Undergraduate Leadership Mil Sci & Aerospace
2021 Spring Term
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THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE II
Continues building on framework for understanding USAForganizational structure, officership values, communicative skills, customs and courtesies, and Air Force missions.
BASIC MILITARY RAPELLING
Students will learn and demonstrate basic rappel techniques and safety in the classroom while demonstrating the skills developed on a vertical wall rappel. Skills will include knot tying, Swiss rappel seat construction, belay procedures and Swiss rappelling.
INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP II
An introductory study of leadership with emphasis on communications, management, authority and responsibility. The theoretical study is enhanced with practical leadership experience through the use of the military model and examining leadership applications to the civilian management process.
Students apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations complementing instruction learned in 450-120. Emphasis is on understanding group dynamics and increasing student expertise in communication and motivational skills. In addition, basic military skills are learned and practiced in this two-hour lab once per week.
THE EVOLUTION OF US AIR AND SPACE POWER II
Continues to build framework for understanding USAF organizational structure, core officership values, customs and courtesies, chain of command, and group leadership skills. Builds basic understanding of USAF communicative processes, both oral and written. Macro examination of aerospace doctrine, USAF mission, characteristics of offensive and defensive airpower as related to their historic application.
FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP II
Continues the study of organizational leadership and the development of leadership skills. Emphasis is on examination of contemporary civilian and military leadership styles and methods, group dynamics, staff functions, management styles and techniques, and the development of interpersonal communicative skills.
Students apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations complementing instruction learned in LDRSHP 220. Emphasis is on understanding group dynamics and increasing student expertise in communicational and motivational skills. In addition, basic military skills are learned and practiced in this two-hour lab once per week.
MILITARY CONDITIONING II
An introductory study for men and women, of military calisthenics and conditioning designed to develop both individual fitness and the leadership skills essential to the management of an effective physical fitness program. Repeatable.
LEADERSHIP STUDIES II
Continues focus on leadership and management fundamentals, leadership ethics and decision making. Elaborates on unique Air Force perspectives on quality management. Increases emphasis on communicative, group leadership, and counseling skills.
APPLIED LEADERSHIP II
A study of tactical military leadership and management principles. Discussion and practical application of military principles and small units tactics. Emphasis on problem analysis, decision making and leadership. Provides the opportunity to develop individual potential and demonstrate leadership capability. Prepares the student to successfully negotiate LDRSHP 440.
Advanced leadership concepts and skills are applied in actual situations commencing at an intermediate level and progressing through higher management positions. Increased emphasis on mentorship, group dynamics and management functions complements the instruction presented in LDRSHP 320. Meets two hours once per week.
A study of the principles required to navigate using topographic maps. Emphasis is on developing student familiarity with geography, topography, and the use of land navigation instruments. The use of aerial photograph interpretation and concepts of map development will be examined. Classroom instruction is complemented with practical application field trips.
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY
Continues the examination of the need for national security; analyzes the evolution and formulation of the American defense/national security policy and strategy; examines the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and the military justice system; analyzes the Law of Armed Conflict; expands focus on the Military as a profession and continues to refine communicative skills.
LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX WORLD II
A continuation of the study using a military model, in the theory and application of leadership excellence. Prepares the student to be an effective leader both in military and in civilian careers. Emphasis is on affecting organizational behavior, exercising professional ethics, personnel management and compliance with national and international judicial and political systems.
Advanced leadership concepts and skills are applied in actual situations commencing at an intermediate level and progressing through higher management positions. Increased emphasis on mentorship, group dynamics and management functions complements the instruction presented in LDRSHP 420. Meets two hours once per week.
AFROTC LEADERSHIP LAB
Provides a structured environment within which commissioning candidates can demonstrate and fine tune leadership, management and professional officership skills. Cadets examine their own leadership/followership strengths and weaknesses through practical application.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.