TERRY PARKER'S BRAVE NATION NJROTC

7301 Parker School Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211-5198
(904) 720-1650

NS-3 & 4 SYLLABUS


 NAVY SCIENCE III & IV SYLLABUS FOR SY 17-18

 

Students should maintain and refer to this syllabus throughout the duration of the school year.  Where any policy in this syllabus is found in conflict with NJROTC or Duval County Public School District instruction, policy or guidance, those higher directives shall have precedence.

 

Instructor Information

 

Instructor:  LCDR James M. Morosetti, USN (RET)

                  Terry Parker NJROTC Senior Naval Science Instructor

 

Phone:       904-720-1650 x261 (daytime/work)

 

Email:        morosettij@duvalschools.org

                               

Terry Parker NJROTC web site: http://terryparkernjrotc.com

 

Office:                   Naval Science Bldg Room 1

 

Office Hours:  Walk-in at any time or by appointment.  I will attempt to make myself available.

 

Enrollment, Course Objectives and Facilitation

 

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for secondary school students to learn about the basic elements and requirements for national security and their personal obligations as American citizens to contribute toward national security.  The NJROTC has the following basic objectives:

 

  1. Promote patriotism
  2. Develop informed and responsible citizens
  3. Promote habits of orderliness and precision, and develop respect for constituted authority
  4. Develop a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline, and leadership
  5. Promote an understanding of the basic elements and requirements for national security
  6. Develop respect for and an understanding of the need for constituted authority in a democratic society
  7. Develop an interest in the military service as a possible career

 

Additionally, this class is intended to provide an enjoyable and challenging learning experience.  I desire immediate feedback whenever a cadet feels the curriculum is too challenging or not challenging enough.  Learning should be fun and I want ensure your child is enjoying what he/she is learning in NJROTC.  There is a lesson learned behind everything we do.

 

Any student with any condition requiring special facilitation during this course may discuss this matter privately with me.  Such facilitation may be the right of the student under federal law.

 

Text, Resources, Formatting and Citations

 

Primary Texts:  NAVAL SCIENCE 3 SECOND EDITION Naval Knowledge, Leadership, and Nautical Skills for the NJROTC Student

 

Internet access may be required to complete several course assignments.  Students needing assistance in this regard should contact me.  Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an e-mail address to facilitate course communications. 

 

Formatting of certain specified written work will be consistent with the guidelines provided.  Minor formatting errors will not result in grade reduction in this course.  If written work is required to be typed, it shall be in an easily readable 12 point font, such as Times New Roman, printed in black ink on white 8.5” x 11” paper, 1” margins, double spaced. 

 

 

Meeting Times, Assignments, Exams, and Grading

 

Meeting times are specified by the school’s schedule.  Normal academic class meetings will be Monday and Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursday, and Fridays will be personnel inspections, military drill, and physical training.

 

Assignments and Exams:  Assignment and exam schedules are provided in enclosure (2), which may be modified as the course progresses.  Students may request modification of this schedule for the class as a whole (justification provided).

 

Naval Science III & IV Grading Policy

 

Metric                                                                    NS III & IV Students                                       

Exams/Tests/Program Management                                25%

Assignments                                                                         10%

Military Drill                                                                         20%

Personnel Inspections                                                         25%

Physical Training /Fitness Tests                                        20%

 

Specific grade-weighting criteria are as follows:

 

                A = 100 - 90.00

                B = 89.99 - 80.00

                C = 79.99 - 70.00

                D = 69.99 - 60.00

                F = 59.99 and below

 

All assignments will be graded on a 100-point scale.  Students are welcome to review their progress at any time and to discuss why a certain grade may have been assigned (including requests for re-scoring).  The score received on a late assignment will be a zero unless presented with a valid excuse.

 

Quizzes:  ALWAYS COMPLETE ANY ASSIGNED READING BEFORE CLASS!  Most academic class sessions will begin with a short quiz.  The format of this metric may vary widely.  The intent is to ensure the cadet has prepared in advance to get the most benefit from that day’s class and to measure the student’s depth of understanding. 

