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Kyle Partridge
N SCI 311
Seattle Campus


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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

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%

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
NSCI 300 Series Website
Last Update by Kyle Partridge
Date: 07/14/2005