Air Force Studies (AIRF)

Head of Department: Lieutenant Colonel Jason Chandler

Department Office: William Hall Building, Room 413

1000. Air Force Studies I

One credit. One class period and one 2-hour leadership seminar.

Military customs/courtesies, officership/leadership. Air Force mission, military as a profession, and basics of flight.

1200. Air Force Studies I

One credit. One class period and one 2-hour leadership seminar.

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

2000. Air Force Studies II

One credit. One class period and one 2-hour leadership seminar.

Study of air power from balloons through World War II; WW I, Interwar Years, WW II. Principles of war, Berlin Airlift. Development of communication skills.

2200. Air Force Studies II

One credit. One class period and one 2-hour leadership seminar.

Air power from post World War II to the present; Korean Conflict, War in Vietnam, force modernization. Development of 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.

3000W-3200W. Air Force Studies III

First semester: AIRF 3000W. Second semester: AIRF 3200W. Prerequisite: AIRF 1200 and 2200, or six weeks field training; ENGL 1010, 1011 or 2011; open only with consent of instructor. May not be taken concurrently with AIRF 40004200.

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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