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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Aerospace Studies


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


Credit toward graduation from LS&A. The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts does not grant credit toward graduation for any courses offered through the Officer Education Program except for those courses which are cross-listed in other academic units (effective September 1, 1971). These latter courses count as non-LS&A course work if the cross-listed offering falls outside LS&A academic departments or programs.


AERO 101. The U.S. Air Force Today I.

Instructor(s): Captain Castle Smith (jecsmith@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Not for credit toward LS&A degree.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The U.S. Air Force Today is a survey course. It focuses on the organizational structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership, and professionalism, and introduces students to communication skills.

The course examines the growth and development of the United States Air Force; covers Presidential, Secretary of Defense and JCS roles in the defense posture, and the national and U.S. military strategic concepts; studies the Air Force contribution to strategic offensive and defensive and General Purpose Forces and Air Force supporting forces. Compares the dynamics and interaction of all U.S. military forces in the General Purpose role and their cooperative efforts in the national security posture.

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AERO 201 / UC 201. U.S. Aviation History & Its Development into Air Power.

Instructor(s): Colonel Douglas Goebel (elgato@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (non-LS&A). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See University Courses 201.

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AERO 310. Air Force Leadership and Management I.

Instructor(s): Captain Karen Bice (kbice@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Not for credit toward LS&A degree.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Air Force Leadership and Management is a study of leadership and quality management fundamentals, professional knowledge, leadership ethics, and communicative skills required of junior officers.

The concepts, principles, and techniques of leadership are presented within the framework of behavioral theories. Emphasis is on the leader, group, situation, and their interaction as dynamic factors in an organizational environment. This includes an historical overview of managerial development throughout recorded history with emphasis on the social and physical setting in which the manager operates. The curriculum includes effective communications, decision making, planning, and strategic management.

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AERO 410. National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society I.

Instructor(s): Major Robbin Wimmler (rwimmler@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Not for credit toward LS&A degree.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course includes an examination of national security policies and processes, an overview of geo-political regions, and an analysis of Air Force roles and missions. Additionally, emphasis will be placed on the refinement of communication skills. This course is designed to be interesting and meaningful to not only future Air Force officers, but also to the general university student.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The course objectives for AERO 410, National Security Affairs, are for each student to:

  1. Comprehend the basic elements of national security policy and process.
  2. Understand selected roles of the military in society.
  3. Understand current issues affecting the military profession.
  4. Comprehend responsibility, authority, & functions of an Air Force commander.
  5. Apply listening, speaking, and writing skills in Air Force-peculiar formats and situations with accuracy, clarity, and appropriate style.
GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION.
  1. Textbooks: Provided at no cost to the student
    T-408, National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty, 2001
    AFH 33-337, The Tongue and Quill, 30 June 1997
    T-413, Selected Readings in International Security Studies, 2001
    Supplemental texts (as deemed necessary by the instructor)
    The U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It, 2000
  2. The entire semester schedule provided in the syllabus.

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