MNS 200 - Naval Science II

Course Description

This course is required of all Maritime Academy cadets who are Midshipmen in the Merchant Marine Reserve/U.S. Naval Reserve program. It familiarizes the student with naval missions and heritage as well as to assist the Merchant Marine officer make the transition from civilian to sailor. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

MNS 100

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Describe U.S. Naval customs and courtesies, rank structure, and insignia.
  • Describe the missions and functions of US Navy warfare communities including their roles in maritime strategy.
  • Define the role of commissioned officers as members of the US Armed Forces.
  • Synthesize course materials making connections and uncovering patterns.
Human Dimension:
  • See themselves as civilian mariners who hold an obligation to the U.S. in time of need.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Conceptualize the significance of changing roles from civilians to sailor to civilians.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Develop learning plans based on current events.