Introduction to naval organization, customs, military law, ships, aircraft, and Marine Corps and Navy career paths. NAVSC 101 Introduction to Naval Science (3) The curriculum for Introduction to Naval Science is designed to provide midshipmen and interested university students a broad overview of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their missions, organization, customs, traditions and the duties required of today’s junior officers. It also provides each student with basic information concerning shipboard procedures, safety, damage control and organization. In addition, this course teaches Department of Defense and Navy policies providing students the start-point to succeed as future naval officers.
Managerial thought and behavioral theories, with emphasis on how they apply to the naval organization. NAVSC 103 Leadership and Management (3) The curriculum for Leadership and Management provides the basis for the development of effective leadership and managerial competence. Underscoring interactive learning and designed to be taught by experienced, commissioned officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in order to provide Fleet-based examples, this course examines fundamental tenets of leadership and management in the context of the theories and principles of individual and group leadership with emphasis on how they apply to naval forces. Topics include self-leadership, self-management and team leadership while students refine and further develop their understanding of personal strengths, values and growth opportunities in the context of team, group and organizational leadership, as well as through the creation of a leadership vision and professional development plan. Students will develop knowledge, abilities and skills that will assist them as future officers to successfully operate in the context of complex military environments around the globe
Historical evolution of sea power and its effects on world history; current U.S. maritime strategy for employment of naval forces. NAVSC 201 Sea Power and Maritime Affairs (3) The curriculum for Sea Power and Maritime Affairs provides a U.S. Naval history survey emphasizing major developments in strategy, tactics, technology and the effects of political climate thereon. Primary topics include: significant naval engagements and milestones, prominent leaders and their contributions, the role of sea power in national policy and diplomacy in both peacetime and war through the present day. The course also studies Mahan¿s naval strategy along with the effects of maritime policy on global stability and the importance of Joint Warfare and power projection.
Principles and applications of engineering concepts to ship construction, stability, and propulsion and auxiliary systems. NAVSC 202 Naval Ships Systems I-Naval Engineering (3) The Naval Ships Systems I: Naval Engineering curriculum educates students on the construction and operation of naval ships, submarines, and aircraft exploring and discussing principles and applications of engineering concepts with regards to construction, stability, propulsion and auxiliary systems. Taught by an experienced naval officer, this course is designed to assist in the professional development of future leaders in the U.S. Navy. A background in calculus and physics is recommended as the student will perform various assignments in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and nuclear fundamentals. Emphasis on theory-to-practice will be demonstrated throughout the curriculum and students will receive live demonstrations of engineering examples.
An analysis of electromagnetic wave theory, principles of underwater sound propagation, electro-optic theory, and weapons control systems. NAVSC 301 Naval Ships Systems II-Weapons (3) A continuation of Naval Ships Systems I: Naval Engineering, Naval Ships Systems II: Weapons educates students on the employment and basic operation of military weaponry and fire control technology. An analysis of electromagnetic wave theory, principles of underwater sound propagation, electro-optic theory and weapons control systems establishes the student¿s basic understanding and prepares them for a future career as a naval officer. Students will routinely participate in small group discussions over practical application of weapon technology and trends in future design. The course will culminate with a final project of the student¿s choosing over a germane topic.
Prerequisite: NAVSC 202
Theory and principles of all types of piloting and navigation, including a practicum emphasizing correct documentation and plotting. NAVSC 302 Navigation (3) The curriculum for Navigation provides the basis for maritime focused ship piloting. Designed to be taught by a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy with a Surface Warfare background, the course focuses on the theory and principles of various types of piloting and navigation while employing numerous practical exercises and case studies to aid learning. Primary topics of study include: Precision visual and electronic piloting, tides and currents, maneuvering boards and relative motion theory, international piloting laws and best practices.
