TERRY PARKER'S BRAVE NATION NJROTC

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

NS-3 & 4 SYLLABUS

 

NAVY SCIENCE 3 & 4 SY 15-16:  SYLLABUS

 

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 and NAVAL SCIENCE 4 Leadership and Ethics:  Selected Readings for NJROTC Students.  For SAT/ACT preparation on selected Fridays, each NS-3/4 cadet is required to have a 1’ binder with five dividers and loose leaf paper.

 

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: Format for certain specified written work (formal paper & etc.) 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, Times New Roman, printed in black ink on white 8.5x10” paper, all margins 1”, double spaced. 

 

 

Meeting Times, Assignment and Exam Schedules, Grading

 

Meeting times are specified by the school’s schedule.  Normal academic class meetings will be Monday and Thursday.  Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Fridays will be military drill, personnel inspections, 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 1 Assignments, Examinations and Grading

 

Metric                                                                           NS 1 Students                                               

Test/Examinations                                                              25%                                                                       

Personnel Inspections                                                         25%                                                                       

Miltary Drill                                                                          20%

Physcial Training                                                                 20%                                                                       

Assignments                                                                         10%                                                                       

 

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 discussion are important aspects of the learning process.  Participation will be evaluated as a part of student performance.  Punctuality is expected. 

 

Apart from the military courtesies extended to the instructor by cadets, the classroom behavior of all students should be “collegiate.”  Students are free to interject and question, but only with direct recognition from the instructor (i.e. raising hand and being called upon).  Side-conversations are expected not to occur.  Both students and the 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.   

 

Absence:

 

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, usually due at the beginning of the next-attended class session after the absence, and graded only satisfactory/unsatisfactory) may be issued as a part of permission for absence.  An excused absence on a scheduled exam or project presentation day will rarely be granted and will usually be contingent upon completing the presentation or an alternate exam prior to the scheduled absence.

 

Unexcused – Any absence without prior approval of the instructor is an unexcused absence.  No credit will be given for class participation or for any quiz/presentation/exam missed due to the unexcused absence.

 

Tardies:

 

A Grade Reduction will be issued for every 3rd unexcused absence in the marking period.   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 for the entire class period- No EXCEPTIONS!

 

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 nine week grading period.

 

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 Friday’s whether or not they are participating in fitness training as scheduled on that day. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enclosure (1)

 

 

Curriculum Outline & Reading Assignments:

 

Date

Day

 

Topic

Reading assignments due (prior to class)

24 Aug

Mon

A

Introduction/Administration

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

25 Aug

Tue

B

Introduction/Administration

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

26 Aug

Wed

A

Introduction/Administration

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

27 Aug

Thu

B

Introduction/Administration

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

28 Aug

Fri

A

Introduction/Administration

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

31 Aug

Mon

B

Introduction/Administration

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

1 Sep

Tue

A

Introduction/Administration

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

2 Sep

Wed

B

Introduction/Administration

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

3 Sep

Thu

A

Introduction/Administration

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

4 Sep

Fri

  B

Introduction/Administration

Uniform issues, Bio-Packs, Drill , Chain of Command and Orders to the Sentry NS2 & Above Exam

7 Sep

Mon

1

Holiday

 

8 Sep

Tue

A

Introduction/Administration

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

9 Sep

Wed

B

Introduction/Administration

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

10 Sep

Thu

A

Introduction/Administration

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

11 Sep

Fri

B

Introduction/Administration

Exam

14 Sep

Mon

A

Academics:  NS-3/4 The Challenge of Leadership

NS-3 Pp108-110

15 Sep

Tue

B

Academics:  NS-3/4 The Challenge of Leadership

NS-3 Pp 108-110/Exam with review

16 Sep

Wed

A

Uniform Day/ Drill

 

