Air Force ROTC (AIRS)

Air Force ROTC (AIRS)

AIRS 001  Leadership Laboratory  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident

AIRS 110  The Foundations of the United States Air Force I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

A two-semester survey course which provides an introduction to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force; officership and professionalism; military customs and courtesies; Air Force officer opportunities; and an introduction to communication skills. The Leadership Laboratory (AIRS A) is mandatory each semester for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing followership experiences.

Offered: Resident

AIRS 120  The Foundations of the United States Air Force II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

A continuation of AIRS 110.

Offered: Resident

AIRS 210  The Evolution of Air and Space Power I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in today's technologically advanced Air Force. Historical examples serve to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF air and space power. Also examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension; e.g., Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. Provides a knowledge-level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. Continues a discussion of the importance of the Air Force Core Values through use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders and develops cadets' communication skills. The Leadership Laboratory (AIRS A) is mandatory each semester for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing followership experiences.

Offered: Resident

AIRS 220  The Evolution of Air and Space Power II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

A continuation of AIRS 210.

Offered: Resident

AIRS 310  Concepts of Air Force Leadership and Management I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Focuses on the study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. The Leadership Laboratory (AIRS A) is mandatory each semester for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles presented in this course.

Offered: Resident

AIRS 320  Concepts of Air Force Leadership and Management II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A continuation of AIRS 310.

Offered: Resident

AIRS 410  National Security Affairs I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Topics include the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Emphasizes refining communication skills. AIRS A (Leadership Laboratory) is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by giving students an opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles presented in this course.

Offered: Resident

AIRS 420  National Security Affairs II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A continuation of AIRS 410.

Offered: Resident

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