AERO

(AERO) Aerospace Studies
Jacqueline G. Randolph, Lt. Col., USAF, Professor of Aerospace Studies
Room 118, Hayden Hall
http://www.memphis.edu/afrotc


AERO 1111 - The Air Force Today (1)
Survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force ROTC. Topics include Air Force mission and organization, customs and courtesies, officer opportunities, problem solving, and communication skills. One class hour per week and one and one-half hours of Leadership Laboratory. *

AERO 1112 - The Air Force Today (1)
Continuation of AERO 1111. One class hour per week and one and one-half hours of Leadership Laboratory. *

AERO 2211 - The Air Force Way (1)
Survey course designed to examine aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. The course covers the time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets. One class hour per week and one and one-half hours of Leadership Laboratory. *

AERO 2212 - The Air Force Way (1)
Continuation of AERO 2211. One class hour per week and one and one-half hours of Leadership Laboratory. *

PROFESSIONAL OFFICER COURSES

AERO 3211 - Aerospace Study 4-Wk Fld Trn (4)
Twenty-eight day course conducted during summer at active installation of USAF, consists of approximately 185 hours of instruction in Air Force base functions, leadership, physical training, Air Force environment, career orientation, and survival training. Students assigned to groups of twenty-five and individually counseled and evaluated on their performance. Emphasis on self initiated leadership activities. PREREQUISITE: AERO 1111, 1112, 2211, 2212, or equivalent.

AERO 3212 - Aerospace Study 6-Wk Fld Trn (6)
Forty-two day course conducted during summer at active installation of USAF. Consists of approximately 258 hours of instruction on role of military forces, organization of Defense Department, instruments of national security, Air Force base functions, leadership, physical training and Air Force environment. Students are assigned to groups of approximately twenty-five and individually counseled and evaluated on their performance.

AERO 3311 - AF Leadership/Managemnt (3)
Study of leadership, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to demonstrate and exercise practical application of concepts studied. Three class hours per week and one and one-half hours of Leadership Laboratory.*

AERO 3312 - AF Leadership/Managemnt (3)
Continuation of AERO 3311. Three class hours per week and one and one-half hours of Leadership Laboratory.*

AERO 4411 - Prep For Active Duty (3)
Examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics include the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, and preparation for active duty. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. Three class hours per week and one and one half hours of Leadership Laboratory.*

AERO 4412 - Prep For Active Duty (3)
Continuation of AERO 4411. Three class hours per week and one and one-half hours of Leadership Laboratory.*

*Leadership Laboratory. Freshman/Sophomore level topics (supporting the General Military Course) include Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, issuing military commands, instructing, environment of the Air Force officer, and officer opportunities. Junior/Senior level topics (supporting the Professional Officer Course) include such advanced leadership experiences as planning and controlling cadet wing activities, preparing and presenting oral and written communication, and providing the guidance and information needed to train and motivate other cadets. One and one-half hours per week.