OTP NS 103: Introduction to Naval Science
General introduction to seapower and the naval service, covering an overview of the organization and historical development of the U.S. Navy and its tactics and equipment. Covers the basic tenets of naval courtesy and customs; core values of honor, courage, and commitment; discipline; leadership; and shipboard organization; as well as the major challenges facing today's naval officer. FALL Semester
OTP NS 104: Seapower & Maritime Affairs
A discussion seminar taken in conjunction with the History of War (HI284). A study of the US Navy from the American Revolution to the modern era. Traces the US Navy's rise from a coastal defense force into the world's premier naval power. Major themes include wars, events, people, technology, strategy, tactics and diplomacy that shaped naval history and America's role in the world. FALL Semester.
OTP NS 111: Naval Leadership Lab
Required for all Naval Science Freshmen. FALL Semester
OTP NS 112: Naval Leadership Lab
Required for all Naval Science Freshmen. SPRING SEMESTER
OTP NS 203: Leadership & Management
An introduction to the basic concepts of leadership, ethics and resource management. Leadership and management challenges are explored in context of the interdependence between leaders, followers and situations through historical case studies and examples in the civilian workplace. Labs provide comprehensive study of organizational behavior and management with special emphasis on situational leadership in the military. FALL Semester. 3cr.
OTP NS 204: Navigation
Fundamentals of marine navigation, electronic navigation, relative motion, and nautical "rules of the road." Overview of tools of the modern naval watch officer taught in a simulation-based computer classroom. SPRING Semester.
OTP NS 205: Leadership and Management: Operating in the Gray
What are the qualities of an effective leader? Why are some leaders more successful than others at forging a productive team? How does one create a sense of ownership and empowerment among members of a team? These are common questions of practicing leaders across all types of organizations. During this course, students will study the interaction of the leader, the follower, and the situation and build their respective 'leadership toolbox' while learning critical leadership and management techniques. Throughout the semester, we will apply these skills through collaboration with a peer-led team. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub Areas: Individual in Community, Oral and/or Signed Communication and Teamwork/Collaboration.
- The Individual in Community
- Oral and/or Signed Communication
OTP NS 211: Naval Leadership Lab
Required by all Naval Science Sophomores - FALL SEMESTER
OTP NS 212: Naval Leadership Lab
Required by all Naval Science Sophomores - SPRING SEMESTER
OTP NS 303: Naval Ships Systems, Engineering
Undergraduate Prerequisites: Calculus I & II
Fundamentals of applied shipboard engineering principles and systems. Topics: thermodynamics, electrical theory, fundamentals of nuclear power, propulsion systems, electrical distribution, ship stability and control and damage control. FALL Semester.
OTP NS 304: Naval Ships Systems, Weapons
Fundamental theory and basic operation of naval weapons systems. Topics: fundamentals of electromagnetic waves, radar, acoustic waves, and underwater propagation; electronic warfare, undersea warfare, fire control systems, weapon architecture, and guidance systems. SPRING Semester
OTP NS 311: Naval Leadership Lab
Required of Naval Science JUNIORS - FALL SEMESTER
OTP NS 312: Naval Leadership Lab
Required of all Naval Science JUNIORS - SPRING Semester
OTP NS 330: Evolution of Warfare
Traces development of warfare from dawn of recorded history to present, focusing on the impact of major military theorists, strategists, tacticians, and technological developments. Seeks to understand the relationships between military training, weaponry, strategies and tactics, and the societies and cultures that produce and then are defended by those military structures. By examining the association between a society and its military, students acquire basic sense of strategy, develop an understanding of military alternatives, and see the impact of historical precedents on military thoughts and actions. SPRING Semester.
OTP NS 403: Naval Operations & Seamanship
Undergraduate Prerequisites: OTP NS 204
A capstone course for senior midshipmen in advanced navigation, communications, naval operations, and naval warfare. Students learn through simulation in a computer classroom. Prereq: NS202 FALL Semester
OTP NS 404: Leadership & Ethics
Undergraduate Prerequisites: OTP NS 203
Analyzes ethical decision - making and leadership principles. Students read and discuss texts written by such philosophers as Aristotle, Kant and Mill to gain familiarity with the realm of ethical theory. Students then move on to case studies in which they apply these theories to resolve moral dilemmas. Provides a basic background in the duties and responsibilities of a junior division and watch officer; strong emphasis on the junior officer's responsibilities in training, counseling, and career development. Student familiarization with equal opportunity and drug/alcohol rehabilitation programs. Principles of leadership reinforced through leadership case studies. SPRING Semester.
OTP NS 410: Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the United States Marine Corps' historical operating concepts as well as the employment of current doctrine known as Maneuver Warfare. The class utilizes both historical examples from past military campaigns and also the current Marine Corps doctrine and philosophy to increase the student's critical thinking and decision making ability. The intent of the course is to create future leaders capable of identifying and solving complex problems in future operating environments across the spectrum of conflict. Module one outlines the fundamental concepts and themes of Maneuver Warfare. Module two articulates and describes the Marine Corps current warfighting doctrine. Module three describes the Marine Corps future operating concept and advancement of warfighting doctrine.
OTP NS 411: Naval Leadership Lab
Required of all Naval Science Seniors - FALL Semester
OTP NS 412: Naval Leadership Lab
Required of all Naval Science Seniors - SPRING Semester