Fall 2017 Mandatory ROTC Schedule:
Please note that when you register for classes, the LLAB and AS class time slots that show up on the Student Information System DO NOT reflect the actual schedule. Register your academic classes first, then fill out the following form after the fact to register for AS Class/LLAB if there is a conflict (upperclassmen cadets will be happy to help you figure out your conflicts):
LLAB and AS Class descriptions:
Air Force Leadership Laboratory
The leadership laboratory courses (LLABs) include a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, and military commands. LLAB also includes studying the environment of an Air Force officer and learning about opportunities available to commissioned officers. The AS 300 and AS 400 LLABs consist of activities classified as leadership and management experiences. They involve the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet wing, and the preparation and presentation of briefings and other oral and written communications. LLABs also include interviews, guidance, and information which will increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets.
When Offered: An eight-semester (fall and spring) sequence, beginning each fall.
Credit Hours: 0 hours
Contact, Lecture or Lab Hours: 2 contact hours
Air and Space Studies 100 (Foundations of the U.S. Air Force)
AS 100 is designed to introduce cadets to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.
When Offered: 100 A (fall term) 100 B (spring term).
Credit Hours: 1
Air and Space Studies 200 (The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power)
The AS 200 course is designed to examine the general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the modern day. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today’s USAF air and space power. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension: e.g., Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. As a whole, this course provides the cadets with an understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. In addition, the students will continue to discuss the importance of the Air Force Core Values, through the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders, and will continue to develop their communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.
When Offered: 200 A (fall term) 200 B (spring term).
Credit Hours: 1
Air and Space Studies 300 (Air Force Leadership Studies)
AS 300 is a study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and the communication 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. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.
When Offered: 300 A (fall term) 300 B (spring term).
Credit Hours: 3
Air and Space Studies 400 (National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty)
AS 400 examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.
When Offered: 400 A (fall term) 400 B (spring term).
Credit Hours: 3