Undergraduate Leadership Mil Sci & Aerospace
2021 Fall Term
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THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE I
Establishes introductory framework for understanding USAF organizational structure, core officership values, customs and courtesies, chain of command, rudiments of career benefits, and group leadership.
INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP I
An introductory study of leadership with emphasis on the role, development, authority, and professional knowledge required of an Army officer. The theoretical study is enhanced with practical leadership experience through the use of the military model and examining leadership application to the civilian management process. Classroom instruction includes hands on reinforcement of basic military skills.
Students apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations complementing instruction learned in 450-110. 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.
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.
THE EVOLUTION OF US AIR AND SPACE POWER I
Establishes framework for understanding USAF history and development of air power; focuses on evolution of air power concepts and doctrine, and the role of technology in growth of airpower. Also, applies knowledge of both written and communicative skills.
FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP I
Students will develop abilities to analyze, evaluate and solve leadership problems. Emphasis is on the group dynamics associated with communication and motivational skills. Different leadership models and styles will be examined and discussed for practical application in both civilian and military careers.
Students apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations complementing instruction learned in LDRSHP 210. 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 I
Focuses on leadership and management fundamentals, leadership ethics and decision making. Introduces unique Air Force perspectives on quality management. Increases emphasis on communicative, group leadership, and counseling skills.
APPLIED LEADERSHIP I
A study of leadership and management using the military model. Examines leadership and management theories and their effect on group dynamics. Emphasis on management, professional ethics, customs, courtesies, training techniques and the practical application of the principles of leadership doctrine.
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 310. 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.
NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS
Examines the need for national security; analyzes the evolution and formulation of the American defense/national security policy and strategy; examines American concept of civilian control of the military; explores conflict management, alliances and regional security issues; enhances understanding of Air Force major command structure and joint responsibilities; expands focus on the Military as a profession and continues to refine communicative skills.
LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX WORLD I
A study using the military model, in the theory and application of leadership excellence; emphasis is on leadership responsibilities for effective and efficient organizational development. Management expertise is reinforced through practical application of leadership doctrine. Leader effectiveness is enhanced through the study of professional obligations, ethics, supervisory skills, methods of evaluation and principles of leadership application.
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 410. 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.