N SCI 311
The science and practice of maritime coastal navigation, including visual fixing, dead reckoning, and piloting methods. Computation of tides and currents and nautical rules of the road. Offered: A.
NSCI 311 is a knowledge and application course. The first focus of NSCI 311 is on the necessary knowledge of Navigation rules and their important application in preventing collision. The course then combines the academic knowledge of charts, instruments, tides/currents, and plotting procedure to the practical application of piloting and voyage planning.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and practical application
Class assignments and grading
The homework assignments will be collected at the beginning of class on the due date. They will be assigned for most of the chapters we cover. The lowest two homework grades will be dropped. A series of quizzes will cover concepts since the last exam or quiz. The Midterm Exam will cover the first half of the course and the Final Exam will cover all course material.
Homework:25%, Quizzes: 25%, Midterm:20%, Plotting Excercise:10%, Final:20%