AS-220 / Cultural Studies: An Intro to Global Awareness/Leadership Education 300/Health and Wellness


    Course ID:                                                      793

    Credit Hours:                                                  1 (Art Credit)

    Course Teaching Schedule:                                M-F, Periods 1-6, Class 8


    Instructor:                                                       Aerospace Science: LtCol Sevening

                                                                           Leadership: MSgt Brooks


    Required Text:                                                Cultural Studies: An Introduction to Global Awareness

                                                                         Jones and Bartlett Publishers

                                                                         Copyright 2010


                                                                           Leadership Education 300: Life Skills & Career Opportunities

                                                                            Pearson Custom Publishing

                                                                           Copyright 2013


    Required Materials: To successfully complete this course, you will need:  Air Force textbooks and workbooks, uniform, and physical training uniform which are provided by AFJROTC. Other requirements are paper, pen, pencil, calculator, calendar, and appropriate athletic shoes.




    Semester 1 Fall/Winter:


    Cultural Studies Chapters 1-2

    Leadership Education Units 1-2


    Semester 2 Spring:


    Cultural Studies Chapters 3-4

    Leadership Education Units 3-4


    Course objectives:


    Aerospace Science - Cultural Studies: An Intro to Global Awareness – (AS220)

    1. Know how historical, geographic, religious, and ethnic factors have shaped the six major regions of the world.
    2. Know how economic, political, and social factors impact cultures.
    3. Know how environmental resources influence global economic development.
    4. Know how population density, famine, war, and immigration influence the world.
    5. Know how the economic systems of communism and capitalism have shaped the six major regions of the world.
    6. Comprehend how cultural perspectives of time, space, context, authority, interpersonal relationships, and orientation to community affect interactions among people.


    Leadership Education III – Life Skills & Career Opportunities (LE300)

    1. Become a more confident financial planner
    2. Understand how to save, invest, and spend money wisely
    3. Understand contracts, leases, warranties, legal notices, personal bills
    4. Learn practical and money-saving strategies for life tasks


    Course description:


    Overview:  Each Military Science course is divided into three separate but equivalent sections of study; Aviation Science, Leadership Education, and Health and Wellness.  Each school week is divided into 3 parts; 2 days of aviation science, 2 days of leadership education, and 1 day of health and wellness usually designated as “PT” or physical training.  Cadets are required to participate in the classroom presentations, briefings and exercises, and in physical training.  Leadership Education is sub-divided into smaller sections of learning which includes team-building exercises and Air Force drill requirements.  Health and Wellness is broken down into various aspects of physical fitness from team activities to exercises in preparation for the Presidential Physical Fitness Exam.  All cadets are required and expected to wear the PT uniform and participate in the scheduled PT activities each week.


                Science:  This is a customized course about learning basic life skills and how maximize student career opportunities during and after high school. Through reading, discussing, and practical exercises, students will become a more confident financial planner. Students will understand how to save, invest, and spend money wisely, as well as how to avoid the credit trap.  Students will learn about real-life issues such as understanding contracts, leases, warranties, legal notices, and personal bills. Students will also be provided instruction on how to conduct job searches, prepare for interviews and develop a resume. Throughout the course, there are readings, video segments, hands-on activities, other optional activities, technology enrichment, and assessments to guide in the reinforcement of the materials.


                Leadership:  Leadership Education 200 stresses communications skills and cadet corps activities. Much information is provided on communicating effectively, understanding groups and teams, preparing for leadership, solving conflicts and problems, and personal development. Written reports and speeches compliment the academic materials. Cadet corps activities include holding positions of greater responsibility in the planning and execution of corps projects.  Cadets are required to continue their study and performance of the 30 basic Air Force Drill commands throughout the school year.  A safe and open space is provided to allow the cadets proper space to practice drill commands and procedures.  Cadets will maintain a high standard of dress and personal appearance, attitude, discipline, and respect.  Cadets will be familiar with Air Force customs and courtesies and drill procedures.


                Health and Wellness: Cadets will utilize this time to learn the importance of keeping yourself well and helping others to stay well.  Cadets will work together in flights or teams during friendly team oriented competitions, practice drill commands, and exercise in preparation for undertaking the United States Presidential Physical Fitness Exam.   Cadets will organize and oversee an annual AFJROTC Field Day where individual flights will compete against one another while performing self-developed and initiated team-building exercises.


                General:  Each instructor reserves the right to allow cadets to lead any or all aspects of the classroom presentations.  Normally, classroom power point presentations will be taught by either instructor.  However, cadets will be called upon to develop, organize, implement, and oversee numerous activities in and out of the classroom both, during and after normal school hours.

    Cadets will be able to discuss the above listed information in class, write appropriate test questions on this information, and pass tests from the selected questions.

    Cadets will learn the vocabulary associated with the above information and incorporate it when discussing the information.

    Cadets will be able to perform the specified physical training exercises outlined by the cadet command staff and the instructors.


    Grading Information:


                The Genesis computer grading system is used for all grading requirements. Cadet grades for each marking period are divided into the following four categories:


    HW - Homework/Participation                       20%

    QUIZ - Tests/Quizzes                                    40%

    TEST - Uniform Wear                                    30%

    Physical Fitness                                             10%


    Grade Percentage Required

    A 90% and above

    B 89% - 80%

    C 79% - 70%

    D 69% - 60%

    F 59% and below


    All cadets are expected and required to participate in all aspects of each part of the program.  All cadets are expected to wear and maintain, weekly, the Air force Dress Blue uniform on the specified uniform day.  Cadets are expected and required to “dress out” in the Air force “PT” uniform during the weekly designated physical training day.  Finally, all cadets are expected to maintain grooming standards, to the best of their ability, as specified in our cadet handbook which is updated and published annually.  Each cadet receives a cadet handbook during the first week of classes.


    UNIFORM DAY: Wednesday of each week unless otherwise specified by the SASI/ASI


    Uniform wear and drill are not optional aspects of the AFJROTC Program (except for the freshmen uniform option).  They are integral parts of the “complete educational experience” that Air Force JROTC offers the high school cadet.  If the cadet does not wear their uniform, without good reason, during the specified uniform day (Wednesday of each week), the cadet will receive a “0” for their uniform grade for that week.  As listed above, uniform wear is worth 30% of the cadets’ grade for each marking period.  If a cadet does not wear their PT uniform and does not participate, without good reason, during specified PT days the cadet will receive a”0” for that weekly PT training grade.  As listed above, Physical Fitness is worth 10% of the cadets’ grade each marking period.




    1. The mission of AFJROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.
    2. The goals are to instill values of citizenship, give service to the United States, develop personal responsibility, and instill a sense of accomplishments in high school students.
    3. The objectives are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline; and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.
    4. Additional Print Resources None are required. However, several books and periodicals are available in the AFJROTC classroom.
    1. Online Resources: None.




    The pace of this course is determined by how each class is motivated by and interested in each specific academic area and associated subject areas. Each class can write their tests and will move at a pace commensurate with the level of coverage. After a test is approved, each class will have one week to study for the test.