NS.202 Seapower and Maritime Affairs

Class Info

A study of the US Navy and the influence of sea power upon history. Incorporates both a historical and political science process to explore the major events, attitudes, personalities, and circumstances which have imbued the US Navy with its proud history and rich tradition. Deals with issues of national imperatives in peacetime as well as war, varying maritime philosophies which were interpreted into naval strategies/doctrines, budgetary concerns which shaped force realities, and the pursuit of American diplomatic objectives, concluding with the current search for direction in the post-Cold War era and beyond.

This class has NS.101 as a prerequisite.

NS.202 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by S. Smith.

This class counts for a total of 4 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, NS.202 was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Naval Science (NS) < MIT site or on the NS.202 Stellar site.

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