Academic Advising & Orientation Session Class of 2023

Academic Advising & Orientation Session Class of 2023

Academic Advising & Orientation Session Overview of this Session Welcome Introductions USNA Mission Academic Overview USNA Majors Core Curriculum Typical Plebe Year Languages Course Information Course Identifiers Plebe Courses Overview (Math, Chemistry, English, HUMSS, Development, PE) Grades & Credits Validation Policies AP Scores Discussion / Questions Welcome! Introductions: - Prof Stone - Maj Hawkins, USMC - 2ndLt Satchell, USMC

- ENS Pickar, USN Naval Academy Mission To develop midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the USNA Majors Division of Engineering and Weapons Division of Mathematics and Science Division of Humanities and Social Sciences EAS: Aerospace Engineering SCH: Chemistry FLA: Arabic EEE: Electrical Engineering SCS: Computer Science FLC: Chinese

ECE: Computer Engineering SCY: Cyber Operations FPS: Political Science EGE: General Engineering SGS: General Science FQE: Quantitative Economics EME: Mechanical Engineering SIT: Information Technology HEG: English ENM: Naval Arch & Marine Eng SMA: Mathematics HHS: History ENR: Nuclear Engineering SME: Math with Economics EOE: Ocean Engineering SMO: Operations Research EWE: Robotics and Control Engineering SOC: Oceanography SPH: Physics

USNA Core Curriculum Overall requirement complete the majors matrix; each of which is comprised of approx. 40 courses or 140 credit hours over the 4-year program. Normally 18 credit hours per semester. Typical Plebe Year SPRING FALL Calculus I SM121 4-0-4 (4 cr) Calculus II SM122 4-0-4 (4 cr) Chemistry I SC111 3-2-4 (4 cr) Chemistry II SC112 3-2-4

(4 cr) English I HE111 3-0-3 (3 cr) English II HE112 3-0-3 (3 cr) U.S. Government FP130 3-0-3 (3 cr) HH104 3-0-3 (3 cr) Seamanship NS101 1-2-2 (2 cr) U.S. Naval History

Leadership NL110 2-0-2 (2 cr) Cyber I SY110 2-2-3 (3 cr) P.E. PE101/ PE111 1-0-0 (0 cr) P.E. PE102 1-0-0 (0 cr) 6 Courses + PE 18 Credits 20 Contact Hrs 5 Courses + PE 17 Credits 19 Contact Hrs

Course Identifiers Division: E Engineering S Math & Science / Quantitative Econ H History / English F Poli Sci / Econ / Languages N Pro Dev / Officer Dev P Phys Ed Nominal Year: 1 4/c 2 3/c 3 2/c 4 1/c SM221P Engineering: A Aero/Astro C Computer E Electrical M Mechanical N Naval/Ocean R Nuclear W Robotics and Control Engineering Typical Variants: P Plebe A Additional help S Honors V Validators X International

Mids Unique Course Identifier Math & Science: C Chemistry I Computer Sci M/A Math O Oceanography P Physics Y - Cyber Hum & Soc Sci: E Econ or English H History P Political Science X Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Chemistry (SC) FALL Foundations of Chemistry I Modern Chemistry (Course for midshipmen who validated one semester of Chemistry) SPRING SC111 3-2-4

(4 cr) SC151 3-2-4 (4 cr) Foundations of Chemistry II SC112 No Specific Follow-On Course (Some Possibilities Include: HH215P, FP210, FP220, FP230, HE217, or SP211P) 3-2-4 (4 cr) English (HE) FALL SPRING Practical Writing HE101 3-0-3 (3 cr) Rhetoric and Intro to Literature I HE111

3-0-3 (3 cr) Rhetoric and Intro to Literature I HE111 3-0-3 (3 cr) Rhetoric and Intro to Literature II HE112 3-0-3 (3 cr) Rhetoric and Intro to Literature I HE111S (Honors ) 3-0-3 (3 cr) Rhetoric and Intro to Literature II HE112S (Honors ) 3-0-3

(3 cr) Rhetoric and Intro to Literature II HE112 3-0-3 (3 cr) No Specific Follow-On Course Some Possibilities Are: HH215 , FP210, FP220, FP230, or HE217, SE201 Languages We offer courses in seven (7) languages: Arabic Chinese Japanese Russian French German Spanish Midshipmen can major in Arabic and Chinese. Midshipmen can minor in any of our 7 languages. Language validation exams occur during the first two weekends of the Fall semester. Notices will be emailed at the beginning of the AY. Remember, all validations open matrix opportunities!!!

Language minors, study abroad, independent research and graduate education opportunities become more possible with validations. Midn who fail to register are often placed in languages classes that dont increase their skill-set. Bottom Line - Ensure you test and Mathematics (SM) FALL SPRING Pre-Calculus SM005 4-1-4 (4 cr) Calculus I SM121 A 4-1-4 (4 cr) Calculus I SM121 4-0-4 (4 cr) Calculus II

SM122 4-0-4 (4 cr) Calculus II SM122 4-0-4 (4 cr) Calc III w/ Vector Fields SM221 4-0-4 (4 cr) Multivar Calc w/ Review (Eligible Students were briefed) SM122 X 4-0-4 (4 cr) Multivar Calc w/ Inf Series SM221 X 4-0-4

(4 cr) Calc III w/ Vector Fields SM221 P 4-0-4 (4 cr) Differential Equations SM212 P 4-0-4 (4 cr) Speaking of Math... DO NOT THROW AWAY the WebAssign Access Code that comes wrapped in a bundle with your calculus text!!! Yes, you need it!!! Also we do not recommend buying a used Calculus textbook, the access code does not come with a used text and it is required by most of our instructors. Set up your WebAssign account with username m23xxxx. Then write your username in the front of your text. Register the first week of class even if your course this fall is not utilizing the system. You will use the same text for Calculus I, II, & III. Do not sell your textbook until you have passed Calculus III! FP, HH, NL, NS & SY Courses FALL SPRING U.S. Government and Constitutional Development

FP130 Prepare to Lead NL110 Seamanship NS101 3-0-3 (3 cr) American Naval History HH104 3-0-3 (3 cr) 2-0-2 (2 cr) 1-2-2 (2 cr) Cyber Security SY110 2-2-3 (3 cr) Physical Education Fall: PE101 (Male) / PE 111 (Female) Boxing & Wrestling

Boxing: Plebes can validate boxing during their Plebe summer boxing program. If they do not participate in the Plebe summer program, they need to inform the instructor if they have prior boxing experience, and the instructor can test and validate them during the PE class during the Academic Year. (POC: Coach James McNally) Wrestling: Plebes can validate during their Plebe Summer wrestling class, MA4. If they were varsity wrestlers in high Spring: school, they have to have