Aerospace Studies 200 Curriculum

Description

A course designed to examine 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 Persian Gulf War. 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 students with a knowledge level 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 with 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.

Course Objectives

The AS 200 student should know the key terms and definitions used to describe air and space power. The individual should know the events, leaders, and technical developments which surrounded the evolution and employment of USAF air and space power. The individual should demonstrate the basic verbal and written communication skills. The individual should know the Air Force core values and examples of their use throughout the evolution of US Air and Space power.