Military Officer Education Programs

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.

Courses in Aerospace Science (Division 896)

101. The U.S. Air Force Today I. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (1).

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. Grades are based on four examinations and written and oral presentations.

201. U.S. Aviation History and its Development into Air Power. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (1).

The central themes of the development of aviation from the Montgolfier's balloon through the 1990s are outlined. Primary emphasis is placed on the roles of technology, economics and military necessity in the evolution of aviation equipment, doctrine and strategy. Texts are provided. The class format is informal lecture. Grades are based on three examinations and oral and written presentations.

310. Air Force Leadership and Management I. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (3).

The concepts, principles, and techniques of leadership are presented within the framework of behavioral theories. Emphasis on the leader, group, situation, and their interaction as dynamic factors in an organizational environment. 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. This course is a combination of lecture and seminar. Grades are based on oral presentations, a term paper, and three examinations.

410. National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society I. AFOEP 310. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (3).

Focuses on the Armed Forces as an integral element of society. Provides examination of a broad range of American civil-military relations, and the environmental context in which defense policy is formulated. Special themes include: societal attitudes toward the military; the role of the professional military leader-manager in a democratic society; the fundamental values and socialization processes associated with the Armed Services; the requisites for maintaining adequate national security forces; policy, economic, and social constraints on the national defense structure; the impact of technological and international developments on strategic preparedness; the manifold variables involved in the formulation and implementation of national security policy. The course will be both in a seminar and lecture format.

Courses in MILITARY SCIENCE (DIVISION 897)

101. Introduction to Officership and Leadership. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (1).

The objective of the course is to develop proficiency in a critical military skill. The student will learn to use a military map and lensatic compass to navigate over unfamiliar terrain. The course will emphasize map reading skills and terrain association techniques and will include two outdoor practical exercises. Specific topics include terrain features, the military grid reference system, determining and plotting azimuths, measuring route and straight line distances, methods of intersection and resection, and the use of polar coordinates. Student evaluation is based upon quizzes, practical exercises, and examinations.

201. Military Leadership. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (1).

The focus of this course is to develop the students' basic understanding of military leadership. The course focuses on current military leadership theory and its organizational application. It will include discussions of leadership styles, principles of leadership, human behavior, principles of motivation, ethics, counseling, communications, and the military problem solving process. It also incorporates leadership assessment training and discussions of how leadership influences the achievement of organizational goals.

301. Introduction to Small Unit Tactics. Permission of chairman. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (2).

This course is part of the Advanced Course for ROTC cadets. It is designed to provide the MS III cadet with three essential categories of officer skills: map reading, small unit tactical planning and oral communications. Students receive instruction in map reading, terrain analysis and platoon level operations in offensive, defensive and patrolling situations. Throughout the course, cadets will be required to present formal and informal briefings on the various topics covered during the course. Students will also study historical examples of combat leadership. Evaluation of student performances will be done through the use of quizzes, exams, oral presentations, and a military history essay.

401. Military Law. Permission of chairman. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (2).

This course is part of the Advanced Course for Army ROTC cadets. The course is a seminar of the military justice system, military administrative law and international law of war. After a brief survey of the evolution of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice and its Constitutional basis, the course focuses on the officer's role in the military justice system. Topics include criminal and military offenses, rules of evidence, the conduct of searches and seizures, nonjudicial punishment, investigations and preparation of charges, court-martial procedures, international treaties and conventions dealing with the law of war, DOD policies and regulations encompassing such topics as sexual harassment, equal opportunity, and the environment. Students are expected to become familiar with appropriate policies, regulations, and the Manual for Court-Martial. The student's knowledge is evaluated through quizzes, exam, and an essay.

Courses in Naval Science (Division 898)

101. Introduction to Naval Science. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (2).

An introductory look at the organizational structure of the naval service. Attention is concentrated on leadership and management principles as they apply to the naval service and the shipboard organization. Additional subjects to be covered are military justice, and navy policies and procedures. The course is a combination of lecture and class discussion. Grades are based on quizzes, two hourly exams, and a final examination.

201/Naval Arch. 102. Introduction to Ship Systems. (3).

Types, structures and purposes of ships. Ship compartmentation, propulsion systems, auxiliary power systems, interior communications, and ship control. Elements of ship design to achieve safe operations, and ship stability characteristics. The course is taught in a lecture format with limited discussion. In addition to class sessions, there are several laboratory sessions which illustrate applications of the theories and concepts learned in the classroom. Student evaluation is based upon objective examinations and problem solving.

301/Astro. 261. Navigation. (3).

The purpose of this course is to educate students in all aspects of marine navigation, from getting a vessel underway from port through open ocean navigation using both celestial and electronic means. The content of the course is divided into three major areas. The first section focuses on piloting, emphasizing the safe navigation of vessels in coastal waters. This section provides an introduction to navigational instruments and aids to navigation. The second section concerns celestial navigation, the ability to determine position through observation of celestial bodies. Students learn how to determine position based on the use of the sextant and various almanacs and mathematical tables. The third section of the course considers electronic navigation. The course consists of two ninety minute lectures a week. Grading is done on the basis of homework, quizzes, a project, and examinations. The primary textbooks for the course are Marine Navigation I and Marine Navigation II by Richard R. Hobbs.


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