Description: Naval Orientation requires one and one-half hours participation per week. Continuing program offering an introduction to the various aspects of Navy life. Conducted each semester in the NROTC program.
Description: Introduction to seapower and the naval service. The mission, organization, regulations, and broad warfare components of the Navy and Marine Corps. Officer and enlisted rank and rating structures; training; promotions; naval customs and courtesies; ship nomenclature; leadership and discipline. Throughout the course students are apprised of the major challenges facing today's naval officer.
This is a 3 credit course.
Description: This course surveys sea power in terms of "national" domestic environments, foreign policy, technology, leadership, doctrine, strategy and tactics, and "inter-service relations". An understanding of the historical impact of these factors on maritime warfare has direct application to present day and future maritime warfare. Discussions examine the history of the Navy as a force in diplomacy and an instrument of U.S. foreign policy. Relationships between Congress and the military for determining the national defense policy are also explored. An integrated examination of current events and issues lends historical perspective throughout the course. The objective is to challenge you to think critically, objectively, and systemically in order to permit you to function more effectively as a leader in charge of complex maritime systems and organizations in dynamic environments.
Prerequisites: MATH 101
Description: Concepts of naval weapons systems, automatic control systems, and communication systems are explored. Components of the weapon system, including sensors and detection systems, tracking systems, computational systems, launching devices, and projectiles. Once the weapon systems have been defined, they are analyzed solving classic fire control problems and in more modern "total system integration." Command, control, and intelligence (C4ISR) and the impact that computers play in this area. Student presentations are utilized to help them understand how the theory presented is used in modern naval weapons system.
Description: Basic considerations for hull design for naval vessels, related to buoyancy, equilibrium, stability, and the effects of flooding on the design characteristics of naval vessels; basic principles and components of a ship's propulsion system and their relation to all other ship's systems; and the interrelationships and interdependency of all of a ship's systems to the successful mission of a ship.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing
Description: History of warfare and its evolution from the beginning of recorded history to the present.
Prerequisites: NAVS 331.
Description: Principles essential for an understanding of and a working capability in both safe navigation and decision making. Comprised of a detailed and applied analysis of relative motion, ship handling, and "rules of the sea.
Description: Leadership and management are the two vital qualities in any effective organization. Little that is worthwhile can be achieved without effective leadership and management. Despite the wide acknowledgment of this fact, much of the leadership (military, private and social sector) is less effective than it could be and some is mediocre or worse. If good leadership were easy, or if leadership were merely common sense, then more people would be good leaders. Leadership and management can be learned "On the job" (and many lasting leadership lessons may be learned that way), but it is inefficient and potentially disastrous to let every budding young leader make the same leadership errors that thousands of others have already made. There is clearly a requirement for future leaders to have a larger understanding of their field of endeavor.This course is intended to provide some scholarly basis for leadership and management studies - both for future military officers and private sector leaders. The course readings target the fact that experts in the many academic disciplines that comprise the fields of leadership and management studies have something to say that leaders can put to use. Each selection has been chosen to provide the reader with both a deeper understanding of the topic and a set of leadership and management tools that can be used in future leadership roles.
Description: Equips the Navy NROTC student with the skills and abilities needed for competence as a commissioned officer. Theory of leadership and management and practical application. Professional ethics and law within the scope of the military environment. Capstone course builds upon and focuses the managerial and professional competencies developed during prior at-sea training and naval science courses.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, or permission of department chair.
Open to all students and required for US Marine Corps students.
Description: Studies broad aspects of warfare and its interaction with current maneuver warfare doctrine. Case study examination of the historic influences of current tactical, operational and strategic implications of maneuver warfare practices. Specific focus on the United States Marine Corps as the premier maneuver warfare fighting institution.