Course Information

SEAMANSHIP AND NAVIGATION DEPARTMENT



Course: NN101
Title: INTRODUCTION TO NAVIGATION
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: A comprehensive introduction to basic navigation concepts, voyage planning, and contact tracking on maneuvering boards. The course objective is to develop skills in the practical uses of the navigation chart. Midshipmen are introduced to the navigation chart format and associated plotting tools and techniques and learn the concepts of chart coordinates, while measuring and calculating distances, times directions and speeds. Reinforces navigation rules and ship handling skills learned in NS101. Includes at-sea labs on 108 foot Yard Patrol (YP) craft and shore-based bridge simulator labs, providing midshipmen hands-on experience navigating in and out of harbors.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: NN200
Title: NAVIGATION AND PILOTING
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: This course builds upon the foundation of navigation and seamanship skills established in NS101 and NN101 and honed while at-sea during 3/C summer training. Reinforces piloting skills through practice on 108 foot Yard Patrol (YP) craft and in shore-based bridge simulator labs, providing midshipmen with hands-on experience navigating in and out of harbors, and introduces them to the principles of radar and electronic navigation, weather for the mariner, tides and currents, and voyage planning.
Offered: Fall, Summer
Requisites: Prereq: NN101.
Course: NN210
Title: BASIC NAVIGATION
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: A comprehensive introduction to basic navigation concepts, voyage planning, and contact tracking on maneuvering boards. The course objective is to develop skills in the practical uses of the navigation chart. Midshipmen are introduced to the navigation chart format and associated plotting tools and techniques and learn the concepts of chart coordinates while measuring and calculating distances, times directions and speeds. Reinforces navigation rules and ship handling skills learned in NS101. Includes at-sea labs on 108 foot Yard Patrol (YP) craft and shore-based bridge simulator labs, providing midshipmen hands-on experience navigating in and out of harbors.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: NS101 (3/C standing).
Course: NN310
Title: ADVANCED NAVIGATION
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: This course builds upon the foundation of navigation and seamanship skills established in NS101 and NN210. It reinforces piloting skills through practice on 108 foot Yard Patrol (YP) craft and in shore-based bridge simulator labs, providing midshipmen with hands-on experience navigating in and out of harbors. It introduces Midshipmen to the principles of radar and electronic navigation, and voyage planning.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: NN210 (2/C standing).
Course: NS101
Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF SEAMANSHIP
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: This course provides the basic maritime background in general ship characteristics, ship handling, and international and inland navigational rules (i.e. Rules of the Road). Includes at-sea labs on 108 foot Yard Patrol (YP) Craft and shore-based bridge simulator labs, providing midshipmen with hands-on experience navigating in and out of harbors where midshipmen gain ship maneuvering experience and practical application of the navigation rules.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None (4/C standing).
Course: NS300
Title: NAVAL WARFARE
Credits: 0-2-1
Description: This course examines naval doctrine and the tactical decision making factors that influence warfare planning and operations. The course articulates operational concepts that govern the employment of naval forces by providing midshipmen with examples of tactics, techniques, and procedures. Surface, undersea, air, strike, and expeditionary warfare areas are examined throughout the course. Comprehensive war-gaming exercises provide midshipmen with the opportunity to plan and develop an operation in a tactical situation. Practical application of course material is exercised through the development of the commander's intent, mission analysis, and tactical decision making while planning potential courses of action for an in-depth joint operation.
Offered: Fall, Summer
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C standing or Physics major or Department Chair approval.
Course: NS421
Title: JO PRACTICUM (SURFACE WARFARE)
Credits: 0-2-1
Description: A course to provide information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in the surface warfare community. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the surface force, as well as an introduction to the Division Officer at Sea qualification process. Labs include training in ship-handling and bridge watch-standing skills through the use of YPs and simulation software. Those entering surface warfare, surface warfare (nuclear), and any other surface warfare option upon graduation should take this course.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing.
Course: NS422
Title: JO PRACTICUM (SUBMARINE WARFARE)
Credits: 0-2-1
Description: A course to provide information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in the submarine warfare community. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the submarine force. Topics include surfaced and submerged navigation, mission planning, and quality assurance. Those entering the submarine community upon graduation should take this course.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing.
Course: NS423
Title: JO PRACTICUM (NAVAL AVIATION)
Credits: 0-2-1
Description: A course to provide information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in the aviation community. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the aviation community, descriptions of the aviation training pipeline, aviation preflight indoctrination, various naval aviation communities, squadron organization, division officer responsibilities, Naval Aviation Safety and Operating Procedures (NATOPS), and aircrew coordination training. Those entering Navy Pilot and Naval Flight Officer communities upon graduation should take this course.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing.
Course: NS424
Title: JO PRACTICUM (MARINE CORPS)
Credits: 0-2-1
Description: A course to provide information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in the Marine Corps. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the Marine Corps. Instruction includes: tactics, techniques, and procedures of the Marine Corps; organizational structure and operational procedures; and practical applications of leadership principles tailored to the Marine Corps' Operating Forces. Particular emphasis is placed on combat and tactical decision-making to develop and enhance the midshipman's critical thinking ability, analytical skills, and bias for action. Additionally, all concepts are reinforced through demanding physical fitness routines designed to challenge the student physically as well as mentally. Those entering the United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Pilot, Marine Corps Naval Flight Officer, and Navy Civil Engineering Corps communities upon graduation should take this course.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing.
