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MILS635 - Air Power in Joint Warfare

Course Details

Course Code: MILS635 Course ID: 2520 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is a study of the air component of joint warfare in the modern age. Students address the air component strengths and weaknesses in working in interagency, inter-service environments as seen through analysis of several modern military operations.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Examine the historical use of airpower in US military operations from World War II to the present.

CO-2: Explain the basic concepts and capabilities in the use of airpower in modern joint warfare.

CO-3: Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of airpower in the conduct of recent U.S. joint military operations.

CO-4: Analyze current issues affecting the use of airpower in joint warfare in the contemporary world.

CO-5: Critique the use of airpower in joint warfare.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 30 percent

Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm Assignment – 20 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 2-3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Specialized Project – 30 percent

This project will demonstrate your ability to synthesize discipline specific material. This is a task based exercise. 12-15 pages.

Final Assignment – 20 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 2-3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

NameGrade %
Specialized Project 30.00 %
Specialized Project 30.00 %
Mid-Term Assignment 20.00 %
Mid-Term Assignment 20.00 %
Final Assignmemnt 30.00 %
Final Assignment 30.00 %
Weekly Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.50 %
Week 2 Forum 2.50 %
Week 3 Forum 2.50 %
Week 4 Forum 2.50 %
Week 5 Forum 2.50 %
Week 6 Forum 2.50 %
Week 7 Forum 2.50 %
Week 8 Forum 2.50 %

Required Course Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Required Readings

  • External websites and other assigned readings are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.

  • Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.