Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title.  The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

The classes outlined below are offered through the Air Force ROTC program at The University of Kentucky.  For more information, please call them at (859) 257-7115.

Subject Prefix and Course Number
Course Name
Semester Credit Hours
Course Description
Cross Listed Course
Prerequisite
AFS 111Aerospace Studies I1A course designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the nature and principles of war, national power, and Department of Defense role in the organization of national security. The student also develops leadership abilities by participating in a military organization, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations demanding effective leadership. Corequisite: AFS 112.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AFS 112Leadership Laboratory 1A course designed for development of basic skills required to be a manager, including communications, human relations, and administration of equal opportunity. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree. Pass/fail only. Corequisite: AFS 111.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AFS 113Aerospace Studies I1A course designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the contribution of aerospace power to the total U.S. strategic offensive and defensive military posture. The student also develops leadership abilities by participating in a military organization, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations demanding effective leadership.Not ApplicableAFS 111
AFS 114Leadership Laboratory I1A continuation of AFS 112. A course designed to develop managerial skills including superior/subordinate relationships, communications, customs and courtesies, basic drill movements and career progression requirements. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree. Pass/fail only. Corequisite: AFS 113. Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AFS 212Leadership Laboratory II1A course designed for development of advanced skills required to be a manager/leader, including leadership styles, public speaking, group dynamics, motivation and preparation for field training. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree. Pass/fail only. Corequisite: AFS 211.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AFS 213Aerospace Studies II1Provides a foundation for understanding how air power has been employed in military and non-military operations to support national objectives. Examines the changing mission of the defense establishment, with particular emphasis on the United States Air Force. Leadership experience is continued through participation in the cadet corps. Corequi-site: AFS 214.Not ApplicableAFS 111, 113, 211 or PAS approval
AFS 214 Leadership Laboratory II1A continuation of AFS 211. A course designed to develop supervisory management skills to include communications, techniques of critique, social actions, personnel evaluation procedures, problem solving, role playing and field training preparation. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree. Corequisite: AFS 213.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AFS 311Aerospace Studies III3A study of management functions with emphasis on the individual as a manager in an Air Force environment. Individual motivational and behavioral process, communication, and group dynamics are included to provide a foundation for the development of professional skills as an Air Force Officer. Students refine their leadership and managerial abilities by organizing and managing a quasi-military unit. Corequisite: AFS 312.Not ApplicableAcceptance into POC or approval of PAS
AFS 312Leadership Laboratory III1A course designed and focused on developing advanced leadership skills. Students fill the mid-level management function within the cadet corps. The course involved the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps, and the preparation and presentation of briefings and other written and oral communications. Pass/fail only. Corequisite: AFS 311.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AFS 313Aerospace Studies III3A study of leadership with specific emphasis on the Air Force leader. Includes theoretical, professional and communicative aspects. In addition, military justice and administrative law are discussed within the context of the military organization. Students continue to develop and refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a variety of situations requiring effective leadership. Corequisite: AFS 314.Not ApplicableAFS 311
AFS 314Leadership Laboratory III1Laboratory to accompany AFS 313. Pass/fail only. Corequisite: AFS 313.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AFS 395Independent Aerospace Studies2 - 6 A study of an advanced problem on a subject area in aeronautical science under the guidance of a departmental staff member. One discussion per week; term paper is required. May not be repeated.Not ApplicablePrerequisite: senior standing in the AFROTC Program and e.0 standing in Aerospace Studies.
AFS 411Aerospace Studies IV3A study of the military profession, civil-military interaction, communicative skills, framework of defense policy, and formulation of defense strategy. Students refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership. Corequisite: ASF 412.Not ApplicablePrerequisite: AFS 313, or approval of PAS
AFS 412Leadership Laboratory IV1A course designed and focused on developing advanced leadership skills. Students fill the top level management function within the cadet corps. The course involves the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps, and the preparation and presentation of briefings and other written and oral communications. The lab also includes practice of leadership techniques aimed at motivating and instructing cadets in the lower three levels. Pass/fail only. (Laboratory, two hours per week) Corequisite: AFS 411.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AFS 413Aerospace Studies IV3Continues the study of strategy and the management of conflict, formulation and implementation of U.S. defense policy, defense organization, and case studies in defense policy making. Students also refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership. Corequisite: AFS 414.Not ApplicableAFS 411 or approval of PAS
AFS 414Leadership Laboratory IV1A continuation of AFS 412. A course designed and focused on developing advanced leadership skills. Students fill the top level management function within the cadet corps. The course involves the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps, and the preparation and presentation of briefings and other written and oral communications. The lab also includes practice of leadership techniques aimed at motivating and instructing cadets in the lower three levels. Pass/fail only. (Laboratory, two hours per week)
Note: AFS 112, 114, 212, 214, 312, 314, 412, and 414 require participation in twice per week physical fitness
training. Corequisite: AFS 413.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
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