Aug 17, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Catalog
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NAUT400 - License Seminar


Credits: 0

This required course provides an intensive review in the topics and problems covered on the U.S. Coast Guard Second and Third Mate Exam, by means of review, problem solving and examination. Topics that will be reviewed and examined include seamanship, cargo handling and stowage, meteorology/oceanography, navigation theory, ship construction terminology and navigation law. Types of navigation problems that will be review include computing and plotting lines of position (visual bearings, radar, meridian transit, Polaris, sun lines and star lines), sailings (parallel, mid-latitude, Mercator, and great circle), computing time of meridian transit and sunrise/set, tide and tidal current calculations, and determination of compass error by terrestrial and celestial means (bearings, azimuth, amplitude, Polaris). This course is required of all First Class deck Midshipmen prior to the United States Coast Guard License Exam and is offered in the Second Term of First Class Year.

Prerequisites: Nautical Science Curriculum
3 mandatory laboratory hours a week



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