USAFA Courses Offered Spring 2012-2013  

Course Title Crdts Partial Description
AeroEngr 210 FUNDAMENTALS OF AERONAUTICS 3 Fundamentals of Aeronautics. 3(1).  Introduction to aircraft design, fluid mechanics, airfoil and wing aerodynamics, steady and accelerated aircraft performance, with special emphasis on computer programing using MatLab.  Interdisciplinary design synthesi
AeroEngr 241 AERO-THERMODYNAMICS 3 AeroEngr 241.  Aero-Thermodynamics.  3(1).  Fundamentals of the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics applied to systems and control volumes.  Foundations in heat transfer. Control volume approaches to the equations of motion of a fluid.  Applications of ga
AeroEngr 315 FUNDAMENTALS OF AERONAUTICS 3 Introduction to aircraft design, fluid mechanics, airfoil and wing aerodynamics, steady and accelerated aircraft performance, and stability and control.  Interdisciplinary design synthesis, analysis, and decision-making (including economic, political, and
AeroEngr 342 COMPUTATION AERODYNA. 3 Potential flow solutions for incompressible flow over airfoils, wings and bodies.  Application of incompressible boundary layer theory to airfoils and wings.    Introduction to numerical  solutions   to   selected   problems.    Final exam.    Prereq:  A
AeroEngr 352 AIRCRFT DYNA STAB/CONT 3 Aircraft equations of motion. Examination of aircraft dynamic modes based on both limited and full degree of freedom models utilizing analytical and numerical methods.  Aircraft design considerations.  Determination and evaluation of aircraft flying quali
AeroEngr 361 PROPULSION I 3 Aero Engr 361. Propulsion I. 3(1). Introduction to Brayton and jet engine cycles. Application of aero-thermodynamics to aircraft jet engines and major engine components. Overview of the design, performance, and applications of turboprops/shafts, turbofans
AeroEngr 436 AEROELASTICITY 3 Study of the coupled problem induced from the effect of structures influencing aerodynamics. Dynamic pressure, Mach and angle of attack effects on the bending and twisting of aircraft components.  Aeroelastic equations and coefficients related to critica
AeroEngr 446 INTRO TO HYPERSONICS 3 Analysis of heat transfer and high temperature effects on hypersonic vehicles.  Application to reentry and transatmospheric vehicles. Final exam or final project.  Prereq:  Aero Engr 341. Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
AeroEngr 456 FLIGHT TEST TECHNIQUES 3 Fundamental flight test methods for defining performance and flying qualities characteristics of fixed wing aircraft.  Patterned after the Flight Test Engineer¿s Course at the USAF Test Pilot School.  Students fly in designated aircraft to obtain flight t
AeroEngr 471 AERONAUTICAL LAB 3 Introduction to instrumentation and data acquisition systems.  Statistical analysis of data. Selected experiments in the fields of aerodynamics, gas dynamics, and propulsion and flight mechanics.  Labs.  Final report.  Prereq:  Math 300 or Math 358 or de
AeroEngr 482 AIRCRAFT DESIGN 3 Design of an aircraft to meet specifications provided. Detailed configuration optimization, aerodynamic analysis, structural layout, material selection, and structural component sizing, weight and center of gravity analysis, and stability and control anal
AeroEngr 483 AIRCRAFT ENGINE DESIGN 3 Preliminary design of an aircraft engine to meet specified performance requirements.  Cycle selection, installation effects and engine sizing. Determination of installed and uninstalled performance of selected and sized engine.  Preliminary design of majo
AeroEngr 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual study and research supervised by a faculty member.  Topic established with the department head.  Final report.  Prereq:  Department permission.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
Arabic 132 BASIC ARABIC 3  
Arabic 222 INTER ARABIC II 3 Continued refinement of grammatical and structural knowledge of target language.  Emphasis on conversational practice and aural comprehension of contemporary spoken language. Student presentations and classroom discussions based on culture and civilizati
Arabic 322 ADVANCED ARABIC COMMUNICATIONS 3 A follow-on capstone communication course Arabic 321 designed to further hone the students' ability in th elanguage and culture.  Final exam.  Prereq:  Arabic 321 or placement into this level.  Sem hrs:  3.
Arabic 499 ARABIC INDEPENDENT STU 3  
Armnshp 401 CADET UNMANNED AERIAL SYS 0 Armnshp 401.  Cadet Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Upgrade Instructor. 0(2x).  Select cadets serve as instructors for Armnshp 201 and Armnshp 202.  Cadet UAS instructors are not eligible to train as instructors in any other Academy aviation or airmanship c
Armnshp 402 UNMANNED COMPETITION TEAM 0 Armnshp 402.  Cadet Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Competition Team.  0(0).  Select cadets will compete in intercollegiate UAS flying competitions and/or support similar competitions at the JROTC/CAP level.  Armnshp 402 may count toward IP commitment at th
Armnshp 420 POWERED FLIGHT PROGRAM 0 The Powered Flight Program (PFP) serves as a capstone course/experience for cadets, tying togeher threads from across the core curriculum, focusing on orienting cadets toward the application of that background to airmanship and airpower concepts along wit
Armnshp 461 SOARING INSTRU. UPDATE 3  
Armnshp 465 PRECISION FLIGHT TRNG 0 Selected cadets receive training in precision landings, cross-country navigation, aircraft preflight, attitude instrument flying, message drop, aircraft identification, Federal Aviation Regulations, Aeronautical Information Manual, and USAF flying regulat
Armnshp 473 CDT SOARING INSTR DTY 0 Selected cadets serve as instructors in Airmanship 461.  (Cadets performing Cadet Soaring Instructor Duty will not be eligible to perform Aviation Instructor Duty except by written permission of 34 OSS/DOTS and 50 TS.).  Pass/Fail.  Prereq: Airmanship 472
Armnshp 474 X-COUNTRY SOARING TEAM 0 Ground school to include regulations, planning, weather, thermalling techniques, competition rules, and equipment use.  Flight training includes precision and off field landings, thermalling techniques, and dual and solo cross-country and competition sort
Armnshp 475 SOARING DEMO TEAM 0 Ground and flight instruction to include spins, aerobatic maneuvers, precision flying techniques, and competition rules towards attaining USAFA Cadet Spin IP and Demonstration Pilot ratings.  Training camp at a deployed location during Spring Break.  Qual
Armnshp 491 ADV PARACHUTE TRAINING 3 Advanced Parachute/Jumpmaster/Instructor Training. 3(2).  Ground and aerial training which allows cadets to progress from initial free fall qualification to advanced free fall techniques, controlled body maneuvers, and precision landings.  Introduces sele
Armnshp 492 JUMPMASTER/INSTR TNG 3 Introduces selected cadets to jumpmaster procedures and instructional concepts.  Course instruction follows a sequential path for becoming a cadet instructor/jumpmaster.  This progression affords the cadets with advanced instruction in concepts and proced
Armnshp 496 PARACHUTING INSTRUCTOR 0 Selected cadets who wish to serve as instructors and jumpmasters for Armnshp 490 and upgrade courses.  Cadets participate in competitive parachuting events and parachute demonstrations throughout the United States.  (Cadets performing Cadet Parachuting in
AstroEngr 201 TECHNOLOGY SKILLS/ ASTRONAUTIC 1 AstroEngr 201.  Technology Skills for Astronautics.  1(1).  A self-paced course designed to provide the programming, modeling and simulation skills required in the various courses in the AstroEngr major.  Students will be introduced to the MatLab/Simulink
AstroEngr 210 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONAUTICS 3 Introduction to the history, principles, and challenges of space.  Elements of space missions are examined including orbits, spacecraft systems, launch vehicles, re-entry, operations, and mission management.  Emphasis is placed on understanding the underl
AstroEngr 321 INTERMEDIATE ASTRONAUTICS 3 An intermediate course in orbit mechanics.  Topics include orbit determination and prediction, orbit maneuvers, perturbations, rendezvous and proximity operations.  Emphasis is on the design and use of structured computer programs to solve real-world astr
AstroEngr 331 SPACE SYS/ENGINEERING 3 Fundamentals of space vehicle design are presented with an emphasis on spacecraft subsystems.  Introduction to and analyses of structures, propulsion, electrical power, flight computers, command and data handling, attitude control, and thermal control sub
AstroEngr 351 ROCKET PROPULSION 3 Introduction to rocket propulsion and propulsion system design.  The basic laws of thermodynamics, thermochemistry, and conservation are used to determine ideal motor performance.  Emphasis is placed on describing the components and conceptual design crit
AstroEngr 410 INTRO TO ASTRONAUTICS 3 Introduction to Astronautics.  3(1).  Introducton to the history, principles, and challenges of space.  Elements of space missions are examined including orbits, spacecraft systems, launch vehicles, re-entry, operations, and mission management.  Emphasis 
AstroEngr 422 ADVANCED ASTRODYNAMICS 3 A continuation of Astro 321.  The course focuses on applying numerical and analytical techniques to solve realistic Air Force problems in astrodynamics and space operations. Perturbations and the associated effects on satellite orbits are examined.  Leas
AstroEngr 431 AERO SYS ENGR DESIGN 3 An introduction to systems engineering design process.  Cadets complete design of project supporting current department aerospace research efforts.  Projects require attention to the engineering technical details of systems design as well as the economic,
AstroEngr 437 SMALL SPACECRAFT ENGR II 4 Astro Engr 437.  Small Spacecraft Engineering II.  4(2).  A second course in small spacecraft systems engineering.  Multi-disciplinary system design of spacecraft hardware and software to include subsystems, propulsion systems, attitude determination and 
AstroEngr 445 SPACECRAFT ALT/DYNAM. 3 Fundamental introduction to the problem of controlling satellite attitude.  Topics include direction cosine and Euler angle attitude parameters, torque-free rigid body motion, flexible body effects and energy dissipation, spin stabilization, gravity-gradi
AstroEngr 495 HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT 3 Astro Engr 495. Human Spaceflight. 3(1).  This course is an introduction to the history, design constraints and budgeting of manned space missions.  The history section gives insight to why we have the type of manned space program that we currently have. 
AstroEngr 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual study and research supervised by a faculty member.  Topic established with the department head.  Final report.  Prereq:  Department permission.
AstroEngr 543 METHODS/OPTIM/ENGINEER 3 Course in optimization methods taught at graduate level.  Topics include parameter optimization, optimization for dynamic systems, optimal control and numerical solutions. Final exam.  Prereq:  Math 346, Math 356 and Engr 342 or either El Engr 333 or Mec
BehSci 110 INTRO. BEHAV. SCIENCES/LEADERS 3 This course provides an introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes across diverse levels of analyses.  This course covers psychological principles that can be applied in and out of the military.  Critical thinking, leadership, a
BehSci 231 BASIC RESEARCH METHODS & STAT 3 Basic Research Methods and Statistical Tools. 3(1). This course is the first in a two-course sequence that includes Beh Sci 332.  Within this sequence, students are introduced to and then apply an integrated approach to empirical research, statistics, and
BehSci 310 FOUNDA/LDRSHP & CHARAC DEV. 3 Foundations for Leadership and Character Development.  3(1).  This course explores leadership development through both academic study and applied exercises. Specifically, the course examines individual leader development principles that will set students 
BehSci 335 LEARNING AND MEMORY 3 This course is the first in a two-course sequence designed to introduce cadets to various topics in experimental psychology.  Adopts a historical approach by tracing the flow of experimental psychology from its early roots in the 19th century through to c
BehSci 352 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 This course provides an introduction to social psychology and Behavioral Sciences.  Social psychologists seek to understand the nature and causes of individual behavior in social situations.  In other words, social psychology explains how the average pers
BehSci 360 SOCIOLOGY 3 Beh Sci 360. Sociology. 3(1). Introduces sociology's foundational perspectives and methodologies and applies them to the systematic study of human behavior in social contexts. Basic topics include the "sociological imagination, " biology and social behavi
BehSci 373 INTRO/HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERIN 3 This course examines the process, principles, and guidelines of human factors engineering as they impact the design of systems used by people and provides an introduction to the Human Factors and Systems Design option.  Emphasizes the interaction between 
BehSci 390 SENSATION & PERCEPTION 3 Sensation & Perception
BehSci 411 CONTEMP LDRSHP THEORY & PRACTI 3 .Beh Sci 411. Contemporary Leadership Theory and Practice. 3(1). This course explores the current trends and theories in leadership and leadership development from a scientific perspective, centering on the substantiated and promising concepts of transfor
BehSci 440 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT 3 Beh Sci 320.  Lifespan Development.  3(1).  This course examines how people develop physically, psychologically, socially, and cognitively from birth to death.  It explores changes that are universal and changes that are unique to specific individuals.  D
BehSci 450 ADVANCED TOPICS IN LEADERSHIP 3 BehSci 450. Advanced Topics in Leadership. 3(1). An advanced course designed to explore critical topics in leadership on a rotational basis to create a deeper and more robust understanding of the specific discipline. Particular course content and emphasis
BehSci 473 HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEER DESIGN 3 Beh Sci 473.  Human Factors Engineering in Systems Design.  3(2).  This capstone course emphasizes the role and responsibilities of the human factors engineer in the design and evaluation of systems.  The course uses a combination of group, individual, an
BehSci 495 SOCIOLOGY OF THE MIDDLE EAST 3 Beh Sci 495. Sociology of the Middle East. 3(1).  Builds on foundational sociological perspectives and methodologies and applies sociological theory to frame and understand the Middle East.  This course is designed to use a sociological lens to provide st
BehSci 498 SENIOR CAPSTONE 3 Beh Sci 498.  Senior Capstone. 3(1). An intensive seminar integrating foundational writings and modern theories across behavioral science disciplines to frame, assess, and develop recommendations related to current military issues.  Cadets will participat
BehSci 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Research or practicum in a specific area of behavioral science.  Conducted on a tutorial basis. Final Paper.  Prereq:  Department permission
Biology 210 PARADIGMS IN BIOLOGY w/LAB 3 This course establishes a foundation for further study in the biological sciences.  It is required for biology majors, and recommended for those pursuing advanced courses in biology (e.g., cadets pursuing careers in the Medical, Dental, Nursing, and Biome
Biology 315 INTRO TO BIOLOGY W/LAB 3 An overview of biological systems, their structure and function, and the concepts and vocabulary essential to understanding biology today.  Course content includes recent biological advances ranging from genetic engineering to human health and performance
Biology 320 BIOMECHANICS 3 A study of the physical, anatomical, mechanical, and physiologicial basis for motion focused on the human.  Joint and muscle physiology will be explored as a basis for functional activities.  Physics and mechanical engineering concepts will be applied to 
Biology 330 ZOOLOGY 3 An integrated study of the principles of invertebrate and vertebrate zoology presented with a phylogenetic approach.  Examines the behavior, ecology, morphology, physiology, reproductive biology, classification, and evolutionary relationships of animals. 