Survey of development of military strategy, tactics, principles of war, and weaponry through the ages and recent U.S. applications. NAVSC 311 Evolution of Warfare (3) The curriculum for Evolution of Warfare provides students with an in-depth understanding of the art, science and concepts of warfare throughout history. The historical studies not only encompass notable progressions and innovations in warfare, but also illustrate failures which led to major paradoxical transformations in the military culture, tactics, techniques and procedures. Students will be able to garner an appreciation for critical analysis of challenges military organizations have faced in the past, present and will face in future environments. The conclusion of the course explores emerging threats, such as irregular and cyber warfare, which challenge our Nation today.
Introduction to Marine Corps leadership theory and techniques and their application to military-related practical skills and subject matter. NAVASC 313 Marine Corps Leadership Theory and Techniques (3) The curriculum for Marine Corps Leadership Theory and Techniques provides students with an in-depth understanding of the physical and mental rigors Marine Corps Officers face while leading Marines in the contemporary operating environment. Student’s professional development as future Marine Corps leaders is enhanced through the examination of military-related skills, decision-making and management processes, organizational structures and associated micro-cultures within the military framework. Underlying concepts focus on a historical perspective of fundamentals of leadership, team building, establishing command, organizational safety (to include sexual assault prevention/response and suicide prevention) and equal opportunity coupled with humanistic functions leading to successful organizations.
Introduction to naval operations; the theory and principles of the rules of the road; use of the maneuvering board. NAVSC 401 Naval Operations and Seamanship (3) The curriculum for Naval Operations and Seamanship provides for an in-depth study of shipboard procedures in the United States Navy. Designed to be taught by a warfare qualified commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, the course focuses on advanced navigational practices, communications, naval warfare doctrine, joint operations and advanced shipboard evolutions. The course is primarily lecture based, but also employs practical laboratories and case studies to reinforce advanced topics.
The Navy's Resource Management Program (personnel management), counseling techniques, military justice, prevention of substance abuse, and naval correspondence and publications. NAVSC 402 Leadership and Ethics II (3) NAVSCI 402 Leadership and Ethics (3) - A capstone course building upon the foundation of previous Naval Science courses, Leadership and Ethics ensures students have a solid understanding of and an appreciation for ethical standards and decision making. It provides midshipmen with the ethical foundation and basic leadership tools needed to be effective junior officers and provide the high quality leadership our country and Department of Defense will need in the 21st Century. The curriculum is divided into two distinct but overlapping sections; the first focused on ethical theory and major Western ethical philosophy followed by the practical application of leadership as it pertains to a junior officer's duties and responsibilities. Ethical theory is introduced in an academic, discussion-oriented format in order to provide midshipmen with a solid foundation and understanding of various moral, ethical and leadership philosophies. This serves to guide, refine and strengthen a junior officer's character and increase one's awareness of different ethical decision-making tools. The latter portion of the course challenges the midshipmen to apply the first part of the course (i.e. ethical leadership theory) in discussions and practical application exercises of their future duties, responsibilities and expectations of a junior officer in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. Extensive use of case studies throughout the curriculum reinforces the importance of ethical decision-making by naval leaders.
A historical survey and evaluation of twentieth-century amphibious warfare operations. NAVSC 411 Amphibious Warfare (3) NAVSCI 411 Amphibious Warfare (3) – The curriculum for Amphibious Warfare provides students with an in-depth historical basis of the progressive development of military amphibious operations from the early 400 B.C. period to present day military operations. Integral to the course is the understanding of the evolution of military tactics, techniques and procedures in relation to technological advances throughout history and the role of time, space and logistics in military operations. Students conduct detailed research projects of current amphibious operations ranging from amphibious operations in the littorals, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief and non-combatant evacuation operations around the world. The conclusion of the course explores emerging threats which challenge future amphibious operations and the continuance of developing advanced technology, tactics, techniques and procedures currently in the research and development phase within the U.S. Marine Corps.
Prerequisite: 6 credits of Navy ROTC courses