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Spelman College ROTC

Naval Science Minor

Spelman Students Benefit From a Nationally-Approved Curriculum

Spelman College Naval Science MinorThe Naval Science minor is open to all Spelman students, even if they do not participate in the NROTC program. Non-ROTC students, pursuing the minor, will be required to complete 18 credit hours and may pursue the Navy, Marine or general (combined) tracks.

Navy Option Midshipmen (those training to become officers in the United States Navy) are required by the NROTC program to complete 24 credit hours of Naval Science courses, a nationally approved curriculum, to earn a commission in the Navy. Marine Corps Option Midshipmen (those training to become officers in the United States Marine Corps) are required to complete 18 credit hours of Naval Science courses to earn a commission in the Marine Corps.

After completing the Naval Science Minor, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in specific areas of naval science
  • Apply critical thinking to leadership, management, and ethics problems
  • Discuss intelligently, at a level expected of all military officers, naval history, engineering, warfare,     military technology, and a breadth of general military knowledge topics
  • Execute the duties of their assigned office in the Navy or Marine Corps, if commissioning as officers

Spelman College currently participates in the NROTC Program as an element of the Atlanta University Center Consortium. Students travel across the street to Morehouse College, the host institution, to attend Naval Science classes, leadership labs and physical training as elective.

Students participating in the NROTC Program are subject to the academic rules and procedures of the host school.

Naval Science Courses at Morehouse College

 

NS 1321: Introduction to Naval Science (3 credit hours)
This course is an introduction and orientation class designed to give students a broad overview of the roles of the U.S. 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 geographical forces shaping these developments. The course also covers present day concerns on 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)
This course surveys managerial functions, communication, and major theories of leadership and motivation applied to the Navy organization. The course 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 3325: Naval Weapon 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 with a focus on sensors and weapon delivery.

NS 3326: Naval Systems Engineering (3 credit hours)
This course develops and broadens the student’s understanding of basic engineering concepts and principles as applied to naval engineering.

NS 3323: Evolution of Warfare (3 credit hours)
This course provides 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 4320: Naval Operations (3 credit hours)
This course develops and broadens the student’s understanding of relative motion, surface ship operations, and naval command, control, and communications.

NS 4323: Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare (3 credit hours) This course provides a historical exploration of warfare practice by great nations. Selected campaigns are studied with emphasis on leadership, evolution of tactics, and principles of war.

NS 4322: Naval Leadership and Ethics (3 credit hours) This course provides a study of Naval values and ethics to include core values, Navy regulations, military law, and duties and responsibilities of a junior naval officer.