Aerospace Studies (AERO)

AERO 301 - Leadership Laboratory

Credits: 0

Taken by all AFROTC cadets throughout enrollment in AFROTC. Command and staff leadership experiences in cadet corps. Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportunities, and life and work of the junior officer. Student leadership potential developed in a practical, supervised laboratory. Cr/F.

AERO 415 - Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force I

Credits: 2

Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force I, 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.

AERO 416 - Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force II

Credits: 2

Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force II, 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. This is a continuation of AERO 415.

AERO 541 - Team and Leadership Fundamentals I

Credits: 2

Team and Leadership Fundamentals I, focuses on laying the foundation for teams and leadership. The topics include skills that will allow cadets to improve their leadership on a personal level and within a team. The courses will prepare cadets for their field training experience where they will be able to put the concepts learned into practice. The purpose is to instill a leadership mindset and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer cadet.

AERO 542 - Team and Leadership Fundamentals II

Credits: 2

Team and Leadership Fundamentals II, focuses on laying the foundation for teams and leadership. the topics include skills that will allow cadets to improve their leadership on a personal level and within a team. The course will prepare cadets for their field training experience where they will be able to put the concepts learned into practice. The purpose is to instill a leadership mindset and to experience where they will be able to put the concepts learned into practice. The purpose is to instill a leadership mindset and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer candidate. This is a continuation of AERO 541.

AERO 671 - Leading People and Effective Communication I

Credits: 4

Leading People and Effective Communication I, teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills and communication. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors.

AERO 672 - Leading People an Effective Communication II

Credits: 4

Leading People an Effective Communication II, teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills and communication. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors. This is a continuation of AERO 671.

AERO 681 - National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty I

Credits: 4

National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty I, is designed for college seniors an gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. The final semester provides information that will prepare the cadets for Active Duty.

AERO 682 - National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty II

Credits: 4

National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty II, is designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. The final semester provides information that will prepare the cadets for Active Duty. This is a continuation of AERO 681.

AERO 695 - Officer Internship (Air Force)

Credits: 4

Experiential learning through class and field work in a military environment. Written analysis required. Prereq: AERO 671 (maybe taken concurrently). Permission of department chair required. For AFROTC cadets only. Cr/F.

AERO 796 - AFROTC Internship

Credits: 1-4

This internship is an Air and Space Studies program which prepares students for careers as Air Force Officers by providing experiential learning in an AFROTC detachment. History or Political Science majors are preferred. The internship is supervised by an Air Force Officer. By permission only. Prereq: AERO 415 and AERO 416, AERO 541 and AERO 542, and AERO 671 and AERO 672.