Course Descriptions

Department of Aerospace Studies

Professor Colonel B. D. Bartels (Head); Assistant Professors Lt. Colonel W. B. Cade, III, Major D. Mack, Captains E. M. Gonzales, S. D. Humphreys, C. A. Ivey, III

Aerospace Studies
(AERS)
The General Military Course

101. Foundations of the USAF. (1-0). Credit 1. I

Introduces students to the U.S. Air Force and the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC); includes Officership, professionalism, military customs and courtesies, and officer opportunities and benefits; AFROTC cadets must register for Leadership Laboratory (AERS 105) as it complements this course with followership experience.

102. Foundations of the USAF. (1-0). Credit 1. II

Continuation of AERS 101; AFROTC cadets must register for Leadership Laboratory (AERS 106) as it complements this course with followership experience.

105. AFROTC Leadership Lab. (0-2). Credit 1. I

Designed to give insight into the Air Force and give leadership opportunities to cadets through a variety of experiences; expected to perform a multitude of tasks in both the subordinate and superior roles.

106. AFROTC Leadership Lab. (0-2). Credit 1. II

Designed to give insight into the Air Force and give leadership opportunities to cadets through a variety of experiences; expected to perform a multitude of tasks in both the subordinate and superior roles.

201. Evolution of Air and Space Power. (1-0). Credit 1. I

Examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective; covers the time period from the first use of balloons to the Persian Gulf War; AFROTC cadets must register for Leadership Laboratory (AERS 105) as it complements this course with followership/leadership experience.

202. Evolution of Air and Space Power. (1-0). Credit 1. II

Continuation of AERS 201; AFROTC cadets must register for Leadership Laboratory (AERS 106) as it complements this course with followership/leadership experience.

The Professional Officer Course

303. Air Force Leadership Studies. (3-0). Credit 3. I

Leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, and leadership ethics; case studies of leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of concepts; Air Force contract individuals (or those seeking a contract) must register for Leadership Lab (AERS 105).

304. Air Force Leadership Studies. (3-0). Credit 3. II

Continuation of AERS 303; Air Force contract individuals (or those seeking a contract) must register for Leadership Lab (AERS 106).

403. National Security Affairs—Preparation for Active Duty. (3-0). Credit 3. I

Examines the Constitution and the national security process; focuses on civilian control of the military; the roles of the Services; and the functions of the Air Force commands; Air Force contract individuals (or those seeking a contract) must register for Leadership Lab (AERS 105). Prerequisite: Non-Air Force contract students must have approval of instructor and department head.

404. National Security Affairs—Preparation for Active Duty. (3-0). Credit 3. II

Continuation of AERS 403; Air Force contract individuals (or those seeking a contract) must register for Leadership Lab (AERS 106). Prerequisite: Non-Air Force contract students must have approval of instructor and department head.

485. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 3.

Directed study of problems in the field of aerospace studies. Prerequisites: Air Force ROTC Cadet; junior or senior classification; approval of department head.