Courses

Note: MPC = Miami Plan Capstone; MPT = Miami Plan Thematic Sequence.

AES 110/111 - Leadership Laboratory (1)

Introduction and orientation to the Air Force through study and supervised practice of customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, and development of basic leadership skills. Provides orientation to life and work of an Air Force junior officer and officer career opportunities. Instruction, typically including field trips to Air Force installations, conducted within framework of an organized cadet corps with a progression of experiences to develop leadership potential.
Limited to qualified cadets pursuing an Air Force commission.

AES 121/122 - The Foundations of the United States Air Force (1)

Survey course addresses basic topics relating to the Air Force and its role in national defense. Focuses on military standards, customs and courtesies, officership, career opportunities and benefits. Reviews the organization and mission of the Air Force and its role in achieving U.S. national objectives. Examines the Air Force major command structure, its heritage and includes an introduction to the military style of communicative skills.

AES 210/211 - Leadership Laboratory (1)

Provides fundamental training and experience in Air Force military management and leadership techniques via direct student participation in organized cadet corps activities and exercises with continued emphasis on developing leadership potential. Instruction includes customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, and knowledge of junior officer responsibilities and career opportunities.
Limited to qualified cadets pursuing an Air Force commission.
Prerequisite: AES 110, 111, or permission from instructor.

AES 221/222 - The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power (1) MPT

Study of historical development and employment of air power in military and nonmilitary operations from its earliest beginnings through the early Cold War period. Focuses on factors contributing to change in military conflict; evolution of air power concepts and doctrine, role of technology in the growth of air power, and assessment of student communicative skills.

AES 310/311 - Leadership Laboratory (1)

Provides intermediate-level management training and learning experiences through practical application of military management techniques in organized cadet corps leadership development activities.
Limited to qualified cadets pursuing Air Force commission.

AES 331/332 - Aerospace Leadership and Management (3)

Study of the skills and knowledge necessary for effective leadership and management. Examines various aspects of management functions, principles and insights provided by leadership research. Explores behavioral processes and leadership and management aspects as they relate to individuals and groups, focusing on team building, motivation, problem solving, followership and conflict management. Reviews planning, organizing, controlling functions. Leadership styles and research models are reviewed for their implications in improving management techniques. Emphasizes Air Force communication skills in writing and briefing.

AES 410/411 - Leadership Laboratory (1)

Provides advanced-level management training and learning experiences through practical application of military leadership principles in organized cadet corps leadership development activities. Strong emphasis on professionalism and officership.
Limited to qualified cadets pursuing an Air Force commission.

AES 431/432 - National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty (3)

Examines the need for national security and analyzes evolution and formulation of U.S. defense policy and strategy. Examines functions and operations of the Department of Defense, the Air Force and other military services. Explores how U.S. alliances and regional security arrangements preserve American interests around the world. Focuses on several geographical regions and analyzes their impact on U.S. national security. Examines other defense/security issues, such as arms control, terrorism, principles of war and strategy. Explores the U.S. Constitution, the various roles of the branches of government and the concept of civilian control of the military.