A general introduction to the naval profession and to concepts of sea power. The course emphasizes mission, organization, and warfare components of the Navy and Marine Corps. Included is an overview of rank structure, training and education, career patterns, naval courtesy and customs, military justice and naval terminology. The course is designed to introduce the student to the professional competencies required to become a Naval or Marine Corps Officer.
A survey of United States Naval history, with emphasis on major deployments. Included is an in depth discussion of the geo-political theory of Alfred Thayer Mahan. The course also covers present day concerns in sea power and maritime affairs, including the economic and political issues of merchant marine commerce, the Law of the Sea, the navy and merchant marine of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and a comparison of the United States and CIS maritime strategies to include the rise and decline of the Soviet Navy.
The course outlines the theory and employment of weapon systems. The student explores the processes of detection, evaluation, threat analysis, weapon selection, delivery, guidance and explosives. Fire control systems and major weapon systems are discussed, including basic capabilities and limitations. The physical aspects of radar and underwater sound are explored as well as the facets of command, control and communications as they relate to weapons systems integration.
This course is a detailed study of ship's characteristics and types, including basic ship design, stability and buoyancy, damage control, and the operation and integration of major shipboard components, engineering systems, and engineering fundamentals. The course includes a study of the basic concepts of the theory and design of steam, gas turbine, diesel and nuclear propulsion systems.
MARINE OPTION COURSE. The course historically traces the development of warfare from the beginning of recorded history to the present, focusing on the impact of major military theorists, tacticians, and technological developments. The student acquires a basic knowledge of strategy, develops an understanding of military alternatives, and analyzes the impact of historical precedent on military thought.
This course is an in-depth study of piloting, basic navigation, and rules of the nautical road. Piloting skills are learned through the use of charts, visual and electronic navigation aids, and the theory and operation of magnetic and gyro compasses, and global positioning system satellites. Students are exposed to the celestial coordinate system and how this information can be applied to navigation at sea. Case studies provide discussion of real world consequences of poor navigational practices.
This course is a continuation of NAVS 3010. Navigation skills are enhanced by a study of maneuvering board fundamentals. Vector analysis, basic maneuvering board solutions, naval formations, visual shipboard radiotelephone procedures are studied to provide a basic foundation in shipboard operations. The courses concludes with a study of naval ship handling, watch standing fundamentals, underway replenishment fundamentals, and command and control issues. Case studies of navigation and naval operation accidents reinforce the lessons learned and underscore the need for vigilance when operating ships at sea.
MARINE OPTION COURSE. A historical study of the developments of amphibious doctrine and the conduct of amphibious operations. Emphasis is placed on the evolution of amphibious warfare in the 20th century, especially World War II. Present day potential and limitations on amphibious operations, including the concept of rapid deployment forces. Additionally, the course explores vertical assault, readiness operations, and landing operations from the sea.
The course examines organizational behavior, and management and leadership principles in the context of the naval or marine corps organization. Management theory, ethics, tactical and strategic planning, decision making, motivational techniques, group dynamics and analytical skills are examined with the goal of developing effective managerial skills and leadership fundamentals.
This course is designed as the capstone course of the NROTC academic sequence. The course is an overview of the duties, responsibilities and expectations of a junior officer. Through the use of in-class discussion, panels, role playing and out-of-class projects, the course addresses personal ethics, code of conduct, military law and administrative skills required of the junior Navy or Marine Corps Officer.
Weber State University 2007-2008 Catalog