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  • NSC 1101 Naval Science Laboratory
    Credits: 0; two hours per week.
    Drill, basic commands, courtesies and honors, orientation and information.
    NSC 1110 Introduction to Naval Science
    Credits: 2.
    Introduction to the naval profession and to concepts of seapower. Instruction emphasizes the mission, organization and warfare components of the Navy and Marine Corps. Included is an overview of officer and enlisted ranks and rates, training and education and career patterns. Also covers naval courtesy and customs, military justice, leadership and nomenclature, and exposes the student to the professional competencies required to become a naval officer.
    NSC 1140 Seapower and Maritime Affairs
    Credits: 3.
    U.S. naval history from the Phoenicians to the present with emphasis on major developments. Included is an in-depth discussion of the geopolitical theory of Mahan. Discusses present-day concerns in seapower and maritime affairs, including the economic and political issues of merchant marine commerce, the Navy’s involvement in liberation and terrorist movements overseas and the massive changes in the U.S. Navy due to the breakup of the Soviet Union. (WR)
    NSC 2102 Naval Science Laboratory
    Credits: 0; two hours per week.
    Drill, basic commands, courtesies and honors, orientation and information.
    NSC 2121 Naval Ships Systems 2: Weapons
    Credits: 3.
    Introduction to the theory, characteristics and principles of operation of naval weapons systems. Includes coverage of types of weapons and fire control systems, capabilities and limitations, theory of target acquisition, identification and tracking, trajectory principles and basics of naval ordinance.
    NSC 2122 Naval Ships Systems 1: Engineering
    Credits: 3.
    Basic power systems used in naval propulsion systems, a basic understanding of the thermodynamic process, a working knowledge of major auxiliary ship systems and basic consideration for ship design and stability. Basic electrical theory and damage control are also included.
    NSC 3103L Naval Science Laboratory
    Credits: 0; two hours per week.
    Practical exercises dealing with the specifics of naval organizations and leadership.
    NSC 3214C Navigation and Naval Operations 1
    Credits: 3; three lecture hours and one lab hour.
    A comprehensive study of the theory, principles and procedures of ship navigation and movements. Piloting and dead reckoning as well as principles of celestial and electronic navigation. In-depth exposure to the navigational rules-of-the-road and the international regulations for preventing collisions at sea and their application to effective safe navigation. Also includes practical lab work in charting and publication usage.
    NSC 3215C Navigation and Naval Operations 2
    Credits: 3; three lecture hours and one-hour lab. Prereq: NSC 3214C.
    A continuation of navigation and naval operations. Relative motion theory and the use of a maneuvering board. An understanding of the force, techniques and concepts associated with ship handling, including shipboard watch organization, communication systems and environmental considerations. The role of leadership ethics is discussed while developing an understanding of the process of command and control, dealing specifically with information exchange, conflict resolution and crisis decision making.
    NSC 3221 Evolution of Warfare
    Credits: 3; four lecture hours.
    The forms of warfare employed by great people in history, within the context of historical flow or continuity in the evolution of warfare. Course develops a basic sense of strategy, demonstrates alternative military actions and explores the impact of historical precedent on military thought and actions as practiced by the great leaders and military organizations. (S) (WR; 4000-word writing credit)
    NSC 4104L Naval Science Laboratory
    Credits: 0; two hours per week.
    Practical exercises dealing with naval organizations and leadership.
    NSC 4224 Amphibious Warfare
    Credits: 3; four lecture hours.
    Historical survey of the projection of seapower ashore. The course defines the concept, explores its doctrinal origins and traces its evolution as an element of naval policy during the 20th century. The case study method is used alongside the theme of general historical continuity to develop an understanding of the relatively new and still maturing concept of amphibious warfare. (H) (WR; 6000-word writing credit)
    NSC 4230 Leadership and Management
    Credits: 2.
    The principles of naval administration, stressing the experimental approach to learning the principles of leadership and management. The student develops skills in the areas of communication, counseling, control, direction, leadership and management functions and responsibilities through active, guided participation in naval-based case studies, experimental exercises and situational problems. Total quality leadership and professional responsibilities are included.
    NSC 4233 Leadership and Ethics
    Credits: 3.
    Equips the NROTC student with the skills and abilities required for competence as a commissioned officer. This final capstone course in the NROTC curriculum builds upon and focuses the managerial, professional and ethical competencies developed during previous summer cruise training and naval science courses. Ethical philosophies and real-world situations are studied through lectures, exercises and case studies. Naval personnel management, the administration of discipline and human resource management are additional areas of focus.
    NSC 4905C Independent Study
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: department permission.
    Readings, assignments, student presentations and discussions on naval science.
descriptions: military-science-navy