Air Force ROTC (AIRF)

AIRF 1110. Foundations of the U.S. Air Force 1. 1 Hour.

Examines the role of the United States Air Force in the contemporary world. Surveys background, mission, and organization of the Air Force and functions of United States strategic forces. Also emphasizes development of written communication skills. Prereq. ROTC students only.

AIRF 1111. Leadership Laboratory 1. 0 Hours.

Introduces the customs, traditions, and courtesies of the Air Force through guest speakers, seminars, and a field trip to an Air Force base. Prereq. ROTC students only.

AIRF 1120. Foundations of the U.S. Air Force 2. 1 Hour.

Continues study of the contemporary Air Force by examining general-purpose forces, aerospace support forces, and the total force structure. Prereq. ROTC students only.

AIRF 1121. Leadership Laboratory 2. 0 Hours.

Continues AIRF 1111. Emphasizes the role and responsibilities of an Air Force company grade officer. Prereq. AIRF 1111; ROTC students only.

AIRF 1210. Evolution of U.S. Air Force Air and Space Power 1. 1 Hour.

Traces the historical development of air power and its uses starting before the Wright brothers and extending through the Korean War. Concentrates on the advent of the air age, the airplane at war (1914-1918), the interwar years, air power in World War II, the Berlin Airlift, air-power in the Korean War, and the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine. Emphasizes student participation and presentations to enhance communication skills. Prereq. ROTC students only.

AIRF 1220. Evolution of U.S. Air Force Air and Space Power 2. 1 Hour.

Traces the historical development of air power and its uses starting after the Korean War and continuing through its present role in international policies. Emphasizes experiences from the Vietnam conflict and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Continues emphasis upon student participation and presentations to enhance communication skills. Prereq. ROTC students only.

AIRF 2211. Leadership Laboratory 3. 0 Hours.

Emphasizes development of techniques used to direct and inform. Assigns students to leadership and management positions in the AIRF 1111 programs previously described. Prereq. ROTC students only.

AIRF 2221. Leadership Laboratory 4. 0 Hours.

Continues AIRF 2211. Adds a special program in preparation for field training. Prereq. AIRF 2211; ROTC students only.

AIRF 2310. U.S. Air Force Leadership Studies 1. 3 Hours.

Examines management and leadership from the point of view of the Air Force junior officer. Covers the individual motivational and behavioral processes, leadership, communication, and group dynamics to provide a foundation for the development of the junior officer’s professional skills as an Air Force officer. Prereq. ROTC students only.

AIRF 2320. U.S. Air Force Leadership Studies 2. 3 Hours.

Continues AIRF 2310. Offers special emphasis on the basic managerial processes that involve decision making, and the use of analytical aid in planning, organizing, and controlling in a changing environment. Discusses organizational and personal values, management of forces in change, organizational power, politics, and managerial strategy and tactics in the context of the military organization. Uses actual Air Force cases to enhance the learning and communication processes. Prereq. AIRF 2310; ROTC students only.

AIRF 3311. Leadership Laboratory 5. 0 Hours.

Focuses on exercise of management functions in planning, supervising, and directing cadet group activities. Provides students the opportunity to acquire proficiency in military leadership skills. Prereq. ROTC students only.

AIRF 3321. Leadership Laboratory 6. 0 Hours.

Continues AIRF 3311. Offers students the opportunity to prepare themselves for professional duties. Prereq. AIRF 3311; ROTC students only.

AIRF 3410. National Security Affairs. 3 Hours.

Studies the role of the military in maintaining the security of the United States. Examines the international environment, the background of defense policy, strategy, and forms of conflict. Addresses specific issues including weapons acquisition, arms control, nuclear deterrence, and the national military decision-making process. Emphasizes developing communication skills through student presentations. Prereq. ROTC students only.

AIRF 3420. Preparation for Active Duty. 3 Hours.

Studies the military’s role as an institution in a democratic society. Topics include civil-military interaction and the military as a profession. Emphasizes developing communication skills through student presentations. Prereq. ROTC students only.

AIRF 4411. Leadership Laboratory 7. 0 Hours.

Provides supervisory practice and exercise of leadership functions in controlling and directing activities of the cadet group. Develops leadership potential in a practical, supervised training lab. Prereq. ROTC students only.

AIRF 4421. Leadership Laboratory 8. 0 Hours.

Continues AIRF 4411. Emphasizes supervisory and leadership skills. Discusses advantages of an Air Force career. Prereq. AIRF 4411; ROTC students only.