Course Information

US NAVAL ACADEMY COURSES



Course: DM301
Title: MGSP-LEADERS
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: This course provides the pedagogical training in the theory, process, and techniques to conduct peer-lead study sessions in support of the Midshipman Group Study Program (MGSP). The method of instruction will be a combination of workshops, faculty/midshipmen content meetings, and supervised group study sessions. Students must receive a 3.0 QPR or higher in order to be an MGSP Leader. Experienced MGSP Leaders may become MGSP Staff, in which they will help other MGSP leaders with content and attendance matters, and will assist in the administration of the program. In addition to the support they provide other midshipmen, MGSP leaders significantly improve their own understanding of the subject matter in which they assist others.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Approval by department whose course the leader supports and Tutorial Programs Director.
Course: EA203
Title: PRINCIPLES OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING I
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: First course of a two-course sequence covering the fundamentals of aeronautics. Topics in the sequence include the earth's standard atmosphere, basic fluid mechanics, atmospheric flight, airfoils, incompressible and compressible aerodynamics, aerospace structures, propulsion. Knowledge of spreadsheet and writing skills are developed. Hands-on projects on building and flying RC models. This course prepares beginning aerospace engineering students for further studies and develops sound engineering practices.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM122 or SM162.
Course: EA204
Title: PRINCIPLES OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Second course of a two-course sequence covering the fundamentals of aerospace engineering. See EA203 for the topics covered.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II.
Course: EA221
Title: ENGINEERING MECHANICS FOR AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Vector representation of forces and moment systems. Determinate and indeterminate force systems. Moments of areas. Internal forces and moments in slender members. Stress, strain, and Hooke's law for isotropic, linear elastic solids. Stress and strain in slender members carrying axial, bending, and torsion loads. Stress in thin-walled pressure vessels. Failure criteria for isotropic materials. Laboratory work integrated to enhance conceptual understanding and practical insight.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Coreqs: SP211 and SM221.
Course: EA222
Title: MATERIALS FOR AEROSPACE ENGINEERS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introductory course in materials science and engineering for aerospace engineering majors. Topics include atomic structure and microstructure of materials, physical properties of materials, and broad coverage of the processing, manufacturing, and testing methods utilized in producing materials and structures. Metals, alloys, and composites common in aerospace applications are emphasized. Laboratory demonstrations and exercises used to complement and reinforce the lectures and reading include composite materials manufacturing, mechanical property tests, heat treatments, and NDE/NDI methods.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EM221; SC111 and SC112.
Course: EA232
Title: DYNAMICS IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Classical vector kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, building from one degree-of-freedom, to planar, and finally to an introduction to six degree-of-freedom problems of rigid bodies. Energy and momentum concepts and principles are also featured. Aerospace examples and applications are emphasized to build a foundation for future study of structural dynamics and aerospace vehicle dynamics and control.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EA221 or EM221. Coreq: SM212
Course: EA301
Title: AERODYNAMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Covers fundamentals of fluid mechanics: kinematics and dynamics. Conservation equations. Control volume analysis. Inviscid and viscous flows. Momentum theory. Introduction to potential flow theory. Laminar and turbulent boundary layer theories.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EA203, SM221, SM212.
Course: EA303
Title: WIND TUNNEL
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: A laboratory course in wind tunnel test techniques.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: EA301.
Course: EA304
Title: AERODYNAMICS II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Covers elementary potential flows and the method of superposition. Thin-airfoil theory. 2-D Panel methods. Finite-wing theory. Lifting-line and lifting surface theories. Vortex-Lattice methods.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EA301.
Course: EA305
Title: AERO/GAS DYNAMICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Covers essentials of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Control volume analysis. Conservation equations in integral form. One-dimensional compressible flow. Converging-only and converging-diverging nozzles. Isentropic flows. Normal and oblique shocks. Fanno and Rayleigh flows.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: (EA203 and EA204); Coreq: EM319.
Course: EA308
Title: ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: Applications of numerical theory and analysis to relevant engineering problems is the focus of this course. Topics include: solutions of systems of nonlinear equations, iteration techniques, nonlinear root-solvers, numerical integration and differentiation, and curve-fitting techniques. Applications are used to develop the tools necessary to solve realistic problems.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None. Coreq: SM212.
Course: EA322
Title: STRUCTURES FOR AEROSPACE ENG
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Fundamentals of analysis and synthesis of air and space vehicle structures. Maneuver load factors and factors of safety. Introduction to linear elasticity and strain energy. St. Venant's theory of torsion in solid and thin-wall sections. Uniaxial and biaxial beam flexure stresses and deflections. Shear flow in torsion and flexure. Combined bending, torsion, and axial loading of thin-wall, stiffened structures used in aerospace vehicles. Basics of finite element stress and deformation analysis. Elastic buckling of columns and buckling load relations for plates and conical shells. Basic fracture mechanics and fatigue concepts. Laboratory and computer work integrated to enhance understanding and provide practical insight.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EA222 and EM221.
Course: EA332
Title: GAS DYNAMICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Compressible flow of one-dimensional subsonic flows. Methods of gas dynamics in internal flow systems. Shock waves, waves in supersonic flow, linearized flows.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EA301 and EM319.
Course: EA362
Title: ASTRODYNAMICS I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduction to the principles of planetary and satellite motion. Topics include the classical two-body problem, orbital parameters, orbit determination and maneuvers, remote sensing geometry, types of orbits and their uses, constellation design, orbit changes, perturbations and atmospheric drag effects, rendezvous, ballistic missile trajectories, and lunar and interplanetary travel.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EA204.
Course: EA364
Title: SPACECRAFT ATTITUDE DYNAMICS & CONTROL
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Rigid body dynamics and control of spacecraft. Euler angles, inertial properties of rigid and semi-rigid bodies, body-centered equations of motion, torque-free motion. Passive, active, and semi-active attitude controls. Gyroscopes and stable platforms.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EA362 and ES410.
Course: EA365
Title: ROCKET PROPULSION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics are applied to derive thrust, power, and various efficiencies of propulsion systems. Propeller analysis, cycle analysis, ramjets and rockets are covered. Solid and liquid rockets. Propellants and oxidizers.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EA305, EA332.
Course: EA400
Title: INTRODUCTION TO AERONAUTICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Introduces students to the applied science of air-breathing atmospheric flight. The course describes airplanes and how they fly from a design and application perspective. Included are topics in fluid dynamics, airfoil and wing theory, aircraft performance, stability, structures, and aircraft design.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM122 or SM162.
Course: EA401
Title: AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE & DESIGN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The basic principles for lift and drag calculations are extended to entire flight vehicle analysis. Static and dynamic point performance analysis. Introduction to energy methods with selected optimum climb and trajectory problems. Mission analysis and carpet plots leading to design selection criteria.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Co-req: EA304.
Course: EA401F
Title: PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN OF FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The basic principles for lift and drag calculations are extended to entire fixed-wing flight vehicle analysis. Static and dynamic point performance analysis. Introduction to energy methods with selected optimum climb and trajectory problems. Mission analysis and carpet plots leading to design selection criteria.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prerequisite: EA303 Co-requisite: EA304
Course: EA401R
Title: PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN OF ROTARY-WING AIRCRAFT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The basic principles for lift and drag calculations are extended to entire flight vehicle analysis. Rotary- wing aerodynamics analysis methods are introduced. Basic principles are applied to vertical lift vehicle static and dynamic performance analysis leading to design selection criteria.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prerequisite: EA303 Co-requisite: EA304
Course: EA413F
Title: STABILITY AND CONTROL: FIXED-WING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The aerodynamic and inertial forces and moments acting on the flight vehicle and its component parts are analyzed to determine their effect on static and dynamic stability.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EA304. Coreq: ES410
Course: EA413R
Title: STABILITY AND CONTROL: ROTOR
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The aerodynamic and inertial forces and moments acting on the flight vehicle and its component parts are analyzed to determine their effect on static and dynamic stability.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EA304. Coreq: ES410
Course: EA414
Title: AIRPLANE SIMULATION AND CONTROL
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Implementation of linear and non-linear airplane models for man-in-the-loop and batch simulation of airplane flight dynamics. Application of modern control methods to the design of airplane Stability Augmentation Systems and autopilots.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA413; Coreq: ES410 or equivalent.
Course: EA417
Title: ELEMENTS OF FLIGHT TEST ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A lecture and laboratory course designed to provide practical application of theoretical principles learned in courses in flight performance, aerodynamics, and stability and control. Topics include flight test theory and purpose engineering test planning, flight test instrumentation, data analysis, and report writing. Activities include flight simulation, several flights in an aircraft, as well as interaction with naval flight test facilities for test data acquisition and analysis.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA401 and EA413 and approval of the department chair.
Course: EA421
Title: AEROSPACE STRUCTURES II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduction to the finite element methods of structural analysis as applied to atmospheric flight and space flight vehicles. Topics include formulation of the element stiffness matrices, assembly of the global structural matrix, formulation of equivalent loads, energy methods and matrix equation solution methods. A design project using a finite element computer program is carried out.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA322.
Course: EA424
Title: STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introductory course in structural dynamics as applied to atmospheric flight and space flight vehicles. Topics include the analysis of free, damped and forced vibrations of systems with one or many degrees of freedom; vibrations of strings, beams and rectangular plates; matrix formulation of equations of motion; introduction to the finite element method of structural dynamic analysis.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA322.
Course: EA425
Title: VISCOUS FLOW
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An advanced course covering viscous flow problems including laminar, turbulent, incompressible and compressible boundary layers with heat transfer.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA301.
Course: EA427
Title: AERODYNAMICS III
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An advanced course continuing the study of compressible high-speed flow including general conservation laws for inviscid flows, unsteady flow problems, numerical techniques for supersonic flows and real gas effects. Hypersonic flow.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA304.
Course: EA428
Title: COMPUTATIONAL AERODYNAMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduction to the major numerical techniques used in computational aerodynamics. Topics include mathematical methods, boundary conditions, stability, panel methods, lattice methods, nonlinear problems, time dependent solutions and transonic flow problems.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA301.
Course: EA429
Title: FLIGHT PROPULSION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics are applied to derive thrust, power, and various efficiencies of propulsion systems. Propeller analysis, cycle analysis of air-breathing engines: ramjets, turbojets, turbofans, turboprops, turboshafts. Rocket propulsion.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EA332.
Course: EA430
Title: PROPULSION II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The second propulsion course covers turbomachinery theory including compressors, turbines, pumps, application and design methods. Combustion and cooling techniques in modern engines are introduced.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA429 or EA365.
Course: EA435
Title: THE AERODYNAMICS OF V/STOL AIRCRAFT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An advanced course covering the aerodynamics of vertical and short takeoff and landing aircraft, including fixed wing and rotary wing types, with major emphasis on the helicopter.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C, aeronautical track major.
Course: EA439
Title: SPECIAL AIRCRAFT DESIGN
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: This course, along with EA440, provides a two-semester sequence in aerospace design for selected midshipmen.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing in aeronautical track.
Course: EA440
Title: AEROSPACE VEHICLE DESIGN
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: Preliminary design of a flight vehicle. Includes preliminary layout, weight and balance estimates, performance analysis, stability analysis and structural analysis.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C, aeronautical track major.
Course: EA461
Title: SPACE ENVIRONMENT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduction to the environment of the upper atmosphere, near Earth space, and interplanetary space. Topics include: properties of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere, the geomagnetic field, radiation belts and magnetosphere of the Earth, the solar wind and interplanetary medium, remote sensing of the atmosphere and oceans, environmental implications for spacecraft design.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SP212.
Course: EA462
Title: ASTRODYNAMICS II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Advanced topics in astrodynamics including potential of an arbitrary body and of the earth, orbit determination from observations including numerical techniques for data smoothing, special and general perturbations of orbits and interplanetary trajectories, drag effects on low altitude orbits. Special projects.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EA362.
Course: EA463
Title: SPACE OPERATIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course investigates the relationship between mission operations and the other elements of a space mission. It defines a process for translating mission objectives and requirements into a viable mission operations concept. The course focuses on how we get information to and from space and then to the user in a usable format.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA362.
Course: EA465
Title: SPACECRAFT COMMUNICATIONS AND POWER
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is intended to develop communications fundamentals with emphasis on digital communications, link budget analysis, and power subsystems. Secondary topics include: computer and data bus operations, command and data handling, telemetry, and tracking and control.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EA362; Coreq: EE331.
Course: EA467
Title: SPACECRAFT SYSTEM LABORATORY
Credits: 0-4-2
Description: Laboratory analysis of the major system elements of space systems to include ground control and power, attitude control, communications, propulsion and thermal control. Constraints imposed by system application launch vehicles, and environment are considered. Introduction to the engineering design process as well as its computer adaptations.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: EA465.
Course: EA469
Title: SPECIAL SPACE CRAFT DESIGN
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: This course, in conjunction with EA470, provides a two-semester spacecraft design program for selected midshipmen.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing in astronautical track.
Course: EA470
Title: SPACECRAFT DESIGN
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: Preliminary design of a spacecraft. Includes: preliminary layout, weight and moment of inertia estimates, specifications of on-board systems, power subsystem requirements and design, and constraints imposed by launch vehicle and mission requirements.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing in astronautical track.
Course: EC244
Title: ELECTRONICS/ELECTROMECHANICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course is intended only for students in the Computer Engineering major and introduces them to electronics and electromechanics. Topics covered include amplifiers, comparators, diodes, voltage regulation, bipolar junction transistors, metal oxide field effect transistors (MOSFETs), single- and three-phase power delivery, ideal transformers, DC motors, and AC generators. Problem solving, laboratory exercises, and circuit design are emphasized.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EE221.
Course: EC262
Title: DIGITAL SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Fundamentals in realizing a digital system. Topics covered include Boolean algebra, Karnaugh mapping, flip-flops, state diagrams for system minimization and analysis of sequential and logic function circuits, binary arithmetic, decoders, encoders, multiplexers, and demultiplexers, as well as counter and register design. An introduction to complex programmable logic device (field programmable gate array) systems is provided with applications to projects.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: EC310
Title: APPLICATIONS OF CYBER ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The course begins with a brief review of the fundamentals of cyber security, including network architecture, digital signal representation, and digital data transmission. This is followed by terminal-related topics such as assembly level programming, high speed memory, buffer overflow attack, Windows & Linux operating systems, vulnerabilities, and authentication. The core network activities of the OSI model are presented with emphasis on security in a cyber-warfare based environment. Network vulnerability, and hardware and software techniques to protect data are presented. The course ends with wireless topics with emphasis on wireless network security, digital modulation, basic antenna theory, spread spectrum and frequency hopping.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prerequisites: Cyber 1 (SY110) and Physics II (SP212 or SP222), or Dept Chair permission.
Course: EC312
Title: APPLICATIONS OF CYBER ENGINEERING FOR SYSTEMS ENG
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course focuses on concepts of cyber security applied to electronic communication. Students will first concentrate on computer engineering systems and program design to understand cyber vulnerabilities. They will then focus on wired networking at the physical layer whereby the particular Controller Area Network (CAN) specifications will be used to investigate the details and perform attacks on the nodes. Finally, students will be introduced to wireless communication with a focus on wireless network security, including Fourier analysis, filters, gain and noise. In the labs, they will investigate modulation, antennas and propagation. The course ends with eavesdropping, jamming, error correction and encryption in ZigBee and WIFI networks.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SY110, ES200/202, EE331.
Course: EC356
Title: COMPUTER NETWORKS WITH SECURITY APPLICATIONS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course provides a foundation in the fundamentals of data and computer communications. Emphasis is placed on protocol and network design within the framework of the TCP/IP network architecture. Critical technical areas in data communications, wide-area networking, and local area networking are explored. Cyber security considerations, vulnerabilities, and solutions are examined at all levels of the network stack.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prerequisite: EE353
Course: EC361
Title: MICROCOMPUTER-BASED DESIGN
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A principles-based foundation to the analysis and design of systems using microprocessors. The student will acquire a detailed understanding of the architecture and instruction set of a representative microcontroller, assembly-language programming of that microcontroller, and the use of interrupts. The student will design and build circuits with both digital and analog components and will learn to use timers, asynchronous serial communications, parallel communications, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, and pulse-width modulators. The derivation and use of design equations to achieve desired behavior is emphasized.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EC262 or EE313.
Course: EC362
Title: COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course covers organization, structure, and design of computers, starting with a review of the history of computers. Design topics include: complex and reduced instruction set design; data addressing; design of central processing units, registers, and arithmetic logic units; circuits to handle interrupts, resets, and other exceptions; horizontal and vertical microprogramming; data busses; memory system design; input/output system design; paging and segmentation; and cache design. A study of computer arithmetic covers two's complement addition and subtraction; Booth's and Robertson's algorithms for signed multiplication; restoring and non-restoring division; square root extraction; and floating-point hardware.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EC262 and EC361, or approval of department chair.
Course: EC404
Title: OPERATING SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This is an introductory course covering fundamental concepts and principles of computer operating systems with emphasis on process management including threads, memory management, file system structures, I/O management, system protection, security and distributed computing. Students will engage in a number of programming projects.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SI204
Course: EC415
Title: COMPUTER ENG DESIGN II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course provides practice in computer engineering design, development, and prototype testing. Following approval of the project by the instructor, the student develops a prototype, troubleshoots, and gathers performance data, then completes construction and packaging of the final design. A formal briefing to peers and department faculty follows a written final project report on the completed project in lieu of a final exam.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EE411 and 1/C ECE major, or approval of department chair.
Course: EC456
Title: WIRELESS NETWORKS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introductory course in wireless networking and wireless network security. Major topics will include the wireless channel; the IEEE 802.11 (WiFi), Bluetooth and WiMax standards; wireless network security; 4G cellular networks; and advanced wireless networks such as wireless sensor networks.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Pre: EC356 or IC322.
Course: EC462
Title: SUPERSCALAR PROCESSOR DESIGN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Topics essential to modern superscalar processor design are covered: review of pipelined processor design and hierarchical memory design; advanced topics covering a range of processes, techniques and superscalar computer designs.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EC362.
Course: EC463
Title: MICROCOMPUTER INTERFACING
Credits: 2-4-4
Description: This course provides a strong foundation in techniques for connecting computers to peripheral and communications devices and in the methodology for programming the computer to control external devices in real time. This course is supported by a project-oriented laboratory with an opportunity to use a wide variety of computer-controlled peripheral devices. The student will learn the architecture of a representative digital signal processor (DSP) and how to use assembly language to program it. A major emphasis of the course is the in-depth study of interrupt processing, polling, direct memory access, parallel input/output (I/O) protocols, inter-process communication, and modular techniques for designing hardware and software.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EC262 or EE313.
Course: EE221
Title: INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course addresses the analysis of linear electric circuits through the application of basic network laws and theorems. The student derives solutions for DC circuits, sinusoidal steady-state circuits, and first- and second-order circuits. Students are introduced to linear integrated circuits such as operational amplifiers and timers. Laboratory exercises where students build and design circuits and use test equipment reinforce course material. Introductory troubleshooting skills and lab notebook maintenance are emphasized. Computer simulation is used throughout the course to support both analysis and design objectives.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus I. For EEE or ECE majors only, or permission of Dept Chair.
Course: EE241
Title: ELECTRONICS I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: The physics of semiconductor devices (p-n junction diode, bipolar and field effect transistors) is introduced. Device characterization in terms of appropriate external variables then leads to construction of small-signal and large-signal models. Emphasis is on practical electronic circuits such as amplifiers, filters, rectifiers, regulators and switching circuits.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EE221 or EE331.
Course: EE301
Title: ELECTRICAL FUND AND APPL
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Provides an introduction to AC and DC circuit theory appropriate to model shipboard systems. Circuits of resistors, capacitors, inductors and sources are analyzed to predict steady state and first-order transient voltage, current, and power. Impedance matching, filters, transformers, motors/generators, and three-phase power distribution systems are introduced in the context of shipboard application. Laboratory exercises use tools and equipment found in the fleet and allow for a comparison of theoretical and actual circuit performance.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Physics II (SP212 or SP222).
Course: EE313
Title: LOGIC DESIGN AND MICROPROCESSORS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This is an introductory level project course in digital electronics for non-electrical engineering majors. It begins with the design, analysis and minimization of both combinatorial and sequential circuits and their realization in both discrete components and programmable logic devices. The course then progresses into the uses of MSI devices and digital arithmetic. Finally, an introduction to assembly level programming and microprocessor/microcontroller based systems design is also provided.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EC310 or approval of department chair.
Course: EE320
Title: INTRO TO ELECTRICAL ENGR II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course provides an introduction to the analysis of power systems and rotating machinery. The student applies circuit analysis techniques to solve single-phase and three-phase power problems. Further, the analysis of ideal and non-ideal transformers, DC machines, and synchronous machines is included. An introduction to power electronic circuits is provided, including DC motor speed control and power supply examples. Problem solving and laboratory exercises are emphasized.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EE221.
Course: EE322
Title: SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: The principles of circuit analysis are extended to the transmission of signals through linear systems. The approach is based on determination and interpretation of natural frequencies, pole-zero diagrams, and their relation to the governing system equations. Transform techniques are applied to the analysis of systems, including circuits. Both continuous-time and discrete-time systems are discussed. Computer software is used to model and analyze signals and systems.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EE241 or EC244 or approval of department chair.
Course: EE331
Title: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A study of DC and AC electrical elements and circuits, including Thevenin equivalence, natural and forced responses of first-order systems, AC power, and AC three-phase systems. Amplifiers, diodes and transistors are introduced and drive discussion of applications in power regulation and machine control. AC and DC machines are investigated and discussed the in the context of a shipboard environment.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Physics II (SP212 or SP222).
Course: EE342
Title: ELECTRONICS II
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: BJT and MOSFET amplifiers are studied. This includes the analysis of differential amplifiers, current mirrors, multistage amplifiers, feedback amplifiers, power amplifiers, and integrated circuit amplifiers. Feedback and frequency analysis of amplifiers is emphasized. Applications include active filters and oscillators.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EE241 or approval of department chair.
Course: EE344
Title: SOLID-STATE POWER ELECTRONICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: The course covers aspects of the analysis, simulation, design, control, and prototyping of power electronic circuits, with an emphasis on industrial and Department of Defense applications. Topical coverage includes rectifiers, dc-dc converters, dc-ac inverters, motor drives, semiconductor device characteristics, and practical issues such as snubbers, drivers, and heat dissipation. Design through mathematical modeling and simulation, followed by implementation and testing, is emphasized.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EE241 or approval of department chair.
Course: EE353
Title: PROB STATS & LIN ALG FOR ECE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is an introduction to probability, statistics, and linear algebra with applications to electrical and computer engineering. The course begins with the fundamentals of probability theory, and then relates these concepts to data analysis using the fundamentals of statistics. The course finishes with applications of linear algebra to solving engineering problems via matrix analysis and manipulation.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM212 or SM222
Course: EE354
Title: MODERN COMM SYSTEMS WITH CYBER APPLICATIONS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introduction to communication systems that focuses on the analysis and design of analog and digital communication systems in a cyber context. Topics include power and energy spectral density, quantization of analog signals, line coding, basic analog and digital modulation techniques, and transmitter and receiver design concepts. Modulation will be analyzed both on the basis of spectral characteristics and performance in AWGN channels. Application of these techniques to practical communication systems will be presented. The course ends with a brief introduction to spread spectrum and wireless communications.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EE353 & EE322.
Course: EE372
Title: ENGINEERING ELECTROMAGNETICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Basic transmission line theory is introduced with high-frequency circuit design applications. Maxwell's equations are formulated for time-varying fields and applied to waveguide, antenna, and radar systems. Labs provide practical experience with transmission lines, waveguides, optical waveguides, antennas, and radar.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: Physics II (SP212 or SP222).
Course: EE411
Title: ELECT & COMP ENG DESIGN I
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A series of design problems are presented to take the student through the total design process from specification to verification of performance. In addition to technical design, factors such as safety, economics, and ethical and societal implications are considered. A small project is executed and evaluated. Each student chooses a capstone project and develops and submits a proposed design to be completed in EE414 (for electrical engineers) or EE415 (for computer engineers). The proposal is presented to the student's peers and project advisors in lieu of a final exam.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing in EEE major or ECE major or approval of department chair.
Course: EE414
Title: ELECTRICAL ENG DESIGN II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course provides practice in engineering design, development, and prototype testing. Following approval of the project by the instructor, the student develops a prototype, troubleshoots, and gathers performance data, then completes construction and packaging of the final design. A formal briefing to peers and department faculty follows a written final project report on the completed project in lieu of a final exam
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EE411 and 1/C EEE major, or approval of department chair.
Course: EE420
Title: ELECTRIC MACHINES AND DRIVES
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: The course includes an introduction to magnetic circuits and electromechanical energy conversion principles. Building on these topics, the basic operation, analysis, modeling and design of transformers, dc machines, induction machines, and synchronous machines is then presented. The simulation and power electronic control of dc and ac machines are considered. The output waveforms of a synchronous machine/three-phase rectifier, as part of a dc distribution system, are investigated. The course utilizes both simulation exercises and extensive laboratory hardware exercises to reinforce theory and validate derived models.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EE320.
Course: EE426
Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A practical introduction to the design of electronic instrumentation. Common to all instruments is input from the physical world. Many instruments also entail control of external devices. Students examine a wide range of sensors and actuators. Labs support a broad study of the major components of electronic instrumentation systems: sensors, data acquisition, signal conditioning, computer control, and actuators.
Offered: Fall Or Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EE221 or EE301 or EE331.
Course: EE432
Title: DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Digital signal processing principles are studied and applied to modern radar, sonar, and communication systems. The DFT is introduced, its properties are explored and the FFT algorithm is developed. Discrete correlation, convolution, spectral analysis, matched filter detection problems, complex demodulation techniques, the Z transform, and stability of discrete systems are explored. Properties of FIR and IIR digital filters are studied. Digital filters are designed and applied to random and deterministic signals.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EE322 or approval of department chair.
Course: EE433
Title: WIRELESS AND CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An in-depth study of wireless and cellular systems. This study includes system design, mobile radio propagation (large-scale path loss, small-scale fading, and multipath), and modulation techniques for mobile radio. A working knowledge of the characteristics of the three major cellular/PCS systems in use in the U.S. today is also developed. Technical discussions of recent topics/publications related to the course material are also conducted. Laboratory experiments emphasize indoor and outdoor RF propagation measurements. A final project is required in lieu of a final examination.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EE354 or approval of department chair.
Course: EE434
Title: WIRELESS AND CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS II
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A continuation of the in-depth study of wireless and cellular systems. This study includes modulation techniques for mobile radio, equalization, diversity, and channel coding. Small group research projects are conducted in lieu of a final examination.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EE433 or approval of department chair.
Course: EE435
Title: BIOMETRIC SIGNAL PROCESSING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course is an introduction to the means and methods to automatically identify people based on their unique physical or physiological traits, called biometrics. It provides an overview of pattern recognition and image processing techniques, then covers how to apply those methods to the identification of irises, faces, fingerprints, and hand geometry.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: EE353 and EE322, or Department Chair approval.
Course: EE451
Title: ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF SEMICONDUCTORS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course develops an understanding of semiconductor properties and how they determine the performance of semiconductor devices. Hole and electron conduction and charge carrier distribution models are developed. Charge carrier generation and recombination and carrier dynamics leading to drift and diffusion are used to study semiconductor transport phenomena. The p-n junction, bipolar junction transistor, and field-effect transistor are studied in detail.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: Physics II (SP212 or SP222) or EE241 or approval of department chair.
Course: EE472
Title: FIBER OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introduction to the nature of optical waveguides and fiber optical communications systems. Fiber propagation modes, dispersion and attenuation are studied. Lightwave transmitters and receivers, optical amplifiers, and components for wavelength division multiplexing are discussed, and a complete optical communication network is analyzed.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EE354 or approval of department chair.
Course: EG471
Title: ENGINEERING DESIGN I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The first course in a two-semester capstone design sequence for General Engineering majors. Topics include the engineering design process, project management, codes and standards. Students form design teams, select a capstone design project and progress through the project definition, proposal, exploratory research, concept selection and preliminary design stages of the project. The capstone design project continues in EM422.
Offered:
Requisites: 1/C General Engineering Major
Course: EG472
Title: ENGINEERING DESIGN II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Part two of the two-semester capstone design course sequence for General Engineering majors. Students continue with concept selection, detailed design, prototyping and evaluation of their capstone design projects. Formal presentations and reports are prepared to review and document the designs.
Offered:
Requisites: 1/C General Engineering Major; EM421
Course: EM211
Title: STATICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An initial course in applied vector mechanics with emphasis on static equilibrium. Topics include forces, moments, couples, equivalent force-couple systems, centroids, distributed forces, and Coulomb friction. The application of the free body diagram in the analysis of static equilibrium of frames, machines and trusses is stressed.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: Calculus III and Physics I.
Course: EM215
Title: INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: This is an overview course for Mechanical, General, and Nuclear Engineering majors that introduces the student to the main areas of mechanics, materials, and thermoscience. In addition, it provides background in visualization skills and the design process. Projects are used to enhance the understanding of mechanical engineering and the design process.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; for EME, EGE, and ENR majors only.
Course: EM217
Title: STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A first course in mechanics of deformable bodies with emphasis on the engineering approach to the responses of these bodies to various types of loadings. Topics include stress-strain relationships, stress-strain analysis, stress and strain transformation (Mohr's circle), load-deflection, bending, torsion, buckling, and temperature effects.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EM211; Coreq: SM212.
Course: EM221
Title: MECHANICS FOR NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Vector representation of force, resultant force and moment, equilibrium of concurrent and non-concurrent forces. Determinate and indeterminate force systems. Area moments and products of inertia. Support reactions and free-body diagrams for simple models of structures. Internal forces and moments in slender members. Cauchy's stress, linear strain, and Hooke's law for isotropic solids. Axial, torsional, and bending stresses in structural members. Axial and hoop stresses in thin- and thick-walled pressure vessels. Failure criteria for isotropic materials. Laboratory work integrated to enhance conceptual understanding and provide practical insight.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Corequisites: SP211 and SM221
Course: EM232
Title: DYNAMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Course in classical vector dynamics. Topics include vector algebra and calculus, kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, as well as energy and momentum methods. Extensive problem solving involving particle and rigid body motion is required.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EM211 Coreq: SM212.
Course: EM232A
Title: DYNAMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Course in classical vector dynamics. Topics include vector algebra and calculus, kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, as well as energy and momentum methods. Extensive problem solving involving particle and rigid body motion is required.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Requisites: Prereq: EM211 Coreq: SM212. Aerospace Engineering Majors only or permission of the Department.
Course: EM300
Title: PRINCIPLES OF PROPULSION
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A study of the principles of energy conversion, fluid flow and hydraulics applied to naval engineering systems, including the basic operation of steam, gas turbine and internal combustion power plants, as well as heat exchangers, air conditioning, and refrigeration.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Physics I (SP211 or SP221).
Course: EM300N
Title: PRINCIPLES OF PROPULSION/NUCLEAR
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A study of the principles of energy conversion, fluid flow and hydraulics applied to naval engineering systems, including the basic operation of steam, gas turbine and internal combustion power plants, as well as heat exchangers, air conditioning, and refrigeration. This course also covers nuclear power plant propulsion principles.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: Physics I (SP211 or SP221), 3/C cruise.
Course: EM313
Title: MATERIALS SCIENCE
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introductory course in the physical and mechanical properties of engineering design materials including metals, ceramics and plastics, their structures, use in engineering applications and failure phenomena. All laboratory projects are structured to provide strong physical illustrations for the topics covered in lectures.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: EM316
Title: THERMO-FLUID SCIENCES I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A first course in thermal systems that covers incompressible fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Topics in fluid mechanics include properties of fluids, fluid statics, integral conservation equations, differential field analysis, dimensional analysis and similitude, incompressible boundary layers, viscous flow in conduits and flow about immersed bodies. Topics in heat transfer include one-dimensional steady conduction, convection and radiation exchange. Heat transfer emphasis is related to heat exchangers and electronics cooling applications.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SC112; Coreq: SM212
Course: EM317
Title: THERMO-FLUID SCIENCES II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A basic thermodynamics course in which the first and second laws of thermodynamics are studied primarily from the classical macroscopic viewpoint and applied to both closed and open systems. Working substances include perfect gases, real gases and vapors in addition to solids and liquids. Thermodynamic cycles are covered with specific reference to internal combustion engines, gas turbine engines, steam power plants and refrigeration. Methods for improving the performance of thermodynamic cycles are discussed including regeneration.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EM316 or EM324.
Course: EM319
Title: ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A basic thermodynamics course in which the first and second laws of thermodynamics are studied primarily from the classical macroscopic viewpoint and applied to both closed and open systems. Working substances include perfect gases, real gases and vapors in addition to solids and liquids. Naval applications are emphasized.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: SM212.
Course: EM320
Title: APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Laboratory equipment which operates on principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics is used to reinforce analyses and design of gas and vapor power cycles, refrigeration and air conditioning, ship and aircraft propulsion systems, combustion, energy conversion and compressible flow.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EM319 or equivalent.
Course: EM321
Title: MECHANICS/MATERIALS FOR AERO
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Mechanics and Materials for Aerospace Engineers is a first course in materials and mechanics. Topics include: Aerospace material properties; treatments; manufacturing and fabrication processes including jointing; design and selection considerations, including durability repairability maintainability, corrosion and protective treatments; fatigue and creep phenomena; basic elasticity; simple structural element behavior for rods, beams, shafts and plates. Laboratory work and demonstrations are integrated to show the relevance of the topics and to give practical insight to the behavior of aerospace structural materials and structures.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EM211.
Course: EM324
Title: FLUID DYNAMICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introductory course in fluid dynamics stressing both the integral and differential forms of the conservation laws of fluid flow. Engineering applications are made to hydrostatics and to ideal and real fluid flows. Laboratory experiments and problems sessions complement the lectures.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: EM319 or equivalent.
Course: EM371
Title: INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Fundamentals of mechanical design, with emphasis on the design of pertinent machine elements. Topics such as fasteners, springs, anti-friction bearings, lubrication and journal bearings, gearing and shafts are covered. Also included are static and fatigue failure theories.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EM217 and EM232.
Course: EM375
Title: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING EXPERIMENTATION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A design course that emphasizes the theory and practical considerations associated with contemporary experimental procedures, methods and design strategies. Topics include measurement error and its propagation, equation fitting and plotting, signal acquisition and validation, instrument response and elements of experimental design. Emphasis includes computer aided data reduction, modeling of a system and report writing.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM212, EM217, and EM232.
Course: EM380
Title: ENGINEERING REVIEW
Credits: 0-2-0
Description: A comprehensive review course to prepare students to take the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. Topics include mathematics, chemistry, computers, electrical engineering, engineering economics, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanics of materials.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major.
Course: EM415
Title: HEAT TRANSFER
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Study of thermal radiation, steady and transient conduction, laminar and turbulent convection, internal and external flow, boundary layers and empirical correlations. Applications address fins, nuclear reactor cooling, heat exchangers and interactive computing.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EM319 and EM324.
Course: EM420
Title: PROJECT MANAGEMENT MECH ENG
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Project Management for Mechanical Engineers is an introduction to the fundamentals of project management. Topics include planning projects, schedules, budgets, resources, data analysis, project team dynamics, implementation, execution, performance measurement and closeout.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EM423
Title: MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The treatment of vibration fundamentals including free, damped and forced harmonic vibrations of linear single and multi-degree of freedom systems, modal analysis, continuous systems and a practical project.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EM217 and EM232.
Course: EM424
Title: ANALYTICAL METHODS MECHANICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Review of solution methods to frequently encountered engineering problems such as cylindrical and spherical heat conduction, wave dynamics, boundary layers and vibrations. The solutions methods focus on problems encountered in solid mechanics, fluids mechanics and heat transfer. Includes both analytical and numerical problem solving techniques.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM212.
Course: EM433
Title: COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course examines how computers and automation are used in modern manufacturing processes. Topics include machining processes, CNC programming, process planning, dimensioning, and tolerancing. Students participate in a manufacturing project which utilizes CAD/CAM software to design and manufacture a component using CNC machining equipment.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major.
Course: EM436
Title: MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE STRUC
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Mechanics of Composite Structures is an introductory course that emphasizes the mechanics of structures containing composite materials. Mechanics topics covered include generalized Hooke's Law, lamina constitutive relationships, lamina strength analysis, micro-mechanics of fiber reinforced lamina, and the mechanics of composite laminates. In addition materials science and manufacturing of composites are covered. A project that requires both the design, manufacture and testing of a composite component or structure concludes this course.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: EM217.
Course: EM441
Title: DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will provide students with an introduction to the use of Directed Energy Systems. Topics covered include propagation of directed energy, atmospheric effects and modeling, and simulation of a directed energy beam. In addition, an overview of the technology and analysis needed to understand and design the beam control systems that accomplish acquisition, tracking, and pointing of shipboard lasers will be discussed.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM212 and SP212
Course: EM442
Title: COMPUTER-AIDED THERMODYNAMICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course covers the thermodynamics and heat transfer concepts associated with heat engines and vapor-compression refrigerators and heat pumps employing computer software to conduct the analysis. The software package allows for faster basic solutions and enables the students to conduct optimization and design activities that clearly illustrate enhancements to both basic gas and vapor cycles, as well as more advanced combined and cascaded cycles. Enrollment limited to General Engineering majors. Students may not receive credit for this course and EM320.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EGE major and either EM319 or EM317.
Course: EM443
Title: ENERGY CONVERSION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Fundamentals of applied energy systems including types and sources of energy; forms and methods of energy delivery; and the sectors, magnitude, and use patterns of energy consumption. Focusing on the US national energy situation, topics include energy conversion processes in existing and projected power, transportation, heating and cooling systems, with emphasis on efficiency, economic viability, and environmental impacts. Traditional and nontraditional fuels; nuclear energy systems, alternate energy systems, and methods of energy storage.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EM319 or equivalent.
Course: EM444
Title: SOLAR ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to solar energy conversion and utilization. Topics covered include solar radiation, collectors, energy storage, solar heating, solar cooling, photovoltaic converters and wind energy.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EM445
Title: NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The course examines each of the quantitative sensor-based methods for non-invasively assessing the structural integrity of materials -- metals and composites. The methods covered include sonic, ultrasonic, electro-magnetic, optical and infrared. The important properties of any sensor are its wavelength, beam spread, and resolution and each student will receive a solid understanding of how these three key parameters are used to provide optimal NDE results for understanding material properties as well as detecting internal defects. Labs involve materials imaging, subsurface characterization and imaging, microstructure and properties characterization, and defect characterization in naval and aerospace components.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SP212, EM313.
Course: EM447
Title: WIND AND TIDAL ENERGY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will cover wind and water turbine technology including design of turbine blades, analysis of flow regimes and energy conversion. The economics and policies involved in implementing these renewable energy systems will also be studied.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EM317 or EM319 and EM316, EM324 or EA301.
Course: EM451
Title: DESIGN OF ROBOTIC ELEMENTS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course addresses practical issues concerning the design, fabrication and operation of wheel-driven mobile robots. The objectives of the course are to: (a) Design and fabricate wheel-driven mobile robots to accomplish particular performance objectives, (2) Select typical elements used in robot construction such as electric motors, drive train components, pneumatic components, and sensors, and (3) Develop and test code for a programmable robot controller to incorporate various sensors and enable autonomous operation. The course utilizes a hands-on, project-based approach to learning about robotics.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EM371 or permission of instructor.
Course: EM452
Title: ENGINEERING MATERIALS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course consists of advanced topics in engineering materials, including marine corrosion and design considerations (electrochemistry, corrosion rates, design of protection systems, etc.) and mechanical properties of materials (yield under complex stress state, brittle fracture and temperature effects, fatigue in simple and biaxial stress, and mechanical creep). Review of concepts in solid mechanics (tension/compression, torsion, bending and Mohr's circle) will be included. Enrollment limited to General Engineering majors. Students may not receive credit for this course and EM321, EM371, or EN380.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C EGE major.
Course: EM453
Title: MATERIALS: PROCESSING & FABRICATION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: State-of-the-art and advanced process and fabrication techniques are examined for metallic, polymeric and composite materials. Aspects of the production of the basic components of material systems are examined. Also, post processing and fabrication thermal treatments to improve the material system will be discussed. The course is directed to proper process and fabrication selection for efficient and safe design of mechanical systems.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EM313.
Course: EM456
Title: CORROSION AND CORROSION CONTROL
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A course dedicated to the study of various types of corrosion including the electrochemical and metallurgical mechanisms responsible for each and their prevention. The course concentrates principally on the structural alloys used in the marine environment. Laboratory sessions involve demonstrations and hands-on experiments which complement the lecture material.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EM313.
Course: EM461
Title: ENGINES: PRINCIPLES, DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The course objective is to provide a fundamental understanding of reciprocating internal-combustion engine design and operation. This is achieved by linking existing engine hardware design and performance analysis to concepts and disciplines studied in the mechanical engineering curriculum.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EM320 and EM324 or approval of department chair.
Course: EM468
Title: NUCLEAR ENERGY CONVERSION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Principles of the conversion of nuclear energy into useful power are covered. Various types of nuclear power plants, their design, cycles, load following characteristics, etc., are studied. Advanced nuclear energy conversion systems, including fusion, are also studied.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: EM362.
Course: EM471
Title: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The first course in a two-semester capstone design sequence. Topics include the engineering design process, project management, codes and standards, engineering ethics, and computer-aided design. Students form design teams, select a capstone design project and progress through the proposal and preliminary design stages of the project. The capstone design project continues in EM472.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EM371, ER371, or Dept Chair Approval
Course: EM472
Title: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Part two of the two-semester capstone design course sequence. Students continue with concept selection, detail design, prototyping and evaluation of their capstone design projects. Formal presentations and reports are prepared to review and document the designs.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: (EM371 or ER371, and EM471) or approval of department chair.
Course: EM474
Title: GAS TURBINES: DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A course designed to acquaint the student with the design and analysis of modern gas turbine engines currently employed by the U.S. Navy. Gas turbine cycles are studied along with the various components that comprise gas turbine engines such as axial and centrifugal compressors, combustors, axial turbines, intercoolers, reheaters, regenerators and inlet/exit diffusers and nozzles. Future concepts in turbomachinery propulsion will be discussed. The course assumes a basic knowledge of thermodynamics and will add to the student's knowledge in such areas as compressible flow in turbomachinery, combustion analysis and emissions control. The culmination of the course is a final design project.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EM320.
Course: EM475
Title: MOTORSPORTS ENGINEERING
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: A design course in which the objective is to build a small formula-style race car based on a set of specifications provided by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Topics include vehicle dynamics, suspension and steering geometry, engine and drivetrain fundamentals, driver interfaces, fabrication technologies and project management. Students can expect significant hands-on fabrication and assembly experience. The vehicle is completed in EM472 in fulfillment of capstone project requirements.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EM371, permission of instructor; Coreq: EM471.
Course: EN221
Title: ENGR MECH W/MARINE APPS I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: First course in two-semester sequence covering the principles of engineering mechanics of rigid and deformable bodies for naval architecture students. Topics in the first course include forces, moments, static equilibrium, stress, strain, stress-strain relations and transformations, torsions in shafts, flexure in beams, column buckling, and temperature effects.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 3/C ENA major.
Course: EN222
Title: ENGR MECH W/MARINE APPS II
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: The second course in a two semester sequence covering the principles of engineering mechanics of rigid and deformable bodies for naval architecture students. Topics in the second course include: generalized Hooke's Law and states of stress, structural failure theories, motion of a point, energy methods, impact loadings, momentum methods, planar kinematics of rigid bodies, energy and momentum in rigid body dynamics and single DOF vibration analysis.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EN221.
Course: EN245
Title: PRINCIPLES OF OCEAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course introduces new ocean engineering majors to the general problems and design practices in the areas of the ocean environment, coastal engineering, offshore structures, ocean materials, ocean acoustics, and underwater systems. Basic naval architecture principles are also covered, including hydrostatics, stability and buoyancy, and powering. The use of laboratory experiments and computer-aided drafting (CAD), are emphasized.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EOE major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN247
Title: PRINCIPLES OF NAVAL ARCH & MARINE ENGR
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course, which is intended for midshipmen majoring in naval architecture, provides an overview of topics paramount to ship design. Topics include introductions to engineering design, engineering graphics, numerical methods, buoyancy, ship structures, and marine propulsion systems. A design project is used to provide students with a hands-on experience in designing a simple vessel.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ENM major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN330
Title: PROBS & STATS W/ OCEAN APPLS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Covers the basic concepts of probability and statistics with the aim of providing an understanding of the probabilistic nature of the forces acting on a marine structure. A statistical representation of the sea surface is developed in order to determine design values for structural loading and vehicle motion.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM212 and (EN245 or EN247).
Course: EN342
Title: SHIP HYDROSTATICS AND STABILITY
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Theories and procedures for predicting a ship's hydrostatic response to various conditions are addressed. Methods for computing the stability characteristics of both intact and damaged ships are studied. Floodable length computations are taught. Stability and subdivision criteria are explained. The lines plan for a hull form is developed and analyzed.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EN245 or EN247.
Course: EN353
Title: RESISTANCE AND PROPULSION
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Topics include dimensional analysis, similitude, wave and viscous resistance of ships, ship-model testing techniques, full-scale performance prediction, momentum theory of propulsive devices, and propeller vibrations and design. This course also covers the experimental aspects of marine vehicle resistance and propulsion.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: (EN245 or EN247) and (EM318 or EM324).
Course: EN358
Title: SHIP STRUCTURES
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A course in structural theory and practice. Topics include longitudinal and transverse strength of the hull girder, bending moments in a seaway, plate theory, development of ship structural design, Finite Element analysis, and applications of shipbuilding materials.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EM217 or EN222; Coreq: EN353.
Course: EN380
Title: NAVAL MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course addresses the optimal use of materials in ocean systems with emphasis on corrosion prevention, fracture mechanics, and basic materials science.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Chemistry II (SC112 or SC151); Coreq: EM217 or EN222.
Course: EN400
Title: PRINCIPLES OF SHIP PERFORMANCE
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course is an introduction to the applied science of ship systems. The course describes ships and submarines and how they remain afloat from a design and application perspective. Included are topics in hydrostatics, ship stability and operability, materials, fluid dynamics and propulsion. EN400 is an appropriate substitute for all majors where EN200 is required.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C standing or permission of department chair.
Course: EN401
Title: ENGINEERING IN THE LITTORAL ZONE
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course is an introduction to engineering principles applied to the near-shore and on-shore environment. Basic engineering mechanics, strength of materials and soil mechanics are studied to provide a base for further investigation. Coastal processes including wave action, sediment transport, beach formation and erosion are discussed. How the combination of such processes and basic mechanics affect such things as small boat hydrostatics, sea-to-shore logistics operations, and coastal structure assessment and construction are studied. 1/C midshipmen having selected (or intending to select) Marine Corps service may substitute EN401 for EN200.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing or permission of department chair.
Course: EN411
Title: OCEAN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING I
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introduction to basic principles and current issues in environmental engineering as applied to the ocean environment. Topical coverage includes chemical and biological considerations in water quality, diffusion and dispersion in estuaries and oceanic environments, engineering methods used to analyze and mitigate the effects of marine pollution, and environmental ethics and regulatory statutes.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN412
Title: OCEAN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Basic principles and current issues in environmental engineering as applied to the ocean environment are introduced. Principal focus is on ocean resources: their identification, recovery, and utilization. Topical coverage includes the technological aspects of alternate energy sources; deep-ocean oil and gas recovery; desalinization; dredging and uses for dredge spoil; mineral exploitation; ocean depositories; wetlands, reefs and other coastal developments; and environmental economics, ethics, and regulatory statutes.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN420
Title: COASTAL ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course provides an overview of the methods used to design both shore protection systems and port and harbor structures. Topics include sea level fluctuations, wind-wave forecasting, shallow water wave transformation, sediment transport, littoral processes, "soft engineering" approaches like beach nourishment, and structural design of revetments, groins, jetties, and breakwaters. Emphasis is on the design process using Army Corps of Engineers design manuals.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EN475, 1/C EOE major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN425
Title: OCEAN THERMAL SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Applies the concepts of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, psychrometrics and heat transfer to ocean systems and ocean environmental control systems. Includes thermal energy conversion to power cycles, including internal and external combustion engines, and gas turbines. Topics covered include refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pumps, incompressible and compressible flow, mass and energy balances, and heat exchanger designs.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EM319; Coreq: EM324.
Course: EN426
Title: PORT AND HARBOR ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Covers engineering of marine terminals and small-craft harbors, ship berthing and maneuvering considerations, port navigation, port-related structures, channel design, floating terminals, offshore moorings, dredging, and port security.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EN245 and EOE major or Dept Chair approval.
Course: EN430
Title: UNDERWATER WORK SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course acquaints the student with design and operational considerations for working in the subsea environment. Topic coverage includes manned submersibles, unmanned remotely-operated vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, and deep-dive systems.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN431
Title: MARINE ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course expands on how the major shipboard machinery systems impact the ship design process and the resulting ship. the basic characteristics of common machinery and electrical and piping distributive systems are introduced along with how specifications and drawings are developed for specific ship designs. Lectures are complemented by hands-on labs and field trips to various vessels.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EN353 and (EM316 or EM324) or Dept Chair approval.
Course: EN440
Title: DESIGN OF FOUNDATIONS FOR OCEAN STRUCTURES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course covers basic soil mechanics principles and then applies these to the design of foundation systems, with an emphasis on the unique nature of coastal and ocean conditions. Topics include recommended practices and procedures for planning, designing and constructing adequate foundations for marine structures, including shallow foundations, deep pile foundation, vertical retaining walls, and anchoring systems.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: (EM217 or EN222) and 1/C EOE major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN441
Title: OCEAN ENGINEERING STRUCTURES I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Structural design considerations for fixed ocean structures, such as docks, piers, and steel-jacket structures, are analyzed. Design techniques including matrix methods and finite element analysis are introduced. Boundary conditions, wave effects, foundations, loading and materials considerations are studied.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EM217 or EN222.
Course: EN442
Title: OCEAN ENG STRUCTURES II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: In this course in structural design theory and practice, basic structural elements of offshore and coastal structures are designed using current engineering design codes. Topics include material properties, connection methods, and the design of steel, composite, and concrete structures.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EN441.
Course: EN445
Title: MARINE FABRICATION METHODS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course presents some of the basic techniques used to fabricate offshore structures and ships. Lecture and lab topics develop an understanding of metal, concrete, and composite construction and quality control methods through the manufacturing and testing of small components representative of those used in the marine environment. An understanding of fabrication specifications is developed through group projects in each material category.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EN380.
Course: EN447
Title: AUTONOMOUS VESSEL DESIGN
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: In this course midshipmen will work as a team to learn and apply the fundamentals of small craft design by performing the design of a small autonomous sail and solar-powered surface vessel.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ENA major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN448
Title: AUTONOMOUS VESSEL FAB & EVAL
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: In this course midshipmen will work as a team to complete the final design, fabricate, evaluate, and develop a small autonomous sail and solar-powered surface vessel.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ENA major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN450
Title: ENGINEERING ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Basic methods and reasons for conducting an engineering economic study are presented. Economic criteria are developed. Procedures for selecting from among a set of technically feasible alternatives are studied. Assumptions and implications associated with these decision-making procedures are discussed.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN452
Title: STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides an understanding of how reliability methods are used to account for the random nature of the sea when designing ocean and ship structures. Methods for the reliability assessment of structures are presented. The role of reliability methods in the design of structures and as the basis for design codes is discussed. Case studies on the use of reliability methods provide the student with real world applications to complement theoretical studies.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: (EN358 and EN455) or (EN461 and EN475).
Course: EN454
Title: PROJ MGMT FOR OCEAN ENGRS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The course goal: enhance midshipmen project management skills in engineering related situations using quantitative and qualitative methods. Topics covered include relevant decision theories, statistical analysis, inventory control, network concepts, pert diagrams, critical path methods, and risk management.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C NAOE major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN455
Title: SEAKEEPING AND MANEUVERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Topics include ship steering, maneuvering, motion and seakeeping. The basic equations of motion for a maneuvering ship and for ship motions in a seaway are developed, and various methods of solution are discussed. The course also covers the experimental aspects of seakeeping and maneuvering.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EN353.
Course: EN456
Title: ADVANCED METHODS IN SHIP DESIGN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to computer-aided ship design is presented. Topics include numerical procedures applied to form, stability, resistance, propulsion, motion, maneuvering and strength. .
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: EN353 or approval of department chair.
Course: EN457
Title: HYDROFOIL AND PROPELLER DESIGN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The analysis and design of hydrofoils and marine propellers are presented. Lifting line and lifting surface theories are applied to naval devices. Design and towing tank work supplements recitations.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EN353 or approval of department chair.
Course: EN458
Title: ADVANCED MARINE VEHICLES
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Modern watercraft discussed include multihulls, planing boats, hydrofoil craft, and surface effect vehicles. Analysis and design features are investigated experimentally in the towing tank when appropriate.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EN353.
Course: EN458H
Title: ADVANCED MARINE VEHICLES (HONORS)
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Modern watercraft discussed include planing boats, hydrofoil craft, and ground effect machines and combatant and research submersibles. Analysis and design features are investigated experimentally in the towing tank when appropriate.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EN353 and ENMH major or Dept Chair approval.
Course: EN461
Title: OCEAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DESIGN I
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Engineering design is introduced as an interdisciplinary activity coupling such subjects as applied probability and statistics, cost assessment, decision-making, economic evaluation, engineering ethics, and project planning. Instruction in hydrographic surveying and profiling, computer-aided drafting, and design report preparation and presentation is included.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing in ocean engineering major.
Course: EN462
Title: OCEAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DESIGN II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The conceptual design of an ocean engineering system is accomplished by midshipmen teams. Projects are selected to match student interest and vary each semester, but normally include such areas as coastal shore protection, marinas, offshore structures, tidal wetlands, artificial reefs, ocean energy systems, underwater vehicles, diving and life support systems. Design teams work independently and integrate detailed engineering design along with other project elements such as proposal writing, project management, cost estimating, report preparation, and oral presentation.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EN461.
Course: EN470
Title: LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The physiological and psychological aspects of man in the sea are presented with the related engineering requirements. Topics include hyperbaric physiology, saturation diving, life support equipment, deep dive systems, diving operations and hazards.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN471
Title: SHIP DESIGN I
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course introduces the student to the requirements and procedures for accomplishing the design of a ship. The preliminary design of a small monohull displacement ship is developed. Relevant design resources and techniques are used. Prereq: 1/C standing in naval architecture major.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing in naval architecture major.
Course: EN475
Title: OCEAN ENGINEERING MECHANICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course investigates the properties of ocean surface waves and the effects of ocean waves on fixed and floating ocean structures. Laboratory experiments are an integral part of the course and include measurements of wave heights, fluid velocities and pressures, wave-induced forces and structure motions in waves. Computational skills are also emphasized both through extensive spreadsheet applications and through programming in MATLAB.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EM324, EN245 or approval of department chair.
Course: EN476
Title: SHIP DESIGN II
Credits: 0-6-3
Description: In this course, which represents the culmination of an undergraduate naval architecture program, the student applies engineering skills to the design of a ship.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: EN471.
Course: EN478
Title: SUBMARINE & SUBMERSIBLE DESIGN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introductory course in submarine and submersible design with topics in undersea vessel development through exploring historical development, buoyancy and stability, resistance and propulsion, mission requirements, auxiliary systems, structural design, construction methods and modern design approaches.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ENA or EOE major.
Course: EN503H
Title: HONORS SENIOR THESIS 1
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: This course includes a weekly recitation period which will cover research methodology, literature search, design of experiments, data collection and reduction, report preparation, publication of research, and ethical guidelines for research. In addition, with the guidance of a faculty advisor, students prepare analytical research papers based on a technical topic of their choice. Each student makes an oral presentation of their interim report before the NAOE faculty including their designated thesis committee.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Approval of the department chair.
Course: EN504H
Title: HONORS SENIOR THESIS 2
Credits: 0-6-3
Description: With the guidance of a faculty advisor, students prepare analytical research papers based on a technical topic of their choice. Each student makes an oral presentation of their final report before the NAOE Faculty Honors Committee and external readers.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: Approval of the department chair.
Course: ER301
Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introductory course in the basics of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences. Subject areas include the basics in radiation physics, nuclear plant design, the fuel cycle and radiological health physics.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SP211 (or equivalent). Coreq: SP212 (or equivalent).
Course: ER313
Title: NUCLEAR MATERIAL SCIENCE
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introductory course in material science and engineering with an emphasis on the importance of material selection and design for the Nuclear Engineering major. It involves the study of the structure and properties of materials and how these are interrelated and influenced by manufacturing, processing, and the environment. The course concentrates predominantly on metallic materials with emphasis on materials used in nuclear applications. Radiation interactions with matter are also reviewed leading to a understanding of radiation damage to structural materials.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Coreq: EM221/EM217
Course: ER362
Title: REACTOR PHYSICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Reactor Physics provides the principles underlying power generation in both a steady state and transient fission reactor. Subject areas include neutron diffusion and slowing down theory, criticality, bare, reflected and heterogeneous reactors, reactor kinetics, and reactor control. Experiments and classroom exercises include the determination of important reactor parameters, the use of computational methods, and the use of plant simulation software.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ER301.
Course: ER371
Title: NUCLEAR PLANT DESIGN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Fundamentals of nuclear power plant design, with emphasis on basis for light water reactor design. Topics include power reactor economics, design considerations dealing with the nuclear fuel cycle, primary and secondary system components and reactor safety. A term project involving the analysis of a modern nuclear reactor design will be completed.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ER301.
Course: ER463
Title: RADIATION ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introductory course in basic radiation detection and measurement systems. Subject areas include radiation statistics, data analysis, gas-filled detectors, scintillation detectors, semi-conductor detectors, gamma and charged particle spectroscopy, signal processing and electronics, neutron detection techniques, activation analysis, neutron generators, and radiation detection applications.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ER301.
Course: ER468
Title: NUCLEAR PLANT ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Fundamentals of the thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer associated with the design, operation and safety of nuclear power plants are analyzed. Thermal hydraulic fundamentals are applied to the reactor core, primary and secondary systems. Effects of reactor transients are also analyzed.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ER371.
