N S-Naval Science

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N S 0110. Leadership Development.0 Credit Hours.

Designed to expose NROTC students to the professional development of a military officer. This is accomplished through military drill, guest lecturers, command situation and role enactment training. The goal is to better prepare young men and women to serve as naval officers in various fleet assignments. (F, Sp)

N S 1132. Introduction to Naval Science.2 Credit Hours.

Presents an overview of the mission and organization of the Department of Defense with particular emphasis on the Naval Service. Among the topics covered are military law, leadership fundamentals, naval heritage, naval customs and traditions, and career opportunities for Navy and Marine Corps officers. The course is designed for freshmen enrolled in NROTC but is open to all interested University students. Course materials are provided. (F)

N S 1133. Sea Power And Maritime Affairs.3 Credit Hours.

Sea Power And Maritime Affairs. Traces The Development Of Sea Power And Analyzes Its Influence On Maritime Strategy Through The Study Of Major Events In Naval History. Students Will Develop An Appreciation For The Overlapping Roles That National Interests, Technical Advances, Maritime Strategists, And Individual Leaders Play In The Formulation Of U.S. Security Strategy And Policy. Open To All Interested University Students. Textbooks Are Provided. (Sp)

N S 2113. Leadership and Management.3 Credit Hours.

Designed to teach introductory-level leadership and management concepts and applications to sophomore-level Naval ROTC midshipmen and all other interested University students. (Irreg.)

N S 2133. Navigation.3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to marine navigation, including both traditional and electronic navigation theory and practical applications. Includes concepts in navigational safety, rules of the nautical road, and an introduction to relative motion. (Sp)

N S 3223. Naval Ship Systems I: Naval Engineering Systems.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1132. Detailed study of ship characteristics and types, including design, hydrodynamics, stability, compartmentation, propulsion, electrical and auxiliary systems. Includes study of basic concepts of steam, gas turbine, diesel and nuclear propulsion. Case studies on leadership/ethical issues in engineering are also covered. (Sp)

N S 3333. Evolution of the Art of War.3 Credit Hours.

Principles of war, offensive and defensive war, historical campaigns, civil war. (F)

N S 3433. Naval Ship Systems II - Naval Weapons Systems.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1132 or permission of instructor. Outlines theory and employment of weapon systems. Student explores processes of detection, evaluation, threat analysis, weapon selection, delivery, guidance and explosives. Fire control systems and studies involving the moral and ethical responsibilities of leaders in the employment of weapons. (F)

N S 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

N S 4433. Naval Operations and Seamanship.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2133 or permission of instructor. Advanced navigation concepts, including applications to shipboard evolutions and operations. Overview of operational security and tactical communications. Introduction to the law of the sea and international maritime law, naval warfare doctrine and joint operations. (F)

N S 4443. Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213. To provide students with the necessary knowledge to understand the fundamentals of maneuver warfare and appreciate the complexities and dynamics posed by the art and science of warfare. (Sp)

N S 4633. Naval Leadership and Ethics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. An examination of leadership, ethical concepts, and management of naval (Navy and Marine Corps) resources. Objective is to learn the leadership skills, ethical expectations, and management techniques necessary to succeed as a naval officer in leading people and using limited resources in the most efficient manner. Encompasses leadership and ethics readings, and discussion of the uniform code of military justice. (F, Sp)