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AEROSPACE STUDIES 11A THE AIR FORCE TODAY Fall Semester, 2005 Capt Robert J. Schmoldt Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies schmoldt@e mail.unc.edu Section 1, Tuesdays, 1100-1150 Section 2, Tuesdays, 1400-1450 Class Location: Room 006, ROTC Armory Instructor’s telephone number: 962-2074 Instructor’s office hours: 0800-1600, Monday-Friday DESCRIPTION: This is a survey course designed to give each student an overview of the United States Air Force. This course topically reviews Air Force customs and courtesies, proper uniform wear, airpower history, Air Force organization, war, and officer opportunities. MATERIALS: You will be provided with the primary text, The Foundations of the United States Air Force and any other instructional information required by the assigned lessons. In addition, lesson handouts will be posted on the electronic student blackboard throughout the semester. COURSE OBJECTIVES: By the conclusion of the course, you will be expected to have a working understanding of the following: a) Structure and opportunities of AFROTC b) AFROTC scholarships and incentive programs c) Air Force dress and appearance standards d) Major historical events, leaders, and milestones that contributed to the development of the Air Force e) Air Force organization f) Air Force weapon systems g) Air Force career opportunities h) Air Force benefits i) Air Force installations Lesson-by-lesson “samples of behavior” identify the detailed information that is most important from each lesson. You will be responsible for the cognitive samples of behavior listed on the first page of each lesson. SCHEDULE: Lesson Class Topic Assignment 1 30 Aug Welcome and Course Overview None 2 6 Sep Team Building/Intro to Air Force ROTC Text, p. 1 3 13 Sep Air Force Dress and Appearance Standards Text, pp. 3-11 4 20 Sep Military Customs and Courtesies Text, pp. 13-32 5 27 Sep Air Force Heritage (Part 1) Text, pp. 33-88 4 Oct Air Force Heritage (Part 2) 6 11 Oct Department of the Air Force Text, pp. 91-98 18 Oct MID-TERM EXAM Covers lessons 2 – 6 7 25 Oct War and the American Military Text, pp. 99-107 1 Nov Air Force Weapons (Briefings) Fact Sheet Handouts 8 8 Nov Air Force Career Opportunities (Part 1) Text, pp. 109-123 15 Nov Air Force Career Opportunities (Part 2) 9 22 Nov Air Force Benefits Text, pp. 125-131 10 29 Nov Air Force Installations Text, pp. 133-139 6 Dec FINAL EXAM Covers lessons 2 – 10 GRADED WORK: Exams will contain factual and analytical questions but all will be consistent with information outlined in the samples of behavior at the beginning of each lesson. A letter- grade and plus/minus system for evaluating academic performance is employed for all undergraduates. Evaluation Method Course Points Percent of Grade Mid-Term Exam 100 40% Final Exam 100 40% Class Participation 50 10% Oral Presentation 50 10% Total 300 100% COMMUNICATION SKILLS ASSIGNMENT PRESENTATIONS: 1 Nov Students will be responsible for one 5- minute oral presentation on any U.S. Air Force weapon system. Any method of delivery will be acceptable. In addition to any personal research conducted, U.S. Air Force Fact Sheets will be utilized as reference material and can be found at http://www.af.mil/factsheets/ . ADMINISTRATION: Refer to the Department of Aerospace Studies Academic Standards for further guidelines and requirements on plagiarism and the honor system, documentation, class attendance, classroom conduct and individual counseling.
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