Under agreement with Air Force ROTC Detachment 060 at the University of Southern California, Harvey Mudd College offers the following courses. A total of six credit units from either Aerospace Studies 300-301 or 400-401 can be used toward the credit hour requirement for graduation, but the credits received by those units are not computed as part of the grade point average. Other courses below are recorded on a pass/fail basis. See the Air Force ROTC site for more information on the program or contact the Detachment 060 Recruiting Flight Commander at 213.740.2670.
100-101. The Air Force Today. Staff. AS 100 is a survey course which explores major topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on the organizational structure and missions of Air Force organizations; officership and professionalism; and includes an introduction to communicative skills. A weekly Leadership Laboratory affords students an opportunity to practice Air Force customs and courtesies, including physical fitness and drill and ceremonies. 1 credit hour per semester.
200-201. USAF Air and Space Power. Staff. AS 200 focuses on factors contributing to the development of air power from its earliest beginnings through two world wars, the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine, and an assessment of communicative skills. An additional Leadership Laboratory consisting of Air Force customs and courtesies, Air Force environment, drill and ceremonies, and field training orientation is mandatory. 1 credit hour per semester.
300-301. Air Force Leadership and Management. Staff. AS 300 is a study of leadership and quality management fundamentals, professional knowledge, leadership ethics and communicative 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 applications of the concepts being studied. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles of this course. 3 credit hours per semester.
400-401. National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society. Staff. AS 400 examines the need for national security, analyzes the evolution and formulation of the American defense policy, strategy and joint doctrine; investigates the methods for managing conflict; overviews regional security, arms control and terrorism. Special topics of interest focus on the military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to the refinement of communicative skills. An additional Leadership Laboratory consisting primarily of advanced leadership experience in officer-type activities is mandatory. 3 credit hours per semester.
While no credit is given, students in Air Force ROTC must also pass the following courses.
110-111. Leadership Laboratory I. Staff. Introduction to the military experience focusing on customs and courtesies, physical fitness and competitive sports, drill and ceremonies, and the environment of an Air Force officer.
210-211. Leadership Laboratory II. Staff. Introduction to the military experience focusing on customs and courtesies, physical fitness and competitive sports, drill and ceremonies, and the environment of an Air Force officer.
310-311. Leadership Laboratory III. Staff. Practical introduction to Air Force leadership. Course focuses on military communicative skills, group dynamics, and applications of theories of leadership and management and physical fitness and competitive sports.
410-411. Leadership Laboratory IV. Staff. Advanced Air Force leadership experiences. Course focuses on the practical development of the Air Force officer through command and staff positions with the Cadet Corps. Curriculum includes continuing emphasis on physical fitness and competitive sports.
510-511. Leadership Laboratory V. Staff.
610-611. Leadership Laboratory VI. Staff.
710-711. Leadership Laboratory VII. Staff.
810-811. Leadership Laboratory VIII. Staff.
910-911. Leadership Laboratory IX. Staff.