 

Cheating and Plagiarism

 

Cadets will adhere to the honor code, “A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal.”

 

Collaboration between students is encouraged.  All work assigned outside of class may be freely discussed and shared between students, however, all work submitted for a grade shall have originated through a student’s individual effort and unless otherwise cited, shall be original to the individual student.   Using another author’s work or reproduced graphical/audio-visual materials in a report or research paper without attribution to the original author and source is plagiarism.  Consult the Modern Language Association (MLA) guide for citing references and correct paper format.

 

Copyright laws shall be adhered to.  While liberal allowances to copyright laws are made for education purposes, consult the instructor if in doubt.

 

Any instance of cheating or plagiarism will result in a failing grade on the assigned work, will be dealt with in accordance with school policy and will result in disciplinary action.  [Instructor’s personal note:  If you’re tempted to cheat or plagiarize, stop, take a breath, weigh the risk of major consequences versus any illusory minor gain, and then don’t do it.  Would you want someone using your work without giving you proper credit for your hard work and sacrifice?]

 

Attendance and Classroom Behavior Policy

 

Attendance at every class session is mandatory.  Classroom activities and discussions are important aspects of the learning process and help to reinforce the lesson.  Participation is considered part of a student’s performance.  Punctuality is expected. 

Apart from military courtesies extended to instructors by cadets, classroom behavior of cadets shall be “collegiate” in nature.  After being acknowledged by the instructor (i.e., cadet raising their hand), cadets may politely interject and ask questions.  Side-conversations should not occur and are quite distracting.  The students and instructor will “police” classroom behavior.

 

Discussions of controversial subject matter may occur in class.  Students’ candid opinions are a valued contribution in an academic setting, however, inflammatory or offensive comments, bigotry, sexual, ethnic or racial slurs, advocating illegal action, etc., will not be tolerated.  A student and/or the class will immediately drop any such line of discussion when requested to do so by the instructor or any student.  Any who is offended shall inform the instructor, either in public or in private.

 

Any views expressed by the instructor, unless specifically attributed otherwise, should be considered the personal views of the instructor and may not be representative of any official policy or viewpoint of the government, Navy, or School.

 

Absences:

 

Excused – Permission to turn in a late assignment that is due on the day of a planned absence must be requested in advance.  Unless otherwise arranged, these assignments should be turned in on or before that day.  An alternative assignment (such as a one-page outline or one paragraph answer to a question may be offered in place of the missed assignment due to the excused absence.  It is usually due at the beginning of the next-attended class session after the absence.  An excused absence during a scheduled exam or project presentation day should be planned in advance to avoid missing firm deadlines.  Every effort will be given to let the student make their presentation or take an exam in advance if requested.

 

Unexcused – Unexcused absences must be avoided by all cadets or corrected so they can be documented as Excused.  Unexcused absences do impact classroom performance to include lectures, tests, and other assignments, and will be handled using school and district guidelines.  Additionally, a student may receive no credit for participation or for any quiz/presentation/exam missed due to the unexcused absence.

 

Tardies:

 

Tardies will be administered according to school and district policies.  A student’s grade may be affected by being habitually tardy, but every effort will be made to get the student back on track using policy guidelines.

 

Hall Passes:

 

Hall passes will be administered according to school and district policies.

 

Uniform of the Day:

 

Per NJROTC regulations, uniforms are worn by ALL cadets one full school day each week.  If a cadet is absent on uniform day he/she must wear their uniform upon the next day they return to school.  For example, a cadet absent on Wednesday must wear their uniform the entire school day the very next day they return to school—No EXCEPTIONS!

 

A Grade Reduction will be issued if a cadet fails to wear their uniform on the assigned uniform day or a make-up day after an absence—No EXCEPTIONS!

 

An “F” grade will be given to a cadet failing to wear their uniform three or more times in any quarter.  This is a none-negotiable enforced by nstc 5761.1 program guidelines.

