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Air Force Studies (Air Force ROTC)

The program in Air Force Studies affords students opportunities to learn about the United States Air Force and its role in national security while exploring the opportunity to earn an Air Force officer's commission concurrent with a college degree. Freshman and sophomore courses are open to all students and incur no military obligation. The courses are fully accredited, 1-hour electives. To enroll in Air Force ROTC, a student simply registers for a course in Air Force Studies. Air Force ROTC courses are currently not offered through distance learning.

Officer Training Corps Studies (Army ROTC)

Army ROTC is a college elective that focuses on leadership and management skills. The ROTC program consists of the Basic Course and the Advanced Course. The Basic Course provides college students the opportunity to learn about and experience the U.S. Army without incurring any military obligation during their freshman and sophomore years. The Advanced Course prepares juniors, seniors and graduate students for commissioning as officers in the active U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Army ROTC courses are currently not offered through distance learning.

Air Force Studies (AFS) Courses

AFS 101. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) is a dynamic and integrated grouping of leadership developmental activities designed to meet the needs and expectations of prospective Air Force second lieutenants and complement the AFROTC academic program. Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and communication service.

AFS 102. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) is a dynamic and integrated grouping of leadership developmental activities designed to meet the needs and expectations of prospective Air Force second lieutenants and complement the AFROTC academic program. Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and communication service.

AFS 110. Foundations Of The Usaf. 1 sem. hr.

'The Foundations of the United States Air Force,' is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. 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. AFS 101 Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

AFS 120. Foundations Of The Usaf. 1 sem. hr.

"The Foundations of the United States Air Force," is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. 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.
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency:.

AFS 201. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) is a dynamic and integrated grouping of leadership developmental activities designed to meet the needs and expectations of prospective Air Force second lieutenants and complement the AFROTC academic program. Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and communication service.

AFS 202. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) is a dynamic and integrated grouping of leadership developmental activities designed to meet the needs and expectations of prospective Air Force second lieutenants and complement the AFROTC academic program. Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and communication service.

AFS 230. Evolutn Of Us Air Power. 1 sem. hr.

A course designed to examine general aspects of air power from a historical perspective. The course covers the period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age systems of the Global War on Terror. Historical examples are provided to show the development of Air Force core functions to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension, e.g., principles of war and tenets of air power. As a whole, this course provides the students with a knowledge-level understanding for the general employment of air power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. In addition, what the students learned about the Air Force Core Values in AS100 will be reinforced through the use of operational examples, and they will complete several writing and briefing assignments to meet Air Force communication skills requirements. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

AFS 240. Evolutn Of Us Air Power. 1 sem. hr.

A course designed to examine general aspects of air power from a historical perspective. The course covers the period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age systems of the Global War on Terror. Historical examples are provided to show the development of Air Force core functions to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension, e.g., principles of war and tenets of air power. As a whole, this course provides the students with a knowledge-level understanding for the general employment of air power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. In addition, what the students learned about the Air Force Core Values in AS100 will be reinforced through the use of operational examples, and they will complete several writing and briefing assignments to meet Air Force communication skills requirements. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency:.

AFS 301. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) is a dynamic and integrated grouping of leadership developmental activities designed to meet the needs and expectations of prospective Air Force second lieutenants and complement the AFROTC academic program. Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and communication service.

AFS 302. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) is a dynamic and integrated grouping of leadership developmental activities designed to meet the needs and expectations of prospective Air Force second lieutenants and complement the AFROTC academic program. Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and communication service.

AFS 350. USAF Leadership Studies. 3 sem. hrs.

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. 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. Students enrolled in AFS 350 and AFS 360 courses are AS 300-level cadets who are in their junior year of AFROTC program, unless approved otherwise.

AFS 360. USAF Leadership Studies. 3 sem. hrs.

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. 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. Students enrolled in AFS 350 and AFS 360 courses are AS 300-level cadets who are in their junior year of AFROTC program, unless approved otherwise.

AFS 401. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) is a dynamic and integrated grouping of leadership developmental activities designed to meet the needs and expectations of prospective Air Force second lieutenants and complement the AFROTC academic program. Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and communication service.

AFS 402. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) is a dynamic and integrated grouping of leadership developmental activities designed to meet the needs and expectations of prospective Air Force second lieutenants and complement the AFROTC academic program. Provides an introduction to the military profession, including applications in leadership, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies and communication service.

AFS 470. National Security Affair. 3 sem. hrs.

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. 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. Students enrolled in AFS 470 and AFS 480 courses are AS 400-level cadets who are in their final academic year of AFROTC program, unless approved otherwise.

AFS 480. National Security Affair. 3 sem. hrs.

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. 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. Students enrolled in AFS 470 and AFS 480 courses are AS 400-level cadets who are in their final academic year of AFROTC program, unless approved otherwise.

Military Science (MIL) Courses

MIL 110. Leadership/Natl Security. 1 sem. hr.

MIL 111. Leadership Application I. 1 sem. hr.

MIL 120. Foundatn Leadershp Team Develm. 1 sem. hr.

MIL 121. Leadership Development. 1 sem. hr.

MIL 202. Intermed Army Fitness Train. 1 sem. hr.

MIL 210. Basic Leadership Skills. 2 sem. hrs.

MIL 211. Basic Leadership Development. 1 sem. hr.

MIL 220. Military Leadership Skills. 2 sem. hrs.

MIL 221. Mil Leadership Mgt Applicn II. 1 sem. hr.

MIL 250. Leader Trng Course Basic Camp. 6 sem. hrs.

MIL 310. Small Unit Tactical Leadership. 3 sem. hrs.

MIL 311. Small Unit Leader Appl Lab I. 1 sem. hr.

MIL 320. Advanced Leadership Skills. 3 sem. hrs.

MIL 321. Small Unit Leader Appl Lab II. 1 sem. hr.

MIL 335. American Military Experience. 3 sem. hrs.

MIL 410. Military Science IV. 3 sem. hrs.

MIL 411. Adv Leadership Applicatn Lab I. 1 sem. hr.

MIL 420. Military Science IV. 3 sem. hrs.

MIL 421. Adv Leadersh Applicatn Lab II. 1 sem. hr.

MIL 493. Risk Management and Safety. 1 sem. hr.

Course prepares students to recognize risk behaviors and situations, plan safe and effective training, and reduce risks both on and off duty with a focus on awareness and prevention. Offered fall, spring, and summer.
Prerequisite(s): MIL 311 and MIL 321; or MIL 411 and MIL 421.

MIL 494. Academic Mentorship Program. 1 sem. hr.

Course prepares students to design and implement an advising and mentoring program to increase retention of younger peers, focusing on organization and time management. Offerred fall, spring, and summer.
Prerequisite(s): MIL 311 and MIL 321; or MIL 411 and MIL 421.

MIL 496. Ethical Foundations. 1 sem. hr.

Prepares students to recognize risk behaviors and situations, plan counseling sessions, make informed referrals to assistance agencies, and improve the quality of life for employees. Offered fall, spring, and summer.
Prerequisite(s): MIL 311 and MIL 321; or MIL 411 and MIL 421.