Hampton Roads NROTC

Hampton Roads NROTC Naval Science Courses

Naval Science Courses

The following is a complete listing of Naval Science Courses offered at the universities comprising the Hampton Roads NROTC consortium. Click on any link to learn more about the class.



Professional Series: Naval Science Drill - This course is designed to acquaint midshipmen with the structure and mission of the Naval Service and its various communities.

101. Introduction to Naval Science - General introduction to seapower and the Naval Service. Particular emphasis placed on the mission, organization, regualtions, and broad warfare components of the Navy. Includes customs, disciplines, and nomenclature.

201. Naval Ship Systems I: Naval Engineering - Principles and applications of engineering concepts to ship construction, stability, and propulsion and auxiliary systems.

202. Naval Ship Systems II: Weapons - An analysis of electromagnetic wave theory, principles of underwater sound propagation, communications systems, and weapons control systems.

301. Naval Ship Operations: Navigations I - Introduction to navigation, including detailed coverage of piloting (coastal) navigation, with an emphasis on developing practical skills. Provides an introduction to the theory of celestial navigation, and the final portion of the course focuses on the navigational rules for preventing collisions at sea and aspects of international law as applied to naval operations.

302. Naval Ship Operations: Navigations II - Introduction to naval operations, including maneuvering boards, naval ship handling, watch standing, and naval command and control.

310. Evolution of Warfare - Survey of development of military strategy, tactics, principles of war, and weaponry through the ages and recent U.S. applications.

313. Marine Corps Leadership Theory and Techniques - Introduction to Marine Corps leadership theory and techniques and their application to military-related practical skills and subject matter.

320.Seapower and Maritime Affairs -Historical evolution of sea power and its effects on world history; current U.S. maritime strategy for employment of naval forces.

401.Leadership and Management I - Managerial thought and behavioral theories, with emphasis on how they apply to the naval organization. Prerequisites: 6 credits of Navy ROTC courses. NOTE: Candidates for commissions in the Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve will substitute the following courses for NAVSC 203 and 302; 204 and 402.

402.Leadership and Ethics - Introduction of fundamental concepts of Western Moral Traditions and Ethical Philosophy including Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, Virtue Ethics and Natural Law. Other discussion topics include Just War Theory, Law of Armed Conflict, Justice, Liberty, Constitutional Requirements and Leadership. Integrates classic philosophical theory with Junior Officer decision making. Prerequisites:NAVS 401. NOTE: Course must be taken during Final Year on campus.

410. Amphibious Warfare - A historical survey and evaluation of twentieth-century amphibious warfare operations. Prerequisites: 6 credits of Navy ROTC course.