Aerospace Studies (ASTU)

ASTU 10101     HERITAGE AND VALUES      1 Credit Hour

This is a survey course that provides an introduction to the United States Air Force, hopefully encouraging students to pursue an AF career or at least seek additional information to be better informed about the role of the USAF. The course allows students to examine general aspects of the Department of the Air Force, AF Leadership, Air Force benefits, and opportunities for AF officers. The course also lays the foundation for becoming an Airman by outlining our heritage and values. As a foundation course, it also provides a historical perspective such as lessons on war and US military, AF operations, principles of war, and airpower. As a whole, this course provides students with a knowledge-level understanding for the employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. The students will be introduced to the Air Force way of life and gain knowledge on what it means to be an Airman.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ASTU 10102     HERITAGE AND VALUES      1 Credit Hour

This is a survey course that provides an introduction to the Air Force, hopefully encouraging students to pursue an AF career or at least seek additional information to be better informed about the role of the USAF. The course allows students to examine general aspects of the Department of the Air Force, AF Leadership, Air Force benefits, and opportunities for AF officers. The course also lays the foundation for becoming an Airman by outlining our heritage and values. As a foundational course, it also provides a historical perspective such as lessons on war and US military, AF operations, principles of war, and airpower. As a whole, this course provides students with a knowledge-level understanding for the employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. The students will be introduced to the Air Force way of life and gain knowledge on what it means to be an Airman.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ASTU 10103     LEADERSHIP LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

An instructional program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management. This course is optional for university academic credit; however, it is mandatory for Air Force ROTC credit for scholarship or commissioning purposes.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 1 lab

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

ASTU 10104     LEADERSHIP LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

An instructional program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management. This course is optional for university academic credit; however, it is mandatory for Air Force ROTC credit for scholarship or commissioning purposes.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 1 lab

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

ASTU 20101     TEAM LEADERSHIP FUNDAMENTALS      1 Credit Hour

This is a 1 credit hour survey course that is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of both leadership and team building. It is imperative that students are taught from the beginning that there are many layers to leadership, including aspects that don’t always jump to mind. Such things include listening, understanding themselves, being a good follower and problem solving efficiently. The students will apply these leadership perspectives when completing team building activities and discussing things like conflict management. Students should demonstrate basic verbal and written communication skills.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ASTU 20102     TEAM AND LEADERSHIP FUNDAMENTALS      1 Credit Hour

This is a 1-credit hour survey course that is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of both leadership and team building. It is imperative that students are taught from the beginning that there are many layers to leadership, including aspects that don't always jump to mind. Such things include listening, understanding themselves, being a good follower and problem solving efficiently. The students will apply these leadership perspectives when completing team building activities and discussing things like conflict management. Students should demonstrate basic verbal and written communication skills.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ASTU 20103     LEADERSHIP LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

An instructional program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management. This course is optional for university academic credit; however, it is mandatory for Air Force ROTC credit for scholarship or commissioning purposes.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 1 lab

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

ASTU 20104     LEADERSHIP LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

An instructional program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management. This course is optional for university academic credit; however, it is mandatory for Air Force ROTC credit for scholarship or commissioning purposes.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 1 lab

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

ASTU 30101     LEADING PEOPLE/EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to build on the leadership fundamentals taught in ASTU 20202. Students will have the opportunity to utilize their skills as they begin more of a leadership role in the detachment. The goal is for cadets to have a more in-depth understanding of how to effectively lead people, and provide them with the tools to use throughout their detachment leadership roles. Secondly, students will hone their writing and briefing skills. Many of the students will be uncomfortable with public speaking, and this semester is designed to get them used to briefing. The course continues into advanced skills and ethics training that will prepare them for becoming an officer and a supervisor.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ASTU 30102     LEADING PEOPLE/EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to build on the leadership fundamentals taught in ASTU 20202. Students will have the opportunity to utilize their skills as they begin more of a leadership role in the detachment. The goal is for cadets to have a more in-depth understanding of how to effectively lead people, and provide them with the tools to use throughout their detachment leadership roles. Secondly, students will hone their writing and briefing skills. Many of the students will be uncomfortable with public speaking, and this semester is designed to get them used to briefing. The course continues into advanced skills and ethics training that will prepare them for becoming an officer and a supervisor.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ASTU 30103     LEADERSHIP LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

An instructional program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management. This course is optional for university academic credit; however, it is mandatory for Air Force ROTC credit for scholarship or commissioning purposes.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 1 lab

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

ASTU 30104     LEADERSHIP LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

An instructional program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management. This course is optional for university academic credit; however, it is mandatory for Air Force ROTC credit for scholarship or commissioning purposes.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 1 lab

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

ASTU 40101     LEADING NATIONAL SECURITY/LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES      3 Credit Hours

This student should comprehend the basic elements of national security policy and process. The student should comprehend the air and space power operations as well as understand selected roles of the military in society and current domestic and international issues affecting the military profession. Students should comprehend the responsibility, authority, and functions of an Air Force commander and selected provisions of the military justice system. The final semester of the ASTU 40101 course is designed to prepare cadets for life as a second lieutenant.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ASTU 40102     LEADING NATIONAL SECURITY/LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES      3 Credit Hours

This student should comprehend the basic elements of national security policy and process. The student should comprehend the air and space power operations as well as understand selected roles of the military in society and current domestic and international issues affecting the military profession. Students should comprehend the responsibility, authority, and functions of an Air Force commander and selected provisions of the military justice system. The final semester of the ASTU 40102 course is designed to prepare cadets for life as a second lieutenant.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ASTU 40103     LEADERSHIP LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

An instructional program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management. This course is optional for university academic credit; however, it is mandatory for Air Force ROTC credit for scholarship or commissioning purposes.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 1 lab

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

ASTU 40104     LEADERSHIP LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

An instructional program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management. This course is optional for university academic credit; however, it is mandatory for Air Force ROTC credit for scholarship or commissioning purposes.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 1 lab

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory