Naval Science (NSC)

NSC 101. Naval Orientation and Organization. (2)

Introduction to the naval profession and concepts of seapower. Emphasis on mission, organization, and warfare components of the Navy and Marine Corps. Covers naval courtesy and customs, military justice, and leadership. Note: Mandatory for incoming NROTC freshmen (except MECEP & STA-21). NROTC students that have satisfactorily completed at least three years of Naval Science course work in the NJROTC or MCJROTC may request exemption from NSC 101. Normally offered only in the fall semester.

NSC 102. Naval Ship's Systems. (3) (MPT)

Study of theory and operation of steam turbine, gas turbine, diesel, and nuclear propulsion systems in the framework of engineering thermodynamics. Introduction to flotation and stability theory, ship compartmentation, interior communication, and damage control in modern naval ships. Note: Normally offered only in the spring semester.

NSC 110. Leadership Practicum. (1; maximum 2)

Provides orientation to the naval service and NROTC program from the perspective of a member of a structured battalion organization. Includes close order drill and guest speakers with discussion on various Navy-oriented topics. For midshipmen pursuing a commission in the naval service. Mandatory for NROTC students in their freshman year.
Prerequisite: admission to the NROTC program.

NSC 177. Independent Studies. (0-5)

NSC 201. Naval Mission Systems. (3)

Investigation and evaluation of principles of weapons, mechanical and electronic systems used in delivery of ordinance, methods of fire control, and missile guidance theory. Note: Normally offered only in the fall semester.

NSC 202. Sea Power and Maritime Affairs Seminar. (3) (MPT)

Investigates history, needs, and characteristics of seapower and its effect on the maritime affairs of our nation and the rest of the world. Fulfills requirements for NSC 1 and NSC 2 thematic sequences. Interested students not affiliated with the NROTC unit should contact the NSC 202 instructor as early as possible. Note: Normally offered only in the spring semester.

NSC 210. Leadership Practicum. (1)

Provides fundamental training and experience in management and leadership techniques. Provides instruction on close order drill and naval officer career areas and responsibilities. For midshipmen pursuing a commission in the naval service. Mandatory for NROTC students in their sophomore year.
Prerequisite: Admission to the NROTC program.

NSC 211. Leadership and Management. (3)

Introduction to the principles of leadership andmanagement, with an emphasis on their application by a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps. Note: Limited seating for non-NROTC students. Normally offered only in the fall semester.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or greater.

NSC 277. Independent Studies. (0-5)

NSC 301. Navigation. (3) (MPT)

Introduction to the art and science of navigation. Includes lectures and practical work on piloting, dead reckoning, electronic navigation, piloting procedures, associated equipment and publications, and knowledge of environmental factors affecting operations at sea. Note: Normally offered only in the spring semester.

NSC 302. Naval Operations and Seamanship. (3) (MPT)

An advanced course in navigation with emphasis on historical cases, methods of electronic navigation and principles essential to understanding selected areas of naval operations. Includes lectures on principles and procedures of naval ship navigation, movement, and employment with practical work in navigation and maneuvering board applications. Note: Normally offered only in the spring semester.

NSC 310. Leadership Practicum. (1)

Provides intermediate level management training and leadership experience through practical application of management techniques. For midshipmen pursuing a commission in the naval service. Mandatory for NROTC students in their junior year.
Prerequisite: Admission to the NROTC program.

NSC 311. The Evolution of Warfare. (3) (MPT)

Historical developments of the principles of war, strands of war, and variables of war from 500 B.C. to the present. This is not a dedicated history class however, the use of battlefield and historical studies is integral to understanding how warfare has developed throughout time. Note: Normally offered only in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

NSC 320. Tactical Problems Seminar. (1; maximum 2)

Provides the student with a basic understanding and knowledge required to successfully navigate over unfamiliar terrain, lead a patrol, and make tactical decisions in a timely manner. Note: This course offered infrequently.

NSC 330. Land Navigation and Patrolling. (1)

Provides the student with a basic understanding and knowledge required to successfully navigate over unfamiliar terrain, and lead a patrol. Note: This course offered infrequently.

NSC 377. Independent Studies. (0-5)

NSC 402. Leadership and Ethics. (3) (MPC)

Leadership duties of a junior naval officer are approached from a communication and managerial point of view. Emphasizes counseling, public speaking, military justice, and ethics. Note: This course is normally offered in the spring semester.Prerequisite: Senior standing and prior completion of NSC 211.

NSC 410. Leadership Practicum. (1)

Provides upper level management training and leadership experience through practical application of management techniques. For midshipmen pursuing a commission in the naval service. Mandatory for NROTC students in their senior year and beyond.
Prerequisite: Admission to the NROTC program.

NSC 411. Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare. (3) (MPT)

Prepares future military officers and other leaders for service by studying modern tactical principles, current military developments, and other aspects of warfare and their interactions with and influences on maneuver warfare doctrine. Specific focus on the United States Marine Corps as the premier maneuver warfighting organization. Study also includes historical influences on tactical, operational, and strategic levels of maneuver warfare practices in the current and future operating environments. Note: Normally offered only in the fall semester of even numbered years.

NSC 477. Independent Studies. (0-5)