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General Bulletin 2008-2010

Courses of Instruction

AEROSPACE STUDIES (AES-Arts and Science)

110 Leadership Laboratory (1; maximum 2)

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. Corequisite: AES 121.

111 Leadership Laboratory (1; maximum 2)

Continues introduction and orientation to Air Force and ROTC program through study and supervised practice of customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, development of basic leadership skills, and junior officer responsibilities and career opportunities. Instruction conducted via direct student involvement in organized cadet corps activities and progressive cadet experiences designed to develop leadership potential. Limited to qualified cadets pursuing an Air Force commission. Corequisite: AES 122.

121 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.

122 The Foundations of the United States Air Force (1)

Further addresses basic topics related to the Air Force and national defense. Focuses on Air Force core values, the oath of office, leadership and team building, professional relations and managing the force, interpersonal communications and their impact on military operations. Develops fundamental military-oriented oral and written communicative skills.

210 Leadership Laboratory (1; maximum 2)

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 of instructor. Corequisite: AES 221.

211 Leadership Laboratory (1; maximum 2)

Provides continuation of fundamental training and learning experiences in Air Force military management and leadership techniques in organized cadet corps leadership development activities and exercises. Instruction includes Air Force 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 of instructor. Corequisite: AES 222.

MPT 221 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power (1)

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.

MPT 222 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power (1)

Continuation of AES 221. Study of the development, history, and employment of air power in military and nonmilitary operations from the Cold War period to the present. 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.

240 Career Orientation (2-4; maximum 4)

For AFROTC cadets only. Provides practical cadet field training in the life and work of an Air Force officer, while providing a means of evaluating the student's officer potential. Includes instruction in Air Force doctrine, organization, mission, and functions of major commands. Course is given at selected Air Force bases throughout the United States. Prerequisite: permission of department chair.

310 Leadership Laboratory (1; maximum 2)

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. Corequisite: AES 331.

311 Leadership Laboratory (1; maximum 2)

Continues intermediate-level management training and learning experiences of military management techniques in organized cadet corps leadership development activities. Limited to qualified cadets pursuing an Air Force commission. Prerequisite: AES 310. Corequisite: AES 332.

331 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.

332 Aerospace Leadership and Management (3)

Examines aspects of leadership and management delineating the decision-making process as it relates to the individual and the group. Discusses organizational structure and staffing. Highlights manager's role in dealing with conflict and change, professional and unprofessional relationships, and corrective supervision and counseling. Examines ethical issues in the context of the Air Force officer's leadership authority, responsibility, and accountability while focusing on ways to develop effective leadership and management skills.

410 Leadership Laboratory (1; maximum 2)

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. Prerequisite: AES 311. Corequisite: AES 431.

411 Leadership Laboratory (1; maximum 2)

Continues advanced-level management training and learning experiences through practical application of military leadership techniques in organized cadet corps leadership development activities. Strong emphasis on professionalism and officership. Limited to qualified cadets pursuing an Air Force commission. Prerequisite: AES 410. Corequisite: AES 432.

MPT 431 National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society (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.

MPC 432 National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society (3)

Covers advanced leadership topics, ethics, and Air Force doctrine for prospective Air Force officers about to assume active duty. Special topics focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. Prerequisite: AES 431 or approval from department chair.


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