Course Syllabus

 

 

 

MS-20022 AFJROTC COURSE SYLLABUS

COURSE NAME: Aerospace Studies 100 (AS 100)

CREDIT HOURS: 1 Elective Credit Hour

INSTRUCTOR NAME: MAJ Douglas Welter

 

CLASS PROCEDURES:

 

  1. ATTENDANCE: Attendance in class is expected. In addition to the academic content of the class period, regular class attendance by each student promotes an acceptance of personal responsibility and fosters the development of communication skills and teamwork through group participation. Attendance will be taken each class session. You are expected to arrive on time. Make-up of lessons may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

 

  1. UNIFORM WEAR AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE: AFJROTC will issue uniforms at no cost to the cadet. All cadets will wear the uniform all day each Wednesday. Cadets must meet personal appearance standards as directed by AFI 36-2903, Dress and Appearance of Air Force Personnel. Physical Fitness Uniforms (PFUs) will be worn in class during Wellness Program classes on Friday. Cadets are responsible for wearing and maintaining the uniform. Cadets may exchange uniform items that no longer fit or show signs of normal wear. Uniforms that show abuse beyond normal wear will require the cadet to purchase a replacement uniform item. Cadets who do not wear the uniform will receive a 0 (zero) test grade. The ROTC classroom is a military area and cadets are required to meet all grooming and appearance standards even when in civilian clothes.  Cadets will practice marching every day so appropriate shoes are highly recommended.

 

  1. MILITARY COURTESY AND PROCEDURES: The class will come to attention when the instructor enters the room and prior to dismissal. Cadets will address an instructor either by their rank, or by “sir” or “ma’am”. Students will not bring food or drink into the classroom without the instructor’s permission. Cadets’ behavior will be professional and bring credit upon themselves and the detachment.

 

  1. PARTICIPATION: Each cadet’s class participation grade will include their participation and enthusiasm in all activities, assignments, exercises, and discussions during each scheduled class. Each cadet’s preparation for class, positive attitude, and constant attention are necessary to maximize the learning environment and enhance the curriculum.

 

  1. CLASSROOM EGRESS: Most emergencies will require cadets to shelter in the classroom. In the event of an evacuation, cadets will exit the building by way of the Commons and the East Entryway unless directed, and will meet at the designated assembly area. Students should familiarize themselves with the classroom egress map posted at the rear of the classroom.

 

  1. DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES: Students who have a documented disability and anticipate needing accommodations in this course are strongly encouraged to notify the instructor as soon as possible so that the instructor can arrange for the accommodation.

 Course Evaluation                                                                                 Grading Scale

 Exams                 30%                                                                  A            90-100

 Wellness               30%                                                                  B            80-89

 Inspections          20%                                                                 C            70-79

 Leadership/Drill   20%                                                                  D            65-69

 

AEROSPACE SCIENCE I:  A JOURNEY INTO AVIATION HISTORY

Course Description:

The course is designed to acquaint the cadets with the historical development of flight and the role of the military in history.  The majority of the available classroom hours are spent reviewing the development of flight from ancient legends through the Persian Gulf War and beyond.  Additionally, the role of the military throughout the history of the United States is identified. The leadership studies relate directly to military traditions, core values and self control. The wellness program focuses on nutrition, exercise and physical activities. Additionally, wear of the uniform, Air Force customs and courtesies, and basic drill skills are introduced

Course Objectives:

  1. Know the legends of people’s attempts to fly in ancient civilizations throughout the    world and the first record of scientific study, first flights, and the impact aviation had on the conduct of war during the period 1775-1898.
  2. Know the United States’ position at wartime and how wars brought about the development of new weapons, new methods of warfare, new aircraft, more pilots, and the need for pilot training.
  3. Comprehend the U.S. policy of containing the spread of communism and the role of air power during the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crises, and the Vietnam War.
  4. Know the peaceful roles and missions in support of national objectives that the military is involved in, and the value of air power during the Persian Gulf War.

Course Materials

  1. Textbook:  Aerospace Science I:  A Journey Into Aviation History - 2007
  2. Student Workbook: Aerospace Science I:  A Journey Into Aviation History - 2007
  3. Instructor selected Videos/DVDs
  4. MS-20022 Cadet Guide
  5. Textbook: Leadership I

Assignments:

  1. Cadets will read assigned chapters, accomplish selected chapters in Student Workbook which corresponds to textbook chapters, and participate in demonstration/participation quiz games.
  2. Cadets will prepare speeches and written reports corresponding to textbook chapters and related subjects.
  3. Cadets will prepare for unannounced quizzes and announced chapter tests.

