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  • Course Catalog | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Admissions Visits Class Profile Congressional Login Cost of Attendance Net Price Calculator Diversity Our Commitment Opportunities for Women Financial Aid International Students Request Information Course Catalog Academic Year 2014 2015 Course Catalog Academic Year 2015 2016 Course Catalog Updated Monday December 7 2015 Contact Us Registrar Office USMMA 300 Steamboat Road Kings Point NY 11024 United States Phone 516 726 5799 Fax 516 773 5241 Request a Transcript Business Hours

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/admissions/course-catalog (2016-02-14)
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  • Application to the US Merchant Marine Academy | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    US Merchant Marine Academy Parts I II and III This document encompasses the first three requirements of the USMMA application Part I completed by you on line Part II completed by you including your Biographical Essay Part III completed by your High School which also must include Official High School Transcript s Official SAT and or ACT standardized test scores Three 3 Letter s of Recommendation Contact Us Admissions Office

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  • Feedback | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    AFTER GRADUATION You are here Home Feedback Please provide feedback on the content of this page or the entire site by completing the form below If you have a specific question on a DOT program or resource please use the contact information provided on the web page I d like to provide feedback on the Entire site Previous page Title Admissions Link https www usmma edu admissions Message Leave this

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  • Humanities | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    toward achieving its mission and goals through a variety of required and elective courses primarily in English and History but with occasional interdisciplinary courses or ventures into journalism film leadership and other topics The Department offers two required introductory English courses writing intensive experiences with small class size ideally less than fifteen students The first English 1 is a 3 credit course taken in plebe year that primarily gives emphasis to composition to develop writing skills through close reading and critical analysis For those with a weak writing background the English Support Program provides an additional hour of remedial work in grammar and composition A second 3 credit course English 2 focuses on literature of various genres and ages and provides additional work on composition Starting with the class of 2017 Marine Engineering majors also take a 2 credit Technical Communications course that provides an introduction to the sort of writing engineers are expected to do It also offers two required history courses The first of these is the History of Sea Power a 3 credit course taken in the Plebe year which acquaints midshipmen with maritime and naval history including the role of sea power during the two 20th century world wars as well as reinforcing basic writing critical reading and speaking skills The 3 credit History of the Modern World course offered in an upper class year examines the forces that have shaped global societies to better prepare midshipmen to work in an industry that spans the world In addition to the traditional on campus courses all midshipmen complete a 1 credit Humanities Sea Project during their second sailing period This project encourages midshipmen to read a substantial book with literary or historical merit that reflects on aspects of leadership Through the class of 2016 two additional Humanities

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  • Mathematics and Science | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    role of observation in determining causal relationships Develop students understanding of computational and statistical principles and methods Develop students integrity and scientific professionalism Physics and Chemistry All midshipmen are required to take two terms of Physics and one term of General Chemistry These courses have a strong laboratory component so that midshipmen can experience the experimental side of science regardless of major The department maintains general and advanced science laboratories that incorporate the recent technologies of microelectronics lasers advanced instrumentation and PC based data acquisition In addition research grade instrumentation is used in the nuclear lab e g radiation detectors and nuclear instrumentation and the Engineering Chemistry lab e g atomic force microscope atomic absorption spectroscopy The department is also responsible for the operation of the Class of 81 Astronomical Observatory which houses our 16 Meade LX200 telescope The observatory as well as laboratories and offices are located in the Fulton Gibbs building The physics and chemistry courses are rigorous The Plebe physics courses are calculus based and are taken concurrently with or just after Calculus I All Marine Engineering majors are required to take an Engineering Chemistry course and at least one elective depending on major from an approved list Marine Engineering Systems majors also take Physics III Mathematics Because mathematics is so important to nearly every area of study at the Academy all entering midshipmen take an examination administered by the department Those students who are found to be weaker in math are placed in an extended Calculus 1 course The extended Calculus 1 provides students with an extra hour of math instruction per week All midshipmen take two terms of Calculus and one term of Probability and Statistics Marine Engineering students also take one term of Differential Equations Marine Engineering Systems majors take a second course in

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  • Marine Engineering | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Systems Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management Registrar Academic Calendar Library Faculty Office of the Academic Dean Director of Academic Center for Excellence Humanities Faculty Marine Engineering Facuty Marine Transportation Faculty Mathematics and Science Faculty Graduate Program Learning Resources Overview Tutoring Program Instructional Technology ACE Marine Engineering Overview This department provides the faculty and facilities required to teach the programs in Marine Engineering Marine Engineering Systems and Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management as well as engineering courses in the Maritime Operations and Technology curriculum The department s chief responsibility is to prepare midshipmen for the U S Coast Guard license examination in engineering and to educate them as well prepared marine engineers The Engineering Department faculty offices are in Fulton Hall with classrooms and laboratories in both Fulton and Gibbs Halls Laboratories All laboratories are high quality and house modern equipment and instrumentation There are laboratories for diesel and steam engineering refrigeration marine engineering thermodynamics materials testing machine shop mechanical engineering welding electrical machinery control systems electric circuits engine room simulators and graphics The engineering curriculum reflects the integration of computers especially personal computers into the program Updated Monday January 4 2016 Head of the Engineering Department CAPT Joseph Poliseno Phone

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  • Marine Transportation | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    of the Maritime Operations and Technology and the Logistics and Intermodal Transportation curricula The department offers courses in three disciplines Nautical Science Maritime Business Logistics and Intermodal Transportation Courses are given in the core curriculum to provide midshipmen with nautical science and management skills as well as a knowledge of the transportation process necessary for successful careers in the maritime industry The core includes courses in management law economics transportation logistics intermodal and port operations navigation seamanship marine safety and meteorology In addition the department offers advanced elective courses in relevant areas These courses can be grouped to give midshipmen a more in depth exposure to a particular subject area Students interested in concentrating their electives are advised to contact faculty advisors for specific information and advice Facilities and Technology The department s administrative and faculty offices classrooms and most of its laboratories are located in Bowditch Hall These include navigation and electronics laboratories a tanker loading simulator and a computer work area A new radar simulator laboratory is currently the only interactive 12 Own Ship radar simulator in the world It simulates numerous ship models and has navigation aid capabilities with plotters and printers attached Students interact with up

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  • Naval Science | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Marine Engineering Facuty Marine Transportation Faculty Mathematics and Science Faculty Graduate Program Learning Resources Overview Tutoring Program Instructional Technology ACE Naval Science Overview The U S Navy and America s merchant marine have shared a close mutually supportive relationship since the Revolutionary War Today that relationship is especially vital as merchant ships carry critical raw materials and other necessary cargoes while naval ships ensure safe and open sea lanes for our nation s ocean commerce Graduates of the Academy are appointed as ensigns in the U S Navy Reserve unless they apply and are accepted for active duty service in the Navy or one of the other U S Armed Forces Our Goals The goal of the Department of Naval Science is to support the mission of the United States Merchant Marine Academy by providing graduates with the academic professional and ethical tools needed to reach their potential as commissioned officers in the U S Armed Forces government servants and responsible citizens The curriculum focuses on the skills and knowledge graduates will need to serve as officers in the United States Navy Reserve All midshipmen take courses on the Strategic Sealift Officer Program as well as Leadership and Ethics This

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