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 is a continuation of the study of the growth and development of the United States Air Force begun in Aerospace Studies 101. The course relates the mission and responsibilities of the various Air Force major commands to the U.S. defense posture and the U.S. military strategy. Emphasis is placed on the Air Force contribution to General Purpose forces and the dynamics, interactions, and cooperative efforts of all the Services in the General Purpose role for the national security posture.

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

This course is a continuation of Aerospace Science 201 which looked at the history of U.S. airpower and it's leaders, as well as aviation development through the early 1990s. Aerospace Science 202 focuses on the characteristics, ethics, and attributes of leadership. Discussions on technology development and airpower history are conducted throughout the course. Communicative skills and team building are also practiced. This is a lecture and discussion course designed to develop individual leadership skills.

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

An integrated management course emphasizing the concepts and skills required by the successful manager and leader. Organizational and personal values (ethics), management of change, organizational power, politics, and managerial strategy and tactics are discussed within the context of the military organization. Actual Air Force case studies are used throughout the course to enhance the learning and communication process (lecture and seminar).

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

This course is a continuation of Aerospace Studies 410 which examines the role of the military in contemporary American society. The course covers current issues affecting the military in the aftermath of the end of the Cold War and the lessons learned from the recent war in the Persian Gulf. Finally, AS-411 prepares officer cadets for future active duty services by explaining what is expected of them as professional military officers and how to prepare for the transition into the Air Force. Instruction is conducted via lecture and discussion.


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.

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.

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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