, and airpower. Provides students with understanding for employment of air and space power, from institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspectives. Students are introduced to Air Force way of life and gain knowledge on what it means to be airmen. P/NP or letter grading.
19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.
20A-20B-20C. Evolution of U.S. Air Force Air and Space Power. (2-2-2) Lecture, one hour. Examination of general aspects of air and space power through historical perspective and incorporating foundational leadership lessons. Continuation of history of Air Force through World War I and World War II. Discussion of elements of joint fight with introductions to sister services. Provides students with understanding for employment of air and space power, from institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspectives. Leadership fundamentals as preparation for field training. P/NP or letter grading.
130A-130B-130C. Air Force Leadership Studies. (4-4-4) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 1A, 1B, 1C, 20A, 20B, 20C. Designed to provide cadets with leadership overview. Basic leadership skills for cadets beginning leadership role in detachment. Lessons on military relationships and rules that military members must follow when interacting with enlisted members and officers. Continuation of advanced skills and ethics training in preparation for becoming officer and supervisor. Introduction to variety of leadership topics in preparation to be effective leaders. 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.