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Aerospace Course Descriptions

AERO 103: The Air Force Today I (Fall Semester Only)
(1 Credit Hr) Part I of a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions and organization of the Air Force.

AERO 104: The Air Force Today II (Spring Semester Only)
(1 Credit Hr) Part II of a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions and organization of the Air Force.  *Prerequisite: AERO 103 or permission of instructor.

AERO 113: Leadership Lab for AERO 103 (Fall Semester Only)
(0 Credit Hrs) Mandatory leadership lab that allows cadets to practice and demonstrate mastery of the leadership skills essential to an Air Force officer.

AERO 114: Leadership Lab for AERO 104 (Spring Semester Only)
(0 Credit Hrs) Mandatory leadership lab that allows cadets to practice and demonstrate mastery of the leadership skills essential to an Air Force officer.

AERO 203: Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power I (Fall Semester Only)
(1 Credit Hr) Part I of a course featuring topics on Air Force heritage and leaders; introduction to air and space power through examination of competencies and functions; and continued application of communication skills. Its purpose is to instill an appreciation of the development and employment of air power and to motivate students to transition from AFROTC cadet to Air Force ROTC officer candidate.  *Prerequisite: AERO 104 or permission of instructor.

AERO 204: Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II (Spring Semester Only)
(1 Credit Hr) Part II of a course featuring topics on Air Force heritage and leaders; introduction to air and space power through examination of competencies and functions; and continued application of communication skills. Its purpose is to instill an appreciation of the development and employment of air power and to motivate students to transition from AFROTC cadet to Air Force ROTC officer candidate.  *Prerequisite: AERO 203 or permission of instructor.

AERO 213: Leadership Lab for AERO 203 (Fall Semester Only)
(0 Credit Hrs) Mandatory leadership lab that allows cadets to practice and demonstrate mastery of the leadership skills essential to an Air Force officer.

AERO 214: Leadership Lab for AERO 204 (Spring Semester Only)
(0 Credit Hrs) Mandatory leadership lab that allows cadets to practice and demonstrate mastery of the leadership skills essential to an Air Force officer.  Emphasis is placed on preparing cadets for Field Training.

AERO 303: Air Force Leadership and Management I (Fall Semester Only)
(2 Credit Hrs) Part I of a course that teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is place on enhancing leadership skills.  *Prerequisite: AERO 204 and successful completion of Field Training.

AERO 304: Air Force Leadership and Management II (Spring Semester Only)
(2 Credit Hrs) Part II of a course that teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills.  *Prerequisite: AERO 303.

AERO 313: Leadership Lab for AERO 303 (Fall Semester Only)
(0 Credit Hrs) Mandatory leadership lab that allows cadets to practice and demonstrate mastery of the leadership skills essential to an Air Force officer.

AERO 314: Leadership Lab for AERO 304 (Spring Semester Only)
(0 Credit Hrs) Mandatory leadership lab that allows cadets to practice and demonstrate mastery of the leadership skills essential to an Air Force officer.

AERO 403: National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty I (Fall Semester Only)
(2 Credit Hrs) Part I of a course designed for college seniors and that gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level.  *Prerequisite: AERO 304.

AERO 404: National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty II (Spring Semester Only)
(2 Credit Hrs) Part II of a course designed for college seniors and that gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level.  *Prerequisite: AERO 403.

AERO 413: Leadership Lab for AERO 403 (Fall Semester Only)
(0 Credit Hrs) Mandatory leadership lab that allows cadets to practice and demonstrate mastery of the leadership skills essential to an Air Force officer.

AERO 414: Leadership Lab for AERO 404 (Spring Semester Only)
(0 Credit Hrs) Mandatory leadership lab that allows cadets to practice and demonstrate mastery of the leadership skills essential to an Air Force officer.

Military Science Course Descriptions

109 Foundations of Officership
(1 s.h.)
U.S. Army orientation information and individual military skills are stressed.

110 Introduction to Leadership
(1 s.h.) Initial instructions in land navigation and military history.

209 Individual Leadership
(1 s.h.) Covers the intermediate level in the Leadership Development Program for the Army ROTC program. *Prerequisites: MS 109 and MS110.

210 Leadership and Teamwork
(1 s.h.) Cadets continue leadership development and transition to the advanced course; emphasis is placed on individual and team building.