Biology 331 BOTANY 3 An integrated study of the biology of plants is presented form molecular to community levels of organization.  Course content is organized into five units of the study: the plant system, plant anatomy and morphology, plant physiological ecology, plant rep
Biology 332 MICROBIAL DIVERSITY 3 Biology 332.  Microbial Diversity.  3(1).  Microscopic organisms are intimately involved in our daily lives, where they produce many familiar foods and medicines, impact health, and play important roles in natural and engineered systems.  This course will
Biology 360 CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 3 This course provides a comprehensive examination of the cell, the fundamental unit of life. Emphasis on eukaryotic cells, cellular organization and processes, and how cell structure and activity ultimately determine structures and functions at the organi
Biology 363 GENETICS 3 This introductory course in classical and contemporary genetics explores a variety of topics, processes, and issues, including simple (Mendelian) and complex inheritance patterns, genetic mapping, sex determination, population/evolutionary genetics, DNA/R
Biology 370 HUMAN NUTRITION 3 Biology 370.  Human Nutrition. 3(1). Provide a comprehensive, thoroughly updated account of nutrition principles and their application.  This course furnishes students with accurate nutrition information and teaches them how to use a critical-thinking app
Biology 380 PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY 3 Fundamental interrelationships between organisms and their environments, emphasizing energy flow through ecosystems, biogeochemical cycling, population dynamics, and community interactions.  Emphasis is placed on how human activities affect the quality of
Biology 431 MICROBIOLOGY 3 A study of classical microbiology to include:  environmental, industrial, and medical applications.  Laboratory studies  to complement lectures.  Systematics and classification of bacteria, viruses; the structure, function, and metabolic pathways of group
Biology 440 ANATOMY & PHSIOLOGY: VISCERAL 3 A introduction to systems physiology via experimentation and dissection of the human cadaver, with experimentation emphasized.  The course focuses on neural and endocrine feedback mechanisms for involuntary control and maintenance of homeostasis.  Final e
Biology 459 PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION 3 Biology 459.  Principles of Evolution.  3(1).  This course will examine the principles, patterns, mechanisms, and processes of biiological evolution.  The course format will comprise traditional lectures, student-led discussions, guest speakers, practical
Biology 480 BIOLOGY CAPSTONE SEMINAR 3 The Biology Capstone Seminar emphasizes student participation in exploring a variety of current biological issues.  Students are challenged to develop a deep, reflective understanding of a wide range of biological concepts as they evaluate evidence, analy
Biology 495 GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY 3 Biology 495. General Physiology. 3(1).  An examination of the relevant physical chemistry and molecular mechanisms that underlie critical biological functions common to all of physiology. The course is taught through the use of complementary lectures and 
Biology 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual research or tutorial study in the biological sciences under the direction of a faculty member.  Emphasis is on using pertinent biological literature and conducting field and laboratory research.  Department permission required.  Sem hrs:  3 fal
Chem 100 APPLICATIONS OF CHEMISTRY I 3 Fundamental chemistry with emphasis on concepts underlying Air Force and other practical applications.  Provides a foundation in inquiry-based learning to facilitiate the development of critical thinking skills, data driven decision making, and technical 
Chem 110 APPLICATONS OF CHEMISTRY II 3 Applications of Chemistry II.  3(2).  This course applies the principles of chemistry in the development of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation skills as well as the scientific method in general.  Chemical principles are integrated to develop comprehensio
Chem 200 APPLICATIONS OF CHEMISTRY II 3 Chem 200.  Applications of Chemistry II.  A continuation of Chem 100.  This course applies the principles of chemistry in the development of analysis, synthesis, evalation skills and the scientific method.  Chemical principles are integrated to develop co
Chem 222 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 3 Lecture and laboratory experience in both qualitative and quantitative analysis using both classical wet techniques and modern instrumentation with a focus on statistical analysis. Topics may include proper use of laboratory equipment, preparing solution
Chem 234 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3 Continuation of Chem 333.  Topics include mechanisms and reactions of aromatic compounds, organometallics, alcohols, ethers, and carbonyl-containing functional groups to include enolate chemistry.  Multi-step syntheses integrating the knowledge of multipl
Chem 334 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3 Continuation of chem 333.  Topics include the mechanisms and reactions of aromatic compounds, organometallics, alcohols, ethers, and carbonyl-containing functional groups to include enolate chemistry.  Multi-step syntheses integrating the knowledge of mul
Chem 336 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 3 A continuation of Chem 335; includes the fundamentals of quantum chemistry, including computational applications, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, properties of solids and liquids, transport properties, and surface chemistry.  Final exam.  Prereq:  Ch
Chem 344 INTEGRATED LABORATORY A 3 An integrated laboratory course which covers a broad range of topics which will include organic synthesis, physical chemistry, and analytical techniques with instrumental methods. Instrumental techniques studied include applications of infrared, nuclear 
Chem 381 CHEMISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT 3 Discussion of the chemistry and alteration of the natural environment due to human impacts. Areas of study include atmospheric, soil, water, and industrial chemistry, environmental contaminant properties, hazardous materials, waste disposal, toxicology a
Chem 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY TECHNIQUES 1.5 Methods and strategies for proposing, planning, and executing independent research.  A very useful and strongly reocmmended lead-in, to Chem 499.  Knowledge and skills gained will facilitate the initiation of research projects and improve efficiency of th
Chem 432 SYSTEMATIC INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 Chem 432. Systematic Inorganic Chemistry. 3(1). Applications of Chem 431 with emphasis on a systematic study of the behavior of chemical elements and theoretical inorganic compounds. Lecture topics are selected from the chemistry of transition metals, or
Chem 433 ADV ORGANIC CHEM 3 Advanced studies of chemical bonding and molecular structure, molecular orbitaltheory, aromaticity, structure-reactivity relationships, kinetics, mechanisms, and linear free energy relationships.  Topics include concerted reactions; conservation of orbita
Chem 434 BIOCHEMISTRY 3 Chemistry of the life processes.  Topics covered include the chemistry of biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleotides); energetics and metabolic control; enzymes; mechanisms and kinetics; intermediary metabolism, biosynthesis and functi
Chem 435 ADV PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 3 Development of molecular quantum mechanics and its application to molecular spectroscopy and chemical reaction dynamics.  Topics include rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectroscopy; chemical reaction dynamics with emphasis on theoretical calculat
Chem 440 POLYMER CHEMISTRY 3 An introduction to polymer chemistry.  Lecture Topics include discussions on the interrelations between molecular and gross physical properties; polymer structure; methods of polymerization; polymer development; and Air Force applications for polymers.  L
Chem 445 ADVANCED LAB TECHNIQUES 3 This course is designed to enhance cadets' experience in advanced laboratory techniques in inorganic, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry.  Experiments include preparation, purification, identification, and analysis of representative organometalli
Chem 465 CHEMISTRY/ADVANCED MATERIALS 3 Chemical studies in modern and high tech materials emphasizing physical chemistry fundamentals, the interface between molecules and materials, and the development of these materials.  Topics include chemical computational models, materials for energy stor
Chem 482 BIOCHEMISTRY II 3 Chem 482.  Biochemistry II.  3(1).  Chemistry of living organisms emphasizing the central metabolic processes and the transmission of genetic information.  Topics covered include glycolysis and other pathways of carbohydrate metabolism, the citric acid cy
Chem 491 BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY 3 Chem 491.  Biochemistry Laboratory.  3(2).  Experiments to manipulate DNA, RNA, and proteins.  Techniques covered included agorose and acrylamide gel electrophoresis, recombinant DNA techniques, microbial cultrue and transformation, cell culture, and prod
Chem 492 ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY LAB 3 Chem 492.  Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory.  3(2).  This class is a continuation of Chem 491 and supplements material covered in Chem 482.  This course will emphasize advanced laboratory techniques in biochemistry.  The class includes the use of advanced
Chem 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 The Capstone Course for all Chemistry Majors.  A hands=on laboratory experience applying the culminated knowledge and skills gained in their major towards a novel research project. Individiual research using state-of-the-art equipment under the direction
Chinese 132 BASIC CHINESE 3  
Chinese 222 INTERMED CHINESE II 3 Continued refinement of grammatical and structural knowledge of target language.  Emphasis on conversational practice and aural comprehension of contemporary spoken language. Student presentations and classroom discussions based on culture and civilizati
Chinese 322 ADVANCED CHINESE COMMUNICATION 3 A follow-on capstone communication course to FL 321 designed to further hone the students' ability in the language and culture.  Final exam, Project or Paper.  Prereq:  ForLang 321 or placement into this level.  Sem hrs:  3.
Chinese 492 CULTURE & KNOWL/CHINESE MILITA 3 Culture and Knowledge of the Chinese Military. 3(1). The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the Chinese People's Liberation Army and its military service components. Students will be introduced to contemporary military vocabulary and 
Chinese 499 CHINESE INDEPENDENT ST 3  
CivEngr 215 COMPUTER APPS/CIVIL ENGINEERS 3 Civ Engr 215.  Computer Applications for Civil Engineers.  3(1).  Aplication of commercially available computer based tools for solving common types of Civil Engineering problems.  Use of spreadsheet and relational database software with an emphasis on in
CivEngr 330 ELEMENTARY STRUC ANLYS 3 Static analysis of determinate structures. Stresses and deformations in beams, trusses, and frames.  Final exam.  Prereq:  Engr Mech 120 and completed or enrolled in Math 245.  Sem hrs: 3 fall or spring.
