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General Catalog 2002-2003
Posted October 24, 2002

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1010  Introduction to Naval Science (2)
   A general introduction to the naval profession and to concepts of sea power. Emphasizes mission, organization, and warfare components of the Navy and Marine Corps. Included is an overview of rank structure, training and education, career patterns, naval courtesy and customs, military justice and naval terminology. The course is designed to introduce the student to the professional competencies required to become a Naval or Marine Corps officer.

1020  Seapower and Maritime Affairs (3)
   A survey of United States Naval history, with emphasis on major deployments. Included is an in-depth discussion of the geopolitical theory of Alfred Thayer Mahan. The course also covers present day concerns in seapower and maritime affairs, including power projection, peacekeeping, other non-combatant operations, and anti-terrorism. Modern U.S. naval strategies are also studied.

2000  Leadership and Management (3)
   The course examines organizational behavior, and management and leadership principles in the context of the naval or marine corps organization. Management theory, ethics, tactical and strategic planning, decision making, motivational techniques, group dynamics and analytical skills are examined with the goal of developing effective managerial skills and leadlership fundamentals.

2020  Naval Ship Systems II: Naval Engineering (3)
   A detailed study of ship's characteristics and types, including basic ship design, stability and bouyancy, damage control, and the operation and integration of major shipboard components, engineering systems, and engineering fundamentals. Includes a study of the basic concepts of the theory and design of steam, gas turbine, diesel, and nuclear propulsion systems.

2110  Evolution of Warfare (3)
   Marine option course. Historically traces the development of warfare from the beginning of recorded history to the present, focusing on the impact of major military theorists, tacticians, and technological developments. The student acquires a basic knowledge of strategy, develops an understanding of military alternatives, and analyzes the impact of historical precedent on military thought.

3010  Naval Operations and Navigation I (3)
   An in-depth study of piloting, basic navigation, and rules of the nautical road. Piloting skills are learned through the use of charts, visual and electronic navigation aids, and the theory and operation of magnetic and gyro compasses, and electronic navigation systems. Students are exposed to the celestial coordinate system and how this information can be applied to navigation at sea. Case studies provide discussion of real world consequences of poor navigational practices.

3020  Naval Operations and Navigation II (3) Prerequisite: NV SC 3010.
   This course is a continuation of NV SC 3010. Navigation skills are enhanced by a study of maneuvering board fundamentals. Vector analysis, basic maneuvering board solutions, naval formations, visual and shipboard radiotelephone procedures are studied to provide a basic foundation in shipboard operations. The course concludes with a study of naval shiphandling, watchstanding fundamentals, underway replenishment fundamentals, and command and control issues. Case studies of navigation and naval operation accidents reinforce the lessons learned and underscore the need for vigilance when operating ships at sea.

3110  Amphibious Warfare (3)
   MARINE OPTION COURSE. A historical study of the developments of amphibious doctrine and the conduct of amphibious operations. Emphasis is placed on the evolution of amphibious warfare in the 20th century, especially World War II. Present day potential and limitations on amphibious operations, including the concept of rapid deployment forces. Additionally, the course explores vertical assault, readiness operations, and landing operations from the sea.

3210  Marine Corps Bulldog Preparation (2) Prerequisite: NROTC Student or be able to pass the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test, possess a satisfactory athletics physical, and possess evidence of health and accident insurance.
   Course prepares Marine Option Midshipmen (MO), Marine Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECEP) candidates, Platoon Leader's Class (PLC), and Officer Candidate Class (OCC) students to attend Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. The course exposes candidates to the theory and principles of military tactics, Marine Corps leadership and decision making, and the vigorous physical fitness requirements necessary to successfully complete Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. NOTE: This is an extremely strenuous physical fitness course, including an extensive outdoor component, which requires students to achieve superior levels of fitness at a military mandated standard.

4000  Naval Ship Systems I: Weapons (3)
   Theory and employment of weapon systems. The student explores the processes of detection, evaluation, threat analysis, weapon selection, delivery, guidance and target destruction. Fire control systems and major weapon systems are discussed, including basic capabilities and limitations. The physical aspects of radar and underwater sound are explored, as well as the facets of command, control and communications as they relate to weapons systems integration.

4020  Leadership and Ethics (3) Prerequisite: NV SC 2000.
   This course is designed as the capstone course of the NROTC academic sequence. The course is an overview of the duties, responsibilities and expectations of a junior officer. Through the use of in-class discussion, panels, role playing and out-of-class projects, the course addresses personal ethics, code of conduct, military law, and administrative skills required of the junior Navy or Marine Corps Officer.

4030  Navy At-Sea Training (3) Prerequisite: NROTC Student Eligible for First Class Cruise.
   Four to six weeks of at-sea training conducted on board U.S. Navy ships, submarines or aviation squadrons as arranged by the Professor of Naval Science. Course involves hands-on training of future Naval Officers by active duty Navy Officers in the areas of: administration, training, basic tactics, ship handling or aircraft flight characteristics, supply procedures, ceremonies and personnel management. Course normally conducted during summer between Junior and Senior year.


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