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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Humanities and Natural Sciences

NAVS D101 Introduction to Naval Science 3 crs.

A general introduction to the Navy and Marine Corps. The instruction places particular emphasis on the mission, organization, regulations, and broad warfare components of the Navy. Included is an overview of officer and enlisted rank and rating structures, the basic tenets of naval courtesy and customs, discipline, Navy core values, naval leadership, and ship’s nomenclature. The course also provides a conceptual framework/working vocabulary for NROTC students to use on Summer Cruise. The student is made cognizant of the major challenges facing today’s naval officer.

NAVS D102 Seapower and Maritime Affairs 3 crs.

Designed to develop the student’s knowledge and interest in sea power and maritime affairs, this course is oriented towards the influence of sea power upon history and the implementation of sea power as an instrument of national policy. The survey begins with the age of galley warfare and concludes with an analysis of current military operations.

NAVS D200 Leadership and Management 3 crs.

Comprehensive study of organizational behavior and management. Topics include survey of management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling; an introduction to individual/group behavior in organizations; and extensive study of motivation/leadership. Major behavior theories explored in detail. Practical applications explored through using experiential exercises, case studies, and laboratory discussions. Other topics include decision making, communication, responsibility, authority, accountability, and total quality leadership.

NAVS D201 Naval Ships Systems I 3 crs.

An introduction to the principles of ship design and operation. Ship stability, structure, main propulsion system, and auxiliary subsystems are carefully examined with emphasis on the interdependency of the subsystems which comprise the overall ship system.

NAVS D301 Navigation I 3 crs.

A comprehensive study designed to introduce the theory and practical applications of marine navigation. Topics include an understanding of the marine environment, terrestrial and celestial navigation theory, navigational equipment, visual navigation theory.

NAVS D302 Navigation II 3 crs.

A comprehensive study of relative motion, vector-analysis theory, formation tactics, and ship employment. Also included are introductions to naval operations and operations analysis, ships behavior and characteristics in maneuvering, applied aspects of shiphandling, afloat communications, and command and control.

NAVS D303 Evolution of Warfare 3 crs.

This course traces the development of warfare from the dawn of recorded history to present, focusing on the impact of major military theorists, strategists, tacticians, and technological developments. Students acquire a basic sense of strategy, develop an understanding of military alternatives, and see the impact of historical precedence on military thought and actions. This course concludes with a review of the various modern warfare concepts and principles outlined in the National Command Authorities Joint Vision 2010, and briefly explores the future of armed conflict.

NAVS D401 Naval Ships Systems II 3 crs.

This course provides an introduction to theory and principles of operation of naval weapons systems. It 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.

NAVS D402 Leadership and Ethics 3 crs.

Completes final preparations of NROTC ensigns/2nd Lieutenants for their first fleet assignments as division officers or platoon commanders. Topics of discussion include: military leadership, values/professional ethics; the uniform code of military justice and Navy regulations emphasizing Navy/Marine Corps junior officer’s typical application of law; and separate discussions of Navy and Marine Corps personnel policies and practices relating to the roles of enlisted members, junior and senior officers, personnel counseling, evaluation, advancement, career planning, personal finances, drug and alcohol abuse, fraternization and sexual harassment, and reporting aboard to their first command.

NAVS D403 Amphibious Warfare 3 crs.

This course surveys the historical development of amphibious doctrine and the conduct of amphibious operations. Emphasis is placed on the evolution of amphibious warfare in the 20th century, especially during World War II. The course explores present day capabilities, limitations, and force structure of current amphibious forces, and establishes a foundation for understanding the future of littoral warfare.