Naval Science

Program adviser: Commander Keith Lanzer, USN; Rm. 430, 55 Whitney Ave., 432-8223, keith.lanzer@yale.edu; nrotc.yalecollege.yale.edu

FACULTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NAVAL SCIENCE

Professor Captain Wayne Grasdock, USN (Adjunct)

Assistant Professor Commander Keith Lanzer, USN (Adjunct)

Lectors Lieutenant Garrett Alfstad, USN, Lieutenant Brian Schoendorfer, USN, Captain Joshua Smith, USMC

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program educates young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the United States Navy (USN) or Marine Corps (USMC). NROTC develops future officers mentally, morally, and physically, and instills in them the highest ideals of duty and loyalty and the core values of honor, courage, and commitment. The program in Naval Science prepares students to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.

Academic requirements The Naval Science curriculum includes courses on topics such as Navy and Marine Corps organization, at-sea navigation, leadership, naval history, amphibious warfare, engineering, and weapons systems. Courses emphasize development of professional knowledge and leadership skills, which are placed in the context of military service immediately following graduation from Yale College.

Students in the NROTC program enroll in one Naval Science course per term. Some courses are required for both Navy and Marine option students, while others are specific to the branch of service. All NROTC students must also enroll in the Naval Science Laboratory each term.

Navy option students must complete eight core curriculum courses offered by Yale College, including two term courses in calculus to be completed by the sophomore year, two term courses in calculus-based physics, with laboratory, to be completed by the junior year, two term courses in English or equivalent writing courses, one term course in history or national security policy, and one term course in world culture or regional studies.

For the Navy option, the usual sequence of Naval Science courses is:

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Introduction to Naval Science Military History of the West since 1500 Naval Engineering Naval Operations
Navigation Leadership & Management Naval Systems Ethics of War and Peace

Marine option students must complete three core curriculum courses offered by Yale College, including two term courses in English, or equivalent writing courses, and one term course in history or national security policy. For the Marine Corps option, the usual sequence of Naval Science courses is:

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Introduction to Naval Science Military History of the West since 1500 Evolution of Warfare Amphibious Warfare
Elective Leadership & Management Elective Ethics of War and Peace

Application to the National Scholarship Program Recipients of National Scholarships are selected from applicants to a national competition. Applicants select either the Navy or Marine Corps option, and scholarship recipients are appointed midshipmen in either the United States Naval Reserve (USNR) or United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR), as appropriate. Scholarship recipients are granted the compensation and benefits authorized by law and current policy for a total period not to exceed four years (forty months or fifty months with approved fifth year benefits). During this period, the United States government pays for college tuition, authorized academic fees, a textbook stipend, and a subsistence allowance, and provides uniforms or compensation in lieu. Upon conferral of a degree, graduates of the National Scholarship Program are commissioned into the Navy or Marine Corps for a minimum of five years of active duty service.

Yale students who matriculate without a scholarship may apply for the National Scholarship program during the fall term of their freshman year.

Application to the College Program Yale students in their first or second year may apply for enrollment in the nonscholarship College Program and compete for two- or three-year scholarships. If selected for the two- or three-year Scholarship Program, students receive the same benefits as students in the National Scholarship Program for their remaining undergraduate studies. Upon conferral of a degree, graduates of the College Program are commissioned into the Navy or Marine Corps for a minimum of three years of active duty service. Yale students interested in the College Program may apply directly to the Yale NROTC unit.

NAVY 100a or b, Naval Science Laboratory Joshua Smith

Leadership and practical application skills from the Professional Core Competency objectives that are not covered in other Naval Science courses. Emphasis on professional training that is not of an academic nature. Includes both classroom instruction and physical training. Topics and special briefings as determined by Naval Science faculty and the Naval Service Training Command. Required for NROTC students each term. Receives no credit; cannot be applied toward the 36-course-credit requirement for the Yale bachelor's degree. Grades earned in this course do not count toward GPA or eligibility for General Honors.  0 Course cr

* NAVY 111a, Introduction to Naval Science Garrett Alfstad

An overview of the naval service for first-year Naval ROTC students and others interested in pursuing the NROTC program. Organization, missions, customs and traditions, leadership principles, ethics, duties of a junior officer, and career options in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Discussion of shipboard organization and procedures, safety, and damage control prepares students for summer training aboard naval vessels. For enrollment credit only; cannot be applied toward the 36-course-credit requirement for the Yale bachelor's degree. Grades earned in this course do not count toward GPA or eligibility for General Honors.  0 Course cr

* NAVY 112b, Navigation Brian Schoendorfer

Introduction to surface-ship nagivation and practical piloting in both restricted and open water. Celestial navigation theory, navigational charts and instruments, and electronic navigation. Weather and other environmental factors that affect naval operations. Navigation rules and regulations, maneuvering board concepts, and practical exercises. For enrollment credit only; cannot be applied toward the 36-course-credit requirement for the Yale bachelor's degree. Grades earned in this course do not count toward GPA or eligibility for General Honors.  0 Course cr

NAVY 212b, Leadership and Management Keith Lanzer

A study of leadership, ethics, resource management, and organizational behavior, with emphasis on situations commonly encountered by junior officers in the naval service. Classical theories of management, motivation, and communication; development of skills in organizational thinking and problem solving. Required for second-year NROTC students. For enrollment credit only; cannot be applied toward the 36-course-credit requirement for the Yale bachelor's degree. Grades earned in this course do not count toward GPA or eligibility for General Honors.  0 Course cr

NAVY 311a, Naval Engineering Keith Lanzer

An overview of Naval engineering systems and a detailed study of the principles behind ship construction. Topics include ship design, hydrodynamic forces, stability, conventional and nuclear propulsion, electrical theory and systems, interior communications, damage control, hydraulics, and ship control. Basic concepts in the theory and design of steam, gas turbine, and diesel propulsion. For enrollment credit only; cannot be applied toward the 36-course-credit requirement for the Yale bachelor's degree. Grades earned in this course do not count toward GPA or eligibility for General Honors.  0 Course cr

NAVY 312b, Naval Systems Garrett Alfstad

The characteristics and capabilities of the major systems and platforms used in the U.S. Navy. Technical concepts and scientific theory addressed through study of designations, characteristics, capabilities, and missions of ships and aircraft. How computers and electronic and space-based communications influence operational employment of various naval platforms. Classic theory of radar, sonar, and fire-control systems. For enrollment credit only; cannot be applied toward the 36-course-credit requirement for the Yale bachelor's degree. Grades earned in this course do not count toward GPA or eligibility for General Honors.  0 Course cr

NAVY 411a, Naval Operations and Seamanship Brian Schoendorfer

Study of relative motion, formation tactics, and ship employment. Introductions to Naval operations and operations analysis, ship behavior and characteristics in maneuvering, applied aspects of ship handling, afloat communications, Naval command and control, Naval warfare areas, and joint warfare. Analysis of case studies involving related moral, ethical, and leadership issues. Prerequisites: NAVY 111 and 112. For enrollment credit only; cannot be applied toward the 36-course-credit requirement for the Yale bachelor's degree. Grades earned in this course do not count toward GPA or eligibility for General Honors.  0 Course cr

* NAVY 412b, Leadership and Ethics Wayne Grasdock

Exploration of Western moral traditions and ethical philosophy and of their applications to naval leadership in the twenty-first century. Topics include military leadership, core values, and professional ethics; the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Navy regulations; the roles of enlisted members, junior and senior officers, command relationships, and the conduct of warfare. Discussion of current and historical events in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Prerequisite: NAVY 212. For enrollment credit only; cannot be applied toward the 36-course-credit requirement for the Yale bachelor's degree. Grades earned in this course do not count toward GPA or eligibility for General Honors.  0 Course cr

* NAVY 413a or b, Amphibious Warfare Joshua Smith

The fundamental terms, concepts, and theories of general warfare and amphibious warfare. Historical analysis of amphibious operations, including the evolution of amphibious doctrine, tactics, and technology. The development of the U.S. Marine Corps into a specialized amphibious force; particular attention to the structure and capabilities of the present-day Corps as a forward-deployed and rapid-deployment force, and to the development of Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare concepts. Prerequisites: NAVY 111 and 212. Required for Marine-option NROTC students. For enrollment credit only; cannot be applied toward the 36-course-credit requirement for the Yale bachelor's degree. Grades earned in this course do not count toward GPA or eligibility for General Honors.  0 Course cr

Other Courses Related to Naval Science

HIST 221a / GLBL 281a, Military History of the West since 1500 Paul Kennedy

A study of the military history of the West since 1500, with emphasis on the relationship between armies and navies on the one hand, and technology, economics, geography, and the rise of the modern nation-state on the other. The coming of airpower in its varied manifestations. Also meets requirements for the Air Force and Naval ROTC programs.  HU

PHIL 474a / PLSC 326a, Borders, Culture, and Citizenship Seyla Benhabib

The contemporary refugee crisis in Europe and elsewhere; new patterns of migration; increasing demands for multicultural rights of Muslim minorities in the West; and transnational effects of globalization faced by modern societies. Examination of these issues in a multidisciplinary perspective in light of political theories of citizenship and migration, as well as laws concerning refugees and migrants in Europe and the United States.  SO