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)

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

This course examines the growth and development of the United States Air Force with emphasis on Presidential, Secretary of Defense and JCS roles in the defense posture and establishment of key national and U.S. military strategic defense concepts. Each U.S. military service is reviewed and force structure is explained. The course concludes with a review of the interaction of all U.S. military forces in their general purpose role and their cooperative efforts in support of national security.

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

This course examines the history and development of key elements of U.S. airpower. Analysis and discussion of leadership styles and contributions of significant airpower leaders occur throughout the course. Portions of the course are also devoted to written and oral communications skills with emphasis on Air Force-specific communicative formats. The final portion of the course is a discussion and analysis of quality air force principles and officership ethics and values. At the conclusion of this course, students are able to assume leadership roles in the cadet corps and apply leadership principles discussed in the course.

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

This course presents the concepts, principles, and techniques of leadership and human relations within the framework of behavioral theories. Considerable emphasis is placed on the leader, group, and situation and their interaction as dynamic factors in an organizational environment. The analysis covers the methodological implications for the military and other professions. This course, in conjunction with the associated laboratory, focuses on laboratory centered operational simulations and cadet corps leadership activities.

411. National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society II. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (3).

This course is a continuation of AS 410 and transitions from broad national security concerns to more specific information regarding the Air Force's role within the national security policy framework. The basic aerospace doctrine of the U.S Air Force is covered in detail. Special themes include the military as a profession, officership, values and ethics, and military justice in peace and war. This course focuses specifically on the roles and responsibilities of the junior officer and concludes with specific information on Air Force life.

Courses in Military Science (Division 897)

102(101). Land Navigation. 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, aerial photographs and the use of polar coordinates. Student evaluation is based on quizzes, practical exercises, and examinations.

202. History of the Military Art. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (1).

History of the Military Art traces the evolution of the art of warfare by examining the development of generalship, strategy, tactics, theory, doctrine, professionalism and logistics. The course will explore the fundamental principles of war that comprise the permanent elements of military science and strategy. Though there is no simple agreed list of principles, the course will attempt to cull from the record of historic campaigns and battles enduring elements of the art of war. Students will be expected to contribute to the classroom discussions and to master the significant details of major campaigns and battles. Student performance will be evaluated through a short paper and campaign briefing.

302. Small Unit Tactics and Combined Operations. Permission of chairman. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (2).

This course provides the cadet with a basic understanding of the tactical employment of the combined arms team and completes the cadet's preparation for the Army ROTC Advanced Camp. Instruction is based on the Air-Land Battle doctrine of the US Army. The course emphasizes the missions, organization, and capabilities of the elements of a company-sized combined arms team. Instruction includes practical exercises involving company team offensive and defensive operations. Students will be evaluated through quizzes, examinations, oral presentations and two writing assignments.

402. Military Professionalism and Professional Ethics. Permission of chairman. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (2).

This course explores concepts of military professionalism and relates these concepts to issues in military ethics, the conduct of military operations, and national security. Contemporary military leadership issues will be explored. Selected professional development topics will also be addressed to facilitate the transition from cadet to lieutenant. Standards of conduct governing Army personnel will be presented to inform cadets of expected and proper behavior while in the service of the military. Students will be evaluated through the use of quizzes and examinations.

Courses in Naval Science (Division 898)

102. Seapower and Maritime Affairs. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (2).

A survey of the U.S. naval history from the American Revolution to the present with emphasis on major developments. Included is an in-depth discussion of the geopolitical theory of Mahan. The course also treats present day concerns in seapower and maritime affairs including the economic and political issues of merchant marine commerce, the law of the sea, the Russian navy and merchant marine, and a comparison of U.S. and other naval strategies.

202/EECS 250. Electronic Sensing Systems. Prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 240. (3).

Introduction to properties and behavior of electromagnetic energy as it pertains to naval applications of communication, radar, and electro-optics. Additional topics include sound navigation and ranging (SONAR), tracking and guidance systems, and computer controlled systems. Several laboratory demonstrations will illustrate applications of the theories and concepts learned in the classroom.

302. Naval Operations. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (3).

A study of the international and inland rules of the nautical road, relative motion vector analysis, relative motion problems at sea, formation tactics, and ship employment. Also included is an introduction to naval operations and operations analysis, ship behavior and characteristics in maneuvering, applied aspects of shiphandling, seamanship, and afloat communications. Texts include Seamanship: Fundamentals for the Deck Officer and Surface Ship Operations. Grades are based on examinations, quizzes, and homework problems.

402. Leadership and Management II. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (2).

Introduction to the principles of management science and the application of these principles by Naval officers in the operational Navy environment. Particular emphasis is put upon resources management, including handling of alcohol and drug related problems, equal opportunity, and counseling of enlisted Navy members. Information is presented in the form of case studies, by lecture, and through classroom discussion.


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