 

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION I:  INTRODUCTION TO AIR FORCE JROTC 

 

Course Description:

Leadership education is an integral part of each year’s instruction.  The first year is dedicated to leadership studies related directly to the academic subject matter, with study habits and time management. Additionally, wear of the uniform, Air Force customs and courtesies, and basic drill skills are introduced. 

Course Objectives:

  1. Know the importance of AFJROTC history, mission, purpose, goals, and objectives.
  2. Know military traditions and the importance of maintaining a high standard of dress and personal appearance.
  3. Know the importance of attitude, discipline, and respect and why values and ethics are so important.
  4. Know the importance of individual self-control and that an effective stress management program improves the quality of life.
  5. Know why courtesies are rendered to the United States Flag and the National Anthem.
  6. Know why it is important to be a good democratic citizen and to be familiar with the different forms of governments.

 

Course Materials:

  1. Textbook:  Leadership Education I: Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC (2005)
  2. AFMAN 36-2203, Personnel Drill and Ceremonies
  3. AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel
  4. Instructor selected videos
  5. Guest Speakers
  6. MS-20022 Cadet Handbook  

 

Assignments:

  1. Cadets will read assigned chapters, accomplish selected chapter in the Student Workbook which correspond to textbook chapters, and participate in oral quiz games.
  2. Cadets will prepare speeches and written reports corresponding to textbook chapters and related subjects.
  3. Cadets will prepare for Drill Evaluation.
  4. Cadets will prepare for unannounced quizzes and announced chapter tests.

     

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION II:  INTERCOMMUNICATION SKILLS 

Course Description: Leadership II covers communication skills and Cadet Corps activities.  Written reports and speeches compliment academic materials.  Cadet Corps activities include holding positions of greater responsibility in the planning and execution of corps projects.

 Course Objectives:

  1. Comprehend the concepts of effective communication.
  2. Comprehend and know how to relate to others and the society in which we live.
  3. Comprehend how teams work to succeed in improving quality and productivity.
  4. Comprehend that leadership is a very complex art that is essential to the success of the mission.

 

 Course Materials:

  1. Textbook:  Leadership Education II:  Communication, Awareness and Leadership (2006)
  2. Student Workbook:       Leadership Education II:  Communication, Awareness and Leadership (2006)
  1. AFMAN 36-2203, Personnel Drill and Ceremonies
  2. AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel
  3. Instructor selected videos
  4. MS-20022 Cadet Handbook  

 

Assignments:

  1. Cadets will read assigned chapters, accomplish selected chapter in the Student Workbook which correspond to textbook chapters, and participate in oral quiz games.
  2. Cadets will prepare speeches and written reports corresponding to textbook chapters and related subjects.
  3. Cadets will prepare for Drill Evaluation.
  4. Cadets will prepare for unannounced quizzes and announced chapter tests.

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION III: LIFE SKILLS

Course Description:

The Leadership Education III Life Skills course will be helpful to cadets deciding which path to take after high school.  Information on how to apply for admission to college or to a vocational or technical school is included.  Information on how to begin the job search is available to cadets who decide not to go to college or vocational school.  Available also is information about financial planning and how to save, invest, and spend money wisely.  Cadets are informed about real life issues such as understanding contracts, leases, wills, warranties, legal notices, and personal bills.  Citizen responsibilities such as registering to vote, jury duty, and selective service registration will be covered also. 

 

Course Objectives:

  1. Comprehend the importance of obtaining a degree or skill after high school.
  1. Know that a proper job search is needed to obtain employment.
  2. Comprehend the importance of financial planning.
  3. Comprehend the career opportunities available through the federal government, NASA, FAA, and the military.

  Course Materials:

  1. Textbook:  Leadership Education III:  Life Skills and Career Opportunities (2006)
  2. Student Workbook: Leadership Education III:  Life Skills and Career Opportunities (2006)
  1. AFMAN 36-2203, Personnel Drill and Ceremonies
  2. AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel
  3. Instructor selected videos
  4. MS-20022 Cadet Handbook  

 

Assignments:

  1. Cadets will read assigned chapters, accomplish selected chapter in the Student Workbook which correspond to textbook chapters, and participate in oral quiz games.
  2. Cadets will prepare speeches and written reports corresponding to textbook chapters and related subjects.
  3. Cadets will prepare for Drill Evaluation.
  4. Cadets will prepare for unannounced quizzes and announced chapter tests.