CivEngr 355 BLAST EFFECTS & PROTECTIVE STR 3 Civ Engr 355: Blast Effects and Protective Structures. 3(1). The purpose of this course is to educate cadets on a broad range of technical issues dealing with mitigating the severe loading effects associated with abnormal loading incidents (e.g., blast, s
CivEngr 362 INTRO TO ENVIRON ENGR 3 Fundamental theory and principles and preliminary design of unit operations in environmental engineering.  Topics include air and water pollution, municipal and hazardous waste treatment, water chemistry, microbiology, mass balance, reactor theory and kin
CivEngr 368 HYDROLOGY & CONTAMINANT TRANSP 3 Civ Engr 368.  Hydrology and Contaminant Transport.  3(1).  A comprehensive introduction to groundwater and surface water hydrology.  Contaminant transport of chemicals in ground and surface is also covered.  Topics include:  hydrologic cycle, surface wat
CivEngr 372 BEH & ANAL OF STRUCT 3 Behavior and analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams, frames and trusses.  Displacement calculations using virtual work.  Analysis of indeterminate structures by consistent displacements and moment distribution.  Introduction to general
CivEngr 373 BEH & DSGN STEEL MBR 3 Behavior of structural steel beams, columns, and connections, and frames; using the Load and Resistance Factor Design method. Design for tension, flexure, shear, compression, and combined loads.  Design of bolted and welded steel connections.  Design proj
CivEngr 390 INTRODUCTION TO SOIL MECHANICS 3 Engineering properties of soils, soil classification, compaction, hydraulic conductivity, consolidation, shear strength and introduction to slope stability and foundation design.  Soils laboratories with reports.  Final exam.  Prereq:  Civ Engr 351 or dep
CivEngr 405 SENIOR SEMINAR 0 A course designed to give Civil Engineering majors the opportunity to synthesize and apply the concepts they have learned throughout their undergraduate education.  Topics discussed include engineering ethics and those that cadets may encounter in the Air
CivEngr 463 WSTEWTR TRTMT PLNT DESIGN 3 Design of facilities for physical, chemical, and biological treatment of wastewater; and treatment and disposal of sludge.  Coverage of advanced wastewater treatment and land treatment systems.  Laboratory exercises analyzing raw sewage with data being us
CivEngr 464 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 3 Design of a single-family residence.  Uses computer-aided-design and drafting (CADD) software in developing design:  site plan, functional layout, framing, energy and electrical planning, aesthetic design, landscaping, and mechanical planning.  Produces s
CivEngr 469 DESGN/AIR POLL CONTRLS 3 Modeling and predicting the effects of air pollution, and the design of the facilities for air pollution control.  The design of electrostatic precipitators, cyclones, bag houses and other methods for the control of air contaminants are addressed.  Final 
CivEngr 473 STRUCTURAL DESIGN 3 Design of a multi-story steel and reinforced concrete building, including structural frame, floor and roof system, and foundation.  Computer-aided analysis and design.  Final report.  Prereq: Civ Engr 373 and Civ Engr 474.  Sem hrs:  3 spring.
CivEngr 480 PROJECT MGT & CONTRACT ADMIN 3 CivEngr 480.  Project Management and Contract Administration.  3(1).  This is the final course in the civil and environmental engineering capstone sequence.  First-class students integrate discipline-specific design work from previous courses through a se
CivEngr 484 APPLIED CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPLE 3 Applied Construction Principles. 3(1). Students in this course will learn about design and construction proesses, including the Design-Build approach to delivering building construction projects. They will study the roles of design-build team members, the
CivEngr 488 PAVEMENT DESIGN/TRANSP 3 Fundamental theory and design principles of both flexible and rigid pavements.  Theory and practice in transportation systems to include airfield and highway design, traffic analyses, horizontal and vertical roadway alignment, pavement evaluation and main
CivEngr 492 EARTH STRUCTURES 3 Civ Engr 492.  Earth Structures:  Estimate/predict lateral earth pressures, analyze slope stability, design embankments, design retaining walls, and summarize current research on retaining wall design. Final design project. Prereq:  Civ Engr 390.  Sem hrs
CivEngr 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual study and research in an advanced civil engineering topic approved by the department head.  Final report.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
CmsngEdu 101 FOURTH-CLASS COMMISSIONING EDU 0 Fourth-Class Commissioning Education 0(1). The fall semester focuses on the deelopment of personal leadership competencies, such as mastering primary duties and personal conduct policies, building personal awareness, honing followership skills, adopting c
CmsngEdu 201 THIRD CLASS COMMISISONING EDU 0 Third-Class Commissioning Education. 0(1).  The fall semester focuses on the further development of interpersonal leadership competencies such as coaching others, teambuilding, a broader appreciation of Air Force culture and doctrine, effective communicat
CmsngEdu 301 SECOND CLASS COMMISSIONING EDU 0 Second-Class Commissioning Education. 0(1).  The fall semester focuses on the further development of interpersonal leadership competencies such as coaching others, teambuilding, a broader appreciation of Air Force culture and doctrine, effective communica
CmsngEdu 401 FIRST CLASS COMMISSIONING EDU 0 First Class Commissioning Education. 0(1). First class cadets continues to build on the skills developed in the previous years and point cadets towards organizational leadership competencies such as influencing element, flight, squadron, and wing policy, 
CompSci 110 INTRO TO COMPUTING 3 An introduction to principles, applications, capabilities, and limitations of computer systems.  Topics include computer hardware, algorithms, information representation, networks, computer security, computers and society, system and application software,
CompSci 211 INTRO/PROGRAMMING SCIENTISTS 3 Introduction to Programming for Scientists and Engineers.  3(2). Introduces and applies the fundamental techniques of scientific programming as a foundation for solving scientific and engineering problems using computers. Topics include programming constr
CompSci 220 DATA ABSTRACTION 3 Continues the introduction of software development, with a particular focus on the ideas of data abstraction, object-oriented programming, and fundamental data structures. Topics include recursion, computational complexity, event-driven programming, graph
CompSci 351 COMPUTER ORGANIZA. & ARCHITECT 3 Comp Sci 351. Computer Organization and Architecture. 3(1). Introduces basic computer logic systems, major types of computing system organizations and machine and assembly language programming. Topics include digital logic, processor architecture, data re
CompSci 362 COMPUTER SIMULATION 3 Introduction to computer simulation and modeling of real-world systems.  Topics include system analysis and modeling; principles of computer simulation methodologies; data collection and analysis; selecting distributions; simulation programs using general
CompSci 364 INFO STORAGE & RETRIEV 3 Introduction to the basic concepts of database and information storage systems.  Topics include data models, database design theory, database performance, transaction processing, web-database interaction, compression, techniques for handling large volumes
CompSci 380 DSGN & ANALY OF ALGORITHMS 3 Advanced design and analysis of algorithms used in modern computing systems.  Topics include analysis of algorithms, basic structures, advanced abstract data types, recursion, computability and complexity.  Problem solving and analytical skills are improv
CompSci 454 SOFTWARE ENGR II 3 This is the second course of a two-semester capstone sequence for Computer Science majors. Students learn about issues related to developing large software systems. Topics include detailed design, implementation, maintenance, and contemporary software en
CompSci 467 COMPUTER NETWORKS 3 Examination of modern data communications systems and related security issues.  Topics include the TCP/IP reference model, data transmissions theory, network design issues, internetworking, routing, network protocols, implementation of networks, web appli
CompSci 468 NETWORK SECURITY 3 Focuses on the design and analysis of secure computer networks.  Includes significant hands-on implementation of current network security models and theory in an advanced, multi-operating system lab.  Topics include:  secure network design principles, adv
CompSci 471 ARTIFICIAL INTELL 3 Introduction to major subjects and research areas in artificial intelligence (AI).  Topics include:  problem solving techniques, knowledge representation, machine learning, heuristic programming, AI languages, expert systems, natural language understandin
CompSci 496 COMP SCI SEMINAR 3 Advanced topics in computer science. Students participate in and lead discussions on significant issues in current computer science research as well as key historical developments.  Final report.  Prereq:  First-class standing and department permission.  
CompSci 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual study and research supervised by a faculty member.  Topic established with the department head.  Final report.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
Cyber 256 BASIC CYBER OPERATIONS 0 Cyber operations training which supports USAFA Outcomes and helps motivate cadets towards a career in the United States Air Force.  Cadets will explore the Air Force cyber mission area during this course with hands-on training designed to teach the fundam
Cyber 466 CYBER INSTRUCTOR TRAINING 0 Cyber Instructor Training. 0(2).  This course prepares cadets to become Basic Cyber (Cyber 256) Instructors.  In addition to learning a variety of offensive and defensive cyber tools and techniques, students will learn and practice instructional skills an
ECE 210 PRINCIPLES/AF ELECTRONIC SYS 3 Principles of Air Force Electronic Systems. 3(1).  An introduction to electrical and computer engineering principles applied to Air Force electronic systems through signal analysis and electronic system design and evaluation.  Topics include signal repres
ECE 231 DIFF. EQUAT. W/CIRCUIT APPS I 3 Differential Equations with Circuit Applications I.  3(1). An introduction to the analysis of linear ordinary differential equations, circuit analysis and system design.  Topics include circuit models of electrical devices and systems, nodal and mesh anal
ECE 281 INTRODUCTORY DIGITAL SYSTEMS 3 An introduction to the fundamental principles of logic design.  Includes Boolean algebra, combinational and sequential logic networks with basic design and analysis techniques, VHDL, FPGA, and an introduction to computer instruction set architecture and i
ECE 315 PRINCIPLES/AF ELECTRONIC SYS 3 An introduction to electrical and computer engineering principles applied to Air Force electronic systems through signal analysis and electronic system design and evaluation. Topics include signal representation, the realization of digital and analog sys
ECE 322 ELECTRONICS II 3 A continuation of El Engr 321.  Extends basic electronic circuits in applications employing multiple active devices including differential/operational amplifiers, combinational and sequential digital integrated logic circuits.  Lab.  Final exam.  Prereq: 
ECE 332 DIFF. EQUAT. W/CIRCUIT APPS II 3 Differential Equations with Circuit Applications II.  A continuation of differential equatiaons, circuit analysis and system design.  Topics include sinusoidal steady state response, Laplace transform techniques with circuit analysis applications, frequen
ECE 333 C-T SIGNALS&LINEAR SYS 3 An introduction to analog signal processing by linear, time-invariant systems.  Topics include signal characterization, convolution, Fourier analysis methods, and state variable techniques.  Final exam.  Prereq: C- or better in ECE 332. Coreq: Math 346.  
ECE 343 ELECTROMAGNETICS 3 The study of Maxwell's Equations, plane waves, transmission, and radiating systems.  Topics include wave propagation, transmission lines, waveguides, and antennas.  Lab.  Final Exam. Prereq: C- or better in Physics 215 and Math 346, or department approva
ECE 373 DIGITAL VLSI CIRCUITS 3 Comp Engr 373.  Digital VLSI Circuits.  3(2).  A continuation of the study of electronics for Computer Engineering majors.  Applies diode and field effect transistor concepts to the design and implementation of Very Large Scale Integrated circuits.  Appli
ECE 383 MICROCOMPUTER SYSTEM DESIGN I 3 A course in the design of digital systems using microprocessors.  Topics include design, application, interfacing, microcontroller hardware subsystems, input/output, peripherals, and hardware-software interfacing techniques.  Lab.  Final exam or final pro
ECE 387 INTRO TO ROBOTIC SYST 3 Provides fundamental knowledge on robotic systems.  The course topics include kinematics, dynamics, motion control, controller design, and trajectory planning of robot manipulators. Cadets will also be introduced to basic computer vision techniques.  Lab
ECE 448 WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 3 A follow-on course to El Engr 447 that applies the knowledge of random processes and spectral analysis to the performance of wireless communication corrupted by noise. Advanced topics that vary from semester to semester include satellite communications, 
ECE 464 CAPSTONE DESIGN PROJECT II 3 Second course in the two-semester pronect design sequence for Electrial and Computer Engineering majors.  Continues study of the system software and hardware life cycle. Emphasis is placed on system design, appropriate implementation in hardware and soft
ECE 485 COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE 3 This final course in the Computer Systems Area of Study quantitatively examines trade-offs in the design of high-performance computer systems.  Topics include price/performance, instruction sets, hardwired control versus microprogramming, memory hierarchy
ECE 495 POWER ELECTRONICS 3 ECE 495. Power Electronics. 3(1). Switching electronic circuits have many applications. One area of particular interest is power electronics. Power electronics will allow integration of DC systems, e.g. photovoltaic panels, with AC systems like the ?grid?
ECE 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual study and research in an engineering design topic approved by the department head.  Final paper and oral report.  Prereq:  Dept permission.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
Econ 201 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS 3 Econ 201.  Introduction to Economics.  3(1). Introduces the economic way of thinking so that graduates can understand the world around them in economic terms, and apply economic concepts to the challenges they will face as Air Force officers.  The course 
Econ 240 DEVELOPMENT/ ECONOMIC THOUGHT 3 Econ 240.  Development of Economic Thought.  3(1).  Modern economic theory developed in response to a variety of economic forces beginning with the Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression and into today's globalization of the world's economy.  