 

NOTE:  It is the cadet’s responsibility to ensure that their uniform is clean and prepared for weekly uniform inspections—NOT the parents!

 

Physical Training (PT) Days

 

ALL cadets are required to wear the issued NJROTC PT uniform on Fridays whether or not they are participating in fitness training scheduled on that day. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enclosure (1)

Curriculum Outline & Reading Assignments:

 

Date

Day

 

Topic

Reading assignments due (prior to class)

14 Aug

Mon

A

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

15 Aug

Tue

B

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

16 Aug

Wed

A

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

17 Aug

Thu

B

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

18 Aug

Fri

A

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

21 Aug

Mon

B

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

22 Aug

Tue

A

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

23 Aug

Wed

B

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

24 Aug

Thu

A

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

25 Aug

Fri

   B

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

28 Aug

Mon

A

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

29 Aug

Tue

B

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

30 Aug

Wed

A

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

31 Aug

Thu

B

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry

1 Sep

Fri

A

Introduction/Administration

 

4 Sep

Mon

0

Holiday

 

5 Sep

Tue

B

EXAM/Academics

NS-3 & NS-4 COC/Orders of the Sentry/Leadership

6 Sep

Wed

A

Uniform Day/ Drill

 

7 Sep

Thu

B

Drill Day Introduction To Drill / Marching

Pages DM-10-11 Paragraph 1006, DM 24 Paragraph 2202

8 Sep

Fri

A

PT Day Introduction Formation Run

Daily Seven and  Mile Run

11 Sep

Mon

B

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  The Challenge of Leadership.  Pgs108-110

NS-4 textbook.  Leadership Group Dynamics.  Pgs 5-7

12 Sep

Tue

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  The Challenge of Leadership.  Review/Exam

NS-4 textbook.  Leadership Group Dynamics.  Pgs 8-10

13 Sep

Wed

B

Uniform Day/Advancement Test

 

14 Sep

Thu

A

Drill Day  Introduction To Drill / Marching

Pages DM-24 , DM-25 Paragraph 2200-2400

15 Sep

Fri

B

Chapter Review 

Brain Brawl, SAT and ACT

18 Sep

Mon

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Qualities of a Leader.  Pgs 111-113

NS-4 textbook.  Leadership Group Dynamics.  Pgs 11-13

19 Sep

Tue

B

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Qualities of a Leader.  Pgs 113-115

NS-4 textbook.  Leadership Group Dynamics.  Review/Exam

20 Sep

Wed

A

Uniform Day

 

21 Sep

Thu

B

Drill Day  Introduction To Drill / Marching

Pages DM-24 , DM-25 Paragraph 2200-2400

22 Sep

Fri

A

PT Day/PT Test

 

25 Sep

Mon

B

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Qualities of a Leader.  Pgs 115-117

NS-4 textbook.  The Basics of Effective Communication.  Pgs 68-70

26 Sep

Tue

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Qualities of a Leader.  Review/Exam

NS-4 textbook.  The Basics of Effective Communication.  Pgs 70-72

27 Sep

Wed

B

Uniform Day/Advancement Test

 

28 Sep

Thu

A

Drill Day  Introduction To Drill / Marching

 

29 Sep

Fri

   B

Chapter Review 

Brain Brawl, SAT and ACT

           2 Oct

Mon

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Evaluation of Performance.  Pgs 118-119

NS-4 textbook.  The Basics of Effective Communication.  Pgs 73-79

           3 Oct

Tue

B

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Evaluation of Performance.  Pgs 119-120

NS-4 textbook.  The Basics of Effective Communication.  Review/Exam

           4 Oct

Wed

A

Uniform Day/Drill

 

5 Oct

Thu

B

Drill Day  Introduction To Drill / Marching

 

6 Oct

Fri

A

PT Day

 

9 Oct

Mon

B

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Evaluation of Performance.  Review/Exam

