Air Force Studies

Classes

AFS 110 : The Foundations of the United States Air Force

This is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force, officer ship and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with follower ship experiences. One hour of lecture and one and one-half hours of lab per week. Offered fall semester only.

Credits 1

Corequisites

AFS 101 Leadership Laboratory.

AFS 120 : The Foundations of the United States Air Force

This is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force, officer ship and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with follower ship experiences. One hour of lecture and one and one-half hours of lab per week. This course is offered spring semester only.

Credits 1

Corequisites

AFS 102 Leadership Laboratory.

AFS 230 : The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power

This course is designed to examine general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space- age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today’s USAF air and space power. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension: e.g. Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. As a whole, this course provides the students with a knowledge level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power, from an institutional doctrinal and historical perspective. In addition, the students will continue to discuss the importance of the Air Force Core Values with the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders and will continue to develop their communication skills. One hour of lecture and one and one-half hours of lab per week. This course is offered fall semester only.

Credits 1

Corequisites

AFS 201 Leadership Laboratory.

AFS 240 : The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power

This course is designed to examine general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space- age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today’s USAF air and space power. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension: e.g. Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. As a whole, this course provides the students with a knowledge level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power, from an institutional doctrinal and historical perspective. In addition, the students will continue to discuss the importance of the Air Force Core Values with the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders and will continue to develop their communication skills. One hour of lecture and one and one-half hours of lab per week. This course is offered spring semester only.

Credits 1

Corequisites

AFS 202 Leadership Laboratory.

AFS 350 : Air Force Leadership Studies

This course is a study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer- type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles of this course. Three hours of lecture and one and one-half hours of lab per week. Offered fall semester only.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

Completion of four- or five-week field training course or approval of the professor of Air Force Studies.

Corequisites

AFS 301 Leadership Laboratory.

AFS 350 : Air Force Leadership Studies

This course is a study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer- type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles of this course. Three hours of lecture and one and one-half hours of lab per week. Offered spring semester only.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

AFS 350.

Corequisites

AFS 302 Leadership Laboratory.

AFS 470 : National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty

This course examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officer ship, 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. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course. Three hours of lecture and one and one-half hours of lab per week. Offered fall semester only.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

AFS 360.

Corequisites

AFS 401 Leadership Laboratory.

AFS 480 : National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty

This course examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officer ship, 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. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course. Three hours of lecture and one and one-half hours of lab per week. This course is offered spring semester only.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

AFS 470.

Corequisites

AFS 402 Leadership Laboratory.