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Naval ROTC Courses

The following courses are offered at Jacksonville University.

NS 100. Naval Science Laboratory (.5; F; S)
Designed to provide a period of instruction to allow student leadership to organize and facilitate annual training. Training topics include but are not limited to, General Military Training (GMT), close order drill, guest speakers, safety training and other topics pertinent to the professional development of future Junior and Company Grade officers. This course provides ample time for student-led training. Student participation will be critical to the success of the class.

NS 101. Introduction to Naval Science (2; F)
A general introduction to the USN and USMC that emphasizes organizational structure, warfare components and assigned roles/missions of USN/USMC; covers all aspects of Naval Services from its relative position within DoD to the specific warfare communities/career paths; introduces long-held customs and traditions of the Naval service; and includes basic elements of leadership. ethics, character development, and Navy Core Values. The course will provide students with initial exposure to many elements of Naval culture and provides basic information for the Midshipman's first experience on board a Navy ship.

NS 102. Seapower & Maritime Affairs (2; S)
A study of the U.S. Navy from 1775-present day that incorporates both a historical and political science process to explore the major events, attitudes, personalities, and circumstances that have imbued the U.S. Navy with its proud history and rich tradition; deals with issues of national imperatives in peacetime, as well as war, varying maritime philosophies that were interpreted into Naval strategies/doctrines, budgetary concerns which shaped force realities, and the pursuit of American diplomatic objectives; and concludes with a discussion of the Navy's strategic and structural changes at the end of the Cold War and its new focus, mission and strategy in the post September 11, 2001 world. 

NS 200. Naval Science Laboratory (.5; F; S)
Designed to provide a period of instruction to allow student leadership to organize and facilitate annual training. Training topics include but are not limited to, General Military Training (GMT), close order drill, guest speakers, safety training and other topics pertinent to the professional development of future Junior and Company Grade officers. This course provides ample time for student-led training. Student participation will be critical to the success of the class.

NS 201. Naval Ships Systems I (Combat Systems) (3; F)
A familiarization course in the basic concepts and principles associated with the development and employment of naval weapons systems. It includes coverage of weapons systems, radar and fire control systems, their capabilities, limitations and application. Target acquisition, identification, tracking and engagement principles are also covered.

NS 202. Naval Ships Systems II (Engineering) (3; S)
A familiarization course in the basic concepts and principles of current Naval Propulsion systems, damage control and ship design. Subjects covered include steam, nuclear and gas turbine propulsion, shipboard generators and distribution, ship’s stability and damage control systems.

NS 300. Naval Science Laboratory (.5; F; S)
Designed to provide a period of instruction to allow student leadership to organize and facilitate annual training. Training topics include but are not limited to, General Military Training (GMT), close order drill, guest speakers, safety training, and other topics pertinent to the professional development of future Junior and Company Grade officers. This course provides ample time for student-led training. Student participation will be critical to the success of the class.

NS 301. Navigation & Naval Operations I (3; S)
A comprehensive study of the theory, concepts, principles, and procedures of ship navigation, movements, and employment. Included are studies in spherical trigonometry, mathematical analysis and practices, spherical triangulation, sights, sextants, publications and logs. Rules of the road, lights and signals, and navigational aids, including satellite and inertial guidance systems are reviewed. Individual and multi-ship formations, dispositions, and maneuvers are analyzed for force effectiveness and mission support. Principles of relative motion and maneuvering board procedures are applied to maneuvering problems.

NS 302. Navigation & Naval Operations II (3; F)
An in-depth study of the theory, principles, procedures, and application of plotting, piloting, and electronic navigation as well as an introduction to maneuvering boards.  Students learn piloting techniques, the use of charts, the use of visual and electronic aids, and the theory of operation of both magnetic and gyrocompasses. Students develop practical skills in plotting and electronic navigation. Other topics include tides, currents, effects of wind/weather, voyage planning, and an application and introduction to the international/inland rules of navigation. The course is supplemented with a review/analysis of case studies involving moral/ethical/leadership issues pertaining to the concepts listed above.

NS 310. Evolution of Warfare (Marine Corps Option) (3; S)
A study of the concepts, art, and evolution of warfare. Purposes of the study are to formulate the sense of historical continuity in the evolution of warfare and to explore the impact of historical precedent on military thought and actions of the great leaders and military organizations.

NS 313. Navigation Laboratory (1; S)
Co-requisite: NS 301. Practical application, in the laboratory and on field trips, of the scientific and mathematical principles presented in class, including piloting, celestial navigation, and ship maneuvering problems utilizing relative motion concepts as applied to the maneuvering board.

NS 314. Navigation Laboratory (1; F)
Co-requisite: NS 302. Practical application, in the laboratory and on field trips, of the scientific and mathematical principles presented in class, including piloting, celestial navigation, and ship maneuvering problems utilizing relative motion concepts as applied to the maneuvering board.

NS 400. Naval Science Laboratory (.5; F; S)
Designed to provide a period of instruction to allow student leadership to organize and facilitate annual training. Training topics include but are not limited to, General Military Training (GMT), close order drill, guest speakers, safety training and other topics pertinent to the professional development of future Junior and Company Grade officers. This course provides ample time for student-led training. Student participation will be critical to the success of the class.

NS 401. Leadership & Management (3; F; S)
A comprehensive study of organizational behavior and management. The theme of the course is the “officer as a manager, organizational decision maker and leader.” Topics include a survey of the management functions of planning, organizing and controlling, and extensive study of motivation and leadership. Major behavioral theories are explored in detail. Other topics include decision making, communication, responsibility, authority and accountability.

NS 402. Leadership & Ethics (3; F; S)
A course designed to provide midshipmen with the ethical foundation and basic leadership tools needed to be effective junior officers and outstanding leaders in the Navy and Marine Corps. The course specifically includes training on principle-centered leadership, ethics, morals, character development, core values, management techniques, military justice, officer performance standards, Navy organization and programs and division officer responsibilities.

NS 410. Amphibious Warfare (Marine Corps Option) (3; F)
A course that introduces students to the fundamental terms, concepts, and theories of general warfare and amphibious warfare. These terms, concepts and theories will be applied through a historical analysis of amphibious operations, identifying the evolution of amphibious doctrine, tactics and technology. It focuses on the evolution of the United States Marine Corps into a specialized amphibious force, with particular attention devoted to the structure and capabilities of the present day U.S. Marine Corps as a forward deployed and rapid deployment force and the development of Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare concepts.