2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

Air Force Aerospace Studies

University of Denver students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program through an agreement with the University of Colorado at Boulder. Air Force ROTC programs lead to a commission in the U.S. Air Force upon receipt of the bachelor’s degree.

Standard Four-Year Course

This program is offered in three parts: the general military course for lower-division (freshman and sophomore) students; the professional officer course for upper-division students; and Leadership Laboratory (attended by all students). Completion of a four-week summer training program is required prior to entry into the professional officer course.

ROTC Course Credit

DU students may apply up to 18 credits as electives for ROTC classes. In some cases, ROTC credit may be applied to program requirements with the approval of the specific program. Students register for AFROTC courses through regular DU registration, though they are taught on the CU-Boulder campus and follow the CU semester calendar.

Additional Information

For further information, visit www.afrotc.com or the AFROTC Detachment 105 website at www.colorado.edu/afrotc.

Courses

RTC2 1010 Foundations of the United States Air Force 1 (1.5 Credit)

Introduces students to the U.S. Air Force and the USAF officer profession. Uses instructor lectures, films and videos, and group activities to examine Air Force issues, officership qualities, and military customs and courtesies. Emphasizes the communication skills necessary for an Air Force officer. One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour lab per week. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.

RTC2 1020 Foundations of the United States Air Force 2 (1.5 Credit)

A continuation of RTC2 1010. One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour lab per week. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.

RTC2 2010 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 1 (1,1.5 Credit)

Studies air power from balloons and dirigibles through the jet age and historically reviews air power employment in military and nonmilitary operations in support of national objectives. Looks at the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine and introduces the development of communicative skills. One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour lab per week. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.

RTC2 2020 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 2 (0-1.5 Credits)

A continuation of RTC2 2010. One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour lab per week. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.

RTC2 3010 Air Force Leadership Studies 1 (0-4.5 Credits)

Provides an integrated management course emphasizing concepts and skills required by the successful manager and leader. Includes individual motivational and behavioral processes, leadership, communication and group dynamics while providing foundation for the development of the junior officer's professional skills (officership). Emphasizes decision making and use of analytic aids in planning, organizing and controlling in a changing environment. Discusses organizational and personal values (ethics), management of change, organizational power, politics, managerial strategy and tactics within the context of military organization. Uses actual Air Force case studies throughout the course to enhance the learning and communication process. Two 1 1/2-hour seminars plus one 2-hour lab per week. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.

RTC2 3020 Air Force Leadership Studies 2 (0-4.5 Credits)

Continuation of RTC2 3010. Emphasizes basic managerial processes while employing group discussions, case studies and role playing as learning devices. Continues to emphasize the development of communicative skills. Two 1 1/2-hour seminars and one 2-hour lab per week. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.

RTC2 3030 National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society 1 (0-4.5 Credits)

Studies U.S. national security policy which examines the formulation, organization and implementation of national security policy; context of national security; evolution of strategy; management of conflict; and civil-military interaction. Also includes blocks of instruction on the military profession/officership, the military justice system and communicative skills. Provides future Air Force officers with the background of U.S. national security policy so they can effectively function in today's Air Force. Two 1 1/2-hour seminars and one 2-hour lab per week. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.

RTC2 3031 National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society 2 (0-4.5 Credits)

A continuation of RTC2 3030. Includes defense strategy conflict management, formulation/implementation of U.S. defense policy, and organizational factors and case studies in policy making, military law, uniform code of military justice and communication skills. Two 1 1/2-hour seminars and one 2-hour lab per week. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.

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