Aerospace Studies

ASP 1A. The Foundations of the United States Air Force

The Air Force in the contemporary world. Focuses on the organizational structure and missions of Air Force organizations; officership and professionalism; and includes an introduction to communication skills. Students should first contact the department recruiter at 559.278.6204 for permission number.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ASP 1B. The Foundations of the United States Air Force

The Air Force in the contemporary world. Focuses on the organizational structure and missions of Air Force organizations; officership and professionalism; and includes an introduction to communication skills. Students should first contact the department recruiter at 559.278.6204 for permission number.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ASP 2A. The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power

Prerequisite: ASP 1 completed or in-progress. A study in the general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are used to understand the development of Air Force capabilities and missions. The course will also cover Air Force Core Values using operational examples. This course includes writing and briefing exercises as part of a four year Air Force ROTC communication skills development process.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ASP 2B. The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power

Prerequisite: ASP 1 completed or in-progress. Focuses on factors contributing to the development of air power from its earliest beginnings to the space-age global positioning systems of the Gulf war; the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine; and an assessment of communication skills.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ASP 3. Leadership Laboratory

Open to students who are members of the Reserve Officer Training Corps or are eligible to pursue a commission as determined by the professor of aerospace studies. Course must be taken each semester of the General Military Course (GMC). A study of Air Force customs and courtesies, issuing military commands, instructing, directing and evaluating the preceding skills, studying the environment of an Air Force officer and learning about areas of opportunity available to commissioned officers. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ASP 103C. Air Force ROTC Field Training

Prerequisite: ASP 1 and 2. Field training provides leadership and officership training in a military environment which demands conformity to high physical and moral standards. Within this structured environment cadets are screened for officer potential as measured against AFROTC field training standards. Motivation and professional development is achieved through various programs such as flight orientation, marksmanship, and survival training.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ASP 104A. Air Force Leadership Studies

Prerequisite: ASP 2. Corequisite: ASP 113 Leadership Laboratory (one unit). A study of leadership and management fundamentals, leadership responsibilities, ethics, and communicative skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ASP 104B. Air Force Leadership Studies

Corequisite: ASP 113 Leadership Laboratory (one unit). A study of leadership and management fundamentals, leadership responsibilities, ethics, and communicative skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ASP 105A. National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty

ASP 105A is not open to students with credit in ASP 105AW. Prerequite: ASP 104. Corequisite: ASP 113 (one unit). An examination of the needs for national security; an analysis of the evolution of the American defense strategy and policy; aerospace doctrine; overview of alliances and regional security, arms control, and terrorism. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, and the military justice system, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to developing communication skills.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ASP 105AW. National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty

ASP 105A is not open to students with credit in ASP 105AW. Prerequite: ASP 104. Corequisite: ASP 113 (one unit). An examination of the needs for national security; an analysis of the evolution of the American defense strategy and policy; aerospace doctrine; overview of alliances and regional security, arms control, and terrorism. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, and the military justice system, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to developing communication skills.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ASP 105B. National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty

ASP 105B is not open to students with credit in ASP 105BW. Prerequisite: ASP 104. Corequisite: ASP 113 (one unit). An examination of the needs for national security; an analysis of the evolution of the American defense strategy and policy; aerospace doctrine; overview of alliances and regional security, arms control, and terrorism. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, and the military justice system, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to developing communication skills.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ASP 105BW. National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty

Not open to students with credit in ASP 105A, ASP 105B. Prerequisite: ASP 104 and satisfactory completion (C or better) of the ENGL 5B or ENGL 10 graduation requirement. Corequisite: ASP 113 (one unit). An examination of the needs for national security; an analysis of the evolution of the American defense strategy and policy; aerospace doctrine; overview of alliances and regional security, arms control, and terrorism. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, and the military justice system, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to developing communication skills. Meets the upper-division writing skills requirement for graduation. (See note below.)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ASP 113. Leadership Laboratory

Prerequisite: ASP 2 or equivalent military training. Must be taken each semester of the Professional Officer Course (POC). Activities classified as advanced leadership experiences. They involve the planning and controlling of the military activities of the cadet corps, the preparation and presentation of briefings and other oral and written communications, and the providing of interviews, guidance, and information which will increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring