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Leadership, Military Science, and Aerospace Studies (LDRSHP)

ARMY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

LDRSHP 110 INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP I

2 u

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, sophomores, juniors.

LDRSHP 111 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY

1 u

Students apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations complementing instruction learned in LDRSHP 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.

LDRSHP 118 BASIC MILITARY RAPPELLING

1 u

Students will learn and demonstrate basic rappel techniques and safety in the classroom while demonstrating the skills developed on a vertical wall rappel. Skills will include knot tying, Swiss rappel seat construction, belay procedures and Swiss rappelling.

Unreq: PEGNRL 118.

LDRSHP 120 INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP II

2 u

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.

Prereq:Restricted to freshmen, sophomores, juniors.

LDRSHP 121 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY

1 u

Students apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations complementing instruction learned in LDRSHP 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.

LDRSHP 210 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP I

2 u

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.

LDRSHP 211 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY

1 u

Students apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations complementing instruction learned in LDRSHP 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.

LDRSHP 220 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP II

2 u

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.

Prereq: Restricted to freshmen, sophomores, juniors.

LDRSHP 221 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY

1 u

Students apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations complementing instruction learned in LDRSHP 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.

LDRSHP 224 MILITARY CONDITIONING II
Repeatable
1 u

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.

Prereq: PEGNRL 187.

LDRSHP 240 LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE

3 u

A four 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: Consent of department chairperson.

LDRSHP 310 APPLIED LEADERSHIP I

3 u

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: LDRSHP 220 or consent of instructor.

LDRSHP 311 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY

1 u

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 LDRSHP 310. Meets two hours once per week.

LDRSHP 320 APPLIED LEADERSHIP II

3 u

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 LDRSHP 440.

Prereq: LDRSHP 310 or consent of instructor.

LDRSHP 321 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY

1 u

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 LDRSHP 320. Meets two hours once per week.

LDRSHP 330 LAND NAVIGATION

1 u

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: Consent of instructor.

LDRSHP 350 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY

3 u

Students will learn and demonstrate their knowledge of the history of the United States Military in the classroom through class participation, examinations, and battle analysis. Course is an overview of the impact the United States Military has had on the history of the United States.

HISTRY 390 AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY

3 u

See History.

LDRSHP 410 LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX WORLD I

3 u

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: LDRSHP 320 or consent of instructor.

LDRSHP 411 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY

1 u

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 LDRSHP 410. Meets two hours once per week.

 

LDRSHP 420 LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX WORLD II

3 u

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 in both military and civilian careers. Emphasis is on affecting organizational behavior, exercising professional ethics, personnel management and compliance with national and international judicial and political systems.

Prereq: LDRSHP 410 or consent of instructor.

LDRSHP 421 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY

1 u

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 LDRSHP 420. Meets two hours once per week.

LDRSHP 440 LEADER DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT COURSE

3 u

A four-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: Consent of department chairperson.

LDRSHP 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

Prereq: Consent of department chairperson or instructor.

Air Force

The Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) program is the primary path available to enter the U.S. Air Force as an officer. Students enroll in the AFROTC program while working toward the bachelor’s degree in any major they choose. They attend aerospace studies class each semester corresponding with their class year, a hands-on leadership laboratory, and weekly physical fitness sessions, while learning about how the Air Force works and deciding which job fields match their interests. Upon graduating, they enter active duty service as commissioned second lieutenants. Officers in the Air Force serve in career fields such as pilot, maintenance, acquisitions, finance, personnel, aerospace physiology, engineering, nursing, intelligence, medical doctor, security forces, JAG (lawyer), communications, and much more.

Most career fields have an active-duty commitment of four years after college. If students choose to separate from the Air Force at that time, they can pursue other careers with experience and the distinction of “military officer” on their resumes.

AFROTC is designed for students with two or more years remaining until graduation. To receive an officer’s commission, AFROTC cadets must complete all necessary requirements for a degree as well as courses specified by the Air Force. Courses are often taken for academic credit as part of a student’s electives. The amount of credit given toward a degree for AFROTC academic work is determined by the student’s school or college, and major department.

Scholarships are available to qualified applicants on a competitive basis. Scholarships may provide full tuition, laboratory and incidental fees, and reimbursement for textbooks. In addition, scholarship cadets receive a nontaxable allowance ranging from $300 to $500 per month, depending on academic/AFROTC year. Juniors and seniors automatically receive $450 and $500, respectively, regardless of scholarship status.

All AFROTC introductory (100 and 200 level) courses are open to all students regardless of membership in the program. Students are invited to take one of the program’s courses to determine if AFROTC is right for them—with no obligation to join. For more information, please contact the unit admissions officer at the host detachment in Madison: 608/262-3440 or 608/265-4812, or send an e-mail to afrotc@mailplus.wisc.edu.

AIR FORCE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

LDRSHP 101 THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE I

1 u

Establishes introductory framework for understanding USAF organizational structure, core officership values, customs and courtesies, chain of command, rudiments of career benefits, and group leadership.

LDRSHP 102 THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE II

1 u

Continues building on framework for understanding USAF organizational structure, officership values, communicative skills, customs and courtesies, and Air Force missions.

Prereq:LDRSHP 101 and LDRSHP 201 (waivers given by department chairperson on case-by-case basis).

LDRSHP 201 THE EVOLUTION OF US AIR AND SPACE POWER I

1 u

Establishes framework for understanding USAF history and development of air power. Focuses on the 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:LDRSHP 101 and LDRSHP 102 (waiverable by department chairperson with commitment to six (6) week field training encampment).

LDRSHP 202 THE EVOLUTION OF US AIR AND SPACE POWER II

1 u

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:LDRSHP 101 (waiverable).

LDRSHP 301 LEADERSHIP STUDIES I

3 u

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.

LDRSHP 302 LEADERSHIP STUDIES II

3 u

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 LDRSHP 301.

LDRSHP 401 NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS

3 u

Examines the need for national security, the evolution and formulation of the American defense/national security policy and strategy, and the 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 and 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.

LDRSHP 402 PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY

3 u

Continues the examination of the need for national security, and 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, and 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 LDRSHP 301. Cannot be taking a AS300 level AF ROTC course simultaneously.

LDRSHP 461 AFROTC LEADERSHIP LAB

0 u

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 application.

Prereq:Application and acceptance into AFROTC membership.



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