17 Sep

Thu

B

Drill Day Introduction To Drill / Marching

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

18 Sep

Fri

A

PT Day Introduction Formation Run

  Daily Seven and  Mile Run

21 Sep

Mon

B

Academics:  NS-3/4 Qualities of a Leader

NS-3 Pp 111-117

22 Sep

Tue

A

Academics:  NS-3/4 Qualities of a Leader

NS-3 Pp 111-117/Exam with review

23 Sep

Wed

B

Uniform Day/Advancement Test

 

24 Sep

Thu

A

Drill Day  Introduction To Drill / Marching

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

25 Sep

Fri

B

Chapter Review

Brain Brawl, SAT and ACT

28 Sep

Mon

A

Academics:  NS-3/4 Evaluation of Performance

NS-3 Pp 118-120

29 Sep

Tue

B

Academics:  NS-3/4 Evaluation of Performance

NS-3 Pp 118-120/Exam with review

30 Sep

Wed

A

Uniform Day

 

1 Oct

Thu

B

Drill Day  Introduction To Drill / Marching

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

2 Oct

Fri

A

PT Day/PT Test

 

5 Oct

Mon

B

Academics:  NS-3/4 How to be an Effective Leader

NS-3 Pp 121-124

6 Oct

Tue

A

Academics:  NS-3/4 How to be an Effective Leader

NS-3 Pp 121-124

7 Oct

Wed

B

Uniform Day/Advancement Test

 

8 Oct

Thu

A

Drill Day  Introduction To Drill / Marching

 

9 Oct

Fri

   B

Chapter Review 

Brain Brawl, SAT and ACT

           12 Oct

Mon

A

Academics:  NS-3/4 Lecture Procedure

NS-3 Pp 124-130

           13 Oct

Tue

B

Academics:  NS-3/4 Lecture Procedure

NS-3 Pp 124-130/Exam with review

           14 Oct

Wed

A

Uniform Day/Drill

 

15 Oct

Thu

B

Drill Day  Introduction To Drill / Marching

 

16 Oct

Fri

A

PT Day

 

19 Oct

Mon

B

Academics:  NS-3 The Importance of Sea Power

NS-3 Pp 14-16    NS-4:  Leadership Group Dynamics Pp 5-14

20 Oct

Tue

A

Academics:  NS-3 Exam with review

NS-4:  Leadership Group Dynamics Pp 5-14

21 Oct

Wed

B

Uniform Day/Advancement Test

UNIT PICTURES

22 Oct

Thu

A

Drill Day Introduction To Drill

 

23 Oct

Fri

B

Chapter Review 

Brain Brawl, SAT and ACT

26 Oct

Mon

A

Academics:  NS-3 The U.S. Merchant Marine

NS-3 Pp 17-23      NS-4:  Leadership Group Dynamics Exam

27 Oct

Tue

B

Academics:  NS-3 The U.S. Merchant Marine

NS-3 Pp 17-23/Exam with review         NS-4:  Exam Review

28 Oct

Wed

A

Uniform Day

 

29 Oct

Thu

B

Drill

SAT/ACT PREP

30 Oct

Fri

4

PLANNING DAY

 

2 Nov

Mon

A

Academics:  NS-3 Grand Strategy

NS-3 Pp 24-29  NS-4 The Basics of Effective Communications

3 Nov

Tue

B

Academics:  NS-3 Grand Strategy/Exam w/ review

NS-4 The Basics of Effective Communication Pp 68-73

4 Nov

Wed

A

Uniform Day

 

5 Nov

Thu

B

Drill

 

6 Nov

Fri

A

PT Day

 

9 Nov

Mon

B

Academics:  NS-3 U.S. Strategy and the Navy

NS-3 Pp 30-34                                                      NS-4 Exam

10 Nov

Tue

A

Academics:  NS-3 U.S. Strategy and the Navy

NS-3 Exam with review                            NS-4 Exam review

11 Nov

Wed

B

HOLIDAY

 

12 Nov

Thu

A

Drill

Unit Two Chapter 1 Pages 45-48

13 Nov

Fri

21

Chapter Review 

Brain Brawl, SAT and ACT

16 Nov

Mon

B

Academics:  NS-3 National Security and Modern Conflict

NS-3 Pp 35-40       NS-4 Communication:  A Two-way Exchange of Information  Pp 80-86

