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Daniel E. Gardner
N SCI 401
Seattle Campus

Naval Operations

Introduction to naval operations, the employment of naval forces, naval tactics, formulation of operations plans and orders, employment of detection equipment, and meteorology. Prerequisite: N SCI 101. Offered: A.

Class description

Introduction to naval operations, the employment of naval forces, naval tactics, formulation of operations plans and orders, employment of detection equipment, and meteorology.

Student learning goals

The student will know inland and international laws and systems of regulations that govern conduct of vessels in national waters and on the high seas.

The student will comprehend the interrelationship between authority, responsibility, and accountability within an organization.

The student will know the basic information found in Naval Tactical Publications (NTP), Naval Warfare Publication (NWP), and Allied Tactical Publications (ATP) systems and understand the principle rules for maneuvering in formation.

The student will know the basic forms of naval communications to include RT comms, flags, pennants, flashing light and semaphore.

The student will know the basic terms and procedures associated with replenishment at sea (UNREP).

The student will know controllable and non0controllable forces in shiphandling. They will also comprehend relative motion and DEMONSTRATE the capability to solve problems associated with relative motion using maneuvering boards.

General method of instruction

Verbal instruction with practical hands on use of maneuvering boards. Use of visual slideshows and diagrams will be used in PowerPoint format.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


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.
Last Update by Daniel E. Gardner
Date: 08/31/2011