Course: ES200
Title: INTRO TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course acts as an introduction to the discipline of systems engineering, focusing on programming, hardware interfacing, and the development and integration of hardware and software solutions to engineering problems. Using a systems-level, project-based approach, the course also ties together the mathematics, science and technological courses from the core, and introduces the student to the basics of technical communication.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: ESE/ESEH major or approval of the department chair.
Course: ES202
Title: PRINCIPLES OF MECHATRONICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This second course in systems engineering introduces concepts from control theory, instrumentation, and mechatronics, offering students a practical, hands-on introduction to these topics through the use of projects and laboratory exercises.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ES200
Course: ES300
Title: NAVAL WEAPONS SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to the theory of weapons systems through a study of the principles of sensor, tracking, delivery and destruction mechanisms.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II (SM122 or SM162) and Chemistry II (SC112 or SC151) and Physics II (SP212 or SP222).
Course: ES301
Title: SYSTEM MODELING AND SIMULATION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The course introduces modeling of physical systems including mechanical, electrical, and fluid systems. Also introduced are standard model representations, such as transfer functions and state space models, along with numerical methods and simulation software. Includes hands-on hardware laboratory exercises.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ES202 and EM232; Coreq: ES305 or ES305H.
Course: ES305
Title: LINEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course provides a foundation in classical control systems covering mathematical modeling, time and frequency response analysis, and design of PID compensators. The lecture material is supported by a series of laboratory projects on the modeling and analysis of physical systems and the design and implementation of control systems for these systems.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ES202. Coreq: ES301.
Course: ES305H
Title: HONORS LINEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course provides a foundation in classical control systems covering mathematical modeling, time and frequency response analysis, and design of PID compensators. The lecture material is supported by a series of laboratory projects on the modeling and analysis of physical systems and the design and implementation of control systems for these systems. This honors course focuses on deeper analysis of the linear and advanced control toolsets and include an open-ended control design project.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ES202. Coreq: ES301.
Course: ES306
Title: ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course builds upon the foundation established in ES305 and covers the analysis and design of state-space control systems. Specifically, state feedback design control and state estimation methods are presented and supported by a series of laboratory projects on the design and implementation of state-space control systems for physical systems.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ES301, ES305
Course: ES306H
Title: HONORS ADV CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course builds upon the foundation established in ES305H and covers the analysis and design of state-space control systems. Specifically, state feedback design control and state estimation methods are presented and supported by a series of laboratory projects on the design and implementation of state-space control systems for physical systems. This honors course focuses on deeper analysis of the linear and advanced control toolsets and include an open-ended control design project.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ES301, ES305H
Course: ES309
Title: GUIDED DESIGN EXPERIENCE
Credits: 0-4-2
Description: Students pursue a semester-long structured and guided engineering design project, starting from a problem statement and carrying through to a final prototype design. Working in small groups, students participate in a project-based-learning exercise through which they develop the breadth of technical experience required for open-ended design on the large scale.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ES305 or ES305H, ES301, SM316.
Course: ES360
Title: CONTROL SYSTEMS LABORATORY
Credits: 0-2-1
Description: An introduction to the fundamentals and design of automated control systems. The course develops conceptual understanding and intuition through a series of hands-on laboratory experiences. Topics include systems modeling and simulation tools, time response, feedback and system design for response and stability. Analytical, graphical, and computer techniques are used to emphasize qualitative understanding of systems and techniques that are common to all modern weapon systems. ES360 may not be taken if it is not a matrix requirement, except by Dept Chair and ADAA approval.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II and Chemistry II and Physics II. Must either be a matrix requirement or approved by the Dept Chair & ADAA. Coreq: ES300
Course: ES401
Title: ENGINEERING DESIGN METHODS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introduction to the engineering design process and project management. Also, includes the composition of the proposal for the senior design project.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ES309.
Course: ES402
Title: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DESIGN
Credits: 2-4-4
Description: Introduction to the macro-techniques of engineering design including performance, reliability, management control, redundancy, man-machine systems and testing techniques. Design, construction, test and evaluation of an approved project is accomplished in the lab. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory are normally scheduled for this course. Each team also meets for an additional two hours of project work each week according to a schedule arranged to accommodate all those involved.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ES502 and ESEH major.
Course: ES404
Title: ENGINEERING DESIGN METHODS
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: Final design, construction, test and evaluation of an approved project is accomplished in this course.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ES401 or ES502.
Course: ES410
Title: CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO WEAPONS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Linear control systems for engineering majors, using analytical, graphical and computer techniques.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Physics II (SP212 or SP222), DE (SM212 or SM222), and Elec Eng I (EE221 or EE331).
Course: ES413
Title: DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Analysis, design and simulation of digital filters. Analysis, design and laboratory testing of digital controllers for continuous processes using digital and analog computers and servo system hardware.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ES305 or ES305H and ES306 or ES306H.
Course: ES418
Title: OPTIMAL CONTROL AND ESTIMATION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Analysis and design of control systems and estimators using optimal control theory.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ES306 or ES306H
Course: ES421
Title: INTRO TO COMM & INFO SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Introduction to the tools required to study contemporary communications and information systems. The course introduces analog and digital signals and systems and modern processing tools: convolution, correlation, filtering and spectral analysis. Laboratory experiments emphasize practical aspects of building wireless transmitters and receivers.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C in engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: ES422
Title: MODERN COMM & INFO SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Introduction to modern communication and information systems. The course introduces amplitude and frequency modulation techniques, analog to digital conversion, the fast Fourier transform (FFT) as well as information system theory and coding: error protection and data compression codes and computer networking. Students are engaged in weekly presentations of current technology used in everyday communication devices. Laboratory experiments concentrate on sampling signals, processing them and transmitting information via modems.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: ES421.
Course: ES430
Title: EMBEDDED MICROCONTROLLER SYS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course builds on previous Systems Engineering computer course work to extend embedded micro-controller software and hardware integration skills. Following reinforcement of software design and programming, the Dynamic C debugger is introduced. Two fundamental new skills are introduced and developed: (1) writing software which directly configures and communicates with Rabbit 3000 internal and external hardware and (2) interrupts and event driven software development.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ES202
Course: ES432
Title: EMBEDDED MICROCONTROLLER APPLICATIONS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A deeper understanding of the microcomputer internal architecture and integration into embedded systems applications is provided using the popular PIC18F micro-controller. The micro-controller internal architecture and instruction set is used to strengthen the programmer's model of a micro-controller. An introduction to assembly language programming is followed by embedded application development in C. Hardware and software integration labs culminate with a final project.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ES430 or approval of department chair
Course: ES450
Title: INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTIC SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Fundamentals of robotic systems including historical development, applications, manipulator configuration and design considerations, control principles of robotic systems, fundamental computer vision processing and group design projects. Laboratory exercises utilize networked PCs, various laboratory robot systems, and computer vision systems to investigate theoretical topics introduced during lectures.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ES200 and SM316.
Course: ES451
Title: MOBILE ROBOT DESIGN
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: An experimentation-based course in the design, analysis, construction, control and programming of autonomous mobile robots. Special topics include locomotion methodologies (including walking machine design), design for terrain, analog robot designs, alternative actuation techniques (Shape Memory Alloys, etc.), microprocessor selection and integration, motion planning, behavior-based program structures, and power supply systems. Eight to ten robots are constructed by each team throughout the semester using standard robotic construction kits. All topics are investigated through experimentation in the laboratory.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ES450.
Course: ES452
Title: ADVANCED TOPICS IN ROBOTICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Individual and group open ended investigations of selected advanced topics in the field of robotics, such as: advanced computer vision processing techniques, multiple robot manipulator systems, and artificial neural network systems. Utilizes networked PCs, laboratory robots, computer vision systems. Prereq: ES450 or approval of department chair.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ES450 or approval of department chair.
Course: ES453
Title: INTRO TO COMPUTER VISION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introductory course covering both theory and application of image processing and pattern recognition techniques used for automation, medical imaging, and remote sensing.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: ES200.
Course: ES456
Title: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Advanced topics in dynamics, control and estimation as they apply to unmanned vehicles. Introduction to specifics of aerial, marine and ground vehicles. Laboratory exposure to navigation hardware and an open ended project.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C ESE or ESEH major, or approval of department chair.
Course: ES461
Title: QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to Operations Research and its application to engineering. Topics include: optimization of engineering systems, game theory, sensitivity analysis, project management with PERT/CPM, and decision analysis.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ESE/ESEH major, or approval of department chair.
Course: ES462
Title: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Focuses on skills and toolsets for evaluation of new and emerging technologies using a sociotechnological development model. Includes discussions of basic science, state-of-the-art technologies and current research trends in a variety of emerging areas, including biotechnology, nanotechnology, cybernetics, etc. Credit cannot be received for both ES462 and ES503.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C ESE major or approval of department chair.
Course: ES464
Title: SURVEY OF ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides a survey of material relevant to financial intertemporal decision making for engineering activities. Components of this course include traditional engineering economy topics; fundamentals of accounting and cash flow analysis, interest factors, a comparison of economic alternatives, effects of depreciation and capital budgeting, decision analysis, value of information & options applicable to the management of technical organizations. The skills used will be applied to a systems engineering term project.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C ESE or ESEH major or Dept Chair approval.
Course: ES470
Title: DESKTOP MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCT DESIGN
Credits: 2-4-4
Description: This course focuses on the fundamental principles of commercial product design and prototyping using tools from desktop manufacturing, including 3-D printers, laser cutters, 3D scanners, vacuum formers, and printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing capabilities. Students are introduced to a wide array of tools, including CAD principles for desktop manufacturing, professional graphics software for documentation and promotion, and product design concepts ranging from usability to aesthetics. The course culminates in the generation of a novel product design including a fully functional prototype generated using the tools from the course.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: ES202, and ESE or ESEH major.
Course: ES502
Title: HONORS RESEARCH AND DESIGN
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: Engineering design process and project management geared towards advanced projects associated with the Systems Engineering Honors Major. Includes the composition of the proposal for the honors senior research project.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C ESEH major
Course: ES503
Title: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides students with background and insight into the implications of emerging technologies, focusing on the impact of these technologies from a global, societal perspective. Students use fundamental scientific and engineering skills to analyze state-of-the-art technologies and predict directions of future expansion and application of these systems. Sample topics include nanotechnology, cybernetics, genetic engineering, intelligent highway vehicle systems, etc. Credit cannot be received for both ES462 and ES503.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C ESEH major
Course: FA101
Title: BASIC ARABIC I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Students learn the rudiments of Arabic language proficiency, ending the semester with the ability to have short introductory conversations about self, family and work, and to read and write in Arabic script, and well-prepared to build their skills in the second semester. The majority of class time is conducted in Arabic. Students are supported with video and audio tapes, and significant written and oral work. We focus on the standard language used throughout the Arab World, with significant treatment of the issues of dialectical Arabic.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: FA102
Title: BASIC ARABIC II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Students further develop their Arabic proficiency skills, broadening the range of topics with which they can deal in the language, and deepening their understanding of Arabic grammar and syntax. Students produce Arabic in both oral and written modes, while strengthening their listening and reading abilities. Students become familiar with more complex aspects of Arabic culture through the use of video and audio tapes, with an occasional internet assignment. Students develop the ability to use spoken and written Arabic for a growing set of tasks and situations.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FA101.
Course: FA201
Title: INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Students continue to develop all their skills in Arabic, with longer, more diverse texts, more complex situations, and more challenging oral and written assignments. Students review, strengthen and refine their grasp of Arabic grammar and syntax, and develop vocabulary bases for an ever-broadening set of fields. Arabic broadcasts, films and authentic contemporary texts are used to supplement the textbook.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FA102.
Course: FA202
Title: INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: In this continuation of intermediate Arabic, students supplement their textbook work with a set of sample authentic texts and media from a variety of fields, allowing discussion and writing on more complex ideas, and giving students opportunity to improve all their language skills, and broaden their skill base. The semester culminates with a short written paper and student classroom presentations all delivered in Arabic.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FA201.
Course: FA301
Title: ADVANCED ARABIC I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Using a variety of texts and media, students will work toward greater fluency in spoken and written Arabic. The course, conducted entirely in Arabic, will include reading short stories, articles from the press, film and selections from the Arabic literary heritage. Students will conduct full classroom discussions, write essays and stories, and present results of research in class.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Validation of FA202 or a grade of B or higher in FA202 or approval of department chair.
Course: FA302
Title: ADVANCED ARABIC II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Using exclusively Arabic in the classroom, the students will work toward greater fluency in spoken and written Arabic. The course will include the reading and discussion of a short novel or a piece of Arabic drama, with discussion of pertinent cultural, historical and political dimensions. The course will emphasize growth in grammatical and stylistic sophistication.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FA301.
Course: FA325
Title: MEDIA ARABIC
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course familiarizes advanced students of Arabic with various forms of popular media, including Arabic newspapers and magazines, television news, internet sites, and radio broadcasts. Students write a series of short essays on topical societal issues using the vocabulary and syntactical structures practiced in class.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FA202 and approval of department chair.
Course: FA342
Title: ARABIC DIALECT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course familiarizes students of Arabic with one of the major dialects of Arabic spoken in the Arab world. Students learn the basics of speaking in the dialect, as well as sounds, forms, idiomatic vocabulary, and grammatical structures which characterize it. Possible dialects: Syrian (FA342S), Egyptian (FA342G), Palestinian (FA342P), Moroccan (FA342M), Omani (FA342O), Lebanese (FA342L), or others as set by the Arabic faculty. Can be repeated for a different dialect.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FA202 and approval of department chair.
Course: FA350
Title: WINDOW ON ARABIC CULTURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Using English translations, course explores Arab culture from the Qur'an to current novels and films. Class discusses Arab identities, intellectual contributions of Arabs, and Arab voices on key issues today. Counts as an upper level Humanities-Social Science course. (Taught in English)
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 or HE112.
Course: FA425
Title: ARABIC DISCOURSE IN SOCIETY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This advanced language course aims to acquaint students with various types of complex Arabic discourse, illustrating aspects of Arabic cultural history, modern Arab societies and cultural movements. Text selections and supplementary audiovisual materials relate to modern and historical political thought, religious thought, cultural criticism, historical investigation, philosophy and literature. Students read and discuss selections in Arabic, analyzing the texts' complex syntactical structures, and evaluating stylistic and rhetorical devices. Writing assignments focus on improving students' composing style, content, and argument structure.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: FA202 and approval of department chair.
Course: FA426
Title: MODERN ARABIC LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course, conducted completely in Arabic, explores samples of highly acclaimed modern Arabic literature from throughout the Arab world. Students read and analyze works by authors from a broad geographical area extending from Morocco to the Arabic Gulf, and extending in time from 1900 to the present day. Recurring themes in modern and contemporary literature, such as cultural and national identity, colonialism, religion, gender relations, and class conflict, are the bases of discussion of the texts and related writing assignments in Arabic. The course entails reading of short stories, a novella or chapters from a longer novel, and poetry.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FA301 and FA302, or approval of department chair.
Course: FC101
Title: BASIC CHINESE I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The first of a two course sequence using an integrated approach to develop learner's ability to understand, speak, read and write Standard Mandarin Chinese. Communicative skills are developed through various activities in and out of class. Romanized spelling and square characters are taught, as well as pronunciation, sentence structure, and basic vocabulary. Cultural exposure accompanies the development of communicative skills. If taken and passed at USNA, may be used as a free elective by Division I and II majors.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: FC102
Title: FIRST-YEAR CHINESE II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A continuation of FC101. If taken and passed, may be used in place of a 200 level humanities-social science elective in Division I and II majors.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FC101.
Course: FC201
Title: INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course continue from the two Basic Chinese courses and provide further training of the learners' all-round ability to understand, speak, read and write Standard Mandarin. While emphasis is still placed on communicative skills, the learners are expected to extend their vocabulary and grammatical knowledge to a more comprehensive level, to the extent that they could readily and appropriately apply this knowledge to the expression of their own ideas as well as the understanding of more native-style oral and written texts. More cultural exposure is involved to facilitate appropriate communication, and more characters are taught to consolidate reading and writing.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FC102.
Course: FC202
Title: SECOND-YEAR CHINESE II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A continuation of Second-Year Chinese I (FC201).
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FC201.
Course: FC301
Title: ADVANCED CHINESE I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The first of a two course sequence which transitions from controlled training in language skills to freer and more authentic communications in Mandarin Chinese. Class activities are purposefully organized and strictly guided. A larger amount of cultural content is loaded in various problem-solving tasks. Character reading and writing are enhanced by the use of dictionaries and by computer input of the Romanized Pinyin system. Daily practice of handwriting and memorization of more characters.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FC202.
Course: FC302
Title: THIRD-YEAR CHINESE II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A continuation of Third-Year Chinese I. See FC301 for a listing of topics.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FC301.
Course: FC350
Title: CHINESE CULTURE THROUGH FILM
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course, taught in English, offers an introduction to Chinese society and culture through feature films, documentaries, and readings. Each film is studied from various theoretical and analytical perspectives. Topics include Chinese historical events, aspects of Chinese culture and society, relationship between tradition and modernity, gender politics, and Chinese nationalism in the era of globalization. The course is one of Hum/SS electives and part of the Regional Studies courses at USNA. Knowledge of Chinese language is not required. Films have English subtitles.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 or equivalent.
Course: FC360
Title: 20TH-CENTURY CHINESE LIT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course, taught in English, offers a study of modern Chinese identity through literature. The course materials include short stories, plays, poems, and novels by Chinese writers, as well as historical narratives, biographies, and literary criticism by Western scholars. The objectives of the course are to understand history, society and culture of 20th-century China; to learn different critical methods and strategies for analyzing and finding value in literary texts; to understand the concept of the self in traditional and modern Chinese thought, and the relationship between the individual self and Chinese national identity. The course is one of Hum/SS electives. Knowledge of Chinese is not required.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: HE112 or equivalent.
Course: FC401
Title: CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course continues from FC302 to further enhance midshipmen's exposure to Chinese vocabulary, grammar, discourse structure, communicative skills, character reading and writing, as well as their knowledge of Chinese culture. Through a rich variety of topics such as the origin and structure of Chinese characters, homophones and idioms, traditional and simplified characters, the origin of the name of the country, women and marriage, education, birth-control, human rights, religion, myths, and folk tales, midshipmen increase their understanding of China's history and modern life, while gradually moving to comparatively higher levels of proficiency in spoken and written Chinese.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FC302 or equivalent.
Course: FC402
Title: CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course continues from FC401 to further enhance midshipmen's exposure to Chinese vocabulary, grammar, discourse structure, communicative skills, character reading and writing, as well as their knowledge of Chinese culture. Through a rich variety of topics such as the origin and structure of Chinese characters, homophones and idioms, traditional and simplified characters, the origin of the name of the country, women and marriage, education, birth-control, human rights, religion, myths, and folk tales, midshipmen increase their understanding of China's history and modern life, while gradually moving to comparatively higher levels of proficiency in spoken and written Chinese.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FC401 or equivalent.
Course: FC403
Title: CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE III
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: FC403 continues from FC402 to further increase midshipmen's exposure to Chinese vocabulary, grammar, and discourse structure. The course further develops midshipmen's speaking and character recognition skills, as well as knowledge of Chinese culture. Through a rich variety of topics including the origin and structure of Chinese characters, pragmatics, language policies, national identity, and women and marriage, midshipmen gradually move to a more advanced level both in their ability to use Chinese and in their readiness to deal with various cross-linguistic and cross-cultural tasks.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: FC402 or equivalent level by validation.
Course: FC404
Title: CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE IV
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: FC404 continues from FC403 to further develop midshipmen's ability in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and their understanding of Chinese culture. Through a rich variety of topics such as education, population policy, human rights, religion and popular culture, midshipmen gradually move to a more advanced level both in their ability to use the target language and in their readiness to deal with various cross-linguistic and cross-cultural communication tasks.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FC403 or equivalent level by validation.
Course: FC411
Title: ADVANCED READING & WRITING I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: FC411 focuses on transition from oral communication about daily routines to reading and writing formal Chinese with sophisticated content and complex sentence structure. Midshipmen learn advanced vocabulary and strategies for more challenging material and engage in regular classroom discussion and composition writing in Chinese based on their reading assignments to enhance their reading and writing skills.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FC404 or equivalent level by validation.
Course: FC412
Title: ADVANCED READING & WRITING II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: FC412 continues from FC411 with the same focus on advanced reading and writing in formal Chinese. The course further enhances midshipmen's ability to process formal written materials with complex structure and more sophisticated ideas. Through reading and writing assignments, the course also prepares midshipmen for communicative tasks in various socio-cultural settings, with an emphasis on both linguistic and stylistic characteristics of formal Chinese.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FC411 or equivalent level by validation.
Course: FC413
Title: ADVANCED READING & WRITING IN CHINESE III
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: FC413, Advanced Reading and Writing in Chinese 3 continues FC412 at the advanced level with the same focus on reading and writing formal Chinese. The course further enhances midshipmen's ability to process formal written materials with complex structure and more refined and sophisticated ideas. Through reading and writing assignments, the course also prepares midshipmen for communicative tasks in various socio-cultural contexts of the target language.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: FC412 or validation.
Course: FC414
Title: ADVANCED READING & WRITING IN CHINESE IV
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: FC414, Advanced Reading and Writing in Chinese 4 continues FC413 at the advanced level with the same focus on reading and writing formal Chinese. The course further enhances midshipmen's ability to process formal written materials with more complex structure and refined sophisticated ideas. Through reading and writing assignments, the course also prepares midshipmen for communicative tasks in various socio-cultural contexts of the target language with an emphasis on both linguistic and stylistic characteristics of formal Chinese.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: FC413 or validation.
Course: FC450
Title: STYLES OF DISCOURSE IN CHINESE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course consolidates knowledge and skills students have acquired through previous Chinese courses. It enhances their reading, writing, and aural-oral abilities through studies of different styles of discourses such as stories, advertisements, public notices, public speeches, letters, and interviews. Building on comprehension and expression at the level of single sentences, emphasis is placed on various discourse organization mechanisms such as narratives with sequential or cause-effect arrangements, descriptions of physical environments and personal emotions, and arguments of positions and opinions in different contexts.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FC302 or equivalent.
Course: FC460
Title: CHINESE IN MEDIA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course develops students' Chinese proficiency at a more advanced level, through work with various forms of Chinese media, including newspaper reports, internet news, TV excerpts and other audio-visual materials. Students expand their vocabulary, enrich their knowledge of grammatical structures and idiomatic expressions, gain greater exposure to written-style Chinese, and increase their comprehension and production of narration, description, and argumentation in both speaking and writing.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FC401 or FC450 or equivalent.
Course: FE210
Title: INTRODUCTORY ECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A course in elementary economic theory with applications to contemporary problems. Topics include determination of GDP, price theory and market equilibrium, monetary and fiscal policy, unemployment, inflation and international trade.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: FE220
Title: ACCOUNTING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of accounting. This course will emphasize how general-purpose financial statements communicate information about the business corporation's performance and position for users external to management. Approximately half of the course emphasizes how the accountant processes and presents the information and includes exposure to recording transactions, adjusting balances, and preparing financial statements for service and merchandise firms according to established rules and procedures. The remainder of the course examines major elements of the statements of the cash, receivables, inventory, long-lived assets, depreciation, payroll, bonds, and other liabilities and stocks. FE220 is designed for the student who has no prior exposure to accounting. The course covers a wide range of accounting topics. The central objective of the course is to assist students in developing an understanding and appreciation for basic accounting. Cannot be taken for Humanities/Social Science elective.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: FE301
Title: FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of the theory and techniques of financial analysis applied in the federal government and industry.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FE210, SE201, or approval of Dept Chair.
Course: FE310
Title: ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Economic Geography provides a systematic understanding of economic growth and the issue of finite limits to improve living standards around the world. The course studies population growth, economic development in underdeveloped countries, pollution and resource depletion, food production and agriculture, patterns of land use, economic justice, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), social development, the role of government and multinational/international commerce. The course will develop an understanding of the link between the world economy and geography in relation to globalization and economic development.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: FE210, SE201, or approval of Dept Chair.
Course: FE311
Title: HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Traces the evolution of economic doctrine from the ancients to modern day with emphasis on the period since the 18th century. Reviews the contributions to economic knowledge by Smith, Malthus, Ricardo, Marx, Mill, Marshall, Keynes and others. Various schools of thought, including mercantilism, classical, neo-classical, historical, institutionalism and Keynesianism are examined.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FE210, SE201, or approval of Dept Chair.
Course: FE314
Title: INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND POLICY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Study of trade policy, institutions that shape trade policy and the impact of those policies on actual trade patterns, international capital flows and economic conditions and growth in different countries. Covered topics include: different exchange rate regimes and international monetary systems, role of the World Bank and the IMF, protections policies in the form of tariffs, quotas, voluntary exchange restraints and anti-dumping duties, multilateral free trade agreements and regional trade agreements and unions such as NAFTA, APEC and the European Union. (Spring.)
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: FE210, SE201, FP210, or permission of the Economics department chair.
Course: FE315
Title: ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Study of the economic characteristics, problems and policies of developing nations, covering economic growth patterns in low income nations, their changing role in the international economic order and the different economic routes being employed toward economic progress. Individual country case studies may also be presented and differences between countries will be analyzed.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FE210, SE201, or approval of Dept Chair.
Course: FE334
Title: FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of financial institutions and instruments covering their development and role within the economy and financial system. The forces creating the rapid changes of financial institutions and instruments in the 1980s and 1990s are explored, as well as the regulation of financial institutions and markets.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FE210, SE201, or approval of Dept Chair.
Course: FE335
Title: ECONOMICS OF NATIONAL DEFENSE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The application of economic analysis to defense decision-making and the consequences of defense decisions for weapons; volunteers vs. conscription; leaders vs. resource managers; competitive vs. monopoly contractors; pay vs. non-pay factors in reenlistment.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FE210, SE201, or approval of Dept Chair.
Course: FE337
Title: ECONOMICS OF THE DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Application of economic principles to issues relating to military procurement and contracting, conversion of military industrial capacity to peacetime uses, wartime mobilization of industrial capacity, strategic stockpiling and economic warfare.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FE210, SE201, or approval of Dept Chair.
Course: FE342
Title: ECONOMIC METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Application of microeconomic principles and analytical tools to the costing of investment projects in both private and public/military contexts.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FE210, SE201, or approval of Dept Chair.
Course: FE345
Title: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course develops guiding economic principles for decision-making in the environmental arena. Important topics include population growth and the environment, the economics of pollution control, measuring environmental benefits, use and management of renewable and non-renewable resources, environmental justice, and the politics of environmental policy. Not offered every year.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FE210, SE201, or approval of Dept Chair.
Course: FE354
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Economists, politicians, and the news media often draw conclusions about policies today based on their opinions of what happened in the past. This course will use the tools of economics to rigorously analyze the development and evolution of the United States' economy, markets, institutions, and standard of living. Topics to be studied may include the American Revolution, slavery, the Civil War, Westward expansion, and the Great Depression.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: FE210, SE201, or approval of Dept Chair.
Course: FE411
Title: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides a rigorous study of the current issues facing developing countries on both the individual and aggregate level. Discussed topics include economic models of growth, impact of physical and human capital investment, poverty and population growth, trade and globalization, government institutions, international capital flows, foreign aid , growth during times of structural change and reconstruction investment in war-torn societies. Individual country case studies may also be presented and social, political and historical differences between countries will be analyzed.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FE312/SE312.
Course: FE412
Title: INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A rigorous examination of current international issues in a theoretical and empirical framework. Topics include motivations for trade; trade versus protectionism; the multinational enterprise; exchange rate issues and the international monetary systems and the role of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FE312/SE312 or FE341/SE341.
Course: FE422
Title: LABOR ECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course analyzes theories of labor markets and evidence on whether and how labor market theories successfully analyze outcomes. The core material explores labor demand by profit-maximizing firms, labor supply decisions made by rational workers, and equilibrium patterns of employment and wages. Topics may include: the analysis of human capital, migration, the economics of discrimination, effects of unions on employment and wages, effects of legislation (such as minimum wages and payroll taxes) and recent trends in wage inequality.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FE341/SE341.
Course: FE431
Title: PUBLIC FINANCE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course examines the role of government in a market economy including the use of government expenditures and taxation to change the allocation of resources and/or to change the distribution of income. Emphasis is given to the formation and analysis of public policies in education, health care, social security, welfare, and the environment. Proposals for tax reform and how to address long-term fiscal challenges are analyzed. This course counts as a 400-level elective for economics majors (FEC) and as an economics major elective for the quantitative economics major (SQE).
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FE341/SE341.
Course: FE436
Title: BUSINESS CYCLES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An advanced treatment of the empirical and theoretical issues surrounding business cycles. Topics include empirical regularities of cycles, models of inventory cycles, labor and credit markets, technology shocks, and the international transmission of cycles. Simulation-based methods of analyzing such models, and the role of fiscal and monetary policy in economic stabilization, are included.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FE312/SE312.
Course: FE437
Title: MONETARY THEORY AND POLICY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An advanced study of topics in monetary economics and their application to macroeconomic issues. Consideration of the role of money as a medium of exchange in commodity and fiat systems. Theories of money demand and empirical measures of the money supply. Development of macroeconomic models of money and the effect of monetary policy on inflation, unemployment and economic growth.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FE312/SE312.