 

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION IV: PRINCIPALS OF MANAGEMENT

Course Description: This course is a guide to understanding the fundamentals of management, managing yourself, and others. Emphasis is placed on allowing the cadets to see themselves as a manager. There are four building blocks of leadership considered in this text from the military and civilian perspective. The four areas are: Management techniques, Management Decisions, Management Functions, and Managing Self and others.

Course Objectives for this option:

  1. Apply the theories and techniques learned in previous leadership courses.
  2. Know how to develop leadership and management competency through participation.
  3. Apply strengthened organizational skill through active incorporation.
  4. Know how to develop confidence in ability by exercising decision-making skills.
  5. Apply Air Force standards, discipline, and conduct.

   

Course Material:

  1. Textbook:  Leadership Education IV: Principals of Management (1999)
  2. Student Workbook: Leadership Education IV: Principals of Management (1999)
  3. AFMAN 36-2203, Personnel Drill and Ceremonies
  4. AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel
  5. Instructor selected videos
  6. MS-20022 Cadet Handbook  

 

Assignments:

  1. Cadets, through the cadet staff positions, will put leadership skills to practical use in running the Cadet Corps.
  2. Cadets will participate in school and community service projects.
  3. Cadets will exercise goal setting, teamwork, planning skills, and use of metrics in preparing for any Staff Assistance Visits or Inspections.
  4. Cadets will submit weekly staff reports and attend weekly staff meetings.

 

WELLNESS PROGRAM:

 

Course Description:

Wellness is an official and integral part of the Air Force Junior ROTC program. It consists of two exercise programs focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of achieving a national standard as calculated by age and gender. The Wellness curriculum is instrumental in developing citizens of character dedicated to serving our nation, our state and our community. The program is provided as a tool to help the cadets develop an individualized training program. The Wellness Program provides a list of 19 exercises with examples that may be utilized in a 36-week program modifiable to meet individual and district/state goals. Instructors should utilize fitness programs that best fit the requirements within their district/country/state goals. Instructors are free to include other activities cadets enjoy such as team sports in order to keep the Wellness Program fun and motivating. Cadet fitness improvement should be rewarded either by earning the Wellness Ribbon, Presidential Fitness Challenge certificate, or both.

 

The course objective for the Wellness Program is to:

Motivate AFJROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles, beyond the program requirements and into their adult lives.

 

The goals of the Wellness Program are to:

  1. Create an individualized training program based on national standards by age and gender.
  2. Identify areas of improvement for each cadet and provide guidance for improvement.
  3. Incorporate a physical training program to reach fitness goals.

 

Uniform and Appearance:

Wellness days will be Fridays. All cadets are required to dress out for Wellness, no exceptions. Cadets who do not dress out will receive a 0 (zero) daily grade for Wellness that day.

 

AFJROTC will issue physical training uniforms at no cost to the cadet. All cadets must wear AFJROTC physical training uniforms. No other clothing is permitted unless prior arrangements are made with an AFJROTC Instructor. Cadets will wear proper under garments under the physical training uniform. Cadets will wear appropriate athletic shoes with laces tied (running shoes are recommended). Street shoes or sandals are not allowed with the physical training uniform. Bare feet or sock feet will not be allowed. Cadets are responsible for wearing and maintaining the uniform. Cadets may exchange uniform items that no longer fit or show signs of normal wear. Uniforms that show abuse beyond normal wear will require the cadet to purchase a replacement uniform item.

 

Medical Excuses

Parents may excuse/modify a cadet’s participation for up to three times by sending a written note to class with the cadet. The note should include the cadets’ name, date, specific reason for excuse/modified activity, the parents’ signature and the phone number where the parent can be contacted if necessary.

 

After three (3) excuses, a doctor’s note will be required. The doctor’s note must clearly state exact nature of the illness or injury, physical limitations, any modifications to activity, the length of time in which the cadet is excused from participation in class and a projected date of return to normal activity.  Instructors may make contact with the doctor to get clarification and specific information in order to develop an appropriate plan with alternative activities that meet the needs of the cadet. Cadets will dress out and their activities will be adjusted accordingly if possible.  All medical notes must be given to the instructor for clearance. 

 

If a cadet becomes injured or ill during class time, it is essential that the cadet notify the instructor immediately!  

  

//SIGNED//dmw//1 Aug 2016//

DOUGLAS M. WELTER, Major, USAF

Senior Aerospace Studies Instructor

 

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