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Aerospace Studies (ASC) Course Descriptions

Office of Undergraduate Studies


ASC 1031  The Foundation of the United States Air Force I
(1-1) 1 hour credit.
A survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Focuses on mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements the course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

ASC 1041  The Foundation of the United States Air Force II
(1-1) 1 hour credit.
A continuation of ASC 1031, students progress in acquiring skills and demonstrating their proficiency. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements the course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

ASC 2031  The Evolution of United States Air Force Air and Space Power I
(1-1) 1 hour credit.
Examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age systems of the Global War on Terror. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate development of AF distinctive capabilities and missions to demonstrate the evolution of today’s USAF air and space power. Examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension. Reviews importance of AF core values with use of operational examples and historical AF leaders. Stresses development of communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements the course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

ASC 2041  The Evolution of United States Air Force Air and Space Power II
(1-1) 1 hour credit.
A continuation of ASC 2031, students progress in acquiring skills and demonstrating their proficiency. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements the course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

ASC 3013  Air Force Leadership Studies I
(3-1) 3 hours credit.
A study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements the course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles.

ASC 3023  Air Force Leadership Studies II
(3-1) 3 hours credit.
A continuation of ASC 3013, students progress in acquiring skills and demonstrating their proficiency. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements the course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles.

ASC 4013  National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty I
(3-1) 3 hours credit.
Examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within the structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements the course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles.

ASC 4023  National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty II
(3-1) 3 hours credit.
Continuation of ASC 4013, students progress in acquiring skills and demonstrating their proficiency. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements the course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles.