Air Force ROTC classes are divided into a General Military Course (GMC) and a Professional Officer Course (POC).
The GMC courses (100 and 200 series) are 1 unit each semester and cover Air Force history and leadership. These courses are usually taken your freshman and sophomore years. The POC courses (300 and 400 series) are 3 units each semester and cover in-depth leadership studies and US foreign policy. These courses are taken your junior and senior years.
In addition to the courses, a leadership laboratory (LLAB) is taken in conjunction and provides a setting for POCs and GMCs to apply their leadership and followership skills.
Details and course descriptions are below.
AS101 (Fall): US military defense structure, its mission and role in contemporary American society; organization and mission of the Air Force; examines the concepts of professionalism and officership as they apply to the military; basic theory and principles of war; basic communication skills. (1 credit hour)
AS102 (Spring): Role and missions of U.S. strategic offensive and defensive forces, aerospace support forces, and general purpose forces; examines selected geopolitical determinants and constraints relating to the use of national power; basic theory and principles of war; communication skills. (1 credit hour)
AS201 (Fall): Historical survey of events, trends, and policies leading to the emergence of air power through World War II. Nature of war, advent of the air age and development of various concepts of employment and technological improvements in air power; effective communication skills. (1 credit hour)
AS202 (Spring): Establishment of Air Force as a separate service, Cold War, development of various concepts of employment and technological improvements of air power from the Korean War to present; effective communication skills. (1 credit hour)
AS301 (Fall): Integrated management course emphasizing the individual as a manager and a leader; examines individual motivational and behavioral processes, leadership styles, group dynamics, and ethics; effective writing and speaking skills. (3 credit hours)
AS302 (Spring): Continuation of AS301. Management theory with emphasis on total quality management tools and techniques, effective writing and speaking skills, case study analysis included. (3 credit hours)
AS401 (Fall): Armed Forces as an integral element in contemporary American society; specific emphasis on the military profession, civil-military interaction, and the formulation, organization, and implementation of U.S. national security policy. (3 credit hours)
AS402 (Spring): Continuation of AS401. The context of national security policy, the evolution of US strategy, the management of conflict, and the military justice system. (3 credit hours)
Leadership laboratory (LLAB) is filled with a variety of topics including guest speakers, drill and ceremonies, physical fitness, briefings, and group leadership problems. (1 credit hour)
An opportunity for all NAU students to get into better shape without any commitment to Air Force ROTC. The classes are held Monday Wednesday, and Friday mornings and last for 1 hour. The syllabus will cover both cardiovascular and anaerobic activity, aimed at helping every participant improve his/her fitness level. This is a pass/fail class graded solely on attendance and may count as an elective credit depending on the degree program you are pursuing. (1 credit hour)
MINOR IN AEROSPACE STUDIES
To complete a minor in Aerospace Studies you need to complete 22 hours. Check out the NAU undergraduate catalog under Aerospace Studies to get the details.