Naval Science (NS)

NS 1321. Introduction to Naval Sciences. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction and orientation class designed to give students a broad overview of the roles of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. This course also provides an introduction to the structure, terminology, customs, and uniforms of the Navy and Marine Corps.

NS 1323. Naval Maritime History. 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys U.S. Naval history from its European origin to the present with emphasis on major developments and the geopolitical forces shaping these developments. The course also covers present day concerns in seapower and maritime affairs, including the economic and political issues of maritime commerce, the law of the sea, and the rise and decline of the Soviet Navy.

NS 2321. Naval Leadership and Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Survey of managerial functions, communication, and major theories of leadership and motivation applied to the Navy organization. Culminates with focus on Naval core values.

NS 2323. Navigation. 3 Credit Hours.

This course develops and broadens the student's understanding of basic piloting and the laws of vessel operations by applying the fundamentals of navigation at sea.

NS 3323. Evolution of Warfare. 3 Credit Hours.

A historical exploration of warfare practiced by great nations. Selected campaigns are studied with emphasis on leadership, evolution of tactics, weaponry, and principles of war.

NS 3324. Marine Weapons and Tactics. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is a prepatory course required by all Marines and Marine Options their junior year prior to Officer Candidates School. General military subjects, land navigation, history, tactics drill, leadership, and physical fitness will be taught and tested.

NS 3325. Naval Weapons Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

This course develops and broadens the student's understanding of basic engineering concepts and principles as applied to naval weapon systems.

NS 3326. Naval Engineering Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

This course develops and broadens the student's understanding of basic engineering concepts and priciples as applied to naval engineering plants.

NS 4320. Naval Operations and Seamanship. 3 Credit Hours.

This course builds on the fundamentals presented in its prerequisites and further prepares soon-to-be-commissioned officers to step aboard their new ship/submarine and stand watch.

NS 4322. Naval Leadership and Ethics. 3 Credit Hours.

Study of Naval values and ethics to include core values, Navy regulations, and military law. Duties and responsibilities of a junior naval officer.

NS 4333. Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare. 3 Credit Hours.

Broad aspects of warfare and their interactions with manuever warfare doctrine. Focus on the United States Marine Corps as the premier maneuver warfare fighting institution.