NS-4 textbook.  Communication-A Two Way Exchange of Information.  Pgs 80-81

10 Oct

Tue

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  How to Give Instruction.  Pgs 121-123

NS-4 textbook.  Communication-A Two Way Exchange of Information.  Pgs 81-82

11 Oct

Wed

B

Uniform Day/Advancement Test

 

12 Oct

Thu

A

Drill Day Introduction To Drill

 

13 Oct

Fri

B

Chapter Review 

Brain Brawl, SAT and ACT

16 Oct

Mon

O

Teacher Planning Day

 

17 Oct

Tue

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  How to Give Instruction.  Pgs 124-127

NS-4 textbook.  Communication-A Two Way Exchange of Information.  Pgs 82-85

18 Oct

Wed

B

Uniform Day

 

19 Oct

Thu

A

Drill

SAT/ACT PREP

20 Oct

Fri

B

PLANNING DAY

 

23 Oct

Mon

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  How to Give Instruction.  Pgs 127-129

NS-4 textbook.  Communication-A Two Way Exchange of Information.  Pgs 86-91

 24 Oct

Tue

B

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  How to Give Instruction.  Review/Exam

NS-4 textbook.  Communication-A Two Way Exchange of Information.  Review/Exam

25 Oct

Wed

A

Uniform Day

 

26 Oct

Thu

B

Drill

 

27 Oct

Fri

A

PT Day

 

30 Oct

Mon

B

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Introduction to Military Law.  Pgs 72-74

NS-4 textbook. Avoiding Communication Pitfalls.  Pgs 92-93

31 Oct

Tue

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Introduction to Military Law.  Review/Exam

NS-4 textbook. Avoiding Communication Pitfalls.  Pgs 94-95

1 Nov

Wed

B

Uniform Day

 

2 Nov

Thu

A

Drill

Unit Two Chapter 1 Pages 45-48

3 Nov

Fri

B

Chapter Review 

Brain Brawl, SAT and ACT

6 Nov

Mon

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Discipline and Punishment.  Pgs 75-77

NS-4 textbook. Avoiding Communication Pitfalls.  Pgs 96-99

7 Nov

Tue

B

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Introduction to Military Law.  Pgs 77-81

NS-4 textbook. Avoiding Communication Pitfalls.  Review/Exam

8 Nov

Wed

A

Uniform Day/Advancement Test

 

9 Nov

Thu

B

Drill

Unit Two Chapter 2  Pages 57-63

10 Nov

Fri

H

Veteran’s Day Celebrated

 

13 Nov

Mon

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Introduction to Military Law.  Review/Exam

NS-4 textbook.  Positive Leadership Techniques.  Pgs 20-21

14 Nov

Tue

B

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Fundamentals of International Law.  Pgs 84-87

NS-4 textbook.  Positive Leadership Techniques.  Pgs 22-25

15 Nov

Wed

A

Uniform Day/Advancement Test

 

16 Nov

Thu

B

Drill

 

17 Nov

Fri

A

PT

 

20 Nov

Mon

B

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Fundamentals of International Law.  Pgs 88-91

NS-4 textbook.  Positive Leadership Techniques.  Review/Exam

21 Nov

Tue

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  Fundamentals of International Law.  Reviw/Exam

NS-4 textbook.  Leading By Example.  Pgs 43-48

22 Nov

Wed

O

Holiday

 

23 Nov

Thu

H

Thanksgiving

 

24 Nov

Fri

H

Holiday

 

27 Nov

Mon

B

INTRO TO THE NAVY

 

28 Nov

Tue

A

INTRO TO THE NAVY

 

29 Nov

Wed

B

Uniform Day/Advancement Test

 

30 Nov

Thu

A

MEDIA CENTER

SAT/ACT PREP

1 Dec

Fri

B

PT

 

4 Dec

Mon

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  International Law of the Sea.  Pgs 93-96

NS-4 textbook.  Leading By Example.  Pgs 49-52

5 Dec

Tue

B

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  International Law of the Sea.  Pgs 97-99