Econ 301 US/WORLD MACROECONOMIC 3 Econ 301.  Macroeconomic Principles for the U.S. and the World.  3(1).  Foundations of key macroeconomic principles for non-majors.  Examination of a nation's economy at the aggregate level.  Analytical models are developed and applied to real-world event
Econ 333 PRICE THEORY 3 The second course in a caluculus-based treatment of microeconomic theory.  In-depth analysis of production functions, long-run and short-run cost functions, and profit maximization.  Also includes a study of market structures, game theory and other relate
Econ 356 MACROECONOMIC THEORY 3 Analysis of national income, employment, price level determination, growth, monetary, and fiscal policies. Contemporary macroeconomic issues are explored using both closed andopen economy scenarios. Modern business cycle theory and stabilization policy ar
Econ 365 ANALYSIS OF ECONOMIC DATA 3 Econ 365.  Analysis of Empirical Economic Data.  3(1).  Survey of economic data series available from the Economic Report of the President, Commerce Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Reserve, and financial data.  This course develops familia
Econ 374 SURVEY INT ECON ISSUES 3 Examination of current issues in the commercial relations among nations, including international trade, international finance, economic development, and the multinational enterprise.  This course is designed for cadets who are not majoring in economics.  
Econ 422 LABOR ECONOMICS 3 This course examines how people make decisions regarding their participation in the labor market.  Included in this courses is the examination of government policies (such as social security, minimum wage, etc.)  and their impacts of the supply and demand
Econ 457 ECONOMIES OF ASIA 3 This course analyzes the major issues that define Asian economies today. Major topics include internal and external balance, growth and development strategies, currency regimes, economic integration, and trade and globalization, among others. The role of 
Econ 458 ECONOMICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST 3 Econ 458. Economics of the Middle East. 3(1). A broad overview of the major economic issues affecting U.S. relations with the Middle East. Major topics include the economics of oil and energy resources, regional stability, growth and development strategie
Econ 459 ECON OF LATIN AMERICA 3 A broad overview of the major economic issues affecting U.S. relations with Latin America, including trade liberalization, foreign investment, economic integration, external debt problems, environmental protection and the impact of drug production and tra
Econ 466 FORECASTNG&MODEL BLDG 3 Continues development of econometric techniques, with emphasis on time series forecasting procedures and on methods to make optimal use of sparse or deficient data in statistical model estimation.  This course is recommended for those cadets planning to p
Econ 475 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS 3 Advanced treatment of money and its role in the economy.  Critical analysis of financial structure and institutions, the Federal Reserve System and the increasing importance of the global financial arena.  Special emphasis is placed on financial events an
Econ 478 SEM IN DEFENSE ECON 3 This course applies macroeconomics and microeconomics theory to analyze a variety of defense policy issues.  Examples of topics typically covered include:  defense alliances, military personnel system and pay, the defense industrial base and acquisition. 
Econ 495 APPLIED ECONOMIC RESEARCH 3 Econ 495. Applied Economic Research. 3(1).  This project-based course is designed to develop the economic and geospatial modeling and analysis skills for economics and geosciences majors.  Students will evaluate various project proposals, design analytica
Econ 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Tutorial investigation of a specific area of economics.  Final report.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
English 111 INTRO/COMPOSITION & RESEARCH 3 Teaches the fundamentals of sound writign and rhetorical practices. Introduces students to methods and resources for academic research. Provides instruction and practice in the presentation, integration, and documentation of researched material. Establish
English 211 LIT & INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION 3 Language, Literature, and Leadership:  Advanced Writing & Speaking.  3(1).  Building on English 111 and 211, this capstone course focuses on the moral and intellectual aspects of war as expressed in the literature of our profession:  biographical, autobio
English 341 LITERARY CRITICISM 3 English 341.  Literary Criticism.  3(1).  Introduces the theory and practice of literary criticism. Concentrates on major critical approaches, applying them to representative literature and showing how they lead the reader to deeper understanding and sati
English 342 AMERICAN LITERATURE 3 An introduction to American fiction, poetry, drama, and prose.  Representative authors might include Bradstreet, Melville, Dickinson, Douglass, Twain, Faulkner, Hemingway, and Morrison.  Final exam.  Prereq:  English 111.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.

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English 344 BRITISH LITERATURE II 3 A survey of later English literature focusing on Romantic poetry, Victorian prose and poetry, and the Modern novels.  Works are by such authors as Byron, Shelley, Austen, Bronte, Dickens, Hardy, Conrad, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Lawrence, and Fowles.  Fi
English 375 CREATIVE WRITING 3 Creative Writing. 3(1). Examines techniques of creative writing. In a workshop atmosphere, students experiment with writing, focusing generally on a specific form such as the short story, personal essay, or poetry. The student's own work becomes the focus
English 380 RACE, GENDER, CLASS & CULTURE 3 English 380.  TOPICS IN RACE, GENDER, CLASS, AND CULTURE.  3(1).  Topics in literature, communication theory, linguistics, and rhetoric.  The course explores issues relating to class, gener, and culture, including international and interdisciplinary topic
English 383 LITERATURE & SCIENCE 3 Considers the interrelationships among science, technology, and literature--non-speculative and speculative, science fact and science fiction. Eclectic in topical coverage, the course examines both the impact of science on literature and the impact of lit
English 411 LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, & LDRSHP 3 Language, Literature, and Leadership:  Advanced Writing & Speaking.  3(1).  Building on English 111 and 211, this capstone course focuses on the moral and intellectual aspects of war as espressed in the literature of our profession:   biographical, autobi
English 465 TELEVISION NEWS 3 Examines and uses the fundamentals of television production including:  directing, writing, and operating the various pieces of equipment necessary for producing television programs. Students produce, write, direct, and perform in the weekly "Blue Tube" 
English 474 SPEECH COMMUNICATION 3 Considers selected topics in advanced speech communication through informative and persuasive speaking.  Frequent speaking assignments.  No final exam.  Prereq:  English 211. Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.

CCP #20-12:  English 370 converted to English 474
English 484 LITERATURE OF WAR 3 English 484.  Literature of War. 3(1).  From the immemorial, war and art have reflected one another.  It is the goal of this course to illuminate that intersection.  Several genres may be studied:  fiction, memoir, poetry, film, journalism, documentaries,
English 490 FIRST CLASS SEMINAR 3 An intensive seminar covering a literary period, literary genre, or major author.  Representative examples are "Coleridge and His Contemporaries," "The Victorian Age," and "American Literature Between the World Wars."  Examples of literary genre include 
English 495 RITES OF PASSAGE 3 English 495.  Rites of Passage. 3(1). Studies in Contemporary Young Adult Literature.  Through literary and cultural analysis of a variety of YA literature, this course will identify and discuss the cultural narrative of adolescence.  Students will think 
English 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Study and research in literature, composition, or creative writing for students who have demonstrated their ability for advanced study in regularly offered enrichment courses and for whom an appropriate enrichment course does not exist.  Topics and meetin
Engr 101 INTRO TO AIR FORCE ENGINEERING 3 Introduces the USAFA engineering disciplines in the context of the engineering design process.  Cadets will work in teams, guided by the engineering method (an integrated decsion-making process)  and the system-design approach, to create solutions to real
Engr 311 ELECTRICAL POWER 3 Applications of the principles of energy conversion to electrical power systems.  Generation, transmission, distribution and use of electrical energy with topics o single-phase and three-phase AC power, AC motors, transformers, transmission lines, power s
Engr 342 LIN CTRL SYS ANAL/DSGN 3 Formulation and analysis of the linear control problem by transform methods.  Synthesis of linear control systems emphasizing the root locus and Bode methods.  Includes laboratory analysis and synthesis with real hardware and/or MATLABä simulation.  Final
Engr 402 PROFESSIONAL ENGR DEVELOPMENT 0.5 Review of mathematics, chemistry, properties and strengths of materials, statics, dynamics, computers, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, engineering economies, ethics and business practices in preparation for the national Fundame
Engr 495 SUSTAIN. & GREEN ENGINEERING 3 Engr 495.  Sustainability and Green Engineering.  3(1).  Students in this course will learn about sustainability and green engineering principles as they relate to manufacturing, the built environment, and energy.  The course will outline commonly employe
EngrMech 220 FUNDAMENTALS OF MECHANICS 3  
EngrMech 320 DYNAMICS 3 Kinematic and kinetic analysis of particles and rigid bodies, as well as an introduction to mechanical vibrations of simple systems. Topics include kinematics in 2- and 3-dimensions using Cartesian, path, and polar coordinates; kinetics using force-mass-a
EngrMech 330 MECHANICS OF DEFORMABLE BODIES 3 EngrMech 330.  Mechanics of Deformable Bodies.  3(1).  Axial loading.  Statically indeterminate structures.  Beam theory:  shear and moment diagrams, stress and deflection. Transformation of stress and strain, Mohr's circle.  Introduction to failure theo
EngrMech 332 A&D AEROSPACE STRUCTUR 3 Analysis and design of lightweight, thin-walled and semimonocoque structures.  Margin of safety.  Material selection including strength, stiffness and weight.  Labs, final exam or final project.  Prereq:  Engr Mech 330; Completed or enrolled in Aero Engr 
EngrMech 340 MATERIAL SCIENCE ENGRS 3 Survey of engineering applications of non-ferrous and ferrous alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites.  Basic crystallographic notation and molecular structure of common engineering materials.  Principles of metallurgical thermodynamics and kinetics app
EngrMech 350 MECH BEHAVIOR/MATERIAL 3 Behavior of materials under simple axial, biaxial and triaxial states of stress. Micromechanisms of elastic and inelastic deformation and strengthening mechanisms. Introduction to linear elastic fracture mechanics.  Fatigue failure theories and fatigue 
EngrMech 421 VIBRATIONS 3 Free and forced vibrations of discrete systems.  Effect of viscous and other types of damping considered.  Matrix methods used to analyze multi-degree-of-freedom systems.  Dynamic analysis of continuous systems.  Final exam or final project.  Prereq: Engr
EngrMech 445 FAILURE ANALYSIS & PREVENTION 3 Failure analysis and prevention is a technical discipline that integrates mechanical engineering, materials engineering and structural analysis into component analysis and design.  Laboratory techniques including scanning electron microscopy, metallograph
ExtProg 917 INTRAMURALS/GROUPS 1/2 0 Excusal code to block out M7 for intramural time for Cadet Groups 1 and 2
ExtProg 927 INTRAMURALS/GROUPS 3/4 0 Excusal code to block out T7 for intramural time for Cadet Groups 3 and 4.
FYE 101 FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (FALL) 1  
FineArt 352 ART IN HISTORY 3 Art in History. 3(1). A selected survey of world art from antiquity to the present.  Includes study of major periods, schools, and styles of art, as well as biographies of important artists. Students will apply various methods of studying major masterpie
FineArt 358 MUSIC IN HISTORY 3 Music in History. 3(1). Survey of music in the Western world and a study of basic elements, forms, and styles in representative works by major composers. Emphasis on listening, understanding, and appreciation. Knowledge or talent in music is not required.
FineArt 375 INTRO TO FILM STUDIES 3 Introduction to Film Studies. 3(1). A structured introduction to cinema and/or cinema history. Course will take a thematic or chronological approach to the study of film as art form, with attention to film-making techniques, narration, forms of genre, and
FineArt 464 PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 3 Fine Art 464.  Painting and Printmaking. 3(1).  A course in painting with acrylics and watercolor media.  Beginners are welcome, but must be confident with basic drawing skills for still life, landscape, and figurative subjects.  Students plan several pai
FineArt 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Independent study in art or music.  Subject and meetings arranged with the instructor.  No final exam.  Prereq:  For visual art, one of the visual arts courses and department approval; for music, Fine Art 458 and instructor permission.  Sem hrs:  3 fall o
ForArStu 410 MODEL ARAB LEAGUE 3 Inter-departmental, inter-disciplinary seminar on contemporary issues on the Middle East, preparing Foreign Area Studies majors for regional or national-level competitions of the MAL. Specialists from various departments introduce historical, geographica
ForArStu 415 ADV MODEL ARAB LEAGUE 3  
ForArStu 420 MODEL OAS 3 Inter-departmental, inter-disciplinary seminar on contemporary issues in Latin America, preparing Foreign Area Studies majors for regional or national-level competitions of the MOAS.  Specialists from various departments introduce historical, geographical
ForArStu 425 ADV MODEL ORG/AMER STA 3  
ForArStu 430 MODEL OAU 3 Inter-departmental, inter-disciplinary seminar on contemporary issues in Africa, preparing Foreign Area Studies majors for regional or national-level competitions of the MOAU. Specialists from various departments introduce historical, geographical, polit
ForArStu 435 ADV MODEL AFRICAN UNION (AMAU) 3 Advanced Inter-departmental, inter-disciplinary seminar on contemporary issues on Afrida, preparing students for regional or national-level competitions of the MOAU.  Specialiasts from verious deparments introduce historical, geographical, political, soci
ForArStu 440 MODEL NATO 3 Interdepartmental, interdisciplinary seminar on contemporary issues in Europe.  This course prepares cadets for regional or national-level competitions of the Model NATO and/or Model EU.  Specialists from various departments introduce historical, geograph
ForArStu 470 FRANCE IN THE 20TH CEN 3 Inter-disciplinary course taught primarily in French, designed to give For Ar Stu majors with a focus on West European and French language studies a better understanding of 20th century France.  It will combine expertise from the Foreign Language, Politic
ForArStu 495 THE GREAT GAME: AFGANISTAN & 3 ForArSt 495. The Great Game: Afghanistan and the Great Powers, 1750 to Present. 3(1). The course will provide cadets with a solid background on modern Afghan culture, the reasons why international powers have sought to control Afghanistan, the results ach
ForArStu 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3  
French 132 BASIC FRENCH 3  
French 222 INTERMED FRENCH II 3 Continued refinement of grammatical and structural knowledge of target language.  Emphasis on conversational practice and aural comprehension of contemporary spoken language. Student presentations and classroom discussions based on culture and civilizati
French 322 ADVANCED FRENCH COMMUNICATIONS 3 A follow-on capstone communication course to FL 321 designed to further hone the students' ability in the language and culture.  Final exam.  Prereq:  ForLang 321 or placement into this level.  Sem hrs:  3.
