Chairperson: Christopher L. Van Hoof, Lt Col, USAF
Department of Air Force ROTC website

AFAS courses are available to all Marquette University students, and especially intended for those enrolled in the Air Force ROTC Program.

For information on the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning program see Reserve Officers' Training Corps in the university section of this bulletin.

Note:

  • AFROTC students should note that most programs will probably entail more than the 120 hours normally required for graduation.

Minor in Air Force Aerospace Studies

The minor in air force aerospace studies consists of 22-23 credit hours: 16 credit hours of required AFAS courses, and an additional 6 credit hours in POSC, MISL and NASC courses to obtain breadth of knowledge and a basis for understanding Joint Military Doctrine as listed below.

Required Courses:
AFAS 1011Foundations of the United States Air Force 11
AFAS 1012Foundations of the United States Air Force 21
AFAS 2021Evolution of the Air Force/Air and Space Power 11
AFAS 2022Evolution of the Air Force/Air and Space Power 21
AFAS 3131Air Force Leadership Studies 13
AFAS 3132Air Force Leadership Studies 23
AFAS 4141National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty 13
AFAS 4142National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty 23
*The following course must be taken each term:
AFAS 1051Leadership Laboratory0
Additional Courses - Choose one from each of the following:6-7
Political Science
The United States Congress
American National Security Policy
Military Science/Army
Foundations of Officership
Basic Leadership
Naval Science/Navy
Introduction to Naval Science
Sea Power and Maritime Affairs
Total Credit Hours22-23

Notes:

  • Students need to complete the Air Force required field training (usually taken between sophomore and junior year) before taking the Army and Navy courses.
  • *Only those students pursuing a commission need to enroll in AFAS 1051 Leadership Laboratory each semester.

Courses

AFAS 1011. Foundations of the United States Air Force 1. 1 cr. hr.

Designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provide an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. Includes an introduction to communication skills. Open to all students. Students pursuing an Air Force commission must also be concurrently enrolled in AFAS 1051.

AFAS 1012. Foundations of the United States Air Force 2. 1 cr. hr.

Continuation of AFAS 1011. Open to all students. Students pursuing an Air Force commission must also be concurrently enrolled in AFAS 1051.

AFAS 1051. Leadership Laboratory. 0 cr. hrs.

A dynamic and integrated grouping of leadership developmental activities designed to meet the needs and expectations of prospective Air Force second lieutenants and complement the AFROTC academic program. It is a student planned, organized and executed practicum conducted under the supervision of the detachment commander and operations flight commander. The Leadership Laboratory averages two hours per week throughout the student's enrollment in AFROTC. Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportunities and the life and work of an Air Force junior officer are emphasized. All students pursuing an Air Force commission must enroll in this course. SNC/UNC grade assessment.

AFAS 2021. Evolution of the Air Force/Air and Space Power 1. 1 cr. hr.

Features topics on Air Force heritage and leaders; introduction to air and space power through examination of distinctive capabilities and functions; and continued application of communication skills. Instills an appreciation of the development and employment of air and space power and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to Air Force ROTC officer candidate. Open to all students. Students pursuing an Air Force commission must also be concurrently enrolled in AFAS 1051.

AFAS 2022. Evolution of the Air Force/Air and Space Power 2. 1 cr. hr.

Continuation of AFAS 2021. Open to all students. Students pursuing an Air Force commission must also be concurrently enrolled in AFAS 1051.

AFAS 2964. Air Force Field Training. 0 cr. hrs.

Off-campus summer program held at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. Provides practical leadership experience and extensive practical training in fundamental leadership and military skills. Students pursuing an Air Force Commission are competitively selected for this course. Offered only during the summer. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

AFAS 3131. Air Force Leadership Studies 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of leadership and quality management fundamentals, professional knowledge, leadership ethics, and communicative skills required of an Air Force officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. All students pursuing Air Force commission must also be concurrently enrolled in AFAS 1051.

AFAS 3132. Air Force Leadership Studies 2. 3 cr. hrs.

Continuation of AFAS 3131. All students pursuing an Air Force commission must also be concurrenlty enrolled in AFAS 1051.

AFAS 4141. National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Examines the national security policy process, regional studies, and formulation of the American defense policy, strategy and joint doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession; US Air Force functions, competencies and doctrine; officership; the military justice system; civilian control of the military; preparation for Air Force active duty; and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to the refinement of communication skills. Students pursuing Air Force commission must also be concurrently enrolled in AFAS 1051.

AFAS 4142. National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty 2. 3 cr. hrs.

Continuation of AFAS 4141. All students pursuing Air Force commission must also be concurrently enrolled in AFAS 1051.

AFAS 4995. Independent Study in Air Force and Aerospace Studies. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Independent study of special topics in Aerospace Studies under faculty supervision. Topics selected by student/faculty conference. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.