Curriculum is delivered in accordance with applicable service regulation and instruction. All Navy option scholarship candidates must complete a full year of calculus, calculus-based physics, English, and American military history/national security policy courses. Additionally, all Navy option candidates are required to take a course which covers the culture of another country or group of people. All Marine option scholarship candidates must complete an American military history/national security policy course. Substitutions, exceptions, and waivers of these requirements can be authorized only by the Professor of Naval Science with the concurrence of the cadet’s curricular head.
NS 101. INTRODUCTION TO NAVAL SCIENCE
Navy and Marine option. A general introduction to the Naval profession and to concepts of sea power. This course will cover the mission, organization, and warfare components of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The course will also provide an overview of officer and enlisted ranks and rates, training and education, and career patterns. Additionally, Naval courtesy and customs, military justice, leadership, and nomenclature will be examined, as well as the professional competencies required to become a naval officer.
NS 102. SEA POWER AND MARITIME AFFAIRS
Navy and Marine option. This course is a survey of the U.S. Naval history, with emphasis on major developments. The course examines the geopolitical theory of Mahan. and present-day concerns in sea power and maritime affairs, including the economic and political issues of merchant marine commerce and the law of the sea. Naval aspects of U.S. conflicts from the American Revolution to Vietnam will also be examined.
NS 203. LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Navy and Marine option. This course examines the organizational behavior, management, and leadership principles in the context of naval organization. The course will also cover management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling; individual and group behavior in organizations; motivation and leadership. Experiential exercises, case studies, and laboratory discussions will be incorporated to apply the concepts, emphasizing, decision making, communication, responsibility, authority, and accountability.
NS 205. NAVIGATION
Navy option. During this course students will develop practical skills in naval piloting procedures using charts, visual and electronic aids, and theory and operation of magnetic and gyro compasses, as well as inland and international rules of the nautical road. It will provide a broad overview of the celestial coordinate system, including spherical trigonometry and how celestial information can be applied to navigation at sea as well as basic principles of environmental factors affecting naval operations. Corequisite: NS 211.
NS 206. EVOLUTION OF WARFARE I
Marine option. The purpose of the Evolution of Warfare course is to provide the student with a very basic understanding of the art and concepts of warfare from the beginning of recorded history to the present day. Evolution of Warfare I explores the theory and nature of war from the classical warfare practiced by the ancient Greeks and Romans through the age of transition in the 17th century. The student will examine the interrelations of political, strategic, operational, tactical, and technical levels of war from the past, while bringing into focus the application of these same principles and concepts to the battlefields of today and the future.
NS 211. NAVIGATION LAB
0 CREDITSNavy option. Students demonstrate their ability to use skills learned in NS 205 for practical application. Corequisite: NS 205.
NS 303. AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE
Marine option. The purpose of Amphibious Warfare examines the principles of warfighting from the perspective of amphibious warfare. Amphibious Warfare will cover the time period from Marathon through current amphibious operations. Special emphasis is placed on the WWII period and the many amphibious operations conducted in both the European and Pacific Theaters. This Class looks at the evolution and development of tactics, techniques, and supporting equipment that facilitate warfighting at the Strategic, Operational, and Tactical level of warfighting. The student will use the information provided in these classes to build a foundation of knowledge for decision-making and further examination of the factors that affect amphibious warfare.
NS 304. USMC SMALL UNIT LEADERSHIP, WEAPONS, AND TACTICS
Marine option Scholarship, College Program (AS), and contracted PLC/OCC candidates. The purpose of this class is to prepare Marine Corps OCS bound cadets for the academic, moral, and physical challenges they will face during the upcoming summer. The subjects covered include operation orders, small unit tactics, leadership principles, Marine Corps history, customs and courtesies, and weapons. This class focuses on mastery of the tasks that will be required for successful completion for marine Corps Officer Candidates School. In addition, the development of effective communication skills, command presence, peer leadership, time-compressed decision-making abilities, and general military subjects will also be evaluated. The students will apply this knowledge for successful graduation of Officer Candidates School.
NS 308. NAVAL ENGINEERING
Navy option. This course provides the student with a detailed study of ship characteristics and types. Including ship design and control, propulsion, hydrodynamic forces, stability, compartmentalization, and electrical and auxiliary systems. Also included are basic concepts of the theory and design of steam, gas turbine, and nuclear propulsion. Corequisite; NS 318.