Course: FE438
Title: ECONOMICS OF FINANCIAL CRISES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course explores in depth the causes and consequences of economic and financial crises in general, the contagion of such crises into other countries, and the policies used or proposed to prevent similar crises in the future. It examines numerous historical crises, both theoretically and empirically, in hopes of drawing parallels that may help to guide future economic policy. The course critically examines comments made by so called 'market experts' concerning the crisis and the government's response. It also provides a framework for understanding the likelihood of future crises and potential solutions.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FE210/FE210Q; FE341/SE341; FE312/SE312.
Course: FE442
Title: HEALTH ECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course introduces students who have already taken Microeconomics to the field of health economics. Factors that distinguish the discipline of health economics include extensive government intervention, intractable uncertainty in several dimensions, asymmetric information, barriers to entry, externalities, and the presence of third-party agents (such as doctors). This course will cover a range of theoretical topics, including health production functions, consumer choice models of health behaviors (such as smoking), and the supply and demand of health care services. We will also study various international health systems as they compare to the health care system in the United States, both before and after the Affordable Care Act.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SE341
Course: FE461
Title: INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Industrial organization is the study of industry and firm behavior. Using microeconomic and game theory tools, this course explores the relationships among firms in an industry or across industries by examining the nature of strategic interaction among firms. The course will utilize available computer software to study theoretical models and empirical evidence for a wide variety of market phenomena such as price wars, patent races, price-fixing conspiracies, mergers, and advertising campaigns. It will consider public policies that affect the structure of markets and the behavior of firms, particularly antitrust laws, which try to create a balance between the benefits of coordination and consolidation and the detriments of market power. This course counts as a 400-level elective for economics majors (FEC) and as an economics major elective for the quantitative economics major (SQE).
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FE341/SE341.
Course: FE462
Title: INFORMATION ECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An exploration of the basic theory of information in economics, with special reference to the valuation of information. Students apply microeconomics in solving problems in the allocation, distribution, storage, and transportation of information. Students learn the unique features of markets for information, and the institutional and regulatory environment within which information markets function.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: FE341/SE341
Course: FE467
Title: LAW AND ECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course introduces students to the relationship between law and economics by providing economic analysis of law and legal institutions. Using microeconomic analysis, rational choice theory, as an objective methodology, in this class we will estimate the economic efficiency arising from legal rules. Economists recognize that laws serve as an incentive for changes in people's behavior and that policy makers examine how laws impact efficiency and the distribution of income.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SE341
Course: FE475
Title: RESEARCH SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The Research Seminar in Economics is an introduction to the practical work done by professional economists. Each student applies his/her knowledge of economic theory and quantitative methods to formulate a hypothesis in economic terms, investigate previous research in the specific topics, statistically test its validity, and interpret the policy implications of the results. As the final course in the economics major sequence, the Research Seminar helps to integrate material from several courses, introduces students to the sources of the relevant economics literature, provides practice in reading and critically evaluating quantitative research results, develops competence in use of the computer, and provides a forum for presenting and evaluating the results of student projects.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FEC major or permission of department chair.
Course: FE506
Title: HONORS RESEARCH PROJECT
Credits: 1-6-4
Description: Directed independent research on topics chosen in FE500. Emphasis on empirical work using microcomputers.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C FECH major.
Course: FF101
Title: BASIC FRENCH I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Develops basic communicative skills, with an emphasis on speaking and listening comprehension.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: FF102
Title: BASIC FRENCH II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Develops basic communicative skills, with an emphasis on speaking and listening comprehension.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FF101.
Course: FF201
Title: INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Continues development of oral, reading, and writing skills using real-life situations. Emphasizes practical, everyday culture of French-speaking world.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FF102.
Course: FF202
Title: INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Continues development of oral, reading, and writing skills using real-life situations. Emphasizes practical, everyday culture of French-speaking world.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FF201.
Course: FF301
Title: ADVANCED FRENCH WITH CIVILIZATION READINGS I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Develops fluency in conversation and facility in reading and writing. Topics emphasize main aspects of Francophone Literatures and Cultures. Taught in French.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FF202.
Course: FF302
Title: ADVANCED FRENCH WITH CIVILIZATION READINGS II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Develops fluency in conversation and facility in reading and writing. Topics emphasize main aspects of Francophone Literatures and Cultures. Taught in French.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FF202.
Course: FF411
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF FRENCH CIVILIZATION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: From the origins to World War II.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FF302 or approval of department chair.
Course: FF412
Title: MODERN FRANCE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: All aspects of contemporary France: geography, economy, institutions, society, politics and culture.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FF302 or approval of department chair.
Course: FF421
Title: REPRESENTATIVE READINGS IN FRENCH LITERATURE I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Class discussions of works by leading writers of various periods. Program includes film versions of several titles. Taught in French.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FF302 or approval of department chair.
Course: FF422
Title: REPRESENTATIVE READINGS IN FRENCH LITERATURE II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Class discussions of works by leading writers of various periods. Program includes film versions of several titles. Taught in French.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FF302 or approval of department chair.
Course: FF432
Title: FRANCE AND THE ARAB WORLD
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: France and the Arab World engages midshipmen in reading, writing, and discussion about France's ties to the Arab world, including colonization and post-colonial political and cultural connections to North Africa and the Middle East. Topics include French immigration policy and North African communities within France, Francophone literature of the Arab world, and the role of spoken and written French in North Africa and Lebanon. Materials include the articles from the Francophone press, fictional narratives, first person memoirs, documentaries, and feature films. Guest speakers in the classroom offer additional insider views and first hand experience of Francophone Arab countries. Conducted entirely in French.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FF302 or approval of department chair.
Course: FG101
Title: BASIC GERMAN I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A beginning course designed to develop communication skills by exposing the student to authentic spoken and written German from the first day of class. The course, aside from stimulating interest in German culture and tradition through authentic materials, prepares the student to cope with real language situations effectively. Equal emphasis is placed on receptive and productive language skills, as well as on communication strategies. Course materials include computer software, video segments (an ongoing story) and authentic film clips.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: FG102
Title: BASIC GERMAN II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Emphasizes the spoken language.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FG101.
Course: FG201
Title: INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Continuation of FG101. Intermediate German sharpens the students' spoken and written communicative skills while fostering grammatical competence and providing insights into the social, cultural, and political realities of the contemporary German-speaking world through multimedia, on-line, and print materials. Classroom activities emphasize the personalized creative use of German in arrange of student-centered situations and contexts, including role-playing, debates, and oral reports on cultural topics and current events.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FG102.
Course: FG202
Title: INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Continues development of oral, reading and writing skills. Includes area and cultural topics.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FG201.
Course: FG310
Title: INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY GERMANY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to the geography and political, economic and social systems of the Republic of Germany, in German. Stresses development of advanced German language skills.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FG202.
Course: FG320
Title: INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: In German. Stresses development of advanced German language skills.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FG202.
Course: FG411
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF GERMAN CIVILIZATION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Contemporary German society, institutions and national policies.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: FG310 or approval of department chair.
Course: FG412
Title: MODERN GERMANY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Reviews main currents of postwar German political history, culture and society.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FG310, FG320 or approval of department chair.
Course: FG421
Title: REPRESENTATIVE READINGS IN GERMAN LITERATURE I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Analysis and discussion of works of leading writers of various periods.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FG320 or approval of department chair.
Course: FG422
Title: REPRESENTATIVE READINGS IN GERMAN LITERATURE II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Analysis and discussion of works of leading writers of various periods.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FG320 or approval of department chair.
Course: FJ101
Title: BASIC JAPANESE I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Beginning Japanese I introduces the contemporary spoken and written Japanese. Emphasis is on developing basic communication skills in listening, speaking, reading and writings. All Kana letters and some Kanji characters are introduced.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: FJ102
Title: BASIC JAPANESE II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Beginning Japanese II introduces the contemporary spoken and written Japanese. Emphasis is on developing basic communication skills in listening, speaking, reading and writings. All Kana letters and some Kanji characters are introduced.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FJ101.
Course: FJ201
Title: INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Intermediate Japanese I aims at further development of communication skills in spoken and written Japanese. More Kanji characters are introduced to prepare students to read authentic written materials such as memos, advertisements, and letters.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FJ102.
Course: FJ202
Title: INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Intermediate Japanese II continues development of communication skills in spoken and written Japanese. Instructions and course materials are presented in Japanese.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FJ201.
Course: FJ301
Title: ADVANCED JAPANESE I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Advanced Japanese I introduces more sophisticated vocabulary and more complex sentence structures required for effective interpersonal communication and interpretation of written texts.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FJ202.
Course: FJ302
Title: ADVANCED JAPANESE II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Advanced Japanese II aims at further development of communication skills. Emphasis is on inculcating knowledge of and sensitivity to the cultural and social context of the language use.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FJ301.
Course: FJ350
Title: JAPANESE CULTURE THROUGH FILM
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course explores Japanese culture through films. A major goal of the course is increasing students' knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture. We will explore various cultural topics, including lifestyles (housing, food), social structure (class, occupation), cultural practices (customs, communication styles), and cultural perspectives (values, norms). Midshipmen will also examine their thoughts, feelings, and attitudes toward Japanese culture to uncover perceptions in cultural differences. FJ350 is taught in Japanese.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: FJ202 or instructor's approval.
Course: FJ411
Title: ADV JAPANESE TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Designed for students pursuing a Japanese minor after starting at an advanced level, this course introduces translation and interpretation of original Japanese literary texts. The texts are selected from various genres, including poems, short stories, and folktales, written in different periods from the 8th to the 20th century. Course content includes brief discussion of the Japanese literary tradition, an introduction to the Old Japanese language and regional dialects, and discussions on social and psychological meanings of the Japanese cultural artifacts and phenomena. The course is conducted in Japanese.
Offered:
Requisites: Prerequisite: FJ202 and by instructor approval
Course: FJ412
Title: ADVANCED JAPANESE CONVERSATION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course aims at further development of communication skills, particularly in listening and speaking. Reading and writing skills are integrated to reinforce the development of listening and speaking skills. Goals include: 1) expression of the student's own ideas on selected topics in a coherent and cohesive manner, 2) listening for information to take notes, 3) improving practical ability to read and present extracted information in Japanese. Class will be conducted in Japanese.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: FJ202 or approval of department chair.
Course: FJ420
Title: JAPANESE COMMUNICATION AS A CULTURAL PRACTICE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides an in-depth examination of Japanese conversation and culture. Topics that may be covered include: taking turns, appropriate strategies for listening, showing agreement/disagreement, style shifting, telling a story/narrative, and identity construction. For each topic, connections are made to appropriate cultural and conversational actions needed for communication in Japanese. FJ420 is taught in Japanese.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: FJ202 or instructor's approval.
Course: FJ425
Title: MEDIA STUDIES IN JAPANESE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The course teaches advanced reading and writing techniques by analyzing newspaper articles, periodicals, TV news and documentaries. The lectures include useful translation strategies and techniques.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FJ202.
Course: FL220
Title: LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Explores the nature and structure of language, including the study of sound systems (phonetics and phonology), patterns of word formation, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics (meaning in social context). Other topics include cross-cultural differences, language and social identity, the nature of textuality and writing, language processing, and first and second language acquisition.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: HE112.
Course: FL301
Title: INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course explores how different cultures filter and communicate experience through their unique views. As military professionals encounter problems in contact with foreign cultures, communicating effectively with people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds has become a professional asset. The goal of this course is to increase cultural awareness and competency and to teach communication skills useful for meaningful interaction with foreign cultures. Students will improve communication skills needed today to participate effectively in the growing global community as well as cultural diversity of American society.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: HE111.
Course: FL302
Title: INTRO TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology for Military Application introduces midshipmen to the concept of culture from an anthropological perspective for practical applications in military operational environments. It is designed to meet the needs of midshipmen by developing their awareness of and sensitivity to the complexity of culturally motivated behavior.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111
Course: FL471A
Title: SEMESTER ABROAD PRE-DEPART INTERCULTURAL SEMINAR
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: This course is designed specifically for midshipmen who will be spending a semester abroad at a foreign military service academy or civilian institution. This one-credit seminar is offered during the semester prior to that in which the student goes abroad. This seminar is the first installment of a 3-credit course spanning 3 semesters. This seminar provides students with the skills to enable them to maximize their semester abroad experience. Students will gain insight into the many aspects of the term "culture", including Operational Culture, and learn how to effectively deal with culture shock and other issues which may face them while on the program.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites:
Course: FL471B
Title: SEMESTER ABROAD IN COUNTRY INTERCULTURAL SEMINAR
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: This course is designed specifically for midshipmen who are studying at a foreign military service academy or civilian institution on semester abroad. This is a one credit course for all semester abroad program participants who have just completed their pre-departure intercultural seminar. The course is designed to provide all participants with opportunities to further their understanding of the country in which they will live by observation, interactions, a Portfolio and weekly reports. Each participant is assigned a faculty mentor and will receive feedback on weekly reports and Portfolio progress. The Portfolio will be a key focus for the FL481C Reentry seminar during the semester after the abroad experience.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FL481A
Course: FL471C
Title: SEMESTER ABROAD RE-ENTRY INTERCULTURAL SEMINAR
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: This course is designed specifically for midshipmen who studied at a foreign military service academy or civilian institution on semester abroad. This is a one credit course for all semester abroad program participants who have just completed their study abroad program. The course is designed to provide all participants with opportunities to further their understanding of the country in which they lived as they reflect upon their personal social and cultural encounters while overseas. The topics of Reverse Culture Shock and Re-assimilation into USNA Life will be covered. The course work includes post-program surveys, individual research portfolio presentations and group assignments based on field notes and journals created while abroad.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FL471B
Course: FP130
Title: U. S. GOVERNMENT AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Basic concepts of American democracy, the Constitution, political process, structure and functions of national government and factors influencing its operation; emphasis on legal and ethical demands placed on government officials, both civilian and military, as defined by the Constitution and statute.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: FP130X
Title: U. S. GOVERNMENT AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The basic concepts of American democracy and the Constitution placed in a comparative context for midshipmen from foreign countries.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: This version of FP130 is for foreign nationals.
Course: FP210
Title: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Approaches to analysis of international relations; nature and evolution of international political systems; foreign policy decision making; roles of non-state actors; diplomacy and war; Third World economic development; and international institutions.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP220
Title: POLITICAL SCIENCE METHODS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A discussion of the philosophy of science for the political scientist; instruction in research methods with emphasis on scientific method and quantitative techniques.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP230
Title: INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduces midshipmen to the study of politics in other societies. A course in comparative politics offers students a basic framework for analyzing other political systems. Key theoretical concepts, analytical tools and seminal works in the field are introduced to lay the foundation for advanced area studies coursework.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP310
Title: INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Examination of the global international system from the strategic perspective to enhance our understanding of the processes and dynamics of global changes and their impact on professional careers in the naval service.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP311
Title: ETHICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: At the outset, the focus is on a study of the dominant theories of international relations, particularly Bismarkian realism and Wilsonian idealism. Then, using historical and fictional cases, passages from literature, and guest speakers, this course explores case studies that illustrate the ethical dilemmas that arise in the relations between states. By contrast with courses that treat ethical issues for an individual, this course deals with the acts of states and of other groups such as insurgency movements, non-governmental organizations, and international affiliations.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP313
Title: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Effects of information technology on both the national and international political systems; emphasis on changed weaponry, the vulnerability of cyberspace and other aspects of the information revolution on the relations among nations.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: FP210.
Course: FP314
Title: FORMULATION OF U. S. FOREIGN POLICY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Case study-based review of the content, formulation and execution of U.S. foreign policies since World War II, including decision-making processes, administration of policy and development of current policies.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP320
Title: ADV POLITICAL SCI METHODS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Advanced methods for the analysis of quantitative data in political science. Topics include models for binary, count, and ordinal outcomes. Methods are illustrated with published examples from all fields of political science, including studies of conflict, voter behavior, and public opinion. Prepares students to use appropriate methods for empirical research in Honors and Capstone classes.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP220 or approval of department chair.
Course: FP322
Title: COMPARATIVE EUROPEAN POLITICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Study of foreign and domestic policy issues and processes of major European political systems as well as NATO, the European Union, and the U.S.-European relationship.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP323
Title: COMPARATIVE LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Social, economic and political environments; regimes and government institutions and interest groups, political parties, students, church and armed forces; theories of Latin American political behavior with country case studies.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP324
Title: LATIN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Latin American international subsystem; foreign policy making of Latin American states, United States, Europe, Japan and others; roles of non-state actors; international institutions; diplomacy and violence; and application of international theory.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP325
Title: AMERICAN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The theories and practices of Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, Calhoun, Martin Luther King and other seminal American political thinkers; special emphasis on societal progress and public policy ambiguity under the banner of Liberty and Equality.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP326
Title: AMERICAN PRESIDENCY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An examination of the presidential selection process and of the nature of presidential power in both the domestic and international spheres, with a focus on the ways in which they are both enhanced and constrained by other actors in the political system, including Congress, the judicial branch, the bureaucracy, the media, and the public.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP328
Title: LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Decision making in the U.S. Congress; constituencies and elections, role of party and committees, and interaction with executive and judicial branches, bureaucracy, interest groups and other actors.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP335
Title: NON-DEMOCRATIC POLITICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Examination of modern totalitarian and authoritarian regimes as distinct forms of political organization.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP340
Title: MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT AND IDEOLOGY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduces students to the components of contemporary political ideas and principles. Course distinguishes among philosophical arguments and social movements and emphasizes how distinction blurred during 20th century. Key concerns include social justice, equality, liberty and rights. Readings range from extremes of anarchism to debates about feminism and environmentalism.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP341
Title: POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduction to psychological concepts and approaches used to analyze politics. Topics covered include acquisition of personal political attitudes and beliefs; the dynamics of public opinion; theories underlying PsyOp (Psychological Operations), riots, revolutions and wars; and psychological sources of effective and defective decisions in small group settings such as juries, military commands and policy settings.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP345
Title: ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND SECURITY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Examines major environmental problems currently influencing U.S. domestic and security policies. Explores major theories and public policy controversies related to global warming, pollution, land, air, water degradation and scarcity, and biodiversity. Discusses enduring and novel ethical issues. Special emphasis placed on DoD environmental programs.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP350
Title: POLITICAL ECONOMY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides an understanding of the collective action taken by the state and the economy where individuals engage in self interested behavior. It deals with how the state uses power to make decisions about who gets what, when, and how; and how scarce resources are allocated and distributed through the market process. Topics include: the structure of political economy, state-market tensions, economic nationalism, Democracy and Capitalism, and International Trade and Finance.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: FP130, FP210.
Course: FP355
Title: CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An examination of the interplay between civilians and the military in a liberal democratic society. The course blends of theory, practice, policy, sociology, history and political philosophy to examine the relationship of the professional military to the society which it serves. Employs a comparative approach with emphasis on case studies.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP356
Title: CONFLICT AND PEACEMAKING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This seminar focuses on examining, discussing, and learning how to think critically about the nature of conflicts and the art of peacemaking in the post-Cold War world. It includes lectures, problem-centered learning approaches and discussion sessions. Interactions with experts and a visit to a foreign embassy assist midshipmen in gaining a perspective on conflict management and peacemaking.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP357
Title: POLITICS OF CHINA AND JAPAN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An examination of the Chinese/Japanese political system with emphasis on the dynamic interaction of traditional and Marxist ideological forces.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP358
Title: POLITICS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course presents a survey of Southeast Asian politics, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. Democratization, political economy, the role of Islam, maritime piracy, and security issues will be examined.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP360
Title: MIDDLE EAST INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: FP360 addresses central issues pertinent to the Middle East such as the sources of conflict in the region, political and economic factors that promote peace and stability, the role of international organizations, and the role of non-state actors. The course also reviews the region's colonial past along with domestic circumstances that affect the influence of the Middle East on global affairs. A careful look at the Bush Doctrine and the rise of terrorism are included. The course counts as an FPSI elective.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FP130 and FP210 (or permission of department chair).
Course: FP365
Title: AFRICAN COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Analysis of political trends and constitutional development of African political systems; their relations with one another and outside world; attention directed to U.S. security interests in Africa.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP366
Title: AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course presents a survey of key actors and relationships in African International Relations and emerging security issues.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: FP367
Title: POLITICS OF RUSSIA AND THE CIS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The development and disintegration of the contemporary Russian political system.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: FP130 (FP210 highly recommended).
Course: FP368
Title: COMPARATIVE ASIAN POLITICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Systematic comparative approach to the study of political systems in East and Southeast Asia (with country cases selected from the Koreas, Taiwan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam); theoretical emphasis on ethnic conflict, economic development and democratization.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP369
Title: MIDDLE EASTERN POLITICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Comparative analysis of domestic politics, political economy, the role of religion, foreign policies, and elements of international relations of Middle Eastern political systems; theoretical emphasis on ethnic conflict, conflict resolution and democratic development.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP370
Title: FOREIGN POLICY OF RUSSIA AND CIS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Discussion of geopolitical, ideological, institutional, cultural and economic factors affecting foreign policy decision making in Russian and other members of Commonwealth of Independent States; regional and global issues of security, democracy and free market economics.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130 (FP210 highly recommended).
Course: FP371
Title: ASIAN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Analysis of interstate relations of selected East and Southeast Asian states; concentration on regional organizations, security alliances and bilateral arrangements.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP372
Title: POLITICAL PARTIES, CAMPAIGNS AND INTEREST GROUPS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Study of dynamics of group politics in the U.S. political system; emphasizes roles played by parties, interest groups, public opinion and elections in the U.S. political process.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP375
Title: POLITICS AND THE MEDIA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A comprehensive analysis of how print, electronic and computer-based mass media choose, cover, and disseminate information about American politics and government. Analysis of contemporary media from the perspective of subjects, disseminators and consumers of the news.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP384
Title: POLITICS OF IRREGULAR WARFARE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Theoretical, historical and policy examination of low-level political-military confrontation; viewed from several perspectives, such as revolutionary, policy-making, military and nation-state; focus on U.S. response to LIC.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130, 2/C.
Course: FP397
Title: CRIMINAL LAW AND JUSTICE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An examination of both (1) the criminal justice system and the requirements of due process as mandated by the Constitution (double jeopardy, coerced confessions, plea bargaining, etc.) and (2) the criminal law -- the nature of criminal intent, the criminal act, the defenses (self-defense, insanity, etc.) as illustrated in such common law felonies as murder, rape, robbery, and battery.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130, 2/C.
Course: FP403
Title: ADVANCED RESEARCH SEMINAR IN WASHINGTON
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Intensive hands-on introduction to unique research resources of Washington, D.C., such as Library of Congress computer system, Federal Elections Commission Data Base and others; research design, field trips to Washington for data base use and elite interviewing.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C FPS major.
Course: FP407
Title: INTELLIGENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Examination of nature, significance and development of intelligence including collection, counterintelligence, clandestine and covert action and evaluation; includes current issues and case studies.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130, FP210, and 1/C or 2/C standing.
Course: FP408
Title: INTERNATIONAL LAW
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Survey of public law of nations including jurisdiction, citizenship, nationality, human rights, and treaty law. This course places special emphasis on the law of the sea, the law of war, and the legal issues involving the use of force by states.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FP210.
Course: FP413
Title: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: FEDERAL SYSTEM
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An analysis of key Supreme Court decisions interpreting the power of the judiciary, the executive and congress under the Constitution; nation-state relations; the commerce power; economic liberties.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP414
Title: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL LIBERTIES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An analysis of leading Supreme Court decisions in the areas of speech, press, and religion; equal protection of minorities and women; privacy.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP420
Title: PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Analysis of U.S. public policy toward social and economic problems, including nature of social choice; survey of selected policy areas, such as health care, education, housing and economic and social welfare.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP421
Title: NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Examination of interaction of domestic and foreign political and military considerations in the formulation and execution of national security policy; use of case studies and review of current strategic policies.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FP130, FP210.
Course: FP430
Title: POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Study of Western political philosophy, with emphasis on roots of democracy and the meaning of justice; explores relationship between individual and society, as well as the sources of a state's power and authority; examines works of major thinkers from Plato to the present.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130, FP210.
Course: FP437
Title: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: International organizations in world politics; attention given to control of conflict and violence, economic cooperation and management of global resources; major focus on the United Nations; discussion of selected regional issues and other organizations.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FP130 and FP210.
Course: FP440
Title: POLITICS OF CENTRAL EUROPE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Analysis of the politics of Eastern Europe from a comparative prospective; the struggle for national identity and economic development in the post-communist environment.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: FP130.
Course: FP450
Title: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course examines the historical and theoretical foundations of contemporary international political economy. It explores the evolving association between government and economics stressing the roles of mercantilism, liberalism and globalization. It explores the political and economic influence of US national agencies as well as international organizations during the latter half of the 20th century.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FP210 or instructor permission.
Course: FP468
Title: PALESTINIAN - ISRAELI CONFLICT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The conflict between Arabs and Jews over Palestine is one of the most important factors shaping Middle East politics. The impact of this conflict affects local Arabs and Jews, regional actors and global partners. To date, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has produced a series of wars and recurring patterns of violence. This course identifies key actors and motivations in the conflict as well as the conflict's intractability. Peace processes are also a topic of discussion.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FP369 or approval of department chair.
Course: FP469
Title: ISLAM AND POLITICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides an overview of the relationship between Islam and politics. It covers important political developments in Muslim history: starting with the Prophet Muhammad's time, the establishment of the early Muslim community, the development of the Caliphates, the role of the Shari'ah (Islamic Law), the decline of Islamic societies, and their revival in modern times. Additional attention is given to selected topics, such as contemporary Islamic movements, the status of minorities in Islamic societies, the role of women, and the question of violence.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP360 or FP369 or approval of department chair.
Course: FP471
Title: CAPSTONE SEMINAR
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The capstone seminar in Political Science provides a directed research experience designed to pull together key elements of the area of concentration. Midshipmen prepare a comprehensive research paper that demonstrates their mastery of substantive knowledge and competence in applying writing and research skills.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C FPS majors only.
Course: FP480
Title: IT RESEARCH SEMINAR (FP)
Credits: 3-0-3
Description:
Offered:
Requisites:
Course: FP500
Title: HONORS ADVANCED RESEARCH DESIGN
Credits: 2-0-2
Description: Advanced research techniques: individual design guidance with special reference to advanced statistical techniques as well as methodological approaches. Literature review and presentation to the faculty.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FPS 2/C honors students only. Honors Director permission required.
Course: FP505
Title: HONORS SENIOR SEMINAR
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An advanced research seminar to carry out the research to culminate in a senior honors thesis.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP500, 1/C FPSH major.
Course: FP510
Title: HONORS SENIOR THESIS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An advanced research seminar allowing students to complete the research that will culminate in their senior honors thesis.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C FPSH major.
Course: FR101
Title: BASIC RUSSIAN I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The first of a two course introduction to Russian culture and daily life through the use of communicative approaches to language, with emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking. The courses develop basic reading and writing skills, and provide insights into contemporary society and behavioral norms. If taken and passed at USNA, may be used as a free elective by Division I and II majors.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: FR102
Title: BASIC RUSSIAN II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A continuation of FR101. If taken and passed, may be used in place of a 200 level humanities-social science elective in Division I and II majors.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FR101.
Course: FR201
Title: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Continues development of oral, reading and writing skills with the emphasis on spoken Russian. Includes area and cultural topics.
Offered: Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FR102.
Course: FR202
Title: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Continues development of oral, reading and writing skills with the emphasis on spoken Russian. Includes area and cultural topics.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FR201.
Course: FR330
Title: THIRD YEAR RUSSIAN I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The goal of this course is to enable midshipmen to develop functional communicative proficiency in Russian in all four skill areas, reading, writing, speaking, and listening, while expanding their understanding of Russian culture. The course introduces vocabulary and sentence structures required for effective communication. Course materials will include multimedia materials introducing midshipmen to contemporary mass media and popular culture.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FR202.
Course: FR340
Title: THIRD YEAR RUSSIAN II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: In this course midshipmen will continue to expand their functional proficiency in all four language skill areas. They will use their Russian language skills to learn about Russia's recent past and about contemporary issues in Russia. The course introduces advanced vocabulary and grammar required for comprehension of more formal registers. The course incorporates web-based video and print media sources.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FR202.
Course: FR350
Title: RUSSIAN LIT & CULTURE IN TRANSLATION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course uses English translations of classic Russian texts which impact the way Russians behave and think about themselves today. Through Russian literature, music and film, students gain deep insights into Russian culture. Counts as an upper level Humanities-Social Science course.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: FR411
Title: ADVANCED RUSSIAN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course introduces midshipmen to vocabulary and grammar needed to read and comprehend more advanced texts. The course will focus primarily on texts from media sources, but conversation language will also be incorporated. Strategies for translation and comprehension of advanced texts will be covered. Midshipmen will be exposed to increasingly complex texts throughout the semester.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: FR340 or approval of department chair.
Course: FR412
Title: CONTEMPORARY RUSSIA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: In this advanced level course midshipmen develop active and passive language skills, using them to explore contemporary social, cultural, economic, political, and military issues in Russia. The course introduces vocabulary and sentence structures required for oral and written expression at the advanced level. The course material will incorporate multimedia and print material from a broad array of sources.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FR340 or approval of department chair.