Course: NS425
Title: JO PRACTICUM (SPECIAL WARFARE)
Credits: 0-2-1
Description: A course to provide information about the duties, responsibilities, and challenges facing a junior officer in the Naval Special Warfare (NAVSPECWAR) community. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to NAVSPECWAR. This course introduces students to the existing NAVSPECWAR command structure, capabilities and future trends, the intricacies of small unit mission planning, land navigation, SEAL swimming skills, weapons-handling, administrative responsibilities, reviews of pertinent historic case studies, and analyses of decision making. Labs include instruction in small unit tactics, small boat handling skills, various outdoor training activities, and guest lecturers to discuss leadership as a junior officer. Those entering the Naval Special Warfare community upon graduation should take this course.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing.
Course: NS426
Title: JO PRACTICUM (EOD)
Credits: 0-2-1
Description: A course to provide information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in the Special Operations/EOD community. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the Special Operations community. Practical exercises include dive locker training, underwater training and small boat handling skills in preparation for Dive School. Those entering the Special Operations/Explosive Ordnance Community should take this course.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing.
Course: NS427
Title: JO PRACTICUM (RESTRICTED LINE & STAFF CORPS)
Credits: 0-2-1
Description: A course to provide information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in restricted line and staff corps communities. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the specific communities. Course material is selected to provide advanced study in the fundamentals of the appropriate service communities. Those entering Medical Corps, Supply Corps, and other Staff Corps and Restricted Line communities should take this course.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing.
Course: NS431
Title: JO PRACTICUM (SURFACE)
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: This course provides information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in the surface warfare community. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the surface force. Labs include training in ship-handling and bridge watch-standing skills through the use of YPs and simulators. Additionally, this course examines naval doctrine, and the operational and tactical employment of naval forces. Those entering Surface Warfare or Supply Corps upon graduation are required to take this course.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Surface Warfare selectee (1/C standing).
Course: NS432
Title: JO PRACTICUM (SUBMARINES)
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: This course provides information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in the submarine warfare community. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the submarine force. Topics include surfaced and submerged navigation, mission planning, and quality assurance. Additionally, this course examines naval doctrine, and the operational and tactical employment of naval forces. Those entering the Submarine Warfare community upon graduation are required take this course.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Submarine Warfare selectee (1/C standing).
Course: NS433
Title: JO PRACTICUM (AVIATION)
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: This course provides information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in the aviation community. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the aviation community. Topics include aviation training pipeline, the various naval aviation communities, squadron organization, division officer responsibilities and Naval Aviation Safety and Operating Procedures training. Additionally, this course examines naval doctrine, and the operational and tactical employment of naval forces. Those entering Navy Pilot, Naval Flight Officer, Intelligence, Cryptology, and Information Warfare communities upon graduation are required to take this course.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Aviation Warfare selectee (1/C standing).
Course: NS434
Title: JO PRACTICUM (USMC)
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: This course provides information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in the Marine Corps. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the Marine Corps. Topics include tactics, techniques, procedures, organizational structure and practical applications of leadership. Particular emphasis is placed on combat and tactical decision-making to develop and enhance analytical skills and bias for action. Additionally, this course examines naval doctrine, and the operational and tactical employment of naval forces. Those entering the Marine Corps, and Civil Engineering Corps communities upon graduation are required to take this course.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: US Marine Corps selectee (1/C standing).
Course: NS435
Title: JO PRACTICUM (SPECWAR)
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: This course provides information about the duties, responsibilities, and challenges facing a junior officer in the Naval Special Warfare (NAVSPECWAR) community. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to NAVSPECWAR. Topics include command structure, capabilities, future trends, small unit mission planning, land navigation, weapons-handling and decision making. Labs include instruction in small unit tactics and small boat handling skills. Additionally, this course examines naval doctrine, and the operational and tactical employment of naval forces. Those entering the Naval Special Warfare community upon graduation are required to take this course.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Special Warfare selectee (1/C standing).
Course: NS436
Title: JO PRACTICUM (EOD)
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: This course provides information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in the Special Operations/EOD community. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the Special Operations community. Labs include dive locker training, underwater training and small boat handling skills in preparation for Dive School. Additionally, this course examines naval doctrine, and the operational and tactical employment of naval forces. Those entering the Special Operations/Explosive Ordnance community upon graduation are required to take this course.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Special Operations/EOD selectee (1/C standing).
Course: NS437I
Title: JO PRACTICUM (IDC)
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: A course to provide information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in restricted line and staff corps communities. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the specific communities. Course material is selected to provide advanced study in the fundamentals of the appropriate service communities. Those entering Intelligence, Cryptology, and Information Warfare communities should take this course.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Intelligence, Cryptology, or Information Warfare selectee & 1/C standing
Course: NS437M
Title: JO PRACTICUM (MEDICAL CORPS)
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: A course to provide information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in restricted line and staff corps communities. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the specific communities. Course material is selected to provide advanced study in the fundamentals of the appropriate service communities. Those entering Medical Corps should take this course.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Medical Corps selectee & 1/C standing
Course: NS437S
Title: JO PRACTICUM (SUPPLY CORPS)
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: A course to provide information about the duties and responsibilities required of a junior officer in restricted line and staff corps communities. Instruction includes operational procedures and practical applications of leadership and management principles tailored to the specific communities. Course material is selected to provide advanced study in the fundamentals of the appropriate service communities. Those entering the Supply Corps should take this course.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Supply Corps selectee & 1/C standing