ARO (Aerospace Studies ~ Air Force ROTC)

 

ARO 1011, 1021 The Foundations of the United States Air Force I, II

Each course, one hour

A survey course designed to introduce cadets to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Topics include mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. Accompanying the classroom instruction, leadership labs ARO 1010L and 1020L provide hands-on application of classroom topics and further introduction to Air Force opportunities, in an environment that illustrates the basic structure of the Air Force. Standard physical fitness regimen and testing are also required. One hour of classroom and two hours of lab per week.

1011 and 1010L offered fall semester

1021 and 1020L offered spring semester

 

ARO 2011, 2021 The Evolution of Air and Space Power I, II

Each course, one hour

A historical survey of air and space power, from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples illustrate the development of Air Force capabilities and missions. Additional topics: Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. Corequisites to the course work are leadership labs, ARO 2010L and 2020L, which provide hands-on application of classroom topics and further introduction to Air Force opportunities, in an environment that illustrates the basic structure of the Air Force. Standard physical fitness regiment and testing are also required. One hour of classroom and two hours of lab per week. Wellness Activity requirement of the Core Curriculum will be waived upon completion of both of these courses.

2011 and 2010L offered fall semester

2021 and 2020L offered spring semester

 

ARO 3013, 3023 Air Force Leadership Studies I, II

Each course, three hours

A study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and the communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations. Leadership labs ARO 3010L and 3020L offer concrete leadership practice, including the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps, and preparing various communications. Standard fitness regiment and testing are also required. Three hours of classroom and three hours of lab per week. Wellness or Lifetime Fitness requirement of the Core Curriculum will be waived upon completion of both of these courses.

3013 and 3010L offered fall semester

3023 and 3020L offered spring semester

 

ARO 4013, 4023 National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty I, II

Each course, three hours

An examination of 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. Communication skills are honed within this structure. Leadership labs ARO 4010L and ARO 4020L include dispensing interviews, guidance, and information, which will increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets. Physical fitness regiment and testing are also required. Three hours of classroom and three hours of lab per week.

4013 and 4010L offered fall semester

4023 and 4020L offered spring semester