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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

AIR FORCE STUDIES (AS)

AS 101    The Foundations of the United States Air Force I     1 cr   

A survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and encourage participation in Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include: overview of ROTC, special programs offered through ROTC, mission and organization of the Air Force, brief history of the Air Force, introduction to leadership and leadership related issues, Air Force Core Values, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication studies. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.    
AS 101L     Foundation of the U.S. Air Force I Lab     0 cr    
Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and communication service. Co-requisite: AS 101    

AS 102    The Foundations of the United States Air Force II     1 cr   

A survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and encourage participation in Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include: overview of ROTC, special programs offered through ROTC, mission and organization of the Air Force, brief history of the Air Force, introduction to leadership and leadership related issues, Air Force Core Values, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication studies. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.    
AS 102L     Foundation of the U.S. Air Force II Lab     0 cr    
Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and community service. Co-requisite: AS 102.    

AS 201    The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power I     1 cr   

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/dirigibles to the Korean Conflict. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force distinctive capabilities (core 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. The students will also complete several writing and briefing assignments to meet Air Force communication skills requirements.    
AS 201L     The Evolution of U.S. Air Force I Lab     0 cr    
Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and community service. Co-requisite: AS 201.    

AS 202    The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II    1 cr   

Designed to examine general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective, covering a time period from the Korean Conflict to the space-age systems of the Global War on Terror. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force distinctive capabilities (core 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. The students will also complete several writing and briefing assignments to meet Air Force communication skills requirement.    
AS 202L     The Evolution of U.S. Air Force II Lab     0 cr    
Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and community service. Co-requisite: AS 202.    

AS 301    The United States Air Force Leadership Studies I     3 cr   

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.    
AS 301L     Air Force Leadership Studies I Lab     0 cr    
Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and community service. Co-requisite: AS 301.    

AS 302    The United States Air Force Leadership Studies II    3 cr   

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.    
AS 302L    Air Force Leadership Studies II Lab     0 cr    
Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and community service. Co-requisite: AS 302.    

AS 401    National Security Affairs/
Preparation for Active Duty I     3 cr   

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, 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.    
AS 401L     National Security Affairs and
Preparation for Active Duty I Lab     0 cr    
Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and community service. Co-requisite: AS 401.    

AS 402    National Security Affairs/
Preparation for Active Duty II     3 cr   

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, 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.    
AS 402L     National Security Affairs and
Preparation for Active Duty II Lab     0 cr    
Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and community service. Co-requisite: AS 402.    

AS 494    Directed Study    1-3 cr   

Students will receive individual instructor guidance and may prepare a formal report/research paper on some aspect of Air Force Studies or other assignments as determined by instructor.   
Department of Air Force Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

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