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The minor in military leadership is a high quality, interdisciplinary, multidimensional, experiential, and culturally diverse program that exposes students to, and prepares them for, real life leadership opportunities and challenges. A foundation of naval science is established including naval history, shipboard navigation, naval operations, ship systems, evolution of warfare, and manuevering warfare. Students explore issues of leadership, citizenship, and social change within the context of an inquiry, experiential, and competency-based instructional design.
Educational: comprehensive review of any and all topics related to the United States Navy and Marine Corps including technical expertise, seamanship, and exemplary warfare capabilities
Enthusiasm: each course is taught by an Active Duty Naval or Marine Corps Officer that has a plethora of experience and knowledge acquired throughout their careers
Applicability: classroom knowledge directly translates to the fundamental skills required of Naval and Marine Corps junior officers to maintain, utilize, and fight the most technologically advanced machinery in the world
COVE: The Conning Officer Virtual Environment (COVE) provides state-of-the-art navigation and shiphandling training and can emulate the U.S. Navy’s homeports and almost every routine port of call around the world
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In-depth study of piloting including theory, principles and procedures. Includes use of charts, visual and electronic aids, and theory and operation of compasses. Other topics include tides, currents, effects of wind and weather, and nautical rules of the road. Prerequisite: departmental permission.
Capstone course, designed to equip the student with the critical thinking skills to address moral and ethical dilemmas frequently faced by naval officers. Prerequisite: completion of all previous NAVS courses.
The course is a study of American military policy, 1763 to the present, in relation to its political, economic, and social implications. Prerequisites: HIST 100H or HIST 101H or HIST 102H or HIST 103H or HIST 104H or HIST 105H or HIST 126H or HIST 127H.
Students entering the Minor program in Military Leadership - Navy should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
All students are eligible to register and participate in NAVS courses regardless whether they are in the NROTC program.
The Military Leadership – Navy minor can be declared by contacting a staff member within the Naval Science department.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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