Course: FR460
Title: ADVANCED RUSSIAN THROUGH FILM
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course uses film as a medium for developing advanced Russian language proficiency while increasing awareness and understanding of Russian culture. Drawing from the canon of well-known Russian film classics, dating from the Soviet period to the present day, the course will explore Russian culture and identity. The canon of popular film will provide students with insight into the evolution of Russian life and society in the Soviet and post-Soviet period. The goal of the course is to help midshipmen improve language skills in all areas, speaking, reading, oral comprehension, and writing, enabling midshipmen to become literate and effective communicators in Russian.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prerequisite: FR340
Course: FS103
Title: BASIC SPANISH I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The first of a two-course sequence emphasizing the development of listening and speaking skills in the context of grammar review and with a focus on sophisticated verbal constructions. Both semesters underscore exposure to real cultural materials (readings, video, Internet) and communicative situations.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: One year of senior high school Spanish or approval of department chair.
Course: FS104
Title: BASIC SPANISH II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The continuation of the two-course sequence FS103-104 emphasizing the development of listening and speaking skills in the context of grammar review and with a focus on sophisticated verbal constructions. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary building, narration in the past, acquisition of idiomatic constructions, and advanced sentence structures requiring the subjunctive. Both semesters underscore exposure to real cultural materials (readings, video, Internet) and communicative situations.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FS103
Course: FS201
Title: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Intermediate Spanish I continues the development of all four language skills--speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing--begun in Basic Spanish. Emphasizes expansion of both active and passive vocabulary, use of more complex language structures and the development of cultural literacy. Taught in Spanish.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FS104.
Course: FS202
Title: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Intermediate Spanish II continues the development of all four language skills--speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing--begun in Intermediate Spanish I. Emphasizes expansion of both active and passive vocabulary, use of more complex language structures and the development of cultural literacy. Taught in Spanish.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FS201.
Course: FS301
Title: ADV SPANISH W/ READINGS ON CONTEMP SPANISH AMERICA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Develops linguistic proficiency in speaking and writing with readings and videos on Contemporary Spanish-American culture. Includes grammar reviews, internet searches, computer-based materials, newspaper articles, and literary selections that address current issues involving Spanish-speaking nations in this hemisphere.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FS202.
Course: FS304
Title: ADVANCED SPANISH WITH READINGS ON CONTEMPORARY SPA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Develops linguistic proficiency in speaking and writing with readings and videos on contemporary Spain. Includes grammar reviews, Internet searches, computer-based materials, newspaper articles, and literary selections that address current issues in Spain since Franco. Also includes naval terminology.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FS202.
Course: FS412
Title: CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Past and current social, economic, cultural and political patterns and problems.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: FS301 and FS304, or approval of department chair.
Course: FS413
Title: SPANISH CIVILIZATION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Culture and civilization of Spain from the Roman period through the 20th century supplemented by videos, readings and classroom discussion.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FS301 and FS304, or approval of department chair.
Course: FS421
Title: SPANISH LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Representative works such as The Cid and Don Quixote reflecting the culture, ethics and values of Spain in its major literary periods.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: FS301 and FS304, or approval of department chair.
Course: FS422
Title: SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Novels, stories, essays, poetry and plays reflecting the culture, ethics and values of major Spanish American countries from the colonial era to the present.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FS301 and FS304, or approval of department chair.
Course: FX101
Title: ENGLISH FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Alternative to common plebe year courses HE111. Emphasizes writing, American culture and values.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: Approval of department chair.
Course: FX102
Title: ENGLISH FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Alternative to common plebe year course HE112. Emphasizes writing, American culture and values.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FX101.
Course: HE044
Title: PRACTICAL WRITING LABORATORY
Credits: 0-2-1
Description: This course provides intensive, focused instruction in writing grammatically correct and rhetorically effective prose.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Recommendation of ADAA; Coreq: HE344.
Course: HE101
Title: PRACTICAL WRITING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The study and practice of grammatically correct and rhetorically effective expository prose, supplemented by the analysis of essays by professional writers. For students selected by English Department.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Placement by the department chair.
Course: HE111
Title: RHETORIC AND INTRO TO LITERATURE I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The first of a two course sequence stressing the writing of rhetorically effective and grammatically correct expository prose. During the first semester students read essays, short stories and plays, and they write brief essays. During the second semester students read novels and poetry and write longer essays.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE112
Title: RHETORIC AND INTRO TO LIT II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Continuation of HE111. See HE111 for a listing of topics.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: HE111.
Course: HE217
Title: EARLY WESTERN LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A balanced survey of the Western literary tradition and its backgrounds, from the ancient Greece through the Middle Ages. Readings may include classical Greek and Roman epic, drama, and philosophy; selections from the Bible; and medieval poetry, drama and philosophy.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE218
Title: ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A balanced survey of British and American literary history from the Renaissance thru the early twentieth century.. The course emphasizes the movements that have shaped our tradition: Renaissance humanism, empiricism and skepticism, Romanticism and transcendentalism, realism and naturalism, and modernism.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE222
Title: THE BIBLE AND LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The Bible and its influence on European and American literature. Emphasis will be placed on modern biblical literary-critical methodology and on the symbolic richness of derivative literature from Dante to Nikos Kazantzakis.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE224
Title: LITERATURE AND SCIENCE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The interrelationships among science, technology, and literature. The course considers both the impact of science on literature and the implications of science as reflected in literary responses.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE242
Title: METHODS OF LITERARY ANALYSIS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is designed to introduce new majors to tools of professional literary analysis through a set of focused readings.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites:
Course: HE250
Title: LITERATURE OF THE SEA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Study of sea literature from the epic to the novel, with an emphasis on literary qualities, human relationships with the sea, and problems of command.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE260
Title: LITERATURE OF WAR
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A multi-genre survey of war and its consequences as represented in classic and contemporary literature with an emphasis on such issues as individual responsibility, leadership, societal values, and military culture.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE301
Title: PATTERNS IN DRAMA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of drama, emphasizing reading, viewing, and analyzing dramatic literature and performance.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE302
Title: FORMS OF POETRY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study in the analysis of poetic form and expression.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE306
Title: TYPES OF FICTION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of the novel and short story with particular emphasis on the conventions, techniques, and innovations in the form.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE307
Title: TOPICS IN FILM AND LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of American, European, and world film in conjunction with relevant literary works.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE313
Title: CHAUCER AND HIS AGE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The literary and philosophical traditions of Chaucer, the Gawain poet, and other contemporaries, including early and late medieval writers from England and the continent.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE314
Title: THE RENAISSANCE MIND
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Literature and thought of the period bracketed by the two great English epics, Spenser's Faerie Queene and Milton's Paradise Lost. The course includes a continental perspective, with readings from such authors as Machiavelli, Rabelais, Cervantes, Montaigne and Castiglione.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE315
Title: RESTORATION AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The literature of the period 1660-1780. Readings may include the plays, novels, satires, and poetry of such writers as Behn, Dryden, Swift, Defoe, Fielding, Pope, Steele, Sheridan, and Johnson.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE317
Title: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Literature and culture of the Romantic period in Britain from the 1780s to the 1830s. Readings may include works by such writers as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Austen, the Shelleys, Byron, and Keats.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE318
Title: MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The literature of Great Britain and Ireland since 1900. Readings may include the novels of Conrad, Joyce, Lawrence, Woolf, and Lessing; the plays of Shaw, Synge, O'Casey, and Pinter; the poetry of Hardy, Yeats, Eliot, Auden, and Dylan Thomas.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE319
Title: VICTORIAN LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: British literature from the 1830s to the end of the nineteenth century. Readings may include works from such authors as Dickens, the Brontes, George Eliot, Hardy, Tennyson, the Brownings, Arnold, Carlyle, and Darwin.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE320
Title: CONTEMPORARY BRITISH LIT.
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: British Literature from 1945 to the present day. Reading may include the novels of Orwell, Greene, Murdoch, Naipaul, Barnes, Ishigura, and Zadie Smith; the plays of Beckett, Pinter, Orton, Stoppard, Churchill, and Friel; and the poetry of Larkin, Heaney, Hughes, Gunn, and Motion.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE326
Title: AMERICAN LIT, 1607-1860
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of American literature including the Native American tradition from European settlement to the Civil War, emphasizing the relationship between the emerging culture and literature. Readings may include works from such authors as Bradford, Bradstreet, Franklin, Wheatley, Cooper, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Douglass.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE328
Title: AMERICAN LIT, 1860-1914
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of American literature from the Reconstruction through the Gilded Age, emphasizing the rise of realism and naturalism. Readings may include works from such authors as Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Howells, Crane, Dreiser, Chesnutt, Chopin, James, and Wharton.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE329
Title: AMERICAN LIT, 1914-1945
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of American literature between the wars. Readings may include works by such authors as Stein, Eliot, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Hughes, Hurston, Larsen, O'Neill, Steinbeck, West, and Wright.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE330
Title: AMERICAN LIT, 1945-PRESENT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of American literature and culture since World War II. Readings may include works by such authors as Ellison, Ginsberg, Lowell, Bishop, Baraka, Heller, Pynchon, Bellow, Plath, Sexton, Rich, Roth, Updike, DeLillo, Mamet, McCarthy, and Morrison.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE333
Title: SHAKESPEARE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of a representative sample of Shakespeare's tragedies, histories, and comedies. Readings may also include works by Shakespeare's contemporaries.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE340
Title: AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of representative African-American literature from such figures as Wheatley, Toomer, Hughes, Hurston, Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Baraka, Brooks, Hayden, Wilson, and Morrison.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE343
Title: CREATIVE WRITING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to the writing of prose, poetry, and drama.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE344
Title: PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of advanced methods of presenting information in a wide variety of forms. Assignments may include preparing articles, reports, and military documents. Students may be asked to design and present a persuasive or analytical speech.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE353
Title: TOPICS IN CONTINENTAL LIT.
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course explores the variety of works produced from the Renaissance to the rise of the European Community, emphasizing the exchanges between social and literary history and the interactions between cultures.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE355
Title: TOPICS IN MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course considers literature that raises questions of race and ethnicity, postcolonial responses to hegemonic culture, canon formation, and shifting definitions of nation and subjectivity. Readings may include the works of Achebe, Cisneros, Coetzee, Gordimer, Marquez, Rushdie, and Tan among others.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE360
Title: SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An open-topics literature course. Specialized offerings vary from semester to semester.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE442
Title: LITERARY THEORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of key problems, figures, and texts in the history of literary and cultural thought. Required of all honors English majors.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: one 300-level English course.
Course: HE461
Title: STUDIES IN A LITERARY PERIOD
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: In-depth study of a limited period in literary history. For example: the Augustan period, the beginnings of Romanticism, the fin de siecle, and the 1960s in American literature.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: one 300-level English course and permission of the department chair.
Course: HE462
Title: STUDIES IN A LITERARY PROBLEM
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: In-depth study of a problem that cuts across traditional divisions of nationality, historical period, or genre. For example, myth and symbol in literature, literature and science, the concept of the hero.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: one 300-level English course and permission of the department chair.
Course: HE463
Title: STUDIES IN LITERARY FIGURES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Extensive reading in the works, biography, and criticism of major figures in world literature. For example: Milton, Wordsworth, George Eliot, Dickens, Dostoevsky, O'Neill, Melville, Faulkner, Stevens, Morrison.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: one 300-level English course and permission of the department chair.
Course: HE467
Title: STUDIES IN A LITERARY GENRE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Study in a special genre. For example, the epic, the autobiographical novel, science fiction, imagist poetry.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: one 300-level English course and permission of the department chair.
Course: HE503
Title: SEMINAR IN ARTS & LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An interdisciplinary honors seminar concerning a special topic in literature and the arts.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C Honors English majors or by permission of the department chair; Coreq: HE521.
Course: HE504
Title: SEMINAR IN AN ADVANCED TOPIC
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A concentrated honors seminar exploring individual literary works or issues.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C Honors English majors or by permission of the department chair; Coreq: HE522.
Course: HE521
Title: HONORS SUPPLEMENT I
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: Focused study of a topic generated in HE503.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HE503.
Course: HE522
Title: HONORS SUPPLEMENT II
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: Focused study of a topic generated in HE504.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HE504.
Course: HH104
Title: AMERICAN NAVAL HISTORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course examines the antecedents, origins and development of the United States Navy and Marine Corps within the framework of America's growth as a continental and, eventually, global power, with particular emphasis on the development of naval and maritime strategy.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HH215
Title: THE WEST IN THE PREMODERN WORLD
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course analyzes the historical evolution of ethical thought and its impact upon European society and culture from Antiquity to the Enlightenment in a comparative context of world religions and values. By studying the cultural expressions of Western ethical concerns, ideals and aspirations in light of other civilizations, this course broadens knowledge of the West's global context, cultivates the development of critical thinking about human beings and their societies, and deepens understanding of the competing values, institutions, and challenges of the modern West. The course fulfills the graduation requirement listed on matrices as HH2XY.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HH215A
Title: ASIA IN THE PREMODERN WORLD
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is designed to provide an alternative to HH215 The West in the Pre-Modern World. It introduces students to pre-modern Asian civilization, including China, India, Japan and Southeast Asia. This course traces the dynamic manifestations of cultural, political, military and intellectual patterns, and examines them through a global perspective. Students will study ancient Asian societies, cultures, and ethical thought in comparison with other world traditions including Classical, Judeo-Christian and Islamic cultures. The course fulfills the graduation requirement listed on matrices as HH2XY.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HH215M
Title: THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE PREMODERN WORLD
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is designed to provide an alternative to HH215 "The West in a Global Context". It introduces students to pre-modern Middle Eastern civilizations. This course traces the dynamic manifestations of cultural, political, military and intellectual patterns, and examines them through a global perspective. Topics include Middle Eastern ways of war. Moreover, students will encounter ancient Middle Eastern sages and their ethical ruminations not only in their own regard, but also in comparison with their counterparts in other world traditions including Classical, Asian, Judeo-Christian and Islamic cultures. The course fulfills the graduation requirement listed on matrices as HH2XY.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HH216
Title: THE WEST IN THE MODERN WORLD
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Focusing chiefly on the period from the 18th century to the present, this course analyzes the most significant political, social, intellectual and economic trends that have shaped contemporary societies. HH216 examines the global impact of European and American cultures over the past three centuries and explores the most important reactions to modernity in both Western and non-Western societies. In doing so, the course situates the West in a global context and prepares students to think critically and comparatively about a changing world.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HH262
Title: PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A methodology course in which majors acquire the basic technical skills required for research and writing in subsequent courses in history and other humanities and social sciences disciplines. May be repeated only to remove a D or F.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 3/C HHS major; Coreq: HH215 or HH215A.
Course: HH311
Title: ATHENS: MILITARY DEMOCRACY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Examines the origins of Western democracy in 5th-century B.C. Athens. Focus is on the problems of democratic constitutions in settling foreign policy, surviving extended wars, administering foreign territories and dealing with questions of inequality at home.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH215 or HH215A.
Course: HH312
Title: IMPERIAL ROME
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Study of the most successful of Western states with emphasis on models for bureaucratization, military defense and the incorporation of various ethnic groups.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH215 or HH215A.
Course: HH315
Title: THE AGE OF CHIVALRY AND FAITH
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Surveys the history and culture of western Europe between about A.D. 1050 and about A.D. 1300, the period generally known as the High Middle Ages. The course traces the emergence of two self-defined medieval aristocracies: those who fight (the knighthood) and those who pray (the Christian clergy). Special attention is paid to developments in the socio-political systems of the age, kingship and lordship; to the culture of the medieval aristocracy, chivalry; to movements of religious enthusiasm; and to the evolution of the Catholic Church into a papal monarchy.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH215 or HH215A.
Course: HH316
Title: AGE OF RELIGIOUS WARS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Focuses on the emergence of modern civilization (1500-1763) from the discoveries and rediscoveries of the Renaissance, the sweeping changes brought by the Reformation and Counter-Reformation and the excitement of both scientific and political revolution.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH215 or HH215A.
Course: HH321
Title: REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA--PETER THE GREAT TO LENIN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of Russian history from the founding of Moscow to 1917, examining the domestic and external forces responsible for shaping the structure of Russian society and culture.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH322
Title: THE RISE AND FALL OF SOVIET COMMUNISM
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An examination of the Revolution of 1917 and the development of the Soviet Union, emphasizing the institutions and policies adopted to meet domestic and foreign problems.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH326
Title: IRELAND AND THE IRISH
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course presents the history of Ireland from the early Christian era to the present, with concentration on the past two centuries. The Great Famine, the independence movement, and the recent "Troubles" are examined in depth. Themes include Ireland's status as Britain's first colony, the role of literature and religion in forming Irish identity, and the "diaspora" of Irish people abroad.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH327
Title: GERMANY AND THE NAZI EXPERIENCE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Focuses on the antecedents of national socialism, including the Second Reich and World War I eras, the Nazi experience itself, and the legacy it bequeathed to today's German state.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH329
Title: MODERN FRANCE: NAPOLEON TO DEGAULLE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course examines France from the revolutionary upheaval of the late 18th century through its role in the Western world since World War II. Roughly the first half of the course will deal with the revolutions of 1789 and 1792 and their impact upon 19th-century France. The second half of the course will consider the experience of France in the 20th century and the changes forced upon the nation by two world wars fought on French soil.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH330
Title: IMPERIAL ENCOUNTERS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Great Britain from 1750 to the present. Begins with an analysis of Britain's political and social institutions. It then examines the changes brought about by industrialization at home, revolutions abroad and expansion of the empire. At its end, the course highlights the simultaneous eclipse of Britain as a world power and the increasing prosperity of the masses of the British people.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH331
Title: ART AND IDEAS IN MODERN EUROPE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Explores the transformation of culture in the modern world. Examines how artists and intellectuals reacted to the long-range impacts of the democratic and industrial revolutions. Emphasis is placed on development of the fine arts in relation to pivotal ideas from 1750 to present.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH337
Title: TOPICS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An open topics history course. Topics vary from semester to semester and cover a variety of specialized themes or eras in European history which are unique or too unusual to be integrated into the regular curriculum.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HH345
Title: COLONIAL AMERICA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Examines the ways in which three diverse cultures--Indian, European, and African--converged on the North American land mass before the American Revolution; topics include French, Spanish, and English exploration and settlement patterns, European-Indian encounters, gender, witchcraft, religion, slavery and race, the family, political ideas and institutions, and war and warmaking.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH346
Title: REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA AND THE EARLY REPUBLIC
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Covers the remarkable transformation in American society from 1760 to 1820 as thirteen separate and distinct colonies struggled ideologically, militarily, and politically to establish a governmental and social system that would suit the needs of a large, diverse, and rapidly expanding population. The background to the Revolution, the actual conduct of the war, and the construction of state and national governments are treated in detail.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH347
Title: CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An examination of the political, economic and social developments from the origins of the Civil War to 1896, including the wounding of the nation in a civil war and the subsequent reunification.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH349
Title: EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA 1896-1945
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Examination of political, social, intellectual, diplomatic and economic aspects of American history from the Spanish-American War to the end of World War II. Special emphasis is placed on Progressivism, the emergence of the U.S. as a great power in World War I, the Depression and the New Deal, and World War II.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH350
Title: UNITED STATES SINCE WORLD WAR II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A detailed examination of American history since 1945, including the onset of the Cold War in the 1950s, the domestic and foreign policy issues of the 1960s, Vietnam, Watergate and the Reagan era.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH352
Title: FILM AND AMERICAN SOCIETY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course explores the relations between motion pictures and the political/cultural life during the period 1930-1943. Films are studied as documents of an era and the extent to which they offer insights for historical understanding are considered.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH353
Title: AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An examination of American life and culture and the forces that have shaped them, emphasizing mass media, popular entertainment, religious movements and technological advances.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH354
Title: AMERICA IN WORLD AFFAIRS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Surveys U.S. foreign relations from the colonial era to recent times, focusing on America's transformation from a colony to a preeminent world power. Examines the causes and international consequences of this dramatic shift, with particular emphasis on the twentieth century--the era of America's greatest influence on world affairs.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH355
Title: ART AND IDEAS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Examines the growth and development of intellectual concepts and artistic creativity in America from colonial times to the present. Emphasizes both the peculiarities of American creative and intellectual accomplishments and the place of those achievements in the broader Western tradition.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH357
Title: TOPICS IN U.S. HISTORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An open topics history course. Topics vary from semester to semester and cover a variety of specialized themes or eras in American history which are unique or too unusual for integration into the regular curriculum.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HH360
Title: U.S. SECTIONAL HISTORY: THE SOUTH
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Surveys the growth and development of the American South with specific attention to the plantation economy and slavery, the Confederate experience, the rise of segregation and the Second Reconstruction.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH361
Title: HISTORY OF EAST ASIA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An analysis of contemporary Asian problems which considers their cultural and institutional origins, their 19th-century development under the impact of western influence and their culmination in contemporary Asian nationalism.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH362
Title: HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A long-range historical approach to the Middle East's role in world affairs and the development of its cultural, political and military institutions. Emphasis is placed on strategic and diplomatic considerations.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH363
Title: MODERN LATIN AMERICA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The evolution of Latin American societies from independence to the present will be studied. Analyses of social and political issues like slavery, race, immigration, popular religion, militarism, dictatorship, and revolution will be the focus of the course. Particular emphasis will be placed on Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Cuba.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH364
Title: HISTORY OF AFRICA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of social, cultural and political developments on the African continent from the era before European colonization to the present.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH365
Title: PRE-COLUMBIAN AND IBERIAN EMPIRES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Pre-Columbian empires like Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca are studied through examinations of their cosmologies, styles of warfare, expansion, imperial consolidation, and collapse. Spanish and Portuguese conquests in America will also be studied by focusing on military campaigns, imperial policies, race, ethnicity, slavery, and church-state relations through the Independence Era
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH215 or HH215A.
Course: HH367
Title: TOPICS IN REGIONAL HISTORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An open topics history course. Topics vary from semester to semester and include a wide variety of specialized themes or eras in non-Western history which are too unique or unusual to be integrated into the regular curriculum. Examples of topics include the History of the Mongols, and the Balkans.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH371
Title: HISTORY OF FILM 1895-1968
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course examines the history of film from the first showing of motion pictures projected on a screen by the Lumieres in France in 1895. It will consider the origins and development of the film industry in the United States and abroad, the development of film techniques, the growth of the studio and star system, the introduction of sound, and efforts to deal with the rise of television. It will consider films both as an entertainment product for an international market and a source of national expression. Issues of censorship and control will, therefore, be a part of the course. (The arbitrary end date of 1968 is the introduction of the present film rating system in the United States.)
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HH372
Title: THE GOLDEN AGE OF PIRACY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The Golden Age of Piracy explores the figure of the pirate from the sixteenth century to today. Students learn about the differences between the "mythical pirate" familiar to today's public and the "historical" pirate of the early-modern era, and determine how and why this "real" pirate has become distorted over time. Students also learn about contemporary piracy and the role of the US Navy in dealing with this growing problem. Students augment their knowledge of historiography and social scientific theory; work with early-modern primary source materials; engage in case-studies in asymmetric, irregular, and unconventional warfare; study the evolution of privateering and naval warfare; and refine their analytical skills.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HH373
Title: HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course examines the history of Christianity from its origins to the present. It will pay particular attention to problems of authority and text; to the development of doctrine and practice; and to the relationship between religious and political institutions. Because Christianity grew into a global religion with a variety of forms in practice, belief, and organization, this course will also pay close attention to the inculturation of Christianity -- that is, its adaption to and accommodation of various cultures -- as it spread and developed.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HH215.
Course: HH376
Title: HISTORY OF ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Examines the history of engineering since the medieval period. Topics will include the effects of national culture on engineering practice; the epistemology of engineering including case studies of engineering designs; the rise of science-influenced modern engineering; the creation of the engineering profession; the external factors that have shaped engineering and engineers; the changing nature of engineering education; engineering specialization and the practice of engineering; and the evolution of engineering culture.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Co-req: HH216
Course: HH377
Title: TOPICS IN THEMATIC HISTORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An open topics history course. Topics vary from semester to semester and are often team-taught. A variety of historical themes dealing with long term developmental processes will be subjected to detailed analyses. Examples of topics include piracy, the development of national identities and the growth of capitalism.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH378
Title: HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY IN PEACE AND WAR
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Examines the social and historical implications of changing technology: how humans, their ideas, and the environment shaped and were in turn shaped by technological innovation. The course will devote approximately equal time to the study of civilian sector technologies and military technologies, beginning with the Middle Ages and concluding in the early 21st century. In addition, the course will review and develop student familiarity with competing theories of socio-technological change.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None Coreq: HH215 or HH216
Course: HH379
Title: HISTORY OF IT REVOLUTIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Every age in human history has been an "information age" because in each historical period technologies were devised to gather, process, and disseminate information. This course identifies the most dominant information technologies from the printing press to the palm pilot and attempts to assess their broad historical implications. Special attention will be given to the military-IT nexus.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: HH104 and FP130.
Course: HH380
Title: HISTORY OF SCIENCE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: History of Science provides a survey of the history of science from the early Greek natural philosophers through the advent of 20th century "big science", with emphasis on early modern science, including the 17th century scientific revolution, 18th century Enlightenment science, and the post-Enlightenment rise of the modern physical and natural sciences.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH381
Title: WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES, 500-1500
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Examines the evolution of warfare and military institutions in western Europe from the decline of the Western Roman Empire through the Middle Ages (ca. 1500). While tactics, strategy, and logistics are examined, the course seeks to place the history of medieval warfare into a political and societal context and show how political, social, technological, cultural, religious, and economic developments shaped and reshaped the way war was waged during the Middle Ages.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH215 or HH215A.
Course: HH382
Title: WARFARE IN THE AGE OF SAIL, 1500-1815
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course examines the theory, practice, and nature of warfare on sea and land, both in Europe and European colonies, from about 1500 through the era of Napoleon. Tactical, logistical, technological, and professional developments of Western navies and armies are studied in their political, economic, social, and cultural contexts. The course particularly explores the fundamental questions: What role did Western weapons and warfare, particularly warfare at sea, play in the development of Europe's various empires and Europe's eventual global dominance? Important topics include the rise of gunpowder weapons, the "Military Revolution," the rise of national armies and navies, maritime empires, and the lives of sailors and soldiers.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH383
Title: THE AGE OF TOTAL WAR, 1815-1945
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Surveys the dimensions of warfare and civil-military relations from the end of the Napoleonic era through World War II.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH384
Title: RECENT MILITARY AND NAVAL HISTORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Surveys the dimensions of warfare and civil-military relations from the end of the World War II to the present.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH385
Title: THE U.S. MARINE CORPS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The historical development of the U.S. Marine Corps is examined by tracing the evolution of its roles and missions, organization, capabilities, and institutional culture. Emphasis is placed on how the Marine Corps has perceived its role in American Society, and how it has been perceived by American society.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HH216.
Course: HH462
Title: SEMINAR IN ADVANCED STUDIES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Offers midshipmen with a solid base in historical studies an opportunity to pursue the discipline at a level of greater sophistication. Taught in small, intensive seminars; individual sections will engage in a detailed examination of a selected historical topic. Each section will focus on a particular event or problem in history and on the interpretative debates surrounding it.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C HHS major or permission of department chair.
Course: HH480
Title: IT RESEARCH SEMINAR (HH)
Credits: 3-0-3
Description:
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Course: HH507
Title: HONORS HISTORIOGRAPHY
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Focusing on the interpretive debates surrounding a particular event or problem in history, students will learn to critically evaluate secondary texts, to discriminate between conflicting interpretations, and to make judgments regarding the merits of different analyses. Prereq: Admission to the honors program in history.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Admission to the Honors Program in history.
Course: HH508
Title: HONORS COLLOQUIUM
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Students will propose, conceptualize, and refine their 1/C independent research projects. In the process, they will test different historical interpretations, and evaluate different philosophies of history. They will submit a series of short essays culminating in a precis specifying both the topic of their Honors research projects and the arguments these projects will advance.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: HH507.
Course: HH509
Title: HONOR SENIOR THESIS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: With the guidance of a faculty adviser, students prepare analytical research papers interpreting an historical topic of their choice. Each student makes an oral presentation of the finished paper before the faculty-student Honors Committee and external readers.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: HH507, HH508.
Course: HH512
Title: HONORS THESIS READINGS
Credits: 2-0-2
Description: After selecting a research topic and advisor, history honors students will engage in intensive reading of primary and secondary works related to the topic.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: HHSH major.
Course: IC210
Title: INTRO TO COMPUTING
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Introduction to algorithmic development, problem solving and software design. Principles and concepts to provide foundational knowledge and experience upon which later computing courses will build. This is the first course for computer science and information technology majors.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: IC211
Title: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course builds on the procedural programming skills developed in the prerequisite course and introduces the student to object oriented programming and design principles using Java. Object oriented topics such as classes, inheritance, information hiding, polymorphism and dynamic binding are presented and used to create robust, reusable, and maintainable software. The fundaments of Java are presented along with exception handling, I/O, event driven programming, simple GUIs and generics.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: IC210, SI204, or SY204.
Course: IC220
Title: COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE & ORG
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course introduces students to performance metrics, instruction set architectures, assembly language, logic design, memory hierarchies, and pipelining.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: IC210 or SI204 or permission of department chair.
