(2010 Undergraduate Catalog)
Aerospace Studies: Air Force ROTC
Air Force ROTC courses are not offered on the SMU campus. Students at SMU who wish to earn appointments as commissioned officers in the U.S. Air Force may participate in the Air Force general military course and professional officer course through the University of North Texas in Denton. The Air Force ROTC program develops skills and provides education vital to the career officer. Active-duty Air Force personnel provide all instruction and program administration. Students who participate in the UNT Air Force ROTC program are responsible for their own travel and other physical arrangements.
The program is open to all students. First-year students may enroll in the four-year program, and students with at least two undergraduate or graduate academic years remaining may apply for the two- or three-year program. Scholarships, available to qualified students, provide full tuition, fees, textbook allowance and a monthly tax-free $100 subsistence allowance. National competition is based on SAT or ACT test results, Air Force Officer Qualifying Test results or college academic records, and extracurricular and athletic activities. Uniforms and textbooks for AFROTC courses are issued at no cost to cadets.
Students register for the Aerospace Studies courses at the same time and in the same manner as they register for other SMU courses. The AFROTC courses are fully accredited and may be taken as electives in most academic majors. Successful completion of degree requirements and the AFROTC program can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Students with at least six months' active military service may be granted waivers on a portion of the general military course.
For more information, contact: AFROTC, University of North Texas, PO Box 305400, Denton TX 76203; 940-565-2074; firstname.lastname@example.org.
1103 (fall), 1104 (spring). Foundations of the United States Air Force.
A survey course designed to introduce students to the USAF and the AFROTC. Featured topics include mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, USAF officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills.
2103 (fall), 2104 (spring).
The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power. A course designed to examine general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Using this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today’s USAF air and space power. In addition, students will continue to discuss the importance of the Air Force Core Values with the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders, and will continue to develop their communication skills.
2100, 2200, 2300, 2400, 4100, 4200, 4300, 4400. Cooperative Education in Aerospace Studies.
Supervised work in a job directly related to the student’s major, professional field of study or career objective. 1–3 hours each week. Prerequisites:
Permission of division chair; student must meet employer’s requirements. May be repeated for credit.
3431 (fall), 3432 (spring). Air Force Leadership.
A study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior 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.
4431 (fall), 4432 (spring).
National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society/Preparation for Active Duty. Examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills.