This course is required of all Maritime Academy cadets who are midshipmen in the Merchant Marine Reserve/U.S. Naval Reserve program. It introduces students to western moral traditions and ethical philosophy with a variety of topics, such as military leadership, core values, and professional ethics that will prepare them for their role and responsibilities as a leader in the U.S. Navy of the 21st century.
Group 2 course.
Required Prerequisites MNS 200
or instructor permission.
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Describe the 14 Navy/USMC Leadership Traits.
- Define the role of military leadership, core values, and professional ethics as they pertain to commissioned officers as members of the US Armed Forces.
- Apply leadership skills to achieve objectives.
- Synthesize course materials making connections and uncovering patterns.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- View themselves as civilian mariners who hold an obligation to the U.S. in time of need.
- Recognize the importance of the chain of command and professional relationships.
Learning How to Learn:
- Reflect on the moral and ethical responsibilities of the military leader.
- Develop learning plans based on current events.