17 Nov

Tue

A

Academics:  NS-3 Exam

NS-4 Exam

18 Nov

Wed

B

Uniform Day/Advancement Test

 

19 Nov

Thu

A

Drill

Unit Two Chapter 2  Pages 57-63

20 Nov

Fri

B

PT

 

23 Nov

Mon

A

COMPANY BRAIN  BRAWL/ DRILL

EARN EXTRA CREDIT FOR COMPANY

24 Nov

Tue

B

COMPANY BRAIN  BRAWL/ DRILL

EARN EXTRA CREDIT FOR COMPANY

25 Nov

Wed

13

Weather Day

 

26 Nov

Thu

13

Thanksgiving

 

27 Nov

Fri

25

Weather Day

 

30 Nov

Mon

13

Weather Day

 

1 Dec

Tue

26

Chapter Review 

Brain Brawl, SAT and ACT

2 Dec

Wed

14

Uniform Day

 

3 Dec

Thu

14

Chapter Review 

Brain Brawl, SAT and ACT

4 Dec

Fri

27

Chapter Review 

Brain Brawl, SAT and ACT

7 Dec

Mon

14

Academics:  NS-3 Review

NS-4 Review

8 Dec

Tue

5

Academics:  NS-3 Midterm Exam

NS-4 Midterm Exam

9 Dec

Wed

6

Uniform Day/Advancement Test

 

10 Dec

Thu

7

MEDIA CENTER

SAT/ACT PREP

11 Dec

Fri

28

PT

 

14 Dec

Mon

15

Practice for AMI

COLLECT UNIFORM FOR AMI

15 Dec

Tue

29

Practice for AMI

COLLECT UNIFORM FOR AMI

16  Dec

Wed

 

Practice for AMI

COLLECT UNIFORM FOR AMI

17 Dec

Thu

15

Practice for AMI

 

18 Dec

Fri

30

Practice for AMI

 

21 Dec

Mon

16

Weather Day

 

22 Dec

Tue

31

Weather Day

 

23 Dec

Wed

16

Weather Day

 

24 Dec

Thu

16

Winter Break

 

25 Dec

Fri

32

Winter Break

 

28 Dec

Mon

17

Winter Break

Chain of Command, Order to the Sentry and Drill

29 Dec

Tue

33

Winter Break

 

30 Dec

Wed

17

Winter Break

 

31 Dec

Thu

17

Winter Break

Exam One on Chapters 1 and 2

1 Jan

Fri

34

Winter Break

 

4 Jan

Mon

18

Prep For AMI

  Daily Seven and 1 Mile Run

5 Jan

Tue

35

Prep For AMI

 

6 Jan

Wed

18

Prep For AMI

 

7 Jan

Thu

 

Prep For AMI

 

8 Jan

Fri

 

Prep For AMI

  Daily Seven and 1 Mile Run

11 Jan

Mon

 

Prep For AMI

 

12 Jan

Tue

 

Prep For AMI

 

13 Jan

Wed

 

Prep For AMI

 

14 Jan

Thu

 

Prep For AMI

Pages FM 3-7-12 HWK Page 3-13 Questions 13-19

15 Jan

Fri

 

Prep For AMI

 

18 Jan

Mon

 

MLK Holiday

 

19  Jan

Tue

 

Prep For AMI

 

20 Jan

Wed

 

Prep For AMI

 

21 Jan

Thu

 

Prep For AMI

 

22 Jan

Fri

 

Teacher Planning Day

 

Enclosure (2)

 

 

This portion MUST be returned to LCDR Morosetti no later than 28August 2015

 

 

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:

 

A  Grade Reduction will be issued for every 3rd unexcused absence in the marking period.   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 for the entire class period—No EXCEPTIONS! ___________ (initial)

 

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! ___________ (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 nine week period.  ___________ (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:  __________________________________________________________

 

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