NS 309. NAVAL WEAPONS SYSTEMS
Navy option. This course introduces the student to the theory and employment of weapons systems, including the processes of detection, evaluation, threat analysis. Weapon selection, delivery, guidance, and explosives. The student will also become familiar with fire control systems and major weapons types, including capabilities and limitations, physical aspects of radar and underwater sound, and facets of command, control, and communications as means of weapons system integration.
NS 313. AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE LAB
Marine option The purpose of the lab is to provide the student further understanding of the fundamentals of Amphibious Warfare through the review of case studies and practical application of the principles learned in the core class. In addition, subject such as introductory Marine Corps customs and courtesies, leadership, traditions, and tactical decision games will supplement the learning environment.
NS 314. MARINE CORPS SMALL UNIT LEADERSHIP,WEAPONS, AND TACTICS LAB
Marine option Scholarship, College Program (AS), and contracted PLC/OCC candidates. The purpose of the lab is to provide further mastery through practical application of the subjects presented in the core curriculum. This included communication and decision-making evaluations, assessment of peer leadership skills, land navigation, military drill, and scenario-based leadership reaction exercises.
NS 318. NAVAL ENGINEERING LAB
Navy Option. The purpose of this lab is to reinforce topics covered in Naval Engineering as well as providing instruction that will prepare midshipmen for their first class summer cruise. The course will also address the surface, submarine, aviation, and special warfare communities to help prepare midshipmen for service selection. Corequisite NS 308.
NS 402. LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS
Navy and Marine option. A seminar on leadership principles and management techniques as they apply to the duties and responsibilities of junior officers. A strong foundation in ethics will be included. Corequisite: NS 412, NS 414, or LS 451.
NS 403. EVOLUTION OF WARFARE II
Marine option. This is a continuation of the study of the art and concepts of warfare examined in Evolution of Warfare I. Evolution of Warfare II explores the theory and nature of war from the Revolutionary Periods of the 18th and 19th centuries, through contemporary warfare and the possible future of warfare. Future Marine officers will examine the interrelations of political, strategic, operational, tactical, and technical levels of war from the past, while bringing into focus the application of these same principles and concepts to the battlefields of today and the future. Corequisite: NS 413 or LS 450.
NS 408. NAVAL OPERATIONS AND SEAMANSHIP
Relative motion vector analysis theory, formation tactics, and ship employment; practical skills in relative motion problems. Controllable and non-controllable forces in ship handling, ship behavior, and maneuvering characteristics; various methods of visual communication, including flag hoist, flashing light, and semaphore. Corequisite NS 411 or LS 450.
NS 411. NAVY LEADERSHIP LAB I
Navy option. This lab is designed to reinforce what the student will learn in NS 408 to include practical communications exercises, maneuvering board problems and review plotting techniques learned in NS 205. Corequisite: NS 408.
NS 412. NAVY LEADERSHIP LAB II
Navy option. A continuation of NS 411, this lab is designed to reinforce the basic skills, organizational knowledge and command techniques that prospective ensigns will employ in the Naval Operating Forces. The class ties together the leadership application for Naval officers with regard to counseling, financial planning, deployments and career management for surface, sub-surface, aviation and special warfare officers. Corequisite NS 402.
NS 413. MARINE LEADERSHIP LAB I
Marine option. This lab is designed to reinforce the basic skills, organizational knowledge and command techniques that prospective second lieutenants will employ in the Marine Operating Forces. The course will address such basic skills as leading Marines, professional development, counseling and performance evaluation, training, operational risk management and basic officer administration. Corequisite: NS 403.
NS 414. MARINE LEADERSHIP LAB II
Marine option. This lab is designed to reinforce the basic skills, organizational knowledge and command techniques that prospective second lieutenants will employ in the Marine Operating Forces. The course will address such topics as USMC and sister service mission and capabilities, operations and tactics, tactical decision making, and commissioning preparation. Corequisite NS 402.
*Cadets who are not seeking a contract or a commission must enroll in a Leadership and Management Development course (LS) instead of the NROTC lab (except for NS 211 Navigation Lab). Labs must be taken concurrently with the appropriate NROTC lecture course.