309 Leadership and Problem Solving
(2 s.h.) Emphasis is placed on leadership applications and effective planning and organizational skills. *Concurrent enrollment in either MS 319 or MS 350 is required.

310 Leadership and Ethics
(2 s.h.) A continuation of MS 309. Cadets are trained on basic officer skills, including preparation of map overlays, the principles of war, and how to conduct an After Action Review. *Concurrent enrollment in MS 320 or MS 351 required.

319, 320 MS Lab
(No credit) Focuses on individual and small unit tactics skills. *Concurrent enrollment in MS 309 or MS 310 is required.

409 Leadership and Management
(2 s.h.) This begins the transition of the cadet to an officer. Emphasis is on roles and duties of the 2nd lieutenant. *Concurrent enrollment in MS 419 or MS 450 is required.

410 Officership
(2 s.h.) Completes the transition of the student to an officer, culminating in her commissioning. Primary focus of the course is to provide the Advanced Camp graduates instruction in the planning, organizing, training, and leadership development necessary to lead a platoon. *Concurrent enrollment in either MS 420 or MS 451 required.

419, 420 Military Science Lab
(No credit) Practical applications of subjects taught in MS 409 and MS 410. *Concurrent enrollment in MS 409 or 410 is required.

Naval Science Course Descriptions

101 Introduction to Naval Science
(1 s.h.) A general introduction to sea power and the Naval Services. Emphasis is placed on the mission, organization, regulations and broad warfare components of the Navy and Marine Corps.
Continues the general concepts and history of sea power, implementation of sea power as an instrument of national policy and a study of the U.S. Naval strategy.

203 Leadership and Management
(1 s.h.) Introduction to the principles of Naval leadership, management and command.

205 Navigation (Navy Option)
(2 s.h.) Provides a comprehensive study of the theory, principles and procedures of ship navigation and coastal piloting. *Must concurrently register for either NS 211 or MS 350.

206 Evolution of Warfare I (Marine Option)
(1 s.h.) Explores the nature of warfare throughout Western history.

211 Navigation Lab for NS 205 (Navy Option)
(No credit) For students seeking a commission in the Navy. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 205 required.

303 Amphibious Warfare I (Marine Option)
(2 s.h.) Historical survey of the projection of sea power ashore. *Must concurrently register for either NS 313 or MS 350.

304 Amphibious Warfare II (Marine Option)
(2 s.h.) Continuation of NS 303. *Must concurrently register for either NS 314 or MS 351.

308 Naval Engineering
(1 s.h.) Familiarizes students with the types, structures and purpose of Navy ships.

309 Naval Weapons Systems (Navy and Marine Option)
(2 s.h.) Covers the principles of Naval weapons systems, including the integration of Marine Corps combat elements with a Navy Battle Group. *Must concurrently register for either NS 315, NS 413, or MS 450.

313 Amphibious Warfare I Lab for NS 303 (Marine Option)
(No credit) For students seeking a commission in the Marine Corps. Emphasizes preparation for NROTC Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 303 is required.

314 Amphibious Warfare II Lab for NS 304 (Marine Option)
(No credit) For students seeking a commission in the Marine Corps. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 304 required.

315 Navy Leadership Lab I for NS 309 (Navy Option)
(No credit) For students seeking a commission in the Navy. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 309 is required.

402 Leadership and Ethics (Navy and Marine Option)
(2 s.h.) Seminar on leadership principles and management techniques as they apply to the duties and responsibilities of junior officers. *Must concurrently register for NS 412, NS 414, or MS 451.

408 Naval Operations and Seamanship (Navy Option)
(2 s.h.) 102 Sea Power and Maritime Affairs (1 s.h.) Comprehensive study of the theory, principles and procedures
of naval operations. *Must concurrently register for either NS 411 or LS 450.

411 Naval Operations Lab for NS 408 (Navy Option)
(2 s.h.) For students seeking a commission in the Navy. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 408 required.

412 Navy Leadership Lab II for NS 402 (Navy Option)
(No credit) For students seeking a commission in the Navy. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 402 is required.

413 Marine Leadership Lab I for NS 309 (Marine Option)
(No credit) For students seeking a commission in the Marine Corps. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 403 is required.

414 Marine Leadership Lab II for NS 402 (Marine Option)
(No credit) For students seeking a commission in the Marine Corps. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 402 is required.