Course: IC221
Title: SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The study of an application's interface with the operating system. The operating system is treated as an information resource, and as a facilitator for information flow between processes, including those executing on separate machines. Topics include: process management, multiprogramming, and the basic concepts necessary to understand the design and operation of computer communication networks.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: (IC210 or SI204 or permission of department chair); Coreq: IC220.
Course: IC312
Title: DATA STRUCTURES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course examines abstract data types (ADT), data structures, data representation and information management including storage structures, allocation and collection. ADTs and data structures presented include lists, stacks, queues, trees, heaps, priority queues, maps, dictionaries and graphs. Sorting and searching techniques, hashing and graph algorithm analysis are also covered.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: (IC211 or permission of department chair); Coreq: SM242.
Course: IC322
Title: COMPUTER NETWORKS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The course presents the fundamental theoretical concepts, characteristics and principles of computer communications and computer networks, and analyzes and assesses these foundational concepts with respect to network performance and network design.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: (IC221 or SY204); Coreq: (SM242 or equivalent); or permission of department chair.
Course: IC411
Title: OPERATING SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The study of the operating system as a resource manager. Topics include process management, interrupt processing, memory management, deadlock handling, file systems, multiprogramming, multiprocessing, data security and protection.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Pre: (IC220 or SY303), (IC221 or SY204), and (IC312 or SY301).
Course: IC470
Title: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introduction to the basic principles of software engineering.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: IC312.
Course: IC480
Title: RESEARCH SEMINAR/CAPSTONE
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: This is a capstone course that ties together concepts from the information technology and computer science curriculums to solve a practical problem. These team-oriented project solutions will include the requirements gathering, analysis, design and development of a computing system involving a large, multi-layer organization using appropriate information management and computing technologies.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: IT470 or Chair Permission.
Course: IT350
Title: WEB & INTERNET PROGRAMMING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Web site design and management, clients and servers, client and server side scripting languages, web transmission protocols.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: IC210.
Course: IT360
Title: APPLIED DATABASE SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course introduces the principles underlying Database Management Systems (DBMS) with a special emphasis on database management system structure and function when integrated with web-based database applications.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: IC312 and IT350.
Course: IT430
Title: COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course is an introduction to the theoretical and practical facets of Information Assurance (IA) to include: Department of Defense (DoD)/Department of the Navy (DoN) policies and directives, Trusted systems, Access mediation, Cryptography, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Information Warfare, Network security and Database security. Laboratory work will include student exercises demonstrating information assurance concepts culminating in a vulnerability analysis of given systems.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: IC322 or IT340.
Course: IT432
Title: ADVANCED COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course provides an introduction to topics in secure system design, including: cryptography, operating system security, and language based security. Where the IT430 course focuses primarily on securing an existing system, this course studies how to design a system to meet security goals. Students will design and implement components of a secure system.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: IT430 or permission of department chair.
Course: IT452
Title: ADV WEB & INTERNET SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Web server design and configuration, search engine design and usage, web security and authentication, servlet implementations, web collaboration mechanisms, web services, and knowledge representation on the web.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: IT350 or SY306.
Course: IT460
Title: HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introductory course emphasizing interactive software design, development and evaluation using a human-centered approach. Topics include aspects of human sensation, perception and cognitive psychology.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: IC312 or IT350.
Course: IT462
Title: ADV DATABASE SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course will discuss advanced issues in database systems, including parallel, distributed and peer-to-peer databases, data warehousing and data mining, XML and service-oriented architectures. The course incorporates hands-on exercises using commercial database systems and products, as well as a web-database project.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: IT360 or SI440.
Course: IT470
Title: ENTERPRISE COMPUTING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course develops architectures and concepts for the development of multi-tier (typically 3 tiered) distributed applications for an entire organization or enterprise. This includes a user interface called the client tier or tier 1, a server component which is controlled by the organization and provides for interaction with and data collection from the user (tier 2) and a database component that stores transactions and updates client profiles (tier 3). The course teaches advanced techniques for network programming as well as server management and programming.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: (IC322 or IT340) and (IT360 or IT420).
Course: IT472
Title: MOBILE OS DEVELOPMENT
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course introduces students to software development for mobile operating systems. Focusing primarily on the use of Java and XML, student will apply object oriented programming and design principles in the development of mobile applications for the Android operating system. Topics include application life-cycle, user interface design, event-handling, threads, network communication and mobile security.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: IC211
Course: NE203
Title: ETHICS AND MORAL REASONING FOR THE NAVAL LEADER
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is structured around classical and contemporary writing in moral philosophy. Current and historical case studies are used to show how these fundamental ideas can be applied to the service of the professional military leader.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 3/C standing.
Course: NL110
Title: PREPARING TO LEAD
Credits: 2-0-2
Description: Midshipmen examine fundamental tenets of leadership in the context of the theories and principles of individual and group leadership during their first semester. Topics include self-knowledge, self-leadership, and team leadership as well as a Brigade Leader seminar on peer leadership. Midshipmen learn about themselves as leaders through inventories such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, StrengthsFinder inventory, and Values in Action survey which culminates in creating a personal life mission statement. The course instructors provide relevant personal and Fleet-based examples and emphasize interactive learning.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 4/C standing.
Course: NL200
Title: HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to the science of psychology, this course covers the theories and principles of individual and group human behavior. Topics include learning, personality, social psychology, memory, human development, brain-functioning, health psychology and psychopathology. This course emphasizes research-based discoveries in the field of psychology. Students are prepared to critically evaluate behavioral science research and apply salient principles to leadership. Counts for Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: none.
Course: NL211
Title: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course focuses on human behavior in the social context. How individuals influence and are influenced by groups, as well as the field of group dynamics will be examined. Emphasis is placed on research-based findings in the areas of causal attribution, social perception, interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitude change, group dynamics, prosocial behavior and aggression. Particular emphasis is given to application in the military setting. Counts for Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: none.
Course: NL212
Title: PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: NL212 will introduce midshipmen to sociological social psychology, the study of interpersonal and group relationships. We will survey social psychological processes of cognition, emotion, identity, group processes, social structure, and symbolic interaction. Readings and lecture will address basic and applied research from both sociological and psychological social psychology to provide a broad and useful understanding of how people shape their world, relate to one another, and arrive at the ideas we use to understand each other. Particular emphasis is the application of principles of social psychology to military leadership challenges at the junior officer level. Midshipmen will only receive credit for either NL211 or 212.
Offered:
Requisites: 3/C standing.
Course: NL230
Title: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Sociology is the scientific study of society and the interactions among human beings. The purpose of this course is to provide a survey of the field of sociology and educate and inspire Midshipmen to examine contemporary situations that involve social interaction. Students will use sociological concepts, theories, and research to explain what is taking place, identify social threads and patterns across the situations, and determine the personal as well as the social significance of the analysis. Sociology demands that the student transcend the taken-for-granted, subjective world view and develop a sociological imagination by revealing the linkages and relationships among social facts and connect public issues to self awareness. Students will engage in the identification of common threads across social situations and determine the self and social significance of facts. The teaching and learning strategy involves reading, writing, discussions, presentations, and other active-learning, hands-on projects. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the basics of the field, to include micro, macro, and meso applications. Counts for Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: NL110.
Course: NL306
Title: PERSONALITY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course offers an exploration of major influences on the development of personality from both theoretical and clinical perspectives. Theories covered include psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic and biopsycosocial. This course addresses contemporary research and practice relative to assessment and understanding of personality traits, styles and disorders. Midshipmen will examine their own personality assets and liabilities and implications for leadership. Counts for upper level Humanities-Social Science credit.
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Requisites: Prereq: NL200.
Course: NL310
Title: LEADERSHIP: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Students examine the theory and research of the contingent and dynamic process of leadership. 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. The course combines literature from the fields of social psychology, organizational behavior, and group dynamics to help students understand the factors that influence leadership in a military context.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C standing.
Course: NL311
Title: PSYCHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This is an intensive and experientially-focused course that emphasizes leader self-analysis and skill development. Areas covered include personnel management, team development and performance enhancement at both individual and group levels. Research findings from industrial/organizational consultation, learning, motivation, social behavior, group dynamics, personality, counseling, social perception and interpersonal influence will provide the undergirding for developing knowledge, attitudes and skills which contribute to effective leadership. Counts for upper level Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 3/c standing or higher.
Course: NL312
Title: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Explores the origins, symptoms, diagnosis and management of psychological disorders. Midshipmen gain an understanding of the root causes of psychological disturbance, including personality disorders. The cognitive, emotional, behavioral and cultural manifestations of these disorders are explored. Strategies for effective prevention and management of psychopathology in operational environments are addressed. Midshipmen also learn techniques for rapid assessment and triage of psychiatric crises. Counts for upper level Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: NL313
Title: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CRIME
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Why do individuals commit crime? Is the impetus genetic, environmental or a matter of free will? This course explores the biological and behavioral origins of criminal activity in society and examines how the justice system deals with such behavior. Special consideration is given to mentally ill defendants and use of the insanity defense. Students conduct case studies to diagnose the psychological and behavioral bases of criminal conduct in mock defendants, to recommend appropriate punishments and treatment, and to assess rehabilitative potential. Counts for upper level Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing and NL200; Coreq: NL400.
Course: NL330
Title: SOCIOLOGY OF MARRIAGE & FAMILIES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course examines contemporary American families, with special emphasis on military families. It approaches the study of marriages and families from a sociological perspective with a focus on diversity of structure and process. Midshipmen will learn about the state of marriages and families in the United States, with particular emphasis on the military population, and how past and present forces contribute to changes in the nature of marriage and families. They will explore the nature of relationships between the family and other major social institutions, evaluate contemporary issues, policies, and research related to marriages and families in order to determine the social significance of these situations.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: NL110
Course: NL335
Title: ARMED FORCES AND SOCIETY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course examines the American military as a social institution using sociological concepts, theories, and methods. The internal organization and practices of the armed forces and the relationships between the military and other social institutions comprise the field of study. To understand the armed forces and their place in society it is necessary to consider forces, past, present and future, that influence and shape the military. Topics include: military culture and socialization; race and gender, recruiting and retention; changes in military organization; marriage and military families; warfare, technology, and the media. Counts for upper level Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered:
Requisites: NL230 recommended.
Course: NL340
Title: CHANGE MANAGEMENT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will explore the theories, practices and tools/techniques for managing change in an organizational environment. Applicable theories and strategic approaches to solving organization problems such as human performance technology, organizational development, and "Lean Six Sigma" will be analyzed and compared. The overarching goal of this course is to develop the knowledge, abilities and skills that will assist future Navy and Marine Corps officers to successfully implement change and transformation in a variety of military organizational environments in the Fleet. Counts for upper level Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: NL310 or permission of department chair.
Course: NL360
Title: CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will explore the theories and concepts of culture from multiple perspectives in order to provide future military officers with a broad understanding of the role of culture and human terrain in communities, societies and in the armed forces. Students will develop knowledge, abilities and skills that will assist future officers to successfully operate in the context of complex military environments around the globe. The course will follow a pedagogical approach of classroom theory integrated with the case study method of analysis and fieldwork conducted both on the Yard and away from USNA. Counts for upper level Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered: Summer
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C standing or permission of department chair.
Course: NL400
Title: LAW FOR THE JUNIOR OFFICER
Credits: 2-0-2
Description: This course provides a broad survey of military law applicable to the junior officer. Students examine operational law concepts including the Law of Armed Conflict and the Law of the Sea. The course also explores a variety of military justice topics including constitutional issues such as search and seizure and self-incrimination, judicial and non-judicial forums and the administrative separation of enlisted service members from the Navy and Marine Corps.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing or permission of department chair.
Course: NL410
Title: LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will develop a basic understanding of the international law of armed conflict (LOAC), emphasizing contemporary issues facing junior officers at the tactical level. The course will acquaint students with the historical background of LOAC, examining the sources of the LOAC to include Hague Law, Geneva Law, and customary international law (CIL). The course will examine the complex issues on today's battlefield to include conflict status and individual status, targeting and the use of force, and detention operations.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C or 2/C standing.
Course: NL420
Title: COMMUNICATING AS A LEADER
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course examines how leaders use verbal, nonverbal, written, and visual communications to convey their vision and influence both their seniors and subordinates. The students will study interpersonal communication theory, analyze the communications techniques and styles of historical leaders, interact with guest speakers, assess technological aids to communication, and gain practical experience through assigned projects.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: NL310.
Course: NL425
Title: ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The purpose of this course is to study the concepts and context of leadership in the technical and industrial environment. The course combines lecture, readings about technical leadership, and real-world case studies. Programs such as Apollo, the Joint Strike Fighter, the Vision for Space Exploration, and significant failures of major engineering programs will be analyzed from the technical leadership perspective. This course will illustrate how management of such complex technological programs requires the melding of technical expertise, organizational theory, and leadership. The subject matter has relevance for military leaders as they are increasingly being called upon to lead and manage in technical and industrial environments. Counts for upper level humanities-social science credit.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: NL310 or permission of department chair.
Course: NL430
Title: LEADERSHIP IN GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course investigates models of leadership drawn from military sociology and organizational behavior. It provides an overview of the critical scholarship on how large, complex, formal organizations like the Navy function and examines the leadership process within such organizations. Topics include group formation and performance, organizational culture and change from the perspective of junior leaders, and the challenges and imperatives of leadership under changing organizational circumstances. Counts for upper level Humanities-Social Science credit.
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Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: NL435
Title: PEACE WAR AND SOCIAL CONFLICT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This upper division course examines the social and military aspects of war and peace. Using sociological theories, concepts and methods the course considers, at the macro level of analysis, war and combat as social conflict (origins and causes, events and processes, effects and outcomes). At the meso-level of analysis, the course addresses the dynamic effects of social structure in the processes of war, combat and peace. While the Modern Western experience occupies a considerable section of the course, non-Western analyses of war and peace, as well as other forms of social conflict and resolution are introduced.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing.
Course: NL440
Title: EXPERIENTIAL LEADERSHIP
Credits: 0-6-3
Description: Experiential Leadership provides a supervised, self-selected opportunity to experience, reflect, conceptualize and deepen an understanding of leadership in an applied context. The course seeks to extend and complement the student's understanding of leadership by leveraging coursework completed at USNA (e.g., NL110, NE203, NL310) with a focused and professionally guided real-world experiential activity outside of the Naval Academy. Various military and civilian-based internships are available; however, the exact nature of the experiential activity will be developed and coordinated with a designated faculty mentor/sponsor. Midshipmen enrolled in the course undertake a commitment to research, scope, and gain faculty approval of a learning plan with specific objectives before the experiential experience begins; communicate regularly with their faculty mentor during the experience in order to focus reflection and understanding; continually seek out challenges and active participation opportunities during their experiential activity; record (log) their experiences as they pertain to their learning plan objectives and deliver a major paper and presentation following their return which meets the approved learning plan objectives.
Offered: Summer
Requisites: Prereq: NL310 and permission of department chair.
Course: NL450
Title: SOCIAL INEQUALITY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course investigates the social and physical constructs of race, gender, and ethnicity in the context of social inequality in America. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding how these constructs, both singly and in combination, affect American society and culture. The course examines how the social institutions of marriage and families, work and employment, education, media, and the state create and maintain inequalities. Marxian and conflict theories, Weber's multidimensional model, and the structural-functionalism of Durkheim and Talcott Parsons are covered in depth. Application of key concepts, principles, and theories to the American military and Naval Service is a cornerstone of this course, as is the understanding of cultural diversity. Upon completion of this course, the successful student will possess a stronger and broader understanding of how social stratification affects American society, and how this stratification contrasts with stratification systems in other societies.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C Standing.
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: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
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: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: NN210 (2/C standing).
Course: NP230
Title: INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to philosophy through close study of one or more classic works of philosophy, with an emphasis on examining philosophical conceptions of leadership. In recent semesters, these have included Plato's Republic (and other dialogues of Plato), Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy, Kant's Prolegomena to any Future Metaphysics and historical essays (including "Perpetual Peace"), Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, and selections of essays on political and military leadership by Plutarch, Machiavelli, Locke, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and other modern and contemporary philosophers. The emphasis of the course is on careful reading and analysis of the text, and on seminar discussion among the class participants (what Plato described as "dialectic" and reckoned in the Republic to be among the chief prerequisites for sound military and political leadership), together with several substantial writing assignments, and written mid-term and final examinations. Counts for Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: NE203.
Course: NP232
Title: MILITARY ETHICS: THE CODE OF THE WARRIOR
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Why do warriors fight? How do they fight? What should bring a warrior honor? What should bring them shame? What is really worth dying for? There have been special warrior cultures in countless societies across the globe, through every era in history. Were these warriors just killers, or did they have their own unique codes of behavior? This course explores several warrior traditions: the Ancient Greeks, the Vikings, the Romans, the Celts, Knights and Chivalry, African Tribesmen, Native American Warriors, Chinese Warrior Monks, Japanese Samurai, and 20th Century warriors, and applies the lessons of their experience and warrior philosophy to the task of creating the ideal code for warriors of the new millennium. Counts for Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: NP240
Title: PHILOSOPHY AT THE MOVIES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will examine perennial problems or themes in the history of philosophy through the medium of films. Topics we will explore: skepticism, personal identity, philosophy of mind, relativism, utilitarian and deontological ethics, the meaning of life, and the problem of evil.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: NE203 or 2/C standing.
Course: NP250
Title: LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: First-rate officers need to be first-rate critical thinkers. Indeed, critical thinking is near the top of any list of skills needed for personal success, independence, self-understanding, and fulfillment in life. The primary objective of this course is to impart a functional ability to reason well--to improve your analytical skills and instincts (and thereby also your reading and writing skills), and to enhance your credibility as you demonstrate to others that you understand how reasoning works and that you can think rigorously, clearly, transparently, and self-critically. The course will develop your abilities to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate others' arguments, and to create strong arguments of your own.
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Requisites: Prereq: 3/C or higher
Course: NP335
Title: COMPARATIVE STUDY OF RELIGION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is designed as an introduction to the study of religion through the examination and comparison of concepts and themes central to human cultures. Examples are drawn primarily from the ancient Near East (including ancient Israel and Iran), China, Japan, classical Greece and Rome, Southeast Asia, the Americas, Eurasia, Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Manichaeism, Islam, Hinduism, and contemporary non-literate cultures. Students are challenged to think in broad comparative terms, bringing together both details and generic categories.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: NP336
Title: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides a focused introduction to philosophical questions that arise about religion and in the pursuit of religious ideals. Whether you are a person of strong faith from any religious tradition or an agnostic or an atheist, you will enjoy investigating and debating questions and topics such as these: Arguments for the Existence of God, Do Miracles Occur?, What is the Source of Evil?, What Happens When We Die?, Faith and Reason, Faith and scientific Knowledge, Religious Pluralism, and the Relationship Between Religion and Ethics. One way or another, these issues affect us all. Counts for Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C or 2/C or permission of department chair.
Course: NP340
Title: PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Everyone learns science from textbooks and tried-and-true lab experiments, but do you know how scientists really work? How they decide to count only certain things as "facts," and to regard only certain theories as "knowledge"? How they struggle to eliminate the subjective factor that is present in all human inquiry, in order to discover objective truths? In this course, you will examine these intriguing issues by reading some classic works of philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science; by comparing the processes of knowledge-generation in science with the analogous processes in other fields and in everyday life; and by studying specific current instances where the scientific information available to the public seems inadequate for enlightened decision-making. Leave behind the popular myths and stereotypes about scientists, and find out how their world really works! (*required for all General Science majors) Counts for Humanities-Social Science credit.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C or 2/C or permission of department chair.
Course: NP410
Title: PHILOSOPHY OF WAR
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will begin with a careful philosophical analysis of the concept of war and then proceed to a critical investigation of its moral permissibility. In so doing, we will consider such questions as: what distinguishes war from other forms of violence and coercion; whether offensive or defensive wars are ever justified; whether the use of military force for humanitarian ends is legitimate; what weapons, tactics and strategies may be employed in fighting a war, and against whom may such weapons, tactics and strategies be used?
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: NE203.
Course: NP420
Title: PHIL FOUNDATIONS OF LIBERTY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Most of us believe that liberty is an important value. Indeed, many of us believe that it is the most important moral value. But we often do so without stopping to consider what liberty is and why we think it is so important. For example, is liberty the absence of something (interference) or the presence of something (control); is liberty something one necessarily wants more of or are there times when one might want less; can constraints on one's liberty be liberating or are they always limiting; should one be permitted to give up one's liberty or should one be forced to be free; does a commitment to individual liberty require a commitment to free markets or is a commitment to individual liberty compatible with other types of economic arrangements? Furthermore, what is the relationship between liberty and other things we value such as justice, equality, security, community, happiness and responsibility? Through the reading of classical and contemporary texts, this course will examine these and other related questions, not with the intent of achieving a final resolution, but rather with the intent of providing the student with a framework to thoughtfully consider and evaluate the relevant philosophical and moral issues. Emphasis throughout will be on class participation together with weekly writing assignments. Both a written mid-term and final examination will be given.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: NE203.
Course: NP430
Title: ETHICS AND IRREGULAR WARFARE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The War on Terror has seen American personnel resorting to the nightmare palette of harsh responses to terrorism and insurgency: assassination, torture, secret detention, military tribunal. This course will seek answers to the moral questions occasioned by the last decade of war. How can a state justly fight non-state actors employing terrorism and suicide attacks? Can there be a just insurgency? How can terrorism suspects be interrogated in a morally upright manner? Does torture work? Should irregular fighters like al-Qaeda operators get POW status or should they be treated as common criminals? Should they get civilian trials? Should they be Mirandized? Curriculum will include philosophical, historical, legal, and journalistic texts.
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Requisites: Prereq: NE203
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: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
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 2017-2018
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 2017-2018
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 2017-2018
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 2017-2018
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 2017-2018
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 2017-2018
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 2017-2018
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 2017-2018
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 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: Supply Corps selectee & 1/C standing
Course: SA302
Title: ANALYSIS OF NAVAL TACTICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introduction to the techniques of modeling and quantitative analysis applied to specific naval operational problems, including search and patrol, screening, anti-air warfare, mining, equipment reliability and decision rules. Does not count as a major elective for Mathematics majors. Credit cannot be given for both SA302 and SA410.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM219, SM239 or SM230.
Course: SA305
Title: LINEAR PROGRAMMING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to linear programming. Topics include: extensive linear programming modeling techniques, the Simplex method, sensitivity analysis, and basic linear programming theory. Midshipmen cannot receive credit for both SA305 and SA401.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM261 or permission of department chair.
Course: SA367
Title: INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL MODELING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Realistic problems, often of military interest, are formulated mathematically and solved using techniques from probability, statistics, calculus and differential equations. The analysis is carried out by students working in small teams and individually. Solutions are presented in oral nontechnical briefings and in written technical reports.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM219, SM239 or SM230.
Course: SA402
Title: DYNAMIC & STOCHASTIC MODELS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Investigation of quantitative analysis of decision options, including dynamic programming, decision trees, Markov chains and queuing theory. Applications to typical operations are stressed.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: (SM239 or SM230) and SM261.
Course: SA403
Title: GRAPH AND NETWORK ALGORITHMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course introduces graph algorithms for problems in network and combinatorial optimization. Topics include: minimum spanning trees, matchings, shortest paths, maximum flows and minimum cost flows. Students will also be expected to program algorithms on a computer.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM233 or permission of department chair.
Course: SA405
Title: ADVANCED MATH PROGRAMMING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course covers a range of advanced topics in mathematical programming. Topics include integer programming modeling, branch-and-bound methods, integer programming theory and nonlinear optimization theory and algorithms. Students will also learn to use a set-based modeling language for an advanced integer programming solver. Topics will vary with instructor.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SA305 or permission of department chair.
Course: SA410
Title: APPLICATIONS OF SEARCH AND DETECTION THEORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Considerations in picking a measure of effectiveness (MOE) for use in analyzing decision options and decision criterion are studied. The focus of the course is the analysis of search and detection operations, particularly as they arise in anti-submarine operations, using probability models. Barrier detection, area search and parallel sweep operations models are developed. Additional topics in mine warfare, target coverage models, anti-air warfare, and target motion analysis may be picked for study by the instructor. Credit cannot be given for both SA302 and SA410.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM239 or SM230.
Course: SA412
Title: PROJECTS IN OPERATIONS ANALYSIS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Operations research techniques are applied using student projects, case studies and visiting lecturers. Topics include current military and industrial problems.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: permission of department Chair.
Course: SA421
Title: SIMULATION MODELING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Discrete simulation of systems using a simulation language. Includes random variate generation, validation and verification of simulations, input and output data analysis. Semester projects are done as part of an analysis team.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM233. Coreq: SM339.
Course: SA430
Title: LOGISTICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Investigation of techniques of operations analysis applicable to the solution of problems in reliability, maintainability, availability and inventory.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM239 or SM230.
Course: SA442
Title: APPLIED STATISTICS II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A continuation of SM339 that includes examination, evaluation and application of advanced statistical methods. Techniques studied include sampling, nonparametric analysis, simple and multiple regression, correlation, analysis of variance and decision theory.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SM339.
Course: SA463
Title: TOPICS IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Senior level topics in operations research. The content will vary in order to keep up with new ideas and approaches. Track elective for SMO. Breadth elective for SMA, SMAH, SMP, and SMPH. Math elective 2 for SQE.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Permission of department chair.
Course: SA475
Title: OPERATIONS RESEARCH CAPSTONE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is a capstone course for the Operations Research major. Students will read and make presentations on topics determined by the instructor. Each student will complete a project on a topic to be agreed upon by the instructor and student. Students will present their results in writing and orally.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C SMO Major or permission of department chair.
Course: SA475E
Title: RESEARCH SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICS WITH ECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Directed research on a specific topic. Capstone course for Mathematics with Economics majors. Emphasis on empirical work using computers.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C SME major.
Course: SB201
Title: BIOLOGY FOR THE NAVAL OFFICER
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Students will learn basic biology in the context of its applications to everyday life and their future duties in the Naval Service. Topics will include biomechanics, human performance, diet and nutrition, hormones, genetics and the human genome, genetic engineering, DNA "fingerprinting", disease, resistance and immunity. Note: Students cannot get credit for both SB201 and SB211 or SB201 and SB251.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: SB211
Title: BIOLOGY FOR NAVAL OFCR W LAB
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Students will learn basic biology in the context of its applications to everyday life and their future duties in the Naval Service. Topics will include biomechanics, human performance, diet and nutrition, hormones, genetics and the human genome, genetic engineering, DNA "fingerprinting", disease, resistance and immunity. Laboratories are designed to reinforce and expand upon topics from lecture. Note: Students cannot get credit for both SB201 and SB211 or SB211 and SB251.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: SB251
Title: GENERAL BIOLOGY I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Fundamental principles of the science of biology are introduced. Topics include metabolism, cell structure and function, classical and molecular genetics, evolution, and ecology. The perspective of the course is from life as a whole, with a focus on the position of humans in the overall scheme.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: SB252
Title: GENERAL BIOLOGY II
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course provides students with a solid foundation in human physiology. Lectures focus on the mechanisms of body function along with complementary concepts in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and developmental biology. Laboratory sessions cover the same topics as well as anatomy and histology.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SB251.
Course: SB338
Title: MOLECULAR & GENERAL GENETICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Students in this course will study the inheritance of traits, starting with basic (Mendelian) genetics and ending with modern molecular biology. The course will examine incomplete dominance, epistasis, pleiotropy, transformation, cloning, genetic engineering, imprinting, and experimental techniques. Co-listed as SC338.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SB251 or SC335.
Course: SB431
Title: MICROBIAL CHEMISTRY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course will explore the interesting and important interactions that occur between microbes and their surroundings, including human hosts and extreme environments. Species of these "simple" organisms have evolved diverse mechanisms to combat assault by antibiotics, heavy metals, pollutants and extreme irradiation. The lab component of the class will include identifying, cultivating and testing organisms with survival mechanisms of interest. Co-listed as SC431.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: SB251 and SC335.
Course: SB453
Title: NEUROSCIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Neuroscience and Developmental Biology is an advanced treatment of neuroscience and developmental biology that builds on both the molecular and cellular background provided in SB251 and the basic principles underlying nervous system function introduced in SB252 and applies them to topics including both somatic and special sensory modalities, initiation, execution and coordination of motor programs and the neuroanatomical organization of the pathways that control these functions. Additional special topics will be introduced on a rotating basis. The course will also use the examples set by studies performed in model organisms to elucidate the mechanisms by which normal development proceeds in higher eukaryotes with an emphasis on neural development.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SB252.
Course: SC111
Title: FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMISTRY I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: The first in a two-semester sequence presenting the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry. Major topics include chemical stoichiometry, periodic trends, atomic structure, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry and kinetics. The lecture material is complemented with experiments designed to develop the student's laboratory skills. Naval applications of chemistry are introduced throughout the courses to provide an awareness of chemistry in normal Navy operations.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: SC112
Title: FOUNDATIONS OF CHEM II
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This is the second in the two-course foundations of chemistry sequence. See SC111 for a general course description. In this version of SC112, naval applications of chemistry including body armor, corrosion, nuclear power, boiler water quality, aircraft deicing, and scuba diving will be emphasized.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SC111.
Course: SC151
Title: MODERN CHEMISTRY
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A one-semester course for the well-prepared student, satisfying the plebe year chemistry requirement. Students entering this course must have demonstrated their understanding of fundamental chemical concepts by a strong performance on the chemistry validation exam.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Placement by department chair.
