Air Force (ARO) Courses

Descriptions of courses offered in the U.S. Air Force ROTC Program in the Department of Military Science under the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

ARO 1011, 1021 Heritage and Values 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 provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. Accompanying the classroom instruction, leadership labs ARO 1011L and ARO 1021L 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 1011L offered fall semester

1021 and 1021L offered spring semester

ARO 2011, 2021 Team and Leadership Fundamentals I, II

Each course, one hour

This course focuses on laying the foundation for teams and leadership. The topics include skills that will allow cadets to improve their leadership on a personal level and within a team. The course will prepare cadets for their field training experience where they will be able to put the concepts learned into practice. The purpose is to instill a leadership mindset and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer candidate. Accompanying the classroom instruction, leadership labs ARO 2011L and ARO 2021L 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. Wellness Activity requirement of the Core Curriculum will be waived upon completion of both of these courses.

2011 and 2011L offered fall semester

2021 and 2021L offered spring semester

ARO 3013, 3023 Leading People and Effective Communication I, II

Each course, three hours

This course teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills and communication. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors. Accompanying the classroom instruction, leadership labs ARO 3013L and ARO 3023L offer concrete leadership practice, including the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps, and preparing various communications. Standard fitness regimen 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 3013L offered fall semester

3023 and 3023L offered spring semester

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

Each course, three hours

 This course is designed for college seniors and 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. The final semester provides information that will prepare the cadets for Active Duty. Accompanying the classroom instruction, leadership labs ARO 4013L and ARO 4023L include dispensing interviews, guidance, and information, which will increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets. Physical fitness regimen and testing are also required. Three hours of classroom and three hours of lab per week.

4013 and 4013L offered fall semester

4023 and 4023L offered spring semester

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