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Naval Science Curriculum
NSCI 10101: INTRODUCTION TO NAVAL SCIENCE
This course is a comprehensive, introductory study of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps' history and traditions, complex organization and structure, officer career paths, and the role of the naval service in supporting national policies. It is a course of instruction designed to be the foundation for future courses in Naval Science as well as a basic look at the Naval service, past, present, and future.
NSCI 10102: SEA POWER AND MARITIME AFFAIRS
The course is designed to give students a thorough understanding of U.S. naval and maritime history in the context of world maritime development. Students will learn of the historical evolution of sea power, the fundamental national interests of the United States over time, and the role of naval forces in a time of dramatic geopolitical change.
NSCI 20201: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
A study of the principles of leadership and management, including management theory, communication, counseling, professional responsibility and the control and direction of personnel.
NSCI 20202: NAVIGATION
A study of the theory and principles of navigation: dead reckoning; piloting; electronic, inertial and celestial navigation. Navigational aids and nautical rules of the road are also discussed.
NSCI 30301: NAVAL SHIP SYSTEMS I
A study of steam turbine (nuclear and fossil fuel), gas turbine and internal combustion marine propulsion plants and shipboard auxiliary systems with applied thermodynamics concepts. An introduction to ships' stability.
NSCI 30302: NAVAL SHIP SYSTEMS II
An analysis of the theory and principles of operation of naval weapons systems, including types of weapons and fire-control systems, capabilities and limitations, theory of target acquisiton, identification and tracking, trajectory principles and the basics of naval ordnance.
NSCI 40401: NAVAL OPERATIONS
A study of the theory of ship movements and employment, including communications, sonar-radar search, relative motion and maneuvering board. Tactical formations and dispostions, seamanship and signals are also discussed.
NSCI 40402: LEADERSHIP & ETHICS
A seminar on practical leadership skills for any manager focusing on the specific leadership and management responsibilities on the Navy officer. Teaches skills needed to transition from student to a manager. Explores Naval ethical issues, Naval law, and Navy policies and programs.
NSCI 40413: AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE
A study of the origin and development of ambibious warfare, with emphasis on leadership, tactics, the principles of war, and application to the modern battlefield. This course alternates with NSCI 40415 every other fall and is required of first and second class Marine options.
NSCI 40415: EVOLUTION OF WARFARE
An exploration of warfare as an instrument of foriegn policy throughout history. An analysis of great leaders, military orgainizations, and military theorists. This course alternates with NSCI 40413 every other spring and is required of first and second class Marine options.