AFS-Aerospace Studies Courses

Courses

AFS 101. Heritage and Values. 1 Hour.

A survey course serving as an introduction to the Air and Space Forces. The course focuses on information needed to be better informed about the role of the USAF and USSF. The course allows students to examine general aspects of the Department of the Air Force, leadership fundamentals, service benefits, and opportunities for officers. Students should also take AFS 101 Lab. Offered: Fall only. Class conducted at Samford University. Call Detachment for course schedule (205)726-2859.

AFS 101L. Leadership Laboratory I. 0 Hours.

Laboratory to accompany AFS 101.

AFS 102. Heritage and Values II. 1 Hour.

A survey course providing a historical perspective including lessons on war and US military, AF operations, principles of war, and airpower. This course provides students with a knowledge-level understanding for the employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. The students will be introduced to the military way of life and gain knowledge on what it means to be an Air or Space professional. Students should also take AFS 102 Lab. Offered: Spring only. Class conducted at Samford University. Call Detachment for course schedule (205)726-2859.

AFS 102L. Leadership Lab. 0 Hours.

Laboratory to accompany AFS 102.

AFS 201. Team and Leadership Fundamentals I. 1 Hour.

A survey course analyzing leadership and followership traits in the context of a modern military force. The course provides details on leadership fundamentals and different leadership styles. Both verbal and written communication skills are taught along with problem solving techniques. Students should also take AFS 201 Lab. Offered: Fall only. Class conducted at Samford University. Call Detachment for course schedule (205)726-2859.

AFS 201L. Leadership Laboratory II. 0 Hours.

Laboratory to accompany AFS 201.

AFS 202. Team and Leadership Fundamentals II. 1 Hour.

A survey course designed to introduce the student to fundamental team dynamics and team building. Application of leadership perspectives in practical activities fostering skills like conflict management and ethical decision making. Group leadership problems designed to enhance interpersonal communications and decision making skills. Students should also take AFS 202 Lab. Offered: Spring only. Class conducted at Samford University. Call Detachment for course schedule (205)726-2859.

AFS 202L. Leadership Lab. 0 Hours.

Laboratory to accompany AFS 202.

AFS 300. Field Training. 2 Hours.

Four-week training and evaluation course to select potential candidates for Professional Officer Course. Rigorous physical training.

AFS 301. Leading People and Effective Communication I. 3 Hours.

Selected concepts, principles, and theories of Air Force leadership and management. Individual leadership skills and personal strengths and weaknesses as applied to an Air Force environment. Students should also take AFS 301 Lab. Departmental approval required to enroll in course. Offered: Fall only. Class conducted at Samford University. Call Detachment for course schedule (205)726-2859.

AFS 301L. Leadership Laboratory III. 0 Hours.

Laboratory to accompany AFS 301.

AFS 302. Leading People and Effective Communication II. 3 Hours.

Selected Air Force officer's duties and responsibilities as a subordinate leader. Responsibility and authority of an Air Force Officer. Application of listening, speaking, and writing skills in Air and Space Force-peculiar formats and situations with accuracy, clarity, and appropriate style. Air Force officer's responsibilities in personnel counseling and feedback process. Students should also take AFS 302 Lab. Departmental approval required to enroll in course. Offered: Spring only. Class conducted at Samford University. Call Detachment for course schedule (205)726-2859.

AFS 302L. Leadership Lab. 0 Hours.

Laboratory to accompany AFS 302.

AFS 401. National Security, Leadership Responsibilities and Commissioning Preparation I. 3 Hours.

Basic elements of national security policy and process. Roles and missions of air power in implementing national security policy. Preparation for service in the United States Air and Space Forces. Students should also take AFS 401 Lab. Departmental approval required to enroll in course. Offered: Fall only. Class conducted at Samford University. Call Detachment for course schedule (205)726-2859.

AFS 401L. Leadership Laboratory IV. 0 Hours.

Laboratory to accompany AFS 401.

AFS 402. National Security, Leadership Responsibilities and Commissioning Preparation II. 3 Hours.

Contemporary roles for the military in society and current issues affecting the military profession. Comparative analysis of civil and military justice systems. Preparation for service in the United States Air and Space Forces. Students should also take AFS 402 Lab. Departmental approval required to enroll in course. Offered: Spring only. Class conducted at Samford University. Call Detachment for course schedule (205)726-2859.

AFS 402L. Leadership Lab. 0 Hours.

Laboratory to accompany AFS 402.