French 376 INTRO TO LIT (FRANCE) 3 Survey of important writers, their works, and influences on their societies.  Students are provided cultural insights through literature.  Discussions are conducted in the target language and based on selected literary works ranging from early times to co
French 492 FRENCH AFA PREP 1 Intensive language program with emphasis on scientific preparation (Mathematics, Astronautics, and Electrical Engineering) and an examination of current French cultural military and political issues.  Non-technical portions of this program are conducted i
French 499 FRENCH INDEPENDENT STU 3  
Geo 250 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 3 This course is designed to acquaint cadets with geography in general and its human aspects in particular.  Cadets will broaden their understanding of the complex relationships between humans and the environment and specifically human movement, language, r
Geo 310 GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION ANALYS 3 This course prepares cadets with the basic tools necessary to make decisions with geographic (geospatial) information.  The course introduces data sources and collection techniques (e.g., use of remote sensing and GPS).  Cadets will learn methods to trans
Geo 353 GEOMORPHOLOGY 3 An analysis of the dynamic processes, distribution and structure of the earth's physical features.  Focuses on fundamental concepts of physical geology, climate, soils and vegetation. Final exam or final project. Prereq:  Geo 351. Sem hrs:  3 spring of od
Geo 470 GEOGRPHY OF EUROPE & RUSSIA 3 This course is designed to provide a geogrphical analysis of the diverse regional-cultural landscapes of Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.  This is an advanced human geography course focusing on the complex human interaction with the physical environment.
Geo 482 ADVANCED REMOTE SENSING 3 Geo 482. Advanced Remote Sensing. 3(1). Students will explore advanced analysis techniques for extracting information from satellite imagery.  Imagery of various spatial and spectral scales will be used, including thermal-infrared and radar imagery. The g
Geo 498 CAPSTONE IN GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE 3 Geog 498.  Capstone in Geospatial Science. 3(1). The course is designed to assess the student's ability to integrate and synthesize geoscience knowledge, analytical techniques, and research methods using geospatial research tools. This culminating experie
German 132 BASIC GERMAN 3  
German 222 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II 3 Continued refinement of grammatical and structural knowledge of target language.  Emphasis on conversational practice and aural comprehension of contemporary spoken language. Student presentations and classroom discussions based on culture and civilizati
German 322 ADVANCED GERMAN COMMUNICATIONS 3 A follow-on capstone communication course to FL 321 designed to further hone the students' ability in the language and culture. Final exam.  Prereq:  ForLang 321 or placement into this level.  Sem hrs:  3.
German 370 300 YRS/GERMAN IMMIGRATION 3  
German 376 INTRO TO LITERATURE 3 Survey of important writers, their works, and influences on their societies.  Students are provided cultural insights through literature.  Discussions are conducted in the target language and based on selected literary works ranging from early times to co
German 499 GERMAN INDEPENDENT STU 3  
History 100 INTRO TO MILITARY HISTORY 3 Survey of the history of Western warfare from the age of gunpowder to the present. Concentrates on the evolving methods and theories of warfare in Europe and the United States. Emphasized how political, social, economic, abd technological factors have com
History 230 HISTORIOGRAPHY & METHODOLOGY 3 History 230.  Historiography and Methodology. 3(1).  A history practicum that is the "how to" course for history majors.  The course includes a survey of historiography, or "the history of historical writing."  Most of the course is devoted to practicing 
History 300 WORLD HISTORY 3 A survey of the major pre-modern civilizations and the development and diffusion of modern cultures throughout the world. This course examines the interaction of traditional and modern cultures culminating with the turbulent twentieth century, and highlig
History 302 INTRO TO MILITARY HISTORY 3 Introduction to Military History.  3(1).  Survey of the history of Western warfare from the age of gunpowder to the present.  Concentrates on the evolving methods and theories of warfare in Europe and the United States.  Emphasizes how political, social, 
History 320 HIST OF TECH & WARFARE 3 Examines the relationship of technology to warfare on land, at sea and, in the air from antiquity to the present.  Investigates the roots of weapons technology in the social, political, and engineering context.  Special treatment is afforded to the impact
History 325 HIST OF CHRISTIANITY 3 Analyzes the evolution of the ideology and institutions of Christianity and their interaction with culture, ideology, politics, economics and society, particularly in the West.  Examines the Jewish heritage of the Christian tradition, the establishment of
History 332 HISTORY/US FOREIGN RELATIONS 3 Examines major developments in U.S. foreign policy from colonial times to the present, with particular emphasis on the twentieth century.  The course will focus on the motives behind the conceptualization of diplomatic goals, the search for appropriate ta
History 341 HIST/MODERN LATIN AMER 3 Examines the post-1825 period of Latin American history.  Explains the independence process and the formation of major nation states and other major facets of the nineteenth-century. Treats major issues of the twentieth century, including political chang
History 343 HIST./ MODERN ASIA 3 Is "Modern" East Asia more modern or traditional?  What has been the key to the successes and failures in East Asia?  Explore rebellion, foreign conflict, and tradition in 19th century China and a much different political, economic and social evolution in
History 345 MODERN EUROPEAN HIST 3 An examination of the defining themes of the late eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries in Europe.  Focusing on the political, ideological, intellectual, cultural, economic, social, military and diplomatic developments, this course traces the hi
History 347 HISTORY OF MODERN RUSSIA 3 Survey of domestic and foreign affairs from 1900 to the present. Focuses on the dynamics of the Russian Empire's society and government under the last tsar through the Bolshevik seizure of power. Reviews Communist attempts and the final failure to develop
History 351 FOUNDATIONS/MOD AMER 3 Examines the political, intellectual, social, and economic origins and development of the United States from the first settlements through the Reconstruction period (1877). Emphasizes the importance of the colonial experience, the Revolution, the nationa
History 352 HISTORY OF MODERN AMER 3 Continues the examination of the political, intellectual, social, and economic development of the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present.  Concentrates on the growth of the United States as a major economic and political power.  Spe
History 368 WORLD WAR II 3 A study of the largest conflict in human history, including a detailed analysis of the causes, ideologies, strategies, technologies, and campaigns of the war.  Students will also examine the economic and social implications of the war on various nation st
History 371 AIRPOWER HISTORY 3 History of the air weapon with primary emphasis on leadership and tactics.  Covers global development of military airpower, stressing the constant interplay among personalities, institutions, theories, technology, combat experience, and evolving doctrine.
History 375 MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN 3 A survey of domestic and foreign affairs of the Middle East and North Africa from the rise of the Ottoman Empire to the present.  Emphasis on the impact of imperialism, nationalism, constitutionalism, modernization, and reform.  Analyzes independence move
History 382 MILITARY HISTORY:  AFRICA 3 Topics in World Military History:  AFRICA.  3(1).  A survey of the military hisotry of Africa. Examines the evolution of warfare in the respective regions, including the political, economic, and social roles played by military forces in the respective re
History 394 THE AMER WAY OF WAR 3 This course surveys the history of American warfare from the colonial period to the present.  It focuses primarily on the nature of American warfare, and addresses the question of whether there is a peculiar American way of war.  The course deals with suc
History 480 AMERICAN CIVILIZATION 3 Examines conflict and stability at various historical periods in American society, emphasizing such institutions as government, education, religion, the military, business, the family, media, and sports.  Focus will change each semester.  Final exam.  Pre
History 495 THE AFRICAN-AMER. EXPERIENCE 3 HISHistory 495. The African-American Experience. 3(1).  This course surveys the social, cultural, political, and economic contributions of African-Americans in the United States from the colonial period to the present.  Special attention will be given to 
History 498 GLOBAL DIMENSIONS/HIST 3 An examination of the dynamic forces influential in shaping global history.  Explores time, space (geography), politics, economics and society in the context of universal and world history.  Special attention is given to the impact of varying cultural per
History 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Reading and research in any recognized area of historical study.  Areas selected by instructor depend on student interest.  Research paper or intensive reading program with written analysis of assigned works.  Prereq:  Department permission, min 
Hum 200 INTRO TO HUMANITIES 3  
Hum 463 FAR EASTERN LITERATURE 3 An historical survey and analysis of major literary works of the Far East with emphasis on China and Japan.  Final exam.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
Hum 475 ARMY HERITAGE & OPERATIONS 3 Survey of the United States Army, its history and traditions, doctrine, and tactics.  Humanities 475 will prepare enrollees for commissioning as Army officers and attendance at the Army's Basic Officer Leader Course Phase II (BOLC II) by familiarizing the
Hum 495 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES 3 Hum 495. Special Topics in Humanities. 3(1). War Stories: Personal Experiences of American & Soviet/Russian Veterans. This course is a study of the various works made by American and Soviet/Russian veterans who have experienced conflict first-hand ? from 
Hum 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3  
Japanese 132 BASIC JAPANESE 3 Basic foreign language study with emphasis on comprehension, communicative skills, and structure. Introduction of contemporary culture and civilization of language studied. Language Learning Center (LLC) supplements classroom instruction.  Students are p
Japanese 222 INTERMED JAPANESE II 3 Continued refinement of grammatical and structural knowledge of target language.  Emphasis on conversational practice and aural comprehension of contemporary spoken language. Student presentations and classroom discussions based on culture and civilizati
Japanese 322 ADVANCED JAPANESE COMMUNICATIO 3 A follow-on capstone communication course to FL 321 designed to further hone the students' ability in the language and culture.  Final exam.  Prereq:  ForLang 321 or placement into this level.  Sem hrs:  3.
