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Winter Academic Term 2004 Course Guide

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Courses in Aerospace Studies


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Winter Academic Term, 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


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): J. E. 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: http://www.umich.edu/~det390/asclass/as100.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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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

Instructor(s): Douglas Goebel (dgoebel@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (1).

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

See UC 202.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

AERO 311. Air Force Leadership and Management II.

Instructor(s): Karen L 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: http://www.umich.edu/~det390/asclass/as300.htm

AERO 311 is a continuation of AERO 310. It is a survey course covering leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, professional feedback, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force Officers. Case studies and readings will be used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations.

The leadership laboratory (available only to ROTC cadets) 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 AERO 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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

Instructor(s): Robbin A W Sawyer (rwimmler@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~det390/asclass/as400.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 advanced leadership ethics, military law and policies, and preparation for active duty. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, preparation for active duty and current issues affecting military professionalism. This course will be interesting and meaningful to future Air Force officers. A leadership Laboratory compliments the course, however, does not affect the grade of the course. Leadership Laboratoy is only mandatory for AFROTC cadets.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The course objectives (both terms) are for each cadet to:

  1. Comprehend the basic elements of national security policy and process.
  2. Comprehend the air and space power functions and competencies.
  3. Understand selected roles of the military in society.
  4. Understand current issues affecting the military profession.
  5. Understand selected provisions of the military justice system.
  6. Comprehend the responsibility, authority, and functions of an Air Force commander.
  7. Apply listening, speaking, and writing skills in Air Force-peculiar formats and situations with accuracy, clarity, and appropriate style.
  8. Comprehend factors, which will facilitate a smooth transition from civilian to military life.

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