Air Force Studies (AIRF)

Head of Department: Lieutenant Colonel Jason Chandler

Department Office: William Hall Building, Room 413

1000. Air Force Studies Ia

One credit. One class period and one 2-hour laboratory period. Intended for freshmen and sophomores.

Military customs and courtesies; leadership; Air Force mission; profession of arms; basics of flight.

1200. Air Force Studies Ib

One credit. One class period and one 2-hour laboratory period. Intended for freshmen and sophomores.

Organization, mission, and functions of Department of Defense and the military services. Emphasis is on the U.S. Air Force.

2000. Air Force Studies IIa

One credit. One class period and one 2-hour laboratory period. Intended for freshmen and sophomores.

Air power from balloons through World War II; principles of war; development of communication skills.

2200. Air Force Studies IIb

One credit. One class period and one 2-hour laboratory period. Intended for freshmen and sophomores.

Air power from Cold War into the 21st Century; development of military communication skills.

3000-3200. Air Force Studies III

First semester: AIRF 3000. Second semester: AIRF 3200. Three credits each semester. One class period, and a 2-hour leadership seminar. Prerequisite: AIRF 1200 and 2200, or six weeks field training; open only with consent of instructor. May not be taken concurrently with AIRF 40004200.

Management fundamentals, motivational processes, leadership, group dynamics, organizational power, managerial strategy. Development of communication skills.

3500. Aviation Ground School

Three credits.

Fundamentals of flight, flight operations, aviation, weather, navigation, human factors and integration of pilot skills with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. Meets all requirements for the FAA private pilot’s written examination.

4000-4200. Air Force Studies IV

First semester: AIRF 4000 Second semester: AIRF 4200. Three credits each semester. One class period, and a 2-hour leadership seminar. Prerequisite: AIRF 30003200; open only with consent of instructor. May not be taken concurrently with AIRF 30003200.

American civil-military relations, defense policy formulation, role of the professional officer, military justice system, Air Force Commands.

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