Japanese 372 JAPANESE SOCIETY/CULTU 3 he purpose of this course is to gain a basic knowledge of Japanese society and culture with particular attention to the areas of governmental organization, diplomatic relations, national defense policy and the constitution.  Discussion are conducted in Ja
Japanese 376 INTRO TO LIT (JAPAN) 3  
Japanese 491 JAPANESE ADV READINGS 3 Language program with primary emphasis on the development of advanced foreign language reading skills via a variety of media.  All classes will be conducted in the target language.  All assignments will be completed in the target language. Final exam, Pro
Japanese 492 JAPANESE AFA PREP 1 Language program with primary emphasis on the development of specific/required language skills and an examination of current cultural, military and political issues. All classes will be conducted in the target language.  All assignments will be completed 
Japanese 499 JAPANESE INDEPENDENT S 3  
Law 220 LAW/AIR FORCE OFFICERS 3 A core course introducing cadets to the legal knowledge and skills they will need as Air Force officers and educated citizens.  The course examines the nature of law and its role in American society and the military; provides an overview of the American a
Law 221 LEGAL RESEARCH/WRITING 3 Following an introduction to the fundamentals of legal research and legal reasoning, students will do various exercises intended to enhance research skills, hone the ability to recognize and articulate legal issues, foster critical analysis and promote ef
Law 340 BUSINESS LAW 3 An in depth study of law governing commerce and business organizations in the United States.  Emphasis will be placed on contracts, formation of business organizations and laws which regulate the workplace environment.  Final exam or final report.  Prereq
Law 351 U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 3 This course is an in-depth analysis of selected provisions of the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court decisions interpreting them.  Topics include powers of the branches of the federal government, federal-state relations, and individual rights as limitati
Law 422 COMMANDERS USE OF MILITARY LAW 3 Commanders' Use of Military Law.  Taken as a substitute for Law 421, this course is designed for students who have not had an in-depth study of law beyond Law 220.  This course is more than just a continuation and expansion of Law 220, Law for Air Force O
Law 461 INTERNATIONAL LAW 3 A course studying the legal principles which govern relations among nations.  Students will study the historical development of international law and important principles which govern relations among nations today.  Topics include: options for settlement 
Law 466 ADV. TOPICS/LAW OF ARMED CONFL 3 Advanced Topics in the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC). 3(1). This course goes beyond the fundamental principles and primary sources of LOAC expolored in Law 361, focusing on unsettled questions and contemporary issues. Topics include the modern use of force
Law 485 LEGAL STUDIES CAPSTONE 3 This course uses multiple law-related scenarios based upon contemporary military, national, and international issues.  It affords students the opportunity to integrate knowledge and expertise acquired in other law courses and further hone their analytical
Law 495 TORT LAW 3 Law 495.  Tort Law.  3(1).  This course is an in-depth study of tort law, legal liability based upon fault.  Unlike criminal law, which governs public wrongs, tort law governs private wrongs. These wrongs may arise from negligent mistakes or intentional 
Law 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Study and research in a legal topic or topics of choice for students who have demonstrated their ability for advanced study in regularly offered enrichment courses.  Topics and meetings arranged with the instructor.  Final report or reports.  Consideratio
MSS 200 AIR, SPACE & CYBERSPACE POWER 3 MSS 200.  Air, Space, and Cyberspace Power. 3(1).  Provides cadets the professional military cornerstone for development as an Air Force officer through independent, critical military thinking.  Drawing on a wide range of relevant military thought, cadets
MSS 360 COMPARATIVE AIR FORCES 3 MSS 360.  Comparative Air Forces.  3(1).  The seminar uses a comparative approach to analyze why contemporary air forces operate as they do.  To that end, the course examines the institutional behavior of selected air forces in terms of approaches to inte
MSS 365 DEVEL THE AIR FORCE STRATEGIST 3 Developing the Air Force Strategist. 3(1). Develops foundational knowledge and thinking skills for contemporary challenges facing Air Force strategists.  Cadets explore propositions of air, space, and cyberspace power, doctrine and theory, examine alterna
MSS 367 WEAPONS OF MASS EFFECT 3 MSS 367.  Weapons of Mass Effect.  3(1).  The seminar examines how the military element of national power integrates all domains to counter and/or deploy weapons of mass effects through deterrentce, offensive, and defensive operations to achieve desired o
MSS 369 STRATEGY, SOCIETY & THE AIRMAN 3 Strategy, Society, and the Airman. 3(1). Examines the iinterplay of societal groups, organizations, and issues on the formulation and execution of military strategy.  Special emphasis is given to contemporary confcerns that affect Air Force roles, mission
MSS 385 SPECIAL OPERATIONS 3 MSS 385:  Special Operations:  Strategy, Employment and Effects. 3(1).  This course is designed to educate future Airmen regarding the capabilities, limitations, and potential for employing special operationis forces (SOF) at the operational and strategic
MSS 415 JOINT OPS STRATEGY & REGIONS 3 MSS 415. Contemporary Joint Operations:  Strategy in Regional Contexts. 3(1). This seminar course focuses on strategic military assumptions, processes, and interactions across and within regions of interest to the United States military. Cadets evaluate c
MSS 416 JOINT OPS STRATEGY & TECHNO 3 MSS 416. Contemporary Joing Operations: Strategy in Regional Contexts. 3(1). This seminar course focuses on strategic military assumptions, processes, and interactions across and within U.S. military operational domains. Within the context of contemporary
MSS 470 INFO & CYBERSPACE OPERATIONS 3 MSS 470.  INFORMATION AND CYBERSPACE OPERATIONS.  3(1).  This course examines Information Operations and Cyberspace capabilites and strategies by means of a thorough study of Influence Operations, Network Warfare Operations, and Electronic Warfare Operati
MSS 477 AIRPOWER FOR COMBINED EFFECTS 3 Airpower for Combined Effects. 3(1).  Cadets relate air campaign planning and airpower strategy and operational concepts in robust scenarios.  Content includes weapons platforms, sensors and munitions,, as well as roles, missions, and types of manned and 
MSS 485 SPACE/ELEMENT OF NAT'L POWER 3 MSS 485.  Space as an Element of National Power.  3(1). Seminar discusses conceptual frameworks to understand the context, theory and application of space as an element of national power.  Cadets contextually understand the intellectual foundations of spa
MSS 491 MILITARY STRAT./WESTERN HEMISP 3 MSS 491.  Military Strategies of the Western Hemisphere.  3(1).  Seminar examining the strategic and operational environments of North, Central, and South America.  Comprehend current and potential strategic challenges, develop regional knowledge and anal
MSS 495 ISRAELI STRATEGY 3 MSS 495.  Israeli Strategy.  3(1).  Israel is a close American ally, yet in conflict with its neighbors, some of which are also close American allies. Israel occupies territories recognized by the international community as belonging to the Palestinians, 
MSS 498 CAPSTONE THESIS/MILIT 3 MSS 498.  Capstone Thesis in Military & Strategic Studies.  3(1).  This course culminates the Military & Strategic Studies curriculum, integrating previous coursework to contribute knowledge to the context, theory, and application of military & strategic 
MSS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual study and/or research under the direction of a 34th Education Group instructor.  No final.  Prereq:  Department permission.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring
Math 141 CALCULUS I 3 The study of differential calculus. Topics include functions and their applications to physical systems; limits and continuity; vectors and vector arithmetic; a formal treatment of derivatives; numeric estimation of derivatives at a point; basic different
Math 142 CALCULUS II 3 A study of integral calculus with a focus on the Fundamental Theorems and their application. Topics include:  estimating area under a curve, antiderivatives, numeric integration methods, antiderivative formulas for the elementary functions, integration b
Math 152 ADVANCED PLACED CALCULUS II 3 Integral calculus for advanced-placed fourth-class cadets. Content is similar to Math 142, but with more indepth study of concepts or applications.  Final exam.  Prereq:  C4C standing and qualifying performance on DFMS placement exam.  Sem hrs:  3 fall an
Math 243 CALCULUS III 3 Math 245.  Multivariate calculus.  Topics include solid analytical geomety to include lines, planes, and surfaces in 3-space; vector functions, partial differentiation, and directional derivatives; maxima and minima in multiple dimensions and the method o
Math 245 DIFF EQUA & MATRICES 3 Math 245.  Differential Equations and Matrices.  3(1).  Modeling with and analysis of first order and second order linear ordinary differential equations as well as modeling with and analysis of systems of ordinary differential equations.  Solution techni
Math 300 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 3 Topics include descriptive statistics, emphasizing graphical displays; basic probability and probability distributions; sampling distribution of the mean and Central Limit Theorem; statistical inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis testin
Math 310 MATHEMATICAL MODELING 3 An introductory course in mathematical modeling.  Students model various aspects of real-world situations chosen from Air Force applications and from across academic disciplines, including military sciences, operations research, economics, management, and
Math 320 FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS 3 Math 320.  Foundations of Mathematics.  3(1).  Course emphasizes exploration, conjecture, methods of proof, ability to read, write, speak, and think in mathematical terms.  Includes an introduction to the theory of sets, relations, and functions.  Topics 
Math 340 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS 3 Math 340.  Discrete Mathematics.  3(1).  Useful for cadets interested in applications of mathematics to computer science and electrical engineering.  Propositions and logic; sets and operations on sets; functions, recursion, and induction; graphs, trees, 
Math 344 MATRICES/DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION 3 Math 343.  Matrices and Differential Equations.  3(1).  Properties, types, and operations of matrices; solutions of linear systems; Euclidean vector spaces, linear independence, and bases; eigenvalues and eigenvectors.  Computational aspects.  Appications
Math 346 ENGINEERING MATH 3 Provides advanced mathematical concepts and skills necessary for technical disciplines. Topics include differential and integral vector calculus (surface integrals, flux, Divergence Theorem, Stokes' Theorem), Fourier series, orthogonal functions, and par
Math 356 PROB/STATS:ENGR/SCI 3 Topics include classical discrete and continuous probability distributions; generalized univariate and bivariate distributions with associated joint, conditional, and marginal distributions; expectations of random variables; Central Limit Theorem with app
Math 359 DESGN/ANALYSIS OF EXPR 3 An introduction to the philosophy of experimentation and the study of statistical designs.  The course requires a knowledge of statistics at the Math 300 level.  Topics include analysis of variance for K treatments, various two- and three-level designs, i
Math 360 LINEAR ALGEBRA 3 A first course in linear algebra focusing on Euclidean vector spaces and their bases.  Using matrices to represent linear transformations, and to solve systems of equations, is a central theme.  Emphasizes theoretical foundations (computational aspects ar
Math 372 INTRO TO NUMBER THEORY 3 Introduction to Number Theory - Basic facts about integers, the Euclidean algorithm, prime numbers, congruencies and modular arithmetic, perfect numbers and the Legendre symbol will be covered and used as tools for the proof of quadratic reciprocity.  Spe
Math 374 COMBINATORICS AND GRAPH THEORY 3 Math 374.  Combinatorics and Graphy Theory.  3(1).  Permutations, combinations, recurrence relations, inclusion-exclusion, connectedness in graphs, colorings, and planarity.  Theory and proofs as well as applications to areas such as logistics, transporta
Math 378 ADVANCED STATISTICS 3 Advanced Statistics.  3(1). Topics include point and interval estimation, properties of point estimators, sample interential statistics with confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, linear regression, design and analysis of experiments, and nonpar
Math 421 MATHEMATICS CAPSTONE II 3 The second semester of the mathematics capstone experience.  Students will complete work on their independent research project and produce a thesis to present their findings.  Final Project.  Prereq:  C1C standing in the mathematics major.  Sem hrs:  3 sp
Math 451 COMPLEX VARIABLES 3 A valuable course for cadets intending to pursue graduate work in mathematics or its applications, particularly in areas involving partial differential equations.  Analytic functions; integration; the Cauchy Integral Theorem and applications; power and La
Math 470 MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 3 An introduction to various mathematical topics needed in graduate-level physics and applied mathematics courses.  Topics vary; typical choices include special functions (Legendre polynomials, Bessel functions, etc.), calculus of variations, complex functi
Math 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual study and/or research under the direction of a faculty member.  Oral midterm and final; final paper.  Prereq:  Department permission.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
MechEngr 325 ENGINEERING SYSTEM DYN 3 Modeling, analysis, and design of multi-domain engineering systems including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, thermal, and control elements.  Models are developed based on tracking power interactions between system components.  Mathematical models are d
MechEngr 341 FLUID MECHANICS 3 Mech Engr 341. Fluid Mechanics. 3(1). Description of fluid matter. Derivation of the governing equations. Application to hydrostatics, boundary layers, pipe flow, computational fluid dynamics, compressible flow, turbomachines, and pumps. Normal shocks and
MechEngr 370 INTRO/MACHINE DESIGN 3 Introduction to static failure theories and fatigue.  Analysis and design of machine components including shafts, hydrodynamic and rolling element bearings, spur gears, clutches, brakes, and springs.  Design of joints using screws, bolts, and welds.  Emph
MechEngr 467 ENERGY CONVERSION 3 Applications of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to the major energy converters including steam plants, internal combustion engines, and turbojet engines.  Additional topics may include combustion analysis, energy storage, and refrigeration Des
MechEngr 468 RENEWABLE ENERGY 3 Current and potential future energy systems are covered, including resources, extraction, conversion, and application, with sustainabaility as a major consideration. Different renewable technologies will be considered as possible replacements for more con
MechEngr 492 CAPSTONE DESIGN PROJECT II 3 Capstone engineering design experience for the Mechanical Engineering majors.  Emphasis placed on the design process, complete analysis and technical communication in the creative development of a mechanical system.  The system is designed, fabricated and
MechEngr 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3  
