COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

450-101 AIR FORCE TODAY I 1 cr
Establishes introductory framework for understanding USAF organizational structure, core officership values, customs and courtesies, chain of command, rudiments of career benefits, and group leadership.

450-102 AIR FORCE TODAY II 1 cr
Continues building on framework for understanding USAForganizational structure, officership values, communicative skills, customs and courtesies, and Air Force missions.
Prereq: 450-101 and 450-201 (waiverable by dept. chairman under unusual circumstances with commitment to six (6) week field training encampment.)

450-110 INTRODUCTION TO MILITARY SCIENCE 2 cr
An introductory study of leadership with emphasis on the role, development, authority, and professional knowledge required of an Army officer. The theoretical study is enhanced with practical leadership experience through the use of the military model and examining leadership application to the civilian management process. Classroom instruction includes hands on reinforcement of basic military skills.
Prereq: Restricted to Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior

450-111 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY 1 cr
Students apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations complementing instruction learned in 450-110. Emphasis is on understanding group dynamics and increasing student expertise in communication and motivational skills. In addition, basic military skills are learned and practiced in this two-hour lab once per week.

450-120 INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP 2 cr
An introductory study of leadership with emphasis on communications, management, authority and responsibility. The theoretical study is enhanced with practical leadership experience through the use of the military model and examining leadership applications to the civilian management process.

450-121 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY 1 cr
Students apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations complementing instruction learned in 450-120. Emphasis is on understanding group dynamics and increasing student expertise in communication and motivational skills. In addition, basic military skills are learned and practiced in this two-hour lab once per week.

450-122/440-186 BEGINNING ORIENTEERING GP .5 cr
Designed to teach the basic skill of navigation using a map and compass. Progresses from basic map reading to a practicum in the three styles of the fast growing sport of orienteering: free, line and score.
Unreq: 440-186.

450-123 BEGINNING MOUNTAINEERING/RAPPELLING GP .5 cr
Instruction in the basic mountaineering skill--rappelling, to include equipment, safety and techniques. Introduces more advanced types of rappelling. Two Saturday field trips are scheduled for practical work by the student.
Unreq: 440-185.

450-201 THE AIR FORCE WAY I 1 cr
Establishes framework for understanding USAF history and development of air power; focuses on evolution of air power concepts and doctrine, and the role of technology in growth of airpower. Also, applies knowledge of both written and communicative skills.
Prereq: 450-101 and 450-102 (waiverable by dept. chairman with commitment to six (6) week field training encampment)

450-201 THE AIR FORCE WAY II 1 cr
Continues to build framework for understanding USAF organizational structure, core officership values, customs and courtesies, chain of command, and group leadership skills. Builds basic understanding of USAF communicative processes, both oral and written. Macro examination of aerospace doctrine, USAF mission, characteristics of offensive and defensive airpower as related to their historic application.
Prereq: 450-101 (waiverable).

450-210 BASIC LEADERSHIP I 2 cr
Students will develop abilities to analyze, evaluate and solve leadership problems. Emphasis is on the group dynamics associated with communication and motivational skills. Different leadership models and styles will be examined and discussed for practical application in both civilian and military careers.

450-211 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY 1 cr
Students apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations complementing instruction learned in 450-210. Emphasis is on understanding group dynamics and increasing student expertise in communicational and motivational skills. In addition, basic military skills are learned and practiced in this two-hour lab once per week.

450-220 BASIC LEADERSHIP II 2 cr
Continues the study of organizational leadership and the development of leadership skills. Emphasis is on examination of contemporary civilian and military leadership styles and methods, group dynamics, staff functions, management styles and techniques, and the development of interpersonal communicative skills.

450-221 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY 1 cr
Students apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations complementing instruction learned in 450-220. Emphasis is on understanding group dynamics and increasing student expertise in communicational and motivational skills. In addition, basic military skills are learned and practiced in this two-hour lab once per week.

450-224 MILITARY CONDITIONING II 1 cr
An introductory study for men and women, of military calisthenics and conditioning designed to develop both individual fitness and the leadership skills essential to the management of an effective physical fitness program. Repeatable.
Prereq: 440-187.

450-240 LEADERSHIP CAMP 3 cr
A six week summer practicum, conducted at an Army installation. Provides an opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with the military profession without any service obligation. Military and leadership skills are developed during this challenging experience which qualifies students for basic training and possible entry into the ROTC commissioning program. Students will receive travel, meals, lodging and will be paid while in attendance.
Prereq: cons dept chp.

450-301 AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT I 3 cr
Focuses on leadership and management fundamentals, leadership ethics and decision making. Introduces unique Air Force perspectives on quality management. Increases emphasis on communicative, group leadership, and counseling skills.
Prereq: Satisfactory completion of the General Military Course (GMC) or GMC-waiver which was contingent on attendance of a six (6) week field training encampment. The POC is not open to the general student population.

