Course Overview

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsAvailability
UVU: AERO 2100
The Developmental Growth of Air Power1.0Fall
UVU: AERO 2110
The Developmental Growth of Air Power1.0Winter

Course Description

A course designed to examine general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF air and space power. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension: e.g. Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. As a whole, this course provides the students with a knowledge level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power, from an institutional doctrinal and historical perspective. In addition, the students will be inculcated into the Air Force Core Values, with the use of operational examples and will continue to develop their communication skills.

Course Objectives

  • Know the key terms and definitions used to describe air and space power
  • Know the events, leaders, and technical developments which surrounded the evolution and employment of US air and space power
  • Demonstrate basic effective written and oral communication skills
  • Know the Air Force Core Values and examples of their use throughout the evolution of US air and space power