NS-4 textbook.  Leading By Example.  Pgs 53-54

6 Dec

Wed

   A

Uniform Day/Advancement Test

 

7 Dec

Thu

B

Drill

 

8 Dec

Fri

A

Academics

NS-3 textbook.  International Law of the Sea.  Review/Exam

NS-4 textbook.  Leading By Example.  Review/Exam

11 Dec

Mon

B

Practice for AMI

COLLECT UNIFORM FOR AMI

12 Dec

Tue

A

Practice for AMI

COLLECT UNIFORM FOR AMI

13 Dec

Wed

B

Practice for AMI

COLLECT UNIFORM FOR AMI

14 Dec

Thu

A

Practice for AMI

 

15 Dec

Fri

B

Practice for AMI

 

18 Dec

Mon

A

Practice for AMI

Chain of Command, Order to the Sentry and Drill

19 Dec

Tue

B

Practice for AMI

 

20 Dec

Wed

A

Practice for AMI

 

21 Dec

Thu

W

Weather Day

 

22 Dec

Fri

H

Winter Break

 

25 Dec

Mon

H

Christmas

 

26 Dec

Tue

H

Winter Break

 

27 Dec

Wed

H

Winter Break

 

28 Dec

Thu

H

Winter Break

 

29 Dec

Fri

H

Winter Break

 

1 Jan

Mon

H

New Year’s Day

 

2 Jan

Tue

O

Winter Break

 

3 Jan

Wed

O

Winter Break

 

4 Jan

Thu

O

Winter Break

 

5 Jan

Fri

O

Winter Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enclosure (2)

This portion MUST be returned to LCDR Morosetti no later than 1 September 2017

 

This acknowledges that the parent and student have read the attached syllabus and understand the rules and regulations that have been set forth as a requirement for participation in the Naval Sciences III and IV courses.

 

Naval Science III & IV Grading Policy

 

Metric                                                                   NS III & IV Students                                        

Exams/Tests/Program Management                                25%

Assignments                                                                         10%

Military Drill                                                                         20%

Personnel Inspections                                                         25%

Physical Training/Fitness Tests                                        20%

 

Specific grade-weighting criteria are as follows:

 

                A = 100 - 90.00                                                   D = 69.99-60.00 

                B = 89.99 - 80.00                                                F = 59.99 and below

                C = 79.99 - 70.00

 

Tardies:

 

Tardies will be administered according to school and district policies.  A student’s grade may be affected (i.e., a grade reduction) by being habitually tardy, but every effort will be made to get the student back on track using policy guidelines.  If a student is fifteen minutes late to class without proper documentation (i.e., note from an authorized school official) they will be considered absent (unexcused) for the entire class period—No EXCEPTIONS! ___________ (initial)

 

Uniform of the Day:

 

Per NJROTC regulations stated in the NSTC 5761.1, uniforms are to be worn by ALL cadets one full school day each week.  If a cadet is absent on uniform day he/she must wear their uniform the very next day they return to school.  For example, a cadet absent on Wednesday must wear their uniform the entire school day the very next day they return to school—No EXCEPTIONS! ___________ (initial)

 

A Grade Reduction will be issued if a cadet fails to wear their uniform on the assigned uniform day or a make-up day after an absence—No EXCEPTIONS!  ___________  (initial)

 

An “F” grade will be given to a cadet failing to wear their uniform three or more times in any quarter.  ___________  (initial)

 

NOTE:  It is the cadet’s responsibility to ensure that their uniform is clean and prepared for weekly uniform inspections—NOT the parents!  ___________  (initial)

 

Physical Training (PT) Days

 

ALL cadets are required to wear the issued NJROTC PT uniform on Fridays whether or not they are participating in fitness training scheduled on that day—No Exceptions!  ___________  (initial)

 

Cadet Name (print):  ______________________________________________________

 

 

Cadet Signature:  __________________________________________________________

 

 

Parent/Guardian (print):  _____________________________________________________

 

 

Parent Signature:  __________________________________________________________