Aerospace Studies (AERO)

AERO 101  - The Foundation of the U.S. Air Force I  (1 Credit)  

Survey course introducing students to the U.S. Air Force and AFROTC. Topics include mission and organization of the Air Force, officership, professionalism, military customs and courtesies, and officer career opportunities.

AERO 101L  - Initial Military Training Cadet Leadership Laboratory I  (0 Credits)  

Provides cadets the basic skills/knowledge to be functional members of the cadet corps, and activities to build camaraderie and esprit-de-corps. Includes mandatory physical fitness program.

AERO 102  - The Foundation of the U.S. Air Force II  (1 Credit)  

Continuation of AERO 101. Additional topics include Air Force core values, leadership principles, group leadership dynamics, and an introduction to verbal and written communications skills.

AERO 102L  - Initial Military Training Cadet Leadership Laboratory II  (0 Credits)  

Continuation of AERO 101L. Exposure to additional information on an Air Force career. Scenarios and problems teach followership and leadership skills. Includes mandatory physical fitness program.

AERO 201  - The Evolution of the U.S. Air Force I  (1 Credit)  

Examines USAF air and space power from a historical perspective. Covers the earliest aircraft, both World Wars, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, air and space employment during the Cold War.

AERO 201L  - Field Training Preparation Cadet Leadership Laboratory I  (0 Credits)  

Preparation of students for summer training at an Air Force base; teaching drill and other leadership experiences. Includes mandatory physical fitness program.

AERO 202  - The Evolution of the U.S. Air Force II  (1 Credit)  

Continuation of AERO 201. This course continues to explore Air Force history, beginning with the Vietnam era and culminating with the application of air and space power in recent conflicts.

AERO 202L  - Initial Field Training Preparation Cadet Leadership Laboratory II  (0 Credits)  

Continuation of AERO 201L. Focuses on AFROTC Honor Code, Field Training Manual/procedures, and expeditionary skills required at field training. Includes mandatory physical fitness program.

AERO 301  - Air Force Leadership Studies I  (4 Credits)  

Study of leadership, management fundamentals, the profession of arms, personnel evaluation systems, ethics, motivation, team building, change management, and communication skills. Analyses of leadership and management case studies.

Corequisite: AERO 301L.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

AERO 301L  - Intermediate Cadet Leader Leadership Laboratory I  (0 Credits)  

Provides cadets opportunities to develop leadership and followership skills, as well as sharpen their planning, organization, and communication ability. Includes mandatory physical fitness program.

Corequisite: AERO 301.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

AERO 302  - Air Force Leadership Studies II  (4 Credits)  

Continuation of AERO 301. Topics include developing subordinates, conflict management, counseling, influence, authority and responsibility, accountability, and moral leadership. Includes case studies on effective supervision and accountability.

Prerequisites: AERO 301.
Corequisite: AERO 302L.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

AERO 302L  - Intermediate Cadet Leader Leadership Laboratory II  (0 Credits)  

Continuation of AERO 301L. Allows intermediate cadet leaders to further develop leadership and management skills essential in Air Force officers. Includes mandatory physical fitness program.

Prerequisites: AERO 301L.
Corequisite: AERO 302.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

AERO 401  - National Security/Leadership Responsibilities/Commissioning Preparation  (4 Credits)  

Study of U. S. Constitution, the Armed Forces, civilian control of the military, elements of national security, USAF doctrine, Total Force, the Joint environment, terrorism, and regional and cultural studies.

Prerequisites: AERO 302.
Corequisite: AERO 401L.
AERO 401L  - Senior Cadet Leader Leadership Laboratory I  (0 Credits)  

Provides senior cadet leaders opportunities to develop leadership and supervisory skills, and to effectively manage resources toward mission accomplishment. Includes mandatory physical fitness program.

Prerequisites: AERO 302L.
Corequisite: AERO 401.
AERO 402  - Preparation for Active Duty  (4 Credits)  

Continuation of AERO 401. Topics include additional regional studies, military justice, personnel feedback, evaluation and promotion systems, the military profession, current issues affecting the military, and preparation for active duty.

Prerequisites: AERO 401.
Corequisite: AERO 402L.
AERO 402L  - Senior Cadet Leader Leadership Laboratory II  (0 Credits)  

Continuation of AERO 401L. Allows senior cadet leaders advanced opportunities to hone their leadership in preparation for entering active duty. Includes mandatory physical fitness program.

Prerequisites: AERO 401L.
Corequisite: AERO 402.
AERO 499L  - Extended Cadet Leader Leadership Laboratory  (0 Credits)  

Provides extended cadet leaders opportunities to continue developing leadership, managerial, and communication skills, and to mentor junior cadet corps members. Includes mandatory physical fitness program.

Prerequisites: 402L.