Course: SC216
Title: ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course explores the theory and application of "wet" chemical methods and instrumentation in determining the chemical composition and structure of matter. Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of chemical analysis will be addressed. The theories and techniques learned in this course can be used in all branches of chemistry and will be applied in subsequent chemistry courses in the chemistry major.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SC225.
Course: SC221
Title: CHEMISTRY IN MODERN WARFARE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will examine the science behind conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction. The course will begin by examining high explosives and propellants by studying the structure, synthesis, and properties of these materials. The second part of the course will focus on chemical and biological agents to include history, structure, modes of action, detection, protective measures, and methods of decontamination.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: SC112.
Course: SC225
Title: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The first of a two-semester sequence of courses focused on the chemistry of covalent compounds of carbon, the "molecules of life." Many important concepts from general chemistry (stoichiometry, bonding, structure, kinetics, and thermodynamics) are used and expanded upon. New concepts include conformational analysis, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms and molecular orbital theory.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SC112 or SC151; Coreq: SC261.
Course: SC226
Title: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This is the second in the two-course sequence in organic chemistry. See SC225 for a course description.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SC225 and SC261; Coreq: SC262.
Course: SC261
Title: INTEGRATED LAB I - RXNS, SEPARATION, PURIFICATION
Credits: 0-6-2
Description: This laboratory course emphasizes the theory and practice of separating and purifying chemical substances. Techniques include crystallization, distillation, column chromatography, gas chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, extraction, and sublimation. Identification of chemical substances based on infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy are introduced.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SC112 or SC151; Coreq: SC225.
Course: SC262
Title: INTEGRATED LABORATORY II
Credits: 0-6-2
Description: Qualitative and quantitative methods are applied in the determination of the products of several important chemical reactions, including a multistep synthesis. Students also apply these methods in the analysis of simple equilibrium systems and the separation and identification of a two-component unknown.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SC225 and SC261; Coreq: SC226.
Course: SC311
Title: MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC CHEM
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to chemical processes that influence the chemistry of marine waters and the atmospheric marine boundary layer. The course will begin with the composition of seawater and progress towards an understanding of the biogeochemical cycles of important elements in oceanic systems, including the chemistry of tropospheric ozone and aerosol formation. The impact these process have on current and future naval operations will be discussed.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SC112.
Course: SC325
Title: ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Building on the foundation of SC225-226, this course will apply fundamental topics such as stereochemistry, conformation, structure, bonding and mechanisms to advanced topics such as pericyclic reactions, heterocyclic compounds, and the relationship between structure and function of biochemically important organic compounds.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: SC226.
Course: SC335
Title: BIOCHEMISTRY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The chemical basis of life will be examined by studying the relationship between the structure and the function of biological macromolecules, with an emphasis on proteins and nucleic acids. Metabolic processes involved in energy production, storage and transformation will be studied. Biochemical signaling and biological membranes will also be covered. There will be an overview of modern biochemical experimental methods.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SC226.
Course: SC336
Title: BIOCHEMISTRY II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will expand and build on topics from SC335, such as biomolecular structure, bioenergetics and enzyme kinetics, to cover biosynthesis of amino acids, nucleotides and cofactors; photosynthesis and plant metabolic cycles; signal transduction; molecular genetics; regulation of eukaryotic and prokaryotic gene expression.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SC335.
Course: SC338
Title: MOLECULAR & GENERAL GENETICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Students in this course will study the inheritance of traits, starting with basic (Mendelian) genetics and ending with modern molecular biology. The course will examine incomplete dominance, epistasis, pleiotropy, transformation, cloning, genetic engineering, imprinting, and experimental techniques. Co-listed as SB338.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SB251 or SC335.
Course: SC341
Title: CHEM ENGINEERING PROCESSES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introductory course designed to prepare students to analyze material and energy balances relative to chemical processes utilizing the engineering approach for problem-solving.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: SC112, SP212, SM221.
Course: SC345
Title: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course explores physical and chemical phenomena with an emphasis on thermodynamics. An introduction to kinetics is included.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: (SC112 or SC151) and SP211 and SM212.
Course: SC346
Title: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A continuation of SC345, with an emphasis on the quantum theory of atomic and molecular structure including spectroscopy.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SC345.
Course: SC351
Title: CHEMICAL STRUCTURE BY X-RAYS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: X-ray diffraction is the most powerful tool for determining the three-dimensional structures of molecules. This course is a practical, hands-on, introduction to modern methods of 3D molecular structure determination by X-ray diffraction. Students will learn the basics of the technique from crystal growth to final structure solution.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SC112 and SM212.
Course: SC356
Title: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: The chemistry of the Main Group elements and the transition metals are studied with emphasis on the properties, structures, and reactivities of these elements and their compounds.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SC226 and SC345.
Course: SC361
Title: INTEGRATED LAB III
Credits: 1-6-3
Description: The course Integrated Lab III - Physical Principles and Quantitative Analysis examines the theory and behavior of molecules and ions in solution. These are studied in the laboratory by classical and modern instrumental methods of analysis. Quantitative laboratory technique is stressed and sampling techniques and statistical analysis of data are introduced. Experimental design and application of analytical methods to real systems is emphasized. Students apply these techniques in a laboratory analysis of their own design.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SC262; Coreq: SC345 unless waived by department chair.
Course: SC364
Title: INTEGRATED LAB IV - ADVANCED LAB AND SEMINAR
Credits: 1-6-3
Description: This laboratory course emphasizes the theory, structure, synthesis and characterization of inorganic and organometallic compounds through application of a number of advanced techniques. Advanced synthetic methods include photochemical, high temperature and inert-atmosphere reactions. Advanced analytical methods include magnetic susceptibility measurements, EPR, Raman and high-resolution, gas-phase spectroscopy and fast reaction (stopped-flow) kinetics. In addition, a weekly seminar that includes discussions and presentations by faculty, student and distinguished visitors provides exposure to the wide-ranging scope of chemistry.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SC3631 Coreq: SC346 and SC356 unless waived by department chair.
Course: SC412
Title: ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Many analytical chemistry techniques can be used to learn more about the chemistry of our environment. In this course students will be exposed to specific applications of these techniques to various environmental systems (i.e. water, air, soil, etc.). Topics to be explored may include the bio- and geo-chemical cycles, the effect of military activities on the environment and the use of "green chemistry" in industry.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SC262 or SC264 or permission of the department chair.
Course: SC416
Title: ANALYTICAL CHEM IN FORENSICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will address the types of sample collection techniques used in criminal investigations, as well as the chemical and instrumental methods used to determine the presence of substances associated with illicit activities. Emphasis will be placed on specific forensic investigative techniques such as DNA fingerprinting, drug detection, arson investigations (petroleum residues), bombings (explosives residues) and characterization of fibers and paint.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SC361.
Course: SC421
Title: POLYMER CHEMISTRY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The synthesis, characterization and physical chemistry of macromolecules, both man-made and natural, will be presented with the ultimate goal of understanding the relationship between molecular structure and physical properties. Polymer processing, fabrication and recent novel applications, including those related to the Navy, will be presented. Field trips to local polymer research and manufacturing facilities are planned.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SC226 and SC264.
Course: SC425
Title: MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course will provide a foundation in how pharmacologically active compounds (drugs) work, explore various classes of pharmaceuticals and how they are discovered and review some of the state-of-the-art research being carried out by the military to maximize combat effectiveness. Selected topics will be explored in the laboratory
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: SC226 and SC335.
Course: SC431
Title: MICROBIAL CHEMISTRY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course will explore the interactions that occur between microbes and their surroundings, including human hosts and extreme environments. Species of these "simple" organisms have evolved diverse mechanisms to combat assault by antibiotics, heavy metals, pollutants and extreme irradiation. The lab component of the class will include identifying, cultivating and testing organisms with survival mechanisms of interest. Co-listed as SB431.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: SB251 and SC335.
Course: SC435
Title: BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Phenomena such as ligand binding, protein and nucleic acid folding and structure, biomolecular motion, and membrane structure and function will be studied by examining the intermolecular forces, kinetics and thermodynamics that govern them. Relevant experimental techniques will also be discussed.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SC335 and SC345.
Course: SC442
Title: PROPELLANTS AND EXPLOSIVES
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course will delve into the structural, physical, and chemical properties of energetic materials. Students will investigate the application of energetic materials to military and civilian uses and will explore methods and processes to detect and characterize energetic materials both before and after use. Laboratory experiments investigating energetic materials and their applications are planned.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SC226, SC345.
Course: SC446
Title: QUANTUM CHEMISTRY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The principles of quantum mechanics are reviewed and used to develop molecular orbital theory which is applied to the structure and properties of molecules. Modern quantum chemistry software will be used for electronic structure calculations.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SC346.
Course: SC451
Title: BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Life is inorganic, too. Every breath uses the iron protein, hemoglobin, and every step is supported by bone made of calcium salts and driven by phosphate containing molecules such as ATP. This course will shed light on the structure and function of these bioinorganic compounds using a host of techniques such as X-ray diffraction and NMR spectroscopy.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: SC335 and SC356 or permission of the department chair.
Course: SC472
Title: CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: 1/C Chemistry majors meet weekly to discuss ongoing research projects. Each student pursuing a research project will be expected to make a seminar presentation. Other seminar speakers may include department faculty members and researchers from outside the Academy.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C SCH major.
Course: SC476
Title: CAPSTONE PROJECT
Credits: 0-6-3
Description: Under the guidance of a faculty member, students in this course undertake projects that require them to bring together and apply multiple aspects of their chemistry education. Oral and written progress reports are required at the end ot the semester.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C SCH major.
Course: SE201
Title: PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Economics is a social science that is concerned with the study of resource allocation problems. Economists are most interested in the decisions of individuals, firms, and government policy makers in their pursuit of economic objectives. This course is intended as the first in a two-part introductory economics sequence to expose students to the basic principles that underlie the study of resource allocation decisions. Key topics include the understanding of production possibilities, gains from trade, consumer preferences and choice, costs of production, market exchange, and market structure. The course also introduces the important concepts of allocative efficiency, equity, market failure, and government failure, and discusses the potential role of government policy for promoting market efficiency and addressing inefficiency and equity concerns.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites:
Course: SE202
Title: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to macroeconomic concepts and models used in economic and policy analysis. We will analyze the fundamentals of macroeconomic variables such as output, inflation, and unemployment. This course provides an introduction to the different modeling techniques economists use to understand both long term growth and the business cycle. In addition to learning the "nuts and blots" of the models, you will learn how to apply the models to understand the possible effects of Fiscal and Monetary Policy. As part of the latter objective, throughout the course you will read examples of academic scholarship to see how economists employ the models in practice.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites:
Course: SE312
Title: MACROECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A course on the theories of the aggregate level of income, employment and the price level. Includes discussion of determinants of economic growth, the interaction of the domestic economy with the world economy, and the formulation and impact of monetary and fiscal policy.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SE202.
Course: SE331
Title: ECONOMIC STATISTICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Survey of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques involving more than one variable. Strong emphasis on regression analysis and use of computers.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SE201, SE202, and (SM230, SM239 or SM219).
Course: SE341
Title: MICROECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Theories of the economic behavior of consumers and producers, the determination of final good and factor prices, market structures and general economic equilibrium. The application of price theory to business problems and public-policy issues.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SE201.
Course: SE401
Title: ADVANCED MICROECONOMIC THEORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Advanced topics in modern microeconomics. Topics may include dynamic analysis, risk and decision making under uncertainty, general equilibrium analysis, welfare economics, game theory and strategic behavior, principal-agent problems, collective action and social dilemmas, and rational and "irrational" choice.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SE331 (or co-req), SE341.
Course: SE402
Title: ADVANCED MACROECONOMIC THEORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is designed as an advanced treatment of modern macroeconomics and policy analysis. throughout the course we emphasize the role that imperfections play in the labor, product, and financial markets in short, medium, and long run macroeconomics. The players in the economic - the central bank, governments, employers, employees, and financial market institutions operate strategically within a set framework. The model that we will develop and use is a mainstream monetary macro model used in current research and central banks for policy analysis.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SE312, SE331, SE341.
Course: SE435
Title: MACROECONOMIC FORECASTING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: As a forward-looking discipline, economists use forecasting as the basis for private sector decision making. Moreover, businesses and governments forecast future revenues and costs. Macroeconomic Forecasting examines the modern, quantitative, statistical-econometric techniques of producing and evaluating forecasts of macroeconomic variables. The course introduces the fundamental techniques to analyze trend, seasonality, and cyclical fluctuations, univariate times series methods, and the development of econometric models of the economy.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: SE312 and (SM219 or SM230).
Course: SE445
Title: ECONOMETRICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Quantification of basic economic theory; multiple regression, correlation and identification techniques for the construction and testing of economic models and a study of selected alternative models of particular economic interest.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SE341, Calculus II, and (SE331 or SM339).
Course: SE450
Title: GAME THEORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Game theory is the study of strategic behavior in situations where decision makers are aware of the interdependence of their actions. While game theory is widely applicable in social and biological sciences, this course introduces the basic notions of game theory with emphasis on economic applications such as auctions, oligopoly pricing, and entry deterrence. In particular, the course introduces students to the fundamental problems and solution concepts of non-cooperative game theory by examining both simultaneous and sequential move games, static and dynamic games, and games with imperfect, and asymmetric information.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SE341.
Course: SE475
Title: RESEARCH SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The Research Seminar in Economics is an introduction to the practical work done by professional economists. Each student applies his/her knowledge of economic theory and quantitative methods to formulate a hypothesis in economic terms, investigate previous research in the specific topics, statistically test its validity, and interpret the policy implications of the results. As the final course in the economics major sequence, the Research Seminar helps to integrate material from several courses, introduces students to the sources of the relevant economics literature, provides practice in reading and critically evaluating quantitative research results, develops competence in use of the computer, and provides a forum for presenting and evaluating the results of student projects.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: FEQ major or permission of department chair.
Course: SE490
Title: PRE-HONORS SEMINAR
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: The pre-Honors seminar is for students interested in the Economics Honors Program. During the seminar, students will explore and develop potential topics for their Honors theses. Students will also meet with potential faculty advisers doing research in a similar area of interest. The objective of the pre-Honors seminar is for students to identify both a research topic and a faculty Honors adviser, and to submit a proposal for an Honors project to be completed during first-class year.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites:
Course: SE500
Title: HONORS RESEARCH I
Credits: 2-0-2
Description: The Honors Research I course provides an opportunity for students in the Economics Honors Program to conduct advanced research under the guidance of a faculty Honors adviser.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C FQEH major.
Course: SE502
Title: HONORS RESEARCH II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The Honors Research II course provides an opportunity for students in the Economics Honors program to continue to conduct advanced research under the guidance of a faculty Honors adviser.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SE500
Course: SI200
Title: INFORMATION TECH FOR THE JO
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This is a hands-on lab course introducing computer programming and database management. Topics include: web programming using HTML and XHTML, structured and object oriented computer programming using a scripting language (such as JavaScript) or 4th Generation Language (such as Java or C++), and designing, implementing, and querying databases using a Database Management System (such as Access or SQL Server). The course includes a series of Internet computing and programming projects of increasing complexity. No prior knowledge of databases, web programming, or computer programming is assumed. Students may not receive credit for this course and SI250. It may not count as an SCS major elective and IT majors cannot take this course.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: SI204
Title: INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Introduction to algorithmic development, problem solving and software design. Principles and concepts to provide foundational knowledge and experience upon which later computer science courses will build.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: SI221
Title: DATA STRUCTURES
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Data representation and information management. Dynamic memory, recursion, lists, stacks and queues. Storage structures, allocation and manipulation.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SI204.
Course: SI283
Title: PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: An introduction to a structured programming language and its use in implementing algorithms to solve engineering problems.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: SI335
Title: COMPUTER ALGORITHMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Presents techniques for designing and analyzing computer algorithms including divide and conquer, dynamic programming and greedy methods. Introduces classic algorithms for problems such as searching and sorting, graph analysis, file compression and cryptology.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SI340 and (IC312 or SY301).
Course: SI340
Title: THEORY OF COMPUTING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course presents the theoretical foundations for computing, including the study of formal languages, finite state machines, pushdown automata, Turing machines and computability.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: IC210, SI204, or SY201; Coreq: SM242 (or equivalent).
Course: SI413
Title: PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course examines basic concepts underlying the design of modern programming languages: types, control structures, abstraction mechanisms, inheritance, concurrency and constructs for programming. This course will include programming assignments in several languages.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SI340 and (IC312 or SY301).
Course: SI420
Title: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of the fundamental concepts and techniques in the design and implementation of functionally intelligent machines. Topics include problem-solving using state-space search, game trees, state and plan space planning, and machine learning.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: (IC312 or SY301) and (SM242 or equivalent).
Course: SI425
Title: NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course overs topics for the machine understanding of human languages. Can computer automatically understand languages like English? Both the intelligence community and the private sector are increasingly interested in mining huge amounts of written text for information. The course will cover algorithms to both learn and interpret language. Using hands-on laboratory assignments, topics will include author identification, language modeling, information retrieval from huge datasets, email filtering, syntactic parsing, and sentiment analysis.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: IC312
Course: SI435
Title: ADV SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course presents the latest trends in modern techniques and methods for large scale software development activities, such as object oriented programming. The use of CASE tools and group design project is stressed.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: IC470
Course: SI440
Title: DATABASE SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course offers an introduction to modern database management systems. Concepts covered include relational model, schema design, SQL, query optimization, concurrency control, and recovery. The course focuses on the design and internals of modern database systems.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: IC312.
Course: SI452
Title: ADV COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides an advanced study of the design and evaluation of high performance computer systems.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: IC220.
Course: SI455
Title: ADVANCED COMPUTER NETWORKS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides an in-depth technical study of high-speed networking, client-server programming and applications, network firewall architectures and security procedures, and the ATM network.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: IC322.
Course: SI460
Title: COMPUTER GRAPHICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A project-based course involving basic concepts, theories and algorithms associated with producing 2D and 3D images on a raster display. Topics include graphics primitives, modeling, viewing, illumination, shading, texture, and event-driven programming using a graphics API.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: IC312.
Course: SI462
Title: ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A project-based course involving advanced graphics techniques such as ray-tracing, radiosity, volume rendering, virtual and augmented reality, haptics, and pixel shaders.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SI460.
Course: SI475
Title: INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course presents a survey of the concepts and theories of modern robot systems, including both manipulators and mobile robots. It covers kinematics, sensing, mapping and navigation, decision making, and learning. Concepts are applied on multiple robotic platforms.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: IC211 and (IC312 or SY301).
Course: SM005
Title: PRE-CALCULUS MATHEMATICS
Credits: 4-1-4
Description: Basic review of algebraic and arithmetic operations, analysis of functions and their graphs, and trigonometry. This course may be required in addition to stated graduation requirements for certain midshipmen
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: placement by department chair.
Course: SM121
Title: CALCULUS I
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: The first of a traditional two course sequence covering differential and integral calculus of one real variable and infinite series.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: SM122
Title: CALCULUS II
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: Continuation of Calculus I.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus I (SM131 or SM121 or SM161).
Course: SM122X
Title: MULTIVAR CALCULUS W/ REVIEW
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: For those who have had a year of prior calculus study but did not validate Calculus I. Introduction to multivariable calculus topics from the first part of Calculus III with embedded review of topics and skills from first-year calculus. Participation in SM122X entails validation credit for SM131. Completion of SM122X counts as credit for SM122.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Placement by department chair.
Course: SM131
Title: CALCULUS I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The first of a traditional two course sequence covering differential and integral calculus of one real variable and infinite series for students who had prior differential calculus experience.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: placement by department chair.
Course: SM161
Title: CALCULUS WITH COMPUTERS I
Credits: 5-0-5
Description: The first of a two course sequence presenting an algorithmic development of the differential and integral calculus of one real variable and an introduction to programming.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: permission of department chair.
Course: SM162
Title: CALCULUS WITH COMPUTERS II
Credits: 5-0-5
Description: A continuation of SM161.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SM161.
Course: SM212
Title: DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: Linear and simultaneous differential equations; solution by Laplace transform; partial differential equations and Fourier series.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus III (SM221 or SM223).
Course: SM219
Title: INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Nature of statistical methods, description of data, probability, distributions, estimation, tests of hypothesis, correlation, regression. Credit cannot be given for SM219 if credit has been given for SM230 or SM239.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM122 or SM162.
Course: SM221
Title: CALCULUS III WITH VECTOR FIELDS
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: Differential and integral calculus of several real variables; vector analysis including integral theorems.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II (SM122 or SM162).
Course: SM221X
Title: MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS WITH INFINITE SERIES
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: For those who have completed SM122X. Introduction to multivariable and vector calculus topics from the second part of Calculus III and introduction to infinite sequences and series with embedded review of topics and skills from first-year calculus. Completion of SM221X counts as credit for SM221.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM122X
Course: SM222
Title: DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH MATRICES
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: A more rigorous treatment of material from SM212, the course uses basic ideas from linear algebra. Intended for mathematics and quantitative economics majors.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus III (SM221 or SM223); Coreq: SM261.
Course: SM223
Title: CALCULUS III WITH OPTIMIZATION
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: Differential and integral calculus of several real variables; vector analysis; optimization techniques for functions of several variables.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II (SM122 or SM162).
Course: SM230
Title: PROBABILITY WITH NAVAL APPLICATIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An elementary treatment of the basic concepts of probability with an emphasis on naval applications. Sample spaces, discrete and continuous random variables and standard distributions. Selected topics of naval applications of probability theory such as random search, minefields and lateral range curves. Conditional probability and Bayes' theorem. Credit will not be given for both SM230 and SM239.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II (SM122 or SM162).
Course: SM233
Title: INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course introduces students to several fundamental topics in applied mathematics: simulation and statistical modeling, applications of linear algebra, partial differential equation models, and computational tools and topics. Appropriate computer software will be introduced.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus III; Coreq: SM261.
Course: SM239
Title: PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An applied study of a variety of discrete and continuous probability models. Probability models covered include binomial, Poisson, exponential, gamma, normal, Student-t, and chi-squared. Methods for calculating probabilities and estimating parameters are included. The Law of Large Numbers and the Central Limit Theorem are included. This course is both a stand-alone course and a prerequisite for Applied Statistics I (SM339). Credit will not be given for both SM239 and SM230.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq/Coreq: Calculus III (SM221 or SM223).
Course: SM242
Title: DISCRETE MATH & PROBABILITY
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: Introduction to first order logic, set theory, proof techniques, counting principles, graph theory, matrix operations, discrete random variables and analysis of algorithms. Credit cannot be given for SM242 if credit has been given for SM342.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM122 or SM162
Course: SM259
Title: MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Mathematical languages, formal logic, propositional calculus and truth tables, first order predicate calculus, proof theory, axiomatic systems and model theory. Applications to logical networks and nonstandard analysis.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II (SM122 or SM162).
Course: SM261
Title: MATRIX THEORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Matrices, transformations, linear equations, vector spaces, characteristic matrix, eigenvalues, orthogonality.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II (SM122 or SM162).
Course: SM279
Title: MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to the geometry and analysis of n-dimensional space, including topics on multidimensional curves, inner products, linear functions, real valued functions, Taylor approximations, optimization, inverse function theorem, implicit function theorem, and change of variables in integration. Applications to economics and physics will be discussed.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: (SM221 or SM223) and SM261.
Course: SM280
Title: TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: An overview and sampling of topics from a variety of mathematical disciplines including both tracks of the Mathematics Major. Students will be exposed to the power, beauty, and utility of Mathematics.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II and SMA or SMP major or permission of department chair.
Course: SM291
Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduction to mathematical reasoning and the written and oral presentation of mathematical concepts, theory, and application of sets and relations.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II. SQE majors may not take both SM291 and SM222.
Course: SM311
Title: ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Vector analysis, Fourier analysis, partial differential equations, Sturm-Liouville problems, Legendre polynomials, determinants, and matrices.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: Differential Equations (SM212 or SM222).
Course: SM312
Title: ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Laplace and Fourier transforms, selected topics from complex variables.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: Differential Equations (SM212 or SM222).
Course: SM313
Title: PROBABILITY WITH APPL TO EE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A first course in probability with many examples and exercises drawn from electrical engineering. Knowledge of calculus (including multivariable) is assumed. The course covers basic counting techniques, properties of probabilities, discrete and continuous random variables, expectation values, variance, covariance, joint probability distributions, functions of random variables, moment generating functions, the Central Limit Theorem, random sampling, and sampling distribution of means. The emphasis is on understanding the random variable concept.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: Differential Equations (SM212 or SM222).
Course: SM315
Title: INTRO TO PARTIAL DIFF EQNS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Linear equations, Cauchy problems, Laplace and Poisson equations, boundary value problems, heat equations, Sturm-Liouville problems, and orthonormal expansions.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Differential Equations (SM212 or SM222).
Course: SM316
Title: ENGR MATH WITH PROB & STATS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Basic concepts in probability and statistics, arithmetic of complex numbers, and Fourier analysis. Credit cannot be given for either SM219, SM230, or SM239 and SM316.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Differential Equations (SM212 or SM222).
Course: SM321
Title: TOPICS IN APPL MATHEMATICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Junior level topics in applied mathematics. The content will vary in order to keep abreast of new ideas and approaches.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: permission of department chair.
Course: SM331
Title: ADVANCED CALCULUS I
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: Real numbers, sequences, limits of sequences, limits of functions, continuity, properties of continuous functions, differentiability, Riemann integral, series, power series.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: SM261 and SM291.
Course: SM331H
Title: REAL ANALYSIS I
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: Honors versions of SM331.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: permission of department chair.
Course: SM332H
Title: REAL ANALYSIS II
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: Honors version of SM334.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: permission of department chair.
Course: SM333
Title: SEQUENCES, SERIES & FUNCTIONS
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: This course deals with the convergence properties of sequences and series, including: limit theorems and convergence tests, power series, sequences and series of functions, pointwise and uniform convergence, and the analytic operations preserved by the convergence process. Midshipmen may not receive credit for both SM333 and any of SM331, SM331H, and SM332H.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM261 and SM291, or permission of department chair.
Course: SM334
Title: ELEMENTS OF ADVANCED CALCULUS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is a continuation of SM333. Together the courses cover logic, induction, sequences, limits, real numbers, series, continuity, differentiability, properties of continuous functions, the Riemann Integral, and power series.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SM331 or SM331H or SM333
Course: SM339
Title: APPLIED STATISTICS I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An applied study of a variety of statistical methods used in obtaining, presenting, summarizing and analyzing statistical information. Included are strategies for data collection and presentation, and techniques of statistical inference for population, parameters based on the concepts of sampling, probability and distribution theory.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM239 and SM261.
Course: SM342
Title: DISCRETE STRUCTURES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Foundations and methods of proof. Combinatorics, graph theory, group theory. Selected topics. Counts as track elective for the SMA and the SMP majors.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM122 or SM162.
Course: SM350
Title: TOPICS IN PURE & APPLIED MATH
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Junior-level topics in pure and applied mathematics. The content will vary in order to keep abreast of new ideas and approaches.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: permission of department chair.
Course: SM361
Title: INTERMEDIATE LINEAR ALGEBRA
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: This course deals with abstract linear algebra and its applications. Topics include: abstract vector spaces, linear transformations, inner products and norms, orthogonal bases, projections, singular value decomposition and other matrix factorizations, and numerical linear algebra. Applications will be chosen by the instructor, but might include: image compression, principal components analysis, and applications to physics.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: (SM233, SM261 and SM291) or permission of department chair.
Course: SM362
Title: MODERN ALGEBRA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Integers, groups, mappings, rings, fields.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM261 and SM291.
Course: SM364
Title: INTRO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Computer arithmetic and errors; algorithms and programs for: function approximations, numerical integration, and the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations; an introduction to programming.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM361 or permission of department chair.
Course: SM365
Title: INTRO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: Computer arithmetic and errors; algorithms and programs for: iterative solution of equations, linear systems of equations, function approximations, numerical integration, and the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations; an introduction to programming.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: SM261.
Course: SM411
Title: INTRO TO COMPLEX VARIABLES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course extends the techniques of differential and integral calculus to the complex numbers. Highlights include Cauchy's theorem on integration, the residue theorem, and power series expansions. Applications to real analysis and physical problems will be discussed.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM331 or SM331H or SM333
Course: SM415
Title: MATH MODEL OCEAN & ATMOS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Mathematical Modeling of the Ocean and Atmosphere. Vector analysis, Fourier analysis, partial differential equations with emphasis on stream and potential functions, conservation of mass, conservation of linear momentum (Navier-Stokes Equations) in rectangular and rotating coordinate systems. Use of MATLAB to solve applied problems in oceanography and meteorology.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SO414 or permission of instructor.
Course: SM421
Title: TOPICS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Senior level topics in applied mathematics. The content will vary in order to keep abreast of new ideas and approaches.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: permission of department chair.
Course: SM425
Title: ADVANCED NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Numerical solution of equations in one and several variables, direct and iterative algorithms, rate of convergence. Computer methods emphasized.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: (SM212 or SM222) and (SM233 or MATLAB) and (SM331 or SM331H or SM333 or approval of department chair) and (SM364 or SM365).
