Classes and Descriptions

Freshman Year

  • AERO 101 U.S. Air Force Today (1). An introduction to Air Force ROTC and the United States Air Force (USAF); customs and courtesies, officer opportunities, core values and communications skills.
  • AERO 102 U.S. Air Force Today (1). An introduction to the United States Air Force organization and mission.
  • AERO 500L Leadership Laboratory (0). Required for all AFROTC cadets. This laboratory is conducted by the cadet corps and involves career opportunities in the USAF, life and work of the USAF junior officer, and military ceremonies.

Sophomore Year

  • AERO 201 The Evolution of United States Air Force Air and Space Power (1). Examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective from the first balloons and dirigibles to the Cold War.
  • AERO 202 The Evolution of United States Air Force Air and Space Power (1). Examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective from post–Cold War military operations through the Global War on Terror.
  • AERO 213 Air Power and Modern Warfare (HIST 213, PWAD 213) (3). Examines air power theory and practice from 1914 to the present. Focuses on the application of air power as an instrument of war and the effectiveness of that application.
  • AERO 500L Leadership Laboratory (0). Required for all AFROTC cadets. This laboratory is conducted by the cadet corps and involves career opportunities in the USAF, life and work of the USAF junior officer, and military ceremonies.
  • AERO 196 Independent Study (1-3). Readings and research of topics regarding the U.S. Air Force.
  • AERO 190 Seminar (1-3). Seminar in topics related to the U.S. Air Force.

Junior Year

  • AERO 301 Contemporary Leadership and Management (3). The first part of a two-part course concerning contemporary leadership and management. Emphasizes modern-day experiences, successes, and failures, with various theories on motivating people, organizing, and managing. Lectures and discussion focus on application of various principles as an Air Force officer. Class participation, comprehension, and oral communication skills are stressed.
  • AERO 302 Contemporary Leadership and Management (3). The second part of the course described above (AERO 301). Class participation, comprehension, and written communication skills will be stressed.
  • AERO 399 Air and Space Expeditionary Training (1). Provides leadership training in a military environment. Professional development is achieved through academics, physical fitness, marksmanship, and leadership exercises. Course culminates in a simulated expeditionary deployment to a combat zone.
  • AERO 500L Leadership Laboratory (0). Required for all AFROTC cadets. This laboratory is conducted by the cadet corps and involves career opportunities in the USAF, life and work of the USAF junior officer, and military ceremonies.

Senior Year

  • AERO 401 National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty (3). Examines issues relevant to new Air Force officers with an emphasis on national security issues and Department of Defense and US Air Force organizational structures and function.
  • AERO 402 The Military and Contemporary Society (3). Survey and analysis of the major issues affecting officers in the Air Force. Lectures and discussions center on gaining insight into the military officer, military law, ethics, law of armed conflict, and preparing for active duty as a second lieutenant. Class participation, comprehension, written and oral communication skills are stressed.
  • AERO 446 Defense Policy and National Security (POLI 446, PWAD 446) (3). A study of national defense policy as affected by the constitutional and political setting, as well as its relation to foreign policy. Some attention to strategic doctrine.
  • AERO 500L Leadership Laboratory (0). Required for all AFROTC cadets. This laboratory is conducted by the cadet corps and involves career opportunities in the USAF, life and work of the USAF junior officer, and military ceremonies.
  • AERO 196 Independent Study (1-3). Readings and research of topics regarding the U.S. Air Force.
  • AERO 190 Seminar (1-3). Seminar in topics related to the U.S. Air Force.

 

Minor in Aerospace Studies

The Minor in Aerospace Studies is a fourteen semester-hour non-technical course of study open to all University students.  Students must complete a minimum of fourteen credit hours from the below listed courses with a grade of “C” or higher in each course.

AERO 101 (1)

AERO 102 (1)

AERO 201 (1)

AERO 202 (1)

AERO 301 (3)

AERO 302 (3)

AERO 399 (1)

AERO 401 (3)

AERO 402 (3)

AERO 213 (HIST 213, PWAD 213) (3)

AERO 446 (POLI 446, PWAD 446) (3)