Naval Science (NS)
Noncredit course designed to give the Naval ROTC student, through practical application, a better grasp of the naval science subjects taught in the classroom and a working knowledge of close order drill. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.
Naval organization and management practices examined within the context of the naval service, command and control, organization for logistics, service and support, functions and services of major components of the Navy and Marine Corps, and shipboard organization with emphasis on management and leadership functions. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Investigates the characteristics of sea power and their impact on the affairs of our nation; discusses those characteristics with historical and modern applications to the United States and other world powers.
Provides the student with an understanding of the theory and techniques of the three types of marine (nautical) navigation: piloting, electronic, and celestial. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Introduction to principles and problems of Naval management and leadership with emphasis upon their relation to the future Naval officer.
Studies ship compartmentation, propulsion systems, auxiliary power systems, interior communications, and ship control; types, structure, and purpose of naval ships; and examines elements of ship design and ship stability. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Introduction to concepts of naval weapons systems, their capabilities and limitations, and their individual and complementary roles in a wide variety of offensive and defensive situations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Designed to give an understanding of the concepts and use of relative motion principles, international maritime law and the rules of the nautical road, and the fundamentals of U. S. fleet organization, communication, and operations. Prerequisite: NS 204 or consent of instructor.
Provides the student with an understanding of how personal value systems and external ethical requirements affect their leadership styles. Examines Navy organization, personnel administration procedures, human resource management programs, and military justice in terms of current management theory. Prerequisite: NS 303 for NROTC students only; No prerequisite for non-NROTC students.
Survey of the evolution of warfare emphasizing the philosophies and trends which have been significant in land warfare.
This course prepares future military officers and other leaders for service by studying modern tactical principles, current military developments, and other aspects of warfare and their interactions with and influences on maneuver warfare doctrine. There is a specific focus on the United States Marine Corps as the premier maneuver warfighting organization. Study also includes historical influences on tactical, operational, and strategic levels of maneuver warfare practices in the current and future operating environments. Prerequisite: Advanced undergraduate standing or consent of instructor.