Course: SM426
Title: NUMERICAL METHODS FOR DIFF EQ
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Interpolation and polynomial approximation, numerical integration and differentiation, numerical algorithms for initial value and boundary value problems.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: (SM212 or SM222) and (SM233 or MATLAB) and (SM331 or SM331H or SM333 or approval of department chair) and (SM364 or SM365).
Course: SM437
Title: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This is an advanced applied statistics course focusing on the collection and analysis of data arising from either sampling finite populations or arising from scientific experiments. Emphasis is placed on simple random sampling, stratified sampling, cluster sampling, ratio estimation, randomized block designs, factorial designs, and confounding.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM339.
Course: SM439
Title: TOPICS IN STATISTICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Senior level topics in statistics. The content will vary in order to keep abreast of new ideas and approaches.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM339 or permission of department chair.
Course: SM444
Title: DISCRETE STRUCTURES II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Topics in combinatorics and graph theory, with applications. Latin squares, linear algebra and combinatorics, finite projective planes, topological graph theory, Ramsey theory, trees.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM342.
Course: SM450
Title: TOPICS IN PURE & APPLIED MATH
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Senior-level topics in pure and applied mathematics. The content will vary in order to keep abreast of new ideas and approaches.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: permission of department chair.
Course: SM461
Title: LINEAR ALGEBRA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Vector spaces, linear transformations, Jordan canonical form, inner product spaces.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: (SM261 and SM291) or permission of department chair.
Course: SM462
Title: ALGEBRAIC STRUCTURES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Groups, rings, fields, Galois theory.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM362.
Course: SM463
Title: TOPICS IN ANALYT/DISCR MATH
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Senior level topics in pure mathematics. The content will vary in order to keep abreast of new ideas and approaches.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: permission of department chair.
Course: SM464
Title: TOPOLOGY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A mathematical analysis of topological spaces, separation axioms, covering properties, and metric spaces.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM331 or SM331H or SM333
Course: SM465
Title: ADVANCED DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Existence and uniqueness of solutions to ordinary differential equations. Stability, oscillation, dynamical systems.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: (SM212 or SM222) and (SM331 or SM331H or SM333).
Course: SM468
Title: CRYPTO, CODES & INFO SECURITY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Cryptography, Codes, and Information Security investigates the mathematics of secret and error-correcting codes.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SM261 or permission of department chair.
Course: SM472
Title: PROJECTS IN MATHEMATICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is a capstone course for the the mathematics major. Students will read and make presentations on topics determined by the instructor. Each student will complete a project on a topic to be agreed upon by the instructor and student. Students will present their results in writing and orally.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C SMA Major or permission of department chair.
Course: SM473
Title: PROJECTS IN MATH & APPLIED MATH
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is a capstone course for the mathematics and applied mathematics majors. Students will read and make presentations on topics determined by the instructor. Each student will complete a project on a topic to be agreed upon by the instructor and student. Students will present their results in writing and orally.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C Math Major or permission of department chair.
Course: SM474
Title: PROJECTS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is a capstone course for the applied mathematics major. Students will read and make presentations on topics determined by the instructor. Each student will complete a project on a topic to be agreed upon by the instructor and student. Students will present their results in writing and orally.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C SMP Major or permission of department chair.
Course: SO221
Title: INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A descriptive course designed to provide an overview of significant oceanographic factors and their impact on engineering applications. Prereq: Non-SOC majors only.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Non-SOC/SOCH majors only.
Course: SO231
Title: GENERAL OCEANOGRAPHY I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A descriptive survey of and introduction to geological, chemical and physical oceanography. Course content spans subjects such as sea floor spreading, properties and composition of sea water and ocean currents and water masses. A historical perspective is provided. Laboratory exercises concentrate on Chesapeake Bay parameters as seasons change.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: SO234
Title: GENERAL OCEANOGRAPHY II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course continues the general introduction to oceanography started in SO231: General Oceanography I, with an emphasis on the interactions of oceanic physical processes with geological, biological, and chemical processes. Topics that will be covered include: chemical properties of seawater, marine biogeochemistry, nutrient distribution and cycling, marine primary productivity, diagenesis, trophic structure and ecosystem dynamics, biodiversity, marine ecology, and estuarine processes and ecology.
Offered: Fall Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SO231.
Course: SO244
Title: BASIC ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introductory course designed for oceanography majors, as well as those interested in taking advanced meteorological electives. This course treats the basic meteorological variables and instruments used for atmospheric measurements, physical processes governing the sun-earth-atmosphere thermal system, basic atmospheric thermodynamics, the chemical and temperature structure of earth's atmosphere, cloud and precipitation physical processes, basic atmospheric circulations and accompanying weather and climatic patterns, as well as an introduction to common meteorological data products used in weather analysis and prediction.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None, Non-SOC/SOCH majors only.
Course: SO251
Title: PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course serves as an introduction to Physical Oceanography. Topics include: Introduction to Geology, Plate Tectonics, Ocean Basins, Sediments and Stratigraphy, Geodesy and Ocean Bathymetry, Properties of Seawater, Ocean Structure, Ocean Heat Balance, Conservation Equations, Equations of Motion, Geostrophic Balance and Flows, Major Ocean Currents, Density Driven Flows, Waves and Tides, Coastal Ocean, and Ocean Optics and Acoustics. This 4-credit course has a laboratory component that provides a general introduction to field methods for collecting data related to Physical Oceanography and data analysis using statistical and graphical software programs.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites:
Course: SO254
Title: INTRODUCTION TO METEOROLOGY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course serves as an introduction to Meteorology. Topics include: Meteorological state variables, the equation of state for air, radiative balance, climate change and climate variability, atmospheric water vapor, cloud formation processes, and cloud microphysics, forces involved in atmospheric motion, geostrophic flow, atmospheric stability, surface and upper analyses and thermodynamic charts. This three credit course includes a laboratory component that involves the analysis and visualization of meteorological datasets with Matlab.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SO251
Course: SO262
Title: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The physical environment influences natural resources, human culture, national security, and military operations. This course examines the basic scientific principles of physical geography and how location on earth influences climate, landforms, soils, and natural vegetation. We will study the processes at work, the features created and their spatial distributions. We will use satellite imagery and geographical information systems to look at case studies around the world and examine the wide range of natural environments.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: SO264
Title: STATISTICS FOR OCEAN AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides an introduction to the application of statistical methods to geophysical data. Topics include: basic probability and combinations, probability distributions, Bayesian inference, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, linear regression, and time series analysis.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SO251
Course: SO271
Title: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE I - THE FLUID EARTH
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course introduces Oceanography majors and non-Oceanography majors to Meteorology and Physical Oceanography. The course provides a conceptual and quantitative understanding of the factors and processes governing the Fluid Earth System (atmosphere and hydrosphere). Topics include: Atmospheric thermodynamics; structure of earth's atmosphere; clouds and precipitation; basic atmospheric circulation; winds, weather, and climate patterns; ocean structure; ocean circulation; waves and tides; and air-ocean interactions. The course introduces students to meteorological and oceanographic data collection techniques, data analysis, and data interpretation through hands-on field and laboratory experience.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: SP211.
Course: SO272
Title: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE II - BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course continues from S0271: Earth System Science I, with an emphasis the lithosphere and the ecosphere. The course provides a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the interactions of physical processes with geological, biological, and chemical processes in the ocean and how energy and matter is cycled in marine ecosystems. Topics covered include: rock cycle; plate tectonics; ocean basins; chemical properties of seawater; marine biogeochemistry; nutrient distribution and cycling; marine primary productivity; diagenesis; trophic structure and ecosystem dynamics; biodiversity; marine ecology, and; estuarine processes and ecology. The course includes hands-on field and laboratory experience.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: SO271 (can take concurrently).
Course: SO273
Title: APPLIED EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course applies the knowledge and skills learned in SO271 & SO272 (Earth System Science I-II) to describe, understand, and quantify physical, geological, biological, and chemical processes in different regions and environments within the Earth System. Topics include: Littoral Zones; Tropics; Deserts and Arid Regions; Mountains; Polar Regions; Climate; and Environmental Hazards. The course culminates in a general introduction to Physical Geography and includes practical, hands-on field and laboratory work.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: SO271, SO272 (can take concurrently).
Course: SO335
Title: OCEANOGRAPHIC & METEOROLOGICAL QUANTITATIVE METHOD
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Oceanographic and Meteorological Quantitative Methods. A course to expose students to products and datasets that are available in oceanography and meteorology and techniques for manipulating the data to arrive at a better quantitative understanding of the oceans and atmosphere.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM212, SO273 (Can take concurrently).
Course: SO345
Title: ATMOSPHERIC THERMODYNAMICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course studies the thermodynamic properties if the atmosphere, including the temperature moisture processes, as well as the forces responsible for vertical atmospheric motion. This course uses thermodynamic diagrams for analyzing vertical profiles of atmospheric variables.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SP212, SM212 (Can take concurrently).
Course: SO345H
Title: HONORS ATMOSPHERIC THERMODYNAMICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Course is an advanced version of SO345 for honor students. This course studies the thermodynamic properties if the atmosphere, including the temperature moisture processes, as well as the forces responsible for vertical atmospheric motion. This course uses thermodynamic diagrams for analyzing vertical profiles of atmospheric variables.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SP212, SM212 (Can take concurrently), and SOCH majors only.
Course: SO351
Title: BIOGEOCHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introduction to geological, chemical, and biological processes in the oceans. This course builds upon the fundamentals of physical oceanography provided in SO251 by adding the close interactions among geological, chemical and biological processes to the physical setting of the water column. Topics range from hydrothermal circulation, sediment diagenesis, nutrient cycling, ocean alkalinity, biological production, food webs, taxonomy, and ecology. Real-world applications are emphasized. This 4-credit course has a laboratory component that reinforces field data collection and analysis techniques presented in SO251 and SO264.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SO251, SO264.
Course: SO381
Title: TACTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: Oceanographic and bathymetric factors in the battle space play a significant role in mission planning and execution. The natural environment is an important consideration in the decision-making process regarding the timing of military operations and the employment of weapons, platforms, and tactics. This course provides an overview of oceanographic and bathymetric variability and the potential impact of surface and subsurface features on naval operations.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C or 1/C standing or by permission of the chair.
Course: SO382
Title: AVIATION METEOROLOGY
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: Weather is a crucial element in flight operations, affecting both aircraft performance and safety. This course will provide an overview of meteorological factors that impact flight operations, with particular emphasis on weather hazards and weather products that can assist the pilot with these hazards. Students who intend to select or have selected naval aviation for their warfare specialty will be given first preference for this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C or 1/C standing or by permission of the chair.
Course: SO414
Title: OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Fundamental equations of motion governing the dynamics of quasi-horizontal, inviscid and viscous fluid flow on the rotating earth are developed. Scale analyses of the basic hydrodynamic equations are used to identify forces responsible for motions of interest. Basic numerical modeling techniques for both oceanic and atmospheric processes are introduced. Laboratory exercises will utilize the MATLAB software package to solve hands-on problems pertaining to fluid flow.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SO335 and SO345.
Course: SO416
Title: WAVES AND TIDES
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Equations governing the dynamics of surface and internal waves, including tsunamis, seiches, internal tides, and tidal bores, are derived and practically applied. Wave theory is compared to wave tank observations. Wave statistics and energy spectra are used to forecast sea and swell. Tide generating and tractive forces are mathematically analyzed, and methods of tidal prediction are reviewed and exercised.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SO414.
Course: SO422
Title: NEARSHORE OCEANOGRAPHY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Examines the oceanographic regime from the continental shelf break to the intertidal zone and coastal dunes. Concentrates on shallow water wave, surf and beach processes. Includes a discussion of coastal management and engineering procedures.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SO273.
Course: SO426
Title: POLAR OCEANOGRAPHY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A descriptive course which covers the history of polar exploration as well as the physical oceanography and meteorology of the polar regions with particular emphasis on the role of sea ice in global warming studies. Current DoD polar programs will be reviewed including the following: Deep Freeze, International Ice Patrol and Navy operations such as ICEX and TEAMWORK.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SO273.
Course: SO427
Title: INTRODUCTION TO ESTUARINE OCEANOGRAPHY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The physical, geological and biological aspects of the estuarine environment are studied. Laboratory sessions, which include YP cruises and field trips, focus on practical and hands-on applications. Environmental issues such as water quality and pollution are discussed. The use of numerical models as a tool is explored.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: SO273.
Course: SO431
Title: ENVIRONMENTAL REMOTE SENSING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An overview is given of the various platforms and sensors currently in use and planned. The electromagnetic spectrum and radiation laws are explained. Applications exercises give "hands-on" experience with image processing systems.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SO271.
Course: SO432
Title: GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) use computers to manipulate geographic data, combining maps and data bases. This course examines the basics of map projection and datums, raster and vector data bases, and the design, manipulation, and analysis of geographic data. We will discuss the use of remote sensing to collect data and provide background maps, and the use of digital elevation models to provide a framework for 3D display.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: SO441
Title: SYNOPTIC METEOROLOGY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A practical course in meteorological analysis and forecasting as applied to operational planning. A variety of meteorological datastreams available in the computerized Meteorology Laboratory are used to analyze and predict the current and future state of the atmosphere.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SO273, SO335 (can take concurrently).
Course: SO442
Title: TROPICAL METEOROLOGY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A study of the special processes affecting meteorological analysis and forecasting in the tropics, including satellite imagery analysis, with particular emphasis on hurricane or typhoon prediction, creation, movement and decay.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SO273, SO335 (can take concurrently).
Course: SO445
Title: GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course will review the science of climate and the natural factors that influence global climate on different spatial and temporal scales. It will also discuss how human activities may impact local, regional, and global climate. Global climate data, past and present, will be examined from geologic and modern records including satellite data, land/sea observations, ice cores, etc. Related climate topics, such as the Ozone Hole, Greenhouse Effect, and El Nino will also be reviewed.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SO273, SO345/345H.
Course: SO451
Title: BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A study of patterns and concepts of biological production in the ocean. Emphasis is on the integration of the biological and physical environment. Laboratory includes student planned studies and conceptual exercises. All aspects of the course emphasize the use of various knowledge areas to solve a problem.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SO273 (can take concurrently).
Course: SO461
Title: GEOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Introduces marine geological/geophysical instrumentation, theory, data collection, analysis, interpretation and applications. Geomorphology, structure, petrology, sedimentation, stratigraphy, origin and development of ocean basins and margins are examined in light of theory of plate tectonics. Practical studies of the Chesapeake Bay are part of the laboratory work.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SO272.
Course: SO470
Title: CAPSTONE SEMINAR
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A course for SOC majors to provide guidance on the construction of the capstone paper and the oral presentation of the capstone paper. The course will include background readings and corresponding discussions, and instruction on scientific writing and presentation. The course culminates in the production of the capstone paper and the oral presentation the capstone paper. Five versions of this course are offered: SO470A Capstone Seminar in Biological Oceanography SO470B Capstone Seminar in Geology and Geographical Information Systems SO470C Capstone Seminar in Meteorology SO470D Capstone Seminar in Physical Oceanography SO470E Capstone Seminar in Bioacoustics and Marine Mammal Conservation
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C Oceanography Major.
Course: SO475
Title: READINGS IN OCEANOGRAPHY AND METEOROLOGY
Credits: 0-6-3
Description: An independent study course in conjunction with a faculty member to prepare midshipmen to conduct independent research. In this course, the midshipmen will meet with their adviser to discuss topics in scientific literature related to their research project. They will also write a summary report of the scientific literature they have reviewed, which will be integrated in their final research project report in the following semester.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C or 1/C standing and approval of department chair.
Course: SO476
Title: READINGS IN OCEANOGRAPHY AND METEOROLOGY
Credits: 0-6-3
Description: An independent study course in conjunction with a faculty member to prepare midshipmen to conduct independent research. In this course, the midshipmen will meet with their adviser to discuss topics in scientific literature related to their research project. They will also write a summary report of the scientific literature they have reviewed, which will be integrated in their final research project report in the following semester.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C or 1/C standing and approval of department chair.
Course: SO503
Title: HONORS RESEARCH METHODS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Honors Research Methods in Oceanography and Meteorology. Statistical methods and techniques applied to research topics, oceanographic and laboratory instrumentation, remote sensing and mathematical modeling. Discussion of current research topics. Prepares students to undertake independent research in oceanography or meteorology.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SO335 and 2/C SOCH major.
Course: SO505
Title: HONORS INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
Credits: 0-6-3
Description: Independent research in oceanography or meteorology on a subject of the student's choice, culminating in a written report and presentation to the faculty.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SO503 and SOCH major.
Course: SO506
Title: HONORS INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
Credits: 0-6-3
Description: Independent research in oceanography or meteorology on a subject of the student's choice, culminating in a written report and presentation to the faculty.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SO503 and SOCH major.
Course: SO513
Title: HONORS OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Course is an advanced version of SO414 for honors students.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SM335 and SO345H and SOCH major.
Course: SO516
Title: HONORS WAVES AND TIDES
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Course is an advanced version of SO416 for honor students.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SO513 and SOCH major.
Course: SP211
Title: GENERAL PHYSICS I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: The first of a two course sequence emphasizing the fundamental principles of classical physics and introduce a variety of applications. Topics include mechanics, electricity, magnetism, wave motion, fluids, sound and light. Lectures, recitations, hands-on laboratories, and large-scale demonstration lectures are employed.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Chemistry II (SC112 or SC151); Coreq: Calculus III (SM221 or SM223 or SM251) or approval of department chair.
Course: SP212
Title: GENERAL PHYSICS II
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Continuation of SP211. See SP211 description for topics.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Summer 2018-2019, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Physics I (SP211 or SP221) or approval of department chair.
Course: SP221
Title: PHYSICAL MECHANICS I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A first course in classical mechanics for physics majors. Newton's laws are applied to particles and systems of particles. Energy and momentum methods are developed. Applications include simple, damped, and driven harmonic motion as well as gravitation and orbital motion.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: Chemistry II (SC112 or SC151); Coreq: SM221 or approval of department chair.
Course: SP222
Title: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A first course in electricity and magnetism for physics majors, with an emphasis on the concepts of fields and potential. The course culminates in the formulation of Maxwell's equations.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SP221 or SP211.
Course: SP226
Title: HEAT, SOUND AND LIGHT
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A first course on the basic concepts of thermodynamics, acoustics, and optics for physics majors. Topics include heat engines, refrigerators, cosmology, the Doppler effect, beats, shock waves, fluids, lenses, telescopes, polarization, interference and diffraction.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SP211 or SP221.
Course: SP301
Title: MODERN PHYSICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics. Topics include relativistic mechanics, blackbody radiation, wave-particle duality, the Bohr theory, quantum phenomena, nuclear decay and nuclear reactions.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SP212 or SP226.
Course: SP310
Title: ASTRONOMY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The fundamentals of astronomy as a physical science, surveying the Universe from the solar system through stellar, galactic and extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SP211 and SP212 or SP221, SP222 and SP226 or approval of director of the astrophysics track.
Course: SP324
Title: APPLIED QUANTUM MECHANICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Applications of quantum mechanics to physical systems. Topics covered are quantum statistics, multi-electron atoms, molecules, properties of solids, superconductivity, nuclear models and reactions, and elementary particles. Modern physics investigations are performed in the laboratory.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SP351; Coreq: SP352.
Course: SP327
Title: TWENTIETH CENTURY PHYSICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of the development of physics in the twentieth century, with particular attention given to relativity theory, quantum theory, and atomic physics.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SP222 and SP226; or ENR major and SP212; or approval of department chair.
Course: SP333
Title: PHYSICAL MECHANICS II
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: An intermediate course in physical mechanics for physics majors. Newtonian, Hamiltonian, and Lagrangian mechanics with special emphasis on the central force problem and noninertial reference frames.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: (SP221 or SP211) and SM212.
Course: SP342
Title: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM II
Credits: 4-0-4
Description: An intermediate course in electromagnetic theory for physics majors. Maxwell's equations are formulated in the notation of vector analysis and applied to various situations.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SP351
Course: SP350
Title: THE PHYSICS OF MOTORSPORTS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The Physics of Motorsports is an elective course open to all majors. Students will apply general physics and calculus to the technical aspects of Motorsports with a focus on parameters that affect performance. For example, real world torque data will be used to estimate accelerations as well as 0-to-60 mph and quarter-mile times. Students will study authentic road course data and compare them to the results of tire and suspension modeling and explore the physics of high performance driving. One day per week is devoted to student presentations on topics of interest. The course will culminate in group projects and presentations.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SP211.
Course: SP351
Title: PROBLEM SOLVING METHODS I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Problem Solving Methods for Physics I. A course in the techniques of mathematics for physics with special emphasis on applications for intermediate mechanics. The course includes a detailed examination of coordinate systems; applied integration, differential equations and Fourier series; linear algebra, introduction to vector spaces; vector calculus; and additional topics chosen from geometry, calculus of variations and special applications in physics.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM212; Coreq: SP212 or SP222.
Course: SP352
Title: PROBLEM SOLVING METHODS II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Problem Solving Methods for Physics II. A course in the techniques of mathematics for general physics with special emphasis on applications for electromagnetism and quantum mechanics. The course includes applications of vector calculus, further applications of linear vector spaces, boundary value problems, techniques for quantum mechanics, and additional topics chosen from among introductory numerical methods, fundamentals of statistics and special applications in physics.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SP351.
Course: SP411
Title: UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS AND SONAR
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A fundamental study of sound propagation in the ocean environment as it relates to the design and operation of sonar. Topics include wave mechanics, detection theory, Fourier analysis, ray tracing, waveguides, and scattering.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SP212 or SP226.
Course: SP425
Title: ADVANCED QUANTUM THEORY
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Advanced techniques for describing quantum systems. Topics covered are quantum mechanics formalism, techniques for solving the Schroedinger equation, perturbation theory, the real hydrogen atom, and angular momentum algebra. The laboratory focuses on building experimental skills through advanced experiments.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SP324 and SP352.
Course: SP434
Title: NUCLEAR PHYSICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A study of the basic static and dynamic properties of the nucleus and of the interaction of particles and radiation with matter. Emphasis on the experimental techniques. Where appropriate, quantum mechanical interpretations of the phenomena are given.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SP324.
Course: SP436
Title: ACOUSTICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introduction to modern acoustics. Topics include vibration and normal modes; coupled oscillators; discrete Fourier transforms; radiation, transmission and detection of sound waves; electroacoustics; psychoacoustics, architectural acoustics, musical acoustics and Sonar.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: (SP212 or SP226) and SM212.
Course: SP438
Title: OPTICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introduction to modern optics. Topics include polarization, interference, coherence, diffraction, Fourier transforms, holography, optics of solids and basic laser physics.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SP342.
Course: SP442
Title: SOLID STATE PHYSICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introduction to the physics of condensed matter. Topics include crystalline and noncrystalline solids, band theory, semiconductors, magnetism, and superconductivity.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SP324 or approval of department chair.
Course: SP444
Title: THERMAL PHYSICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A presentation of topics in thermal properties of matter and radiation as derived from the laws of quantum mechanics and statistics.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SP324.
Course: SP445
Title: ASTROPHYSICS I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of the physics of astronomical objects such as stars and galaxies.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SM212 and (SP301 OR SP324) and (SP310 or approval of the director of astrophysics track).
Course: SP446
Title: ASTROPHYSICS II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is a continuation of SP445 (Astrophysics I). It is designed for the first-class astrophysics-track. Students explore the current understanding of extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology. In particular, they study the structure and dynamics of various galactic types, the large-scale structure of the universe and the origin and fate of the universe itself.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SP445.
Course: SP447
Title: OBSERVATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This laboratory course is designed to give students hands-on experience with the techniques of modern astrophysical observation, data analysis and interpretation. Observations are made with instruments ranging from binoculars to optical and radio telescopes, and detectors ranging from the human eye and cameras to state-of-the-art charge coupled devices. These data, as well as observations available on-line, are reduced with modern analysis methods, with particular emphasis on image processing. A variety of projects explore the major observational fields of astrometry, photometry, spectroscopy and imaging, and how they provide our fundamental knowledge about the Universe.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SP310.
Course: SY110
Title: CYBER SECURITY I
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Introduction to Cyber Security is a hands-on lab-based course providing a technically focused introduction to the principles behind the use, function, and operation of computers, networks and applications with an emphasis on cyber security.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019
Requisites:
Course: SY201
Title: CYBER FUNDAMENTALS I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course will teach students problem solving skills in cyber-operations domain using the Python programming language on a Linux platform. Students will analyze the current cyber warfare threats and problems, and code Python programs to solve some of these and related problems.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SI110 & SCY major.
Course: SY202
Title: CYBER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introductory practicum that emphasizes interconnected cyber-physical systems, communications between those systems, the controls and the associated space in which these relationships exist. The student will demonstrate that cyberspace is a domain within the information and electromagnetic environment consisting of the interdependent network of information technology infrastructure, including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, and embedded processors and control systems. The theme of this course is for the student to understand that entire communication cycle as it pertains to the cyber physical and communications controls systems.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prerequisites: SY201, SM223, SP211
Course: SY204
Title: SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING & OS FUNDAMENTALS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Students will expand their programming expertise through the exploration of systems level programming utilizing C. Additionally, students will learn the fundamental features and design of operating systems. The activities in the course will be covered from a cyber operations perspective.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SY201
Course: SY301
Title: DATA STRUCTURES FOR CYBER OPERATIONS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course will cover the usual Data Structures topics, with a focus on cyber-operations. Students will learn how complex data are represented in computer programs and how the implementation/interface distinction helps enable it. They will learn the most common abstract data types and the standard implementations of them. They will explore how complexity in representation enables more sophisticated software, but also creates complex vulnerabilities. Examples will segue into the Web and Database course.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SY204.
Course: SY303
Title: CYBER SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A simple yet functional computer will be designed and implemented using NAND gates and D Flip-Flops. In this project-oriented course, groups will collaborate on each component of this modular system design. A hardware description language will be used to describe the sequential and combinational logic needed to implement each module. Then the computer will be prepared to accept high-level object-oriented programs through the designs of an assembler, a virtual machine, and a compiler. Finally, a basic operating system will be designed to allow easy interfacing with the underlying hardware. As time permits, a final project will address a security concern in the overall system or utilize the system to implement an existing security algorithm.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: SY204.
Course: SY304
Title: SOCIAL ENGR, HACKTIVISM, AND INFO OPS IN CYBER
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will examine the "human factor" of cyber operations, the role of individuals and groups as a factor in cyber operations, with a focus on the use of social engineering techniques and non-standard approaches used to gain an advantage (technologically, militarily, economically, intellectually) in the cyber domain. Social Engineering is the art of exploiting human psychology to gain access to buildings, systems, or data, and is evolving such that technology solutions, security policies, and operational procedures alone cannot protect resources. In many cases, individuals prove to be the largest vulnerability in a network, cyber practitioners need to understand how to effectively defend against or exploit such vulnerabilities.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SCY major
Course: SY306
Title: WEB AND DATABASES FOR CYBER OPERATIONS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The course covers basic web-based application development with a database back-end, with a focus on security. Topics include client side and server side web applications development, the SQL language for relational databases, web authentication, secure web protocols, attack and defense of web-based applications with a database back-end.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SY301
Course: SY308
Title: SECURITY FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will cover the fundamental principles in security: cryptography, identity, and access control. Topics will include symmetric encryption, public key encryption, RSA, Steganography, man-in-the-middle attacks, digital signatures, JVM and signed code, open SSL, block cypher modes, hashing, white and black lists, X.509 certificates, CAC cards, challenge/response authentication, multi-factor authentication, password cracking, salt, replay attacks, and message authentication codes.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SY202
Course: SY401
Title: CYBER OPERATIONS I
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course will be part I of a two-part course during senior year, during which all aspects of Cyber Operations and course work up to this point will be used to adequately defend or attack a "Cyber City". This simulated cyber environment will pose multiple technical and non-technical challenges in a holistic approach to cyber operations across the spectrum.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereqs: SY304 & SY308
Course: SY402
Title: CYBER OPERATIONS II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course will be the second part of a two-part course during senior year, during which all aspects of Cyber Operations and course work up to this point will be used to adequately defend or attack a "Cyber City". This simulated cyber environment will pose multiple technical and non-technical challenges in a holistic approach to cyber operations across the spectrum.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SY401
Course: SY403
Title: CYBER PLANNING & POLICY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A growing dependence on military and intelligence networks and the networking of our critical national infrastructure can quickly become vulnerabilities. This course will develop a political and economic framework for analyzing cyber power. The course will cover the body of thought that impinges on cyber matters and provides a synthesis of this information in a variety of decision-making contexts.
Offered: Fall 2018-2019
Requisites: Prereq: FP130
Course: SY406
Title: CYBER LAW & ETHICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course examines legal and ethical challenges that cyber operations professionals confront in the public and private sectors. The course begins with an in-depth review of the provisions of the United States Constitution that shape the cyber operations of the military and civilian government agencies. The course then reviews the statutes and regulations that provide the government with the authority to conduct cyber operations, as well as the limits that the statutes impose. The course examines the interplay between public-sector and private sector cybersecurity efforts, and the state and federal laws that regulate private-sector cybersecurity. We also explore the ethical considerations that apply to cyber operations.
Offered: Spring 2017-2018
Requisites: Prereq: SY403.