Meteor 320 INTRO/METEOR-AVIATION WEATHER 3 A survey course in the fundamentals of meteorology.  Emphasis will be placed on flight weather and its impact on aviation.  Topics include atmospheric thermodynamics, cloud physics, air masses and weather systems, weather forecasting, severe weather, haza
Meteor 331 PHYSICAL METEROLOGY II 3 Meteor 331. Physical Meterology II. 3(1).  Atmospheric radiation and optics, cloud and precipitation physics, and atmospheric electricity.  Topics include the spectrum of radiation, blackbody radiation, transmission, absorption and emission of radiation i
Meteor 352 CLIMATOLOGY 3 An introduction to climatology, including fundamental, long-term processes involving energy, moisture and momentum transfer in the earth's climate system. Topics include understanding current world climate patterns and climate change, and applying climato
Meteor 430 ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS 3 An advanced course in atmospheric dynamics.  Topics include continuity, thermodynamic energy, the equations of motion, hydrostatic balance, generalized vertical coordinate systems, balanced and unbalanced flows, circulation, vorticity and potential vortic
Meteor 452 MESOSCALE METEOROLOGY 3 Study of the structure, development and evolution of mesoscale weather systems.  Topics include fronts and jet streaks, instabilities, gravity waves, convective storms, squall lines, tornadoes, and mesoscale convective complexes.  Introduction to analysis
Meteor 490 INTERPRETATION, ANALY, INTEGRA 3 Meteor 490.  Meteorological Interpretation, Analysis, and Integration.  3(1).  Capstone Course in Meteorology.  Using real-world scenarios, this course assesses the cadet's ability to integrate and synthesize a wide range of meteorological information to 
Meteor 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual research under the direction of a faculty member.  Research paper or final project. Prereq:  Department permission.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
Mgt 337 MANAGERIAL FINANCE 3 A study of financial decisions and their effects on the value of the firm.  Emphasis is on developing the concept of risk/return tradeoff.  Topics include stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, and capital structure
Mgt 342 MANAGERIAL ACCT 3 Focuses on the uses of accounting information by managers.  Discusses full cost accounting and responsibility accounting, from the perspective of data collection and analysis, for short and long range decisions.  Topics include cost behavior, contribution
Mgt 361 HUMAN MANAGER SYS II 3 Mgt 361.  Human Managerial Systems II.  3(1).  This course is a continuation of Mgt 345 with greater depth and more emphasis on case studies and practical application of course concepts.  Final exam or final project.   Prereq:  Mgt 303, Mgt 345 or AIC app
Mgt 372 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENTS 3 This course introduces financial markets, investment vehicles (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and derivatives), and retirement planning.  Specific topics include time value of money, risk and return, valuation, portfolio mathematics, behavioral finance, and
Mgt 375 MARKET ANALYSIS 3 This course emphasizes how marketing concepts can be used to analyze different markets to both determine customer needs, and to deliver customer value.  Both product and service markets are analyzed with special emphasis on government and public sector co
Mgt 382 INVESTMENTS 3 This course introduces financial markets, investment vehicles (stocks, bonds, mutual funds and derivatires), and retirement planning.  Specific topics include time value of money, risk and return, valuation, portfolio mathematics, behavioral finance, and 
Mgt 391 INFO. TECHNOLOGY FOR ORGS 3 This course examines show organizations use information technology to support the four major management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.  Topics include information systems management, telecommunications, hardware trends, data 
Mgt 400 MANAGEMENT AND COMMAND 3 This course focuses on the universality of the management functions of leading, planning, organizing, and controlling an organization so as to efficiently and effectively reach its objectives.  Through a survey of critical management topics, students lear
Mgt 405 MANAGEMENT SEMINAR 0  
Mgt 406 MANAGEMENT SEMINAR 0 Mgt 406. Management Seminar. 0(1). A course for 1? Mgt majors that provides the opportunity for the presentation of cadet and faculty research, guest lectures, seminars on career and graduate school opportunities for Mgt majors in the Air Force, goal sett
Mgt 420 MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE PRACTICUM 3 Mgt 420. Management Capstone Practicum. 3(2). Cadets complete an original, applied systems research and/or development project that demonstrates their capacity to solve complex problems in an organizational setting. Each cadet chooses a project from among
Mgt 423 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 3 Traditional economic theory emphasizing the principles of product and factor pricing, allocation and employment of resources, and the implications of various market structures. In addition to these microeconomic topics, the use of other economic tools wh
Mgt 448 POWER & INFLUENCE IN ORGANIZ. 3 Mgt 448.  Power and Influence in Organizations.  3(1).  Focus is on understanding how managers can effectively mobilize resources to be effective in their job.  This course examines how power is acquired, retained, and used in organizations.  In addition,
Mgt 472 STRATEGIC MGT CAPSTONE 3 This course emphasizes the integration of organizational strategy formulation and implementation to include such topics as the strategic management process, environmental forecasting and analysis, strategic planning, top-level decision-making, the strateg
Mgt 478 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 3 Mgt 478.  Supply Chain Management. 3(1).  Focus is on understanding how managers can effectively create, modify, and manage supply chain strategies to be effective in business or a military operation.  This course examines purchasins, logistics and limite
Mgt 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Tutorial investigation of a specific area of management.  Final exam or final project.  Sem hrs: 1.5, 2 or 3 fall or spring.
OpsRsch 310 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS 3  
OpsRsch 321 PROBABILISTIC MODELS: 3 Ops Rsch 321.  Probabilistic Models.  3(1).  Selected probabilistic models (such as random walks, Markov Chains, queues, and reliability models) are analyzed as stochastic processes. Administered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.  Final exam.  
OpsRsch 330 OPTIMIZATION THEORY/MICROECONO 3 Operations Research 330. Optimization Theory with Microeconomic Applications. 3(1). Calculus-based study of optimization theory for constrained and unconstrained problems focusing on first and second order conditions, comparative statics, envelope theore
OpsRsch 420 CAPSTONE IN OPS-RSCH 3 Ops Rsch 420.  Capstone in Operations Research.  3(2).  Project development and implementation for real-world clients using advanced Operations Research techniques with emphasis on problem recognition, model formulation and Air Force applications.  Admini
OpsRsch 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual study and/or research in Operations Research, under the supervision of a faculty member.  Final exam or final report.  Offered by DFCS, DFEG, DFM, or DFMS.  Prereq: department permission.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
PDP 201 3CL CADET PROF MIL EDU (CPME) 0  
Philos 310 ETHICS 3 A critical study of several major moral theories and their application to contemporary moral problems with special emphasis on the moral problems of the profession of arms.  Highlighted are the officer's responsibilities to reason and act ethically:  dev
Philos 311 WAR/MORALITY/MIL PROF 3 An in-depth examination of the moral issues raised by the profession of arms.  Presumes an understanding of moral theory, as a minimum: relativism, egoism, utilitarianism and deontology.  May be taken as a sequel to Philos 310, or substitutes for Philos 3
Philos 330 INTRO TO PHILOS OF SCI 3 An analysis of the basic assumptions and principles of the sciences.  Types of topics considered include the scientific method, scientific laws, theory construction, scientific explanation, probability, the relationship between the social sciences and the
Philos 370 INTRO SYMBOLIC LOGIC 3 An advanced course in logic that examines propositional and predicate languages, model theory, quantifiers, proofs, identity theory and properties of logical systems. Final exam or final project.  Prereq:  Completed or enrolled in Comp Sci 110.  Sem hrs: 
Philos 392 WESTERN MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY 3 Philos 392.  Western Medieval Philosophy. 3(1).  A survey of selected philosophers and schools of thought from the 4th through the 16th centrues.  Major philosophers of this era include Augustine, Boethius, Al Farabi, Avicenna, Anselm, Averroes, Maimnonid
Philos 395 PHILOSOPHY OF LAW 3 This course will serve as an introduction to legal philosophy and its relations to moral reasoning.  Emphasis on the nature of law, its authority, its relations to morals, the controversies over judicial decision-making, the justification of states interf
Philos 402 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION 3 Topics considered include concepts of the divine, grounds for belief in a deity, theories of salvation, the problem of evil, the roles of revelation and reason in religion, problems of religious language, and the role of religion in moral theory.  Final e
Philos 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Philosophical research guided by an instructor.  Topics and meetings arranged with the instructor.  No final.  Prereq:  Department permission.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
PhyEd 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual research and study in the physical education field under the direction of a faculty member.  Emphasizes the use of laboratory facilities.  No final.  Research report.  Prereq: Course Director permission and Department Head approval.  Sem hrs: 
PhyEd 811 VA SPORT PHYED TIME 0  
PhyEd 815 VA SPORT PHYED TIME 0 PE Overschedule Excusal for M Days starts in 5th period and is 3 hours long.
PhyEd 821 VA SPORT PHYED TIME 0 PE Overschedule Excusal for T Days starts in 1st period and is 2 hours long.
PhyEd 825 VA SPORT PHYED TIME 0 PE Overschedule Excusal for T Days starts in 5th period and is 3 hours long.
PhyEd 911 VA SPORT PRACT TIME 0 Practice Excusal for M Days starts in 1st period and is 1 hours long.
PhyEd 915 VA SPORT PRACT TIME 0 PE Practice Time for M Days starts in 5th period and is 3 hours long.
PhyEd 916 VA SPORT PRACT TIME 0 PE Practice Time for M Days starts in 6th period and is 2 hours long.
PhyEd 917 VA SPORT PRACT TIME 0 PE Practice Time for M Days starts in 7th period and is 1 hours long.
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PhyEd 925 VA SPORT PRACT TIME 0 PE Practice Time for T Days starts in 5th period and is 3 hours long.
PhyEd 926 VA SPORT PRACT TIME 0 PE Practice Time for T Days starts in 6th period and is 2 hours long.
PhyEd 927 VA SPORT PRACT TIME 0  
PhyEdAca 460 INTRO. TO SPORTS ADMIN. 3 Introduction to Sport Administration. 3(1).  An integrated course--applying organizational management, sports law, facilities, leadership, ethics and philosophy, sociology in sport, finance and marketing as it applies to professional, intercollegiate, int
Physics 110 GENERAL PHYSICS I 3 Introductory calculus-based physics course with emphasis on contemporary applications (first semester).  Topics include Newtonian mechanics; conservation of energy, momentum and angular momentum; oscillations and waves; and special relativity.  Emphasizes
Physics 215 GENERAL PHYSICS II 3 Introductory calculus-based physics course with emphasis on contemporary applications (second semester).  Topics include electrostatics, simple DC circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic waves, physical optics, and selected t
Physics 264 MODERN PHYSICS 3 Introduction to the special theory of relativity and a historically-based development of quantum theory.  Investigation of Bohr model of the atom.  Introduction to quantum mechanics and its application to problems involving simple forms of potential energ
Physics 310 PRIN OF NUCLEAR ENERGY 3 A survey course in the aerospace uses of nuclear energy.  This course introduces the student to the sources and uses of nuclear energy from radioactive decay, fission, and fusion.  It covers such topics as nuclear space propulsion and power; ground-based 
Physics 315 COMBAT AVIATION PHYSICS 3 A broad-based study of the principles of physics as they directly apply to the world of combat aviation.  The course covers three topical areas:  the physics of flight as a dynamic investigation of forces and energy applied to the combat maneuvering requi
Physics 341 LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 3 An introductory laboratory course developing skills in experimental techniques and data analysis.  Course includes instruction in the use of various types of electronic instrumentation and devices to analyze and design electrical circuits. Experiments wil
Physics 356 COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS 3 An introduction to solving complex physical problems using numerical techniques.  Subjects covered may include:  kinematics, damped/driven oscillators, nonlinear dynamics, coupled oscillators, waves, thermal diffusion, and electromagnetic potentials.  Met
Physics 362 ELECTROMAG THEORY II 3 Applications of Maxwell's Equations:  plane waves, reflection, refraction, guided waves, electric and magnetic dipoles and quadruples, and antennas.  The interaction between plane waves and plasmas is treated.  Basics of relativistic electrodynamics are i
Physics 375 PHYSICS/SPACE SITUA. AWARENESS 3 Physics of Space Situationational Awareness. 3(1). A survey course in the applications of physics principles and their constraints to space situational awareness (SSA). SSA of space objects can be thought in terms of where it is how did it get there, what
Physics 405 SENIOR SEMINAR 0 A problem solving course reviewing major areas of undergraduate physics.  No final exam. Pass/Fail.  Prereq:  Physics 356 or department permission.  Sem hrs:  0 fall.
Physics 451 PLASMA PHYSICS 3 A comprehensive introduction to the plasma state of matter.  Topics include single particle motion, adiabatic invariants, fluid description of a plasma, waves in plasmas, kinetic theory, diffusion and resistivity, and stability.  Emphasis will be placed o
Physics 468 ATOMIC/NUCLEAR PHYSICS 3 Treatment of the fundamental physical concepts governing all of microscopic physics which includes elementary particle, nuclear, atomic and molecular physics.  The topics covered include the standard model of elementary particles and interactions symmetri
Physics 482 LASER PHYS/MOD OPTICS 3 A detailed study of the operation of the laser:  types of lasers, lasing media, pumping mechanisms, resonators and cavities, laser modes and Gaussian properties.  Covers modern optics:  introductory electro-optics, nonlinear optics, statistical optics and
Physics 486 ASTROPHYSICS 3 Application of physics to astrophysical problems and topics of current interest in astrophysics.  Typical topics include stellar structure and evolution, supernovae, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes, galactic structure, active galaxies, quasars, c
Physics 490 CAPSTONE PHYSICS RESEARCH 3 A research experience course in which cadets work in small teams to conduct original research in one area of physics, which may include lasers/optics, space physics, astronomy, physical education, or other physics subdiciplines. During the semester, each 
Physics 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual research under the direction of a faculty member.  Final report.  Prereq: Department permission.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
PolSci 211 POLITICS, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 3 Pol Sci 211.  Politics, American Government and National Security.  
