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Course Information

SEAMANSHIP AND NAVIGATION DEPARTMENT



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 nautical chart format and associated plotting tools and techniques, learning the concepts of chart coordinates by measuring and calculating distances, times, directions, and speeds. Navigation rules and maneuvering boards from NS101 are reinforced. 108 foot Yard Patrol (YP) craft provide hands-on experience for navigating in and out of harbors.
Offered: Fall 2022-2023
Requisites: Prereq: NS101 (3/C standing).
Course: NN210R
Title: BASIC NAVIGATION (RECITATION ONLY)
Credits: 1-0-1
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 nautical chart format and associated plotting tools and techniques, learning the concepts of chart coordinates by measuring and calculating distances, times, directions, and speeds. Navigation rules and maneuvering boards from NS101 are reinforced. 108 foot Yard Patrol (YP) craft provide hands-on experience for navigating in and out of harbors. This is the recitation portion of the course and the lab portion (NN210L) must be completed to receive full credit for the course.
Offered:
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 Rules of the Road, Maneuvering Boards, and piloting skills through practice on 108 foot Yard Patrol (YP) craft, providing hands-on experience navigating in and out of harbors. It introduces Midshipmen to the principles of radar navigation, electronic charting, and celestial navigation.
Offered: Fall 2022-2023
Requisites: Prereq: NN210 (2/C standing).
Course: NS101
Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF SEAMANSHIP
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: This course provides the basic maritime background in general ship characteristics, ship handling, and international and inland navigational rules (i.e. Rules of the Road). Includes at-sea labs on 108 foot Yard Patrol (YP) Craft and shore-based simulator labs, providing midshipmen with hands-on experience navigating in and out of harbors, ship handling, and practical application of the navigation rules.
Offered: Fall 2022-2023
Requisites: Prereq: None (4/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
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
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
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
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
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
Requisites: Prereq: Special Operations/EOD selectee (1/C standing).
Course: NS437E
Title: JO PRACTICUM (CEC)
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 Civil Engineering Corps should take this course.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: CEC 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
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
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
Requisites: Prereq: Supply Corps selectee & 1/C standing