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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Aerospace Studies


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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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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 102. The U.S. Air Force Today II.

Instructor(s): Capt Smith (jecsmith@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~det390/cadets/asclass/as100/syllabus.htm

AERO 102. is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). Featured topics include Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) foundations, principles of war, Air Force Heritage, Air Force career opportunities, and introduction to communication skills. Although not part of your grade, Leadership Laboratory compliments this course and is mandatory for AFROTC cadets. 5. COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1. Each student should know the organizational structure of the Air Force and Air Force ROTC, understand the customs and courtesies and professional appearance required of an Air Force Officer. 2. Each student should know the basic history and development of air power and it's role in war, and understand career opportunities and benefits awarded to Air Force officers. 3. Students will demonstrate basic communication skills.

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AERO 202 / UC 202. U.S. Aviation History & Its Development into Air Power.

Instructor(s): John F Gaughan II

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

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~det390/cadets/asclass/as200/syllabus.htm

This survey course examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War and the conflict in the Balkans. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of today's aerospace power. The course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension: e.g. Principles of War and Tenets of Aerospace power. As a whole, this course provides the students with a knowledge level understanding of aerospace power from an institutional doctrine and historical perspective. We will discuss the importance of Air Force Core Values, through the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders, and we will continue to develop communication skills. V. COURSE OBJECTIVES: The course objectives are for each individual to: A. Know the key terms and definitions used to describe USAF aerospace power. B. Know the events, leaders, and technical developments which surrounded the evolution of USAF Air and Space power. C. Demonstrate basic verbal and written communicative skills. D. Know the USAF core values and examples of their use throughout the evolution of USAF Air and Space power.

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AERO 311. Air Force Leadership and Management II.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~det390/cadets/asclass/as300/AS%20300%20Syllabus.htm

This course is the second semester of a survey course covering leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, ethics, and communication skills of Air Force Officers. Case studies, readings, and group discussions will be used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations. The leadership laboratory (available to ROTC cadets only) compliments this course by giving hands-on leadership experiences in officer-type activities and the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course. Leadership lab performance will not affect your AS 311 grade. COURSE OBJECTIVES: The course objectives are for each cadet to understand and comprehend all lesson objectives and samples of behavior in the Air Force Leadership Studies text.

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AERO 411. National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society II.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~det390/cadets/asclass/as400/syllabus.htm

This course is a survey course. Its purpose is to give an overview of the subject; it is not a content course, i.e., the student is not expected to emerge with an in-depth knowledge of the topics covered in this course. 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 communicative skills. The second semester is organized to provide topics of interest in preparation for entering active duty as a second lieutenant. This course is designed to be interesting and meaningful to you as future Air Force officers.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The course objectives(both semesters) are for each cadet to: A. Comprehend the basic elements of national security policy and process. B. Comprehend the air and space power functions and competencies. C. Understand selected roles of the military in society. D. Understand current issues affecting the military profession. E. Understand selected provisions of the military justice system. F. Comprehend the responsibility, authority, and functions of an Air Force commander. G. Apply listening, speaking, and writing skills in Air Force-peculiar formats and situations with accuracy, clarity, and appropriate style. H. Comprehend factors, which will facilitate a smooth transition from civilian to military life.

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