Courses

The listing of a course description here does not guarantee a course’s being offered in a particular semester. Please refer to the published schedule of classes on the MyBU Student Portal for confirmation a class is actually being taught and for specific course meeting dates and times.

  • OTP MS 304: Leadership Lab
  • OTP MS 401: Mission Command and the Army Profession
    OTP MSL 401: Military Science and Leadership (MSL) 401 Mission Command and the Army Profession MSL 401 explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations. Cadets will examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Cadets also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, the decision-making processes and host nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing cadets for Basic Officer Leadership Course-B and their first unit of assignment. It uses mission command case studies and scenarios to prepare Cadets to face the complex ethical demands of serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.
  • OTP MS 402: Mission Command and the Company Grade Officer
    MSL 402 has cadets explore the dynamics of leading in complex situations during Unified Land Operations; examine the Art of Command; learn how to properly communicate with and develop Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers; discuss situations on how ethical decisions impact personnel and the unit mission; and learn how Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF), Being Ready and Resilient (R2C), and Individual and Family Readiness can assist leaders in preparing Soldiers and their Families on reducing and managing stress during times of uncertainty. The course places significant emphasis on preparing cadets for Basic Officer Leadership Course-B and their first unit of assignment. It uses mission command case studies and scenarios to prepare cadets to face the complex ethical demands of serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.
  • OTP MS 403: Leadership Lab
  • OTP MS 404: Leadership Lab
  • OTP MS 501: American Military History
    Goal of this course is to produce leaders who use critical thinking grounded in military history as the basis for decision making. Course provides a foundation in Army and branch heritage, teaches the history of the profession of arms and introduces historical method/analysis and application of contextual thinking. Program objectives are to develop and sustain historically minded soldiers and civilians capable of bringing historical perspective to bear on contemporary military problems. 1 cr. 1st sem.
  • OTP MS 502: Military History
    This course is offered in the Spring Semester and is a continuation of MS 501. Requires departmental approval.
  • 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
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • 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.