450-302 AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT II 3 cr
Continues focus on leadership and management fundamentals, leadership ethics and decision making. Elaborates on unique Air Force perspectives on quality management. Increases emphasis on communicative, group leadership, and counseling skills.
Prereq: Satisfactory completion of the General Military Course (GMC) or GMC-waiver which was contingent on attendance of a six (6) week field training encampment, and 450-301.

450-310 ADVANCED LEADERSHIP 3 cr
A study of leadership and management using the military model. Examines leadership and management theories and their effect on group dynamics. Emphasis on management, professional ethics, customs, courtesies, training techniques and the practical application of the principles of leadership doctrine.
Prereq: 450-220 or cons instr.

450-311 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY 1 cr
Advanced leadership concepts and skills are applied in actual situations commencing at an intermediate level and progressing through higher management positions. Increased emphasis on mentorship, group dynamics and management functions complements the instruction presented in 450-310. Meets two hours once per week.

450-320 ADVANCED LEADERSHIP 3 cr
A study of tactical military leadership and management principles. Discussion and practical application of military principles and small units tactics. Emphasis on problem analysis, decision making and leadership. Provides the opportunity to develop individual potential and demonstrate leadership capability. Prepares the student to successfully negotiate 450-440.
Prereq: 450-310 or cons instr.

450-321 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY 1 cr
Advanced leadership concepts and skills are applied in actual situations commencing at an intermediate level and progressing through higher management positions. Increased emphasis on mentorship, group dynamics and management functions complements the instruction presented in 450-320. Meets two hours once per week.
450-330 LAND NAVIGATION 1 cr
A study of the principles required to navigate using topographic maps. Emphasis is on developing student familiarity with geography, topography, and the use of land navigation instruments. The use of aerial photograph interpretation and concepts of map development will be examined. Classroom instruction is complemented with practical application field trips.
Prereq: Cons instr.

450-401 PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY I 3 cr
Examines the need for national security; analyzes the evolution and formulation of the American defense/national security policy and strategy; examines American concept of civilian control of the military; explores conflict management, alliances and regional security issues; enhances understanding of Air Force major command structure and Joint responsibilities; expands focus on the Military as a profession and continues to refine communicative skills.
Prereq: Officer candidates must have successfully completed Field Training, the USAF sponsored and funded summer encampments typically held between the Sophomore and Junior year, or between the Junior and Senior year in exceptional cases. Successful completion of all AF ROTC AS300 coursework.

450-402 PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY II 3 cr
Continues the examination of the need for national security; analyzes the evolution and formulation of the American defense/national security policy and strategy; examines the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and the military justice system; analyzes the Law of Armed Conflict; expands focus on the Military as a profession and continues to refine communicative skills.
Prereq: Officer candidates must have successfully completed Field Training (the USAF sponsored and funded summer encampments typically held between the Sophomore and Junior year, or between the Junior and Senior year in exceptional cases). Successful completion of the AF ROTC AS300 courses and 450-301. Cannnot be taking a AS300 level AF ROTC course simultaneously.

450-410 APPLIED LEADERSHIP 2-3 cr
A study using the military model, in the theory and application of leadership excellence; emphasis is on leadership responsibilities for effective and efficient organizational development. Management expertise is reinforced through practical application of leadership doctrine. Leader effectiveness is enhanced through the study of professional obligations, ethics, supervisory skills, methods of evaluation and principles of leadership application.
Prereq: 450-320 or consent of instructor.

450-411 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY 1 cr
Advanced leadership concepts and skills are applied in actual situations commencing at an intermediate level and progressing through higher management positions. Increased emphasis on mentorship, group dynamics and management functions complements the instruction presented in 450-410. Meets two hours once per week.

450-420 APPLIED LEADERSHIP 3 cr
A continuation of the study using a military model, in the theory and application of leadership excellence. Prepares the student to be an effective leader both in military and in civilian careers. Emphasis is on affecting organizational behavior, exercising professional ethics, personnel management and compliance with national and international judicial and political systems.
Prereq: 450-410 or cons instr.

450-421 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY 1 cr
Advanced leadership concepts and skills are applied in actual situations commencing at an intermediate level and progressing through higher management positions. Increased emphasis on mentorship, group dynamics and management functions complements the instruction presented in 450-420. Meets two hours once per week.

450-440 ADVANCED LEADER CAMP 3 cr
A six-week summer practicum in advanced leadership development and assessment. Emphasis is on problem analysis, decision making, planning, organizing, controlling and group dynamics. Students will experience both the stress and satisfaction of being a manager/leader in challenging positions of authority and responsibility.
Prereq: Cons dept chp.

450-461 AFROTC LEADERSHIP LAB 0 cr
Provides a structured environment within which commissioning candidates can demonstrate and fine tune leadership, management and professional officership skills. Cadets examine their own leadership/followership strengths and weaknesses through practical aplication.
Prereq: Application and acceptance into AFROTC membership.

450-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of department chairperson.