3(1).  This course will first be offered during the 2008-09academic year.  It introduces students to the study of politics and government and examines the basic ideological, structural, 
PolSci 302 AMER. FOREIGN & NATL SECURITY 3 Pol Sci 302.  American Foreign and National Security Policy.  3(1).  Explores the evolution of American foreign and national security within a rapidly changing global environment; sets American national security policy in a broader context of American for
PolSci 390 INTERNATIONAL RELAT. THEORY 3 Introduces the basic concepts of international relations.  Major theoretical approaches to the analysis of international politics (realism, liberalism, and globalism) will be used to explore the nature of the international system and various aspects of st
PolSci 392 AMER POL SYST/THEORY 3 Explores the origin and development of American political ideas and institutions.  This course examines the notion of American exceptionalism and the design and operation of the American system.  Topics include:  American constitutional design and its con
PolSci 394 COMPARATIVE GOVRN/POL 3 Introduces major theoretical approaches to the comparative study of politics.  Applies these approaches to topics like government institutions, political participation and social change as they relate to various state and nonstate actors.  Final exam or r
PolSci 421 INTERNATIONAL SECURITY 3 Applies theories of international security to the roots and forms of political violence in a globalized era.  Examines the sub-national and transnational sources of conflict as well as the impact of globalization on the character of collective violence.  
PolSci 444 INTERNATL POLITIC ECON 3 This course will explore the theory and practice of how economic motives affect political decisions and how most political decisions have economic repercussions, both domestically and internationally.  Specific topics will include the development of the i
PolSci 460 COM SEC POLI/CIV MIL 3 Studies the security policies and policy-making processes of various world regions as well as the national and regional implications of both traditional and non-traditional security issues. Examines relationship between civilian authorities and the milit
PolSci 463 COMPARATIVE POLITICAL THEORY 3 Political Science 463. Comparative Political Theory. 3(1). This course compares selected texts in Western and Eastern political thought with a focus on the ultimate foundation(s) for basic political principles such as justice and order. A special focus wi
PolSci 464 DEMOCRATIZATION 3 Polsci 464.  DEMOCRATIZATION:  THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF STATE BUILDING.  3(1).  The movement worldwide from authoritarianism to democracy has been the major political event of our generation.  This trend to democratic governance is coupled with the U.S.
PolSci 482 POL OF JUD & SUP COURT 3 This course focuses on policy-making in appellate federal courts.  It examines the questions these courts handle and why they do so, their capability for doing so, and influences on their decisions.  Stresses relations among the Supreme Court and other co
PolSci 484 AMERICAN PRESIDENCY 3 Provides an in-depth study of the Presidency with emphasis on the post-World War II period. Examines the presidential selection process and the office and powers of the President as well as presidential administrative structures, styles, roles and person
PolSci 491 CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN POL SCIENC 3 Pol Sci 491.  Capstone Seminar in Political Science.  3(2).  This course is the culmination of the political science curriculum.  It focuses on how political science concepts and theories apply to current issues of national security.  The course culminate
PolSci 495 CHALLENGE OF RELIGION IN MODER 3 Pol Sci 495. The Challenge of Religion in Modern Democracies. 3(1).  Examines the politics, policies and influence of religion on political society and political institutions.  The course objective is three-fold; (1) a detailed analysis of religion and re
PolSci 496 CAUSES OF WAR & CONFLICT RESOL 3 This course examines the causes, conduct, and consequences of international conflict, interventions, crises, and wars.  It also examines the theory and practice of conflict resolution.  It uses wars from around the world, drawn from different historical p
PolSci 498 SENIOR THESIS 3 Cadets enrolled in this course will prepare a 50-75 page First-Class thesis under the guidance of the course director and other faculty members with particular expertise on the topic of research.  This course combines the tutorial aspect of an independent
PolSci 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual study or research of a carefully selected topic conducted on a tutorial basis. Research paper or a directed reading. Prereq:  Soc Sci 112 and department permission.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
Portuguese 132 Accelerated Basic Portuguese 3  
Portuguese 152 ACCELERATED PORTUGUESE 3 Refinement of communication in the target language.  Intensification of aural and reading comprehension.  Student presentations and classroom discussions based on readings/topics in culture and civilization of language studied.  Language Learning Center m
Portuguese 222 INTERMEDIATE PORTUGUESE II 3  
Portuguese 322 ADV PORTUGUSE COMMUNICATIONS 3  
Portuguese 376 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 3 Survey of important writers, their works, and influences on their societies. Students are provided cultural insights through literature. Discussions are conducted in the target language and based on selected literary works ranging from early times to cont
ReadSkls 103 READING ENHANC./4TH CL 2 Designed to enhance reading efficiency for a wide variety of reading tasks, to include reading for academic courses, professional development, critical thinking, and reading for pleasure. Special emphasis is placed on use of core academic course texts fo
ReadSkls 104 READ ENHANCEMENT/INT'L CADETS 2 Reading Enhancment for International Cadets. 2(1x).  Designed to enhance reading efficiency for international cadts for a wide variety of reading tasks, to include reading for academic courses, professional development, critical thinking, and reading for 
Russian 132 BASIC RUSSIAN 3  
Russian 222 INTERMED RUSSIAN II 3 Continued refinement of grammatical and structural knowledge of target language.  Emphasis on conversational practice and aural comprehension of contemporary spoken language. Student presentations and classroom discussions based on culture and civilizati
Russian 322 ADVANCED RUSSIAN 3 A follow-on capstone communication course to FL 321 designed to further hone the students' ability in the language and culture.  Final exam. Prereq:  ForLang 321 or placement into this level.  Sem hrs:  3.
Russian 376 INTRO TO LIT (RUSSIA) 3 Survey of important writers, their works, and influences on their societies.  Students are provided cultural insights through literature.  Discussions are conducted in the target language and based on selected literary works ranging from early times to co
Russian 499 RUSSIAN INDEPENDENT ST 3  
SocSci 212 GEOPOLITICS 3 Soc Sci 212.  Geopolitics.  3(1).  This integrated course provides the primary experience to facilitate cadet understanding of the global environment into which they will be deployed. The global environment includes international relations, comparative po
SocSci 412 GEOPOLITICS 3 Geopolitics.  3(1).  Geopolitics is the interdisciplinary capstone course that will provide the primary experience to facilitate senior cadet understanding of the global environment into which they will be deployed.  The global environment includes intern
SocSci 420 LAW & ECONOMICS 3 An interdisciplinary course which examines various legal issues from an economics perspective.  The course employs basic economic principles in an effort to understand the nature of legal rules, their effect on society and to suggest how these rules might
SocSci 483 PRINCIPLES OF NEGOTIATION 3 SocSci 483.  Principles of Negotiation.  3(1). A study of the process of negotiating in a variety of situations ranging from negotiating one on one with family members to resolving complex multi-party disputes.  Cadets will experience two distinct methods
Space 350 APPL. SATELL. OPS & ENGR. MQ 1 Applied Satellite Operations & Engineering - Mission Qualified. 1(0). Attend appropriate education and training in order to become a certified satellite operator.  This training is performed in the Space Systems Research Center (SSRC) at USAFA.  The train
Space 461 APPL. SATELL. OPS & ENGR. SO 1 Space 461. Applied Satellite Operations & Engineering - Sustained Operations. 1(0).  After completing initial certification training, continue to perform assigned FalconSAT operations and engineering analyses in support of on-orbit satellite missions.  Co
Space 473 APPL. SATELL. OPS & ENGR: LE 1 Applied Satellite Operations & Engineering - Lead Engineer/Operator.  1(0).  As eithat a lead engineer or operator, perform detailed analysis of satellite payload or telemetry data. Publish or present a technical paper or article detailing the results of
SpaceOps 360 SPACE MISSION OPERATIONS FUNDA 3 An introduction to the principles and problems of space operations.  Elements of space operations are examined including operatons management, planning, architecture, and execution.  Orbital mechanics will be explored to include the topics of orbit determ
SpaceOps 462 SPACE MISSION OPERATIONS II 3 A third course in space operations.  Advanced topics in space operations are discussed, such as ground station design and placement, ground support equipment design, and satellite communication subsystem design.  Students interface with engineers and prog
Spanish 132 BASIC SPANISH 3  
Spanish 222 INTERMED SPANISH II 3  
Spanish 322 ADVANCED SPANISH 3 A follow-on capstone communication course to FL 321 designed to further hone the students' ability in the language and culture.  Final exam. Prereq:  ForLang 321 or placement into this level.  Sem hrs:  3.
Spanish 365 SPANISH CIVILIZATION & CULTURE 3 Oral discussion of civilization, culture, and contemporary issues (military, political, economic) of the country or countries concerned.  Discussion is in the target language and is based on selected readings in that language.  Final exam, Project or Pape
Spanish 371 CURRENT EVENTS/SPANISH 3 Cadets will experience a semester-long survey of significant current events in the Spanish-speaking world. They will study and research the cultural, political, economic and historic factors that affect current reality.  The course uses available press, t
Spanish 377 INTRO LIT (LATIN AMER) 3 Spanish 377. 3(1)  Introduction to Literature of Latin America.  Primary focus is a survey of important Latin American writers, their works, and influences on their societies.  Students are provided cultural insights through literature.  Discussions are c
Spanish 491 SPANISH ADV READINGS 3 Language program with primary emphasis on the development of advanced foreign language reading skills via a variety of media.  All classes will be conducted in the target language.  All assignments will be completed in the target language. Final exam, Pro
Spanish 495 WAR/ARTS IN SPAIN & LATIN AMER 3 Spanish 495. War in the Arts in Spain and Latin America. 3(1). The course encompasses a detailed study of the representations of war and its aftermath throughout the Spanish-speaking world.  Images of war are examined in selected films, literature, artwor
Spanish 499 SPANISH INDEPENDENT ST 3  
StudySkls 102 STRAT/ACAD SUCC/ABRIG 0.5 This 15-lesson course teaches fundamental study strategies.  Cadets will learn how to construct an efficient time management plan, take good notes, use effective listening skills, avoid procrastination, and read effectively.  Course material is presented 
SysEngr 301 PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3 Sys Engr 301. PROJECT MANAGEMENT.  3(1).  This course teaches how to properly plan, implement and control organizational activities, personnel and resources.  Topics include project selection, roles and responsibilities of the project manager, planning, u
SysEngr 310 INTRO TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 3 This course presents an introduction to the systems engineering process and development lifecycle as a foundation for solving complex problems to fulfill end user needs. The course focuses on the systems engineering lifecycle process that includes design,
SysEngr 373 INTRO/HUMAN FACTORS ENGR 3 Sys Engr 373.  Introduction to Human Factors Engineering.  3(1).  This course examines the process, principles, and guidelines of human factors engineering as they impact the design of systems used by people and provides an introduction to human factors e
SysEngr 375 HUMAN FACTORS/SYSTEMS FAILURE 3 Sys Engr 375. Human Factors in Systems Failure.  3(1).  This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the criticality of human factors consideration in the design of systems. It will include examination of historical case studies of complex
SysEngr 402 PROFESSIONAL SYS ENGR DEVELOP 0.5 Sys Engr 402.  Professional Systems Engineering Development. 0.5(1).  Review of Systems Engineering principles; acquisition life cycle stages; technical, project, agreement, orginazational, and tailoring processes; and specialty engineering activities in 
SysEngr 406 SYSTEMS ENGINEERING SEMINAR II 0 Systems Engineering Seminar II. 0(1). The coures is designed to give Systems Engineering majors an exposure to the wide applicability of their common knowledge and to share knowledge across the various capstone design projects.  The course is also designe
SysEngr 460 UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE SYS. 3 Sys Engr 460.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Systems.  3(2).  An introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Systems and the systems engineering processes used to build them. Topics include air vehicles and capabilities, ground control stations, payloa
SysEngr 470 HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION 3 Sys Engr 470.  Human Systems Integration.  3(1).  This course examines how Human Systems Integration (HSI) plays a critical role in the design, production, and implementation of military systems.  Although certain systems are designed for uses that may be
SysEngr 473 HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION 3 This course examines how Human Systems Integration (HSI) plays a critical role in the design, production and implementation of military systems.  Although certain systems are designed for uses that may be unique to a particular armed forces organization, 
SysEngr 492 SYS ENGR CAPSTONE DESIGN II 3 Continuation of Sys Engr 491. Final project.  Prereq:  Sys Engr 491.  Sem hrs:  3 spring.
SysEngr 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 Individual study and research supervised by a faculty member.  Topic established with the department head.  Final report.  Prereq:  Department permission.  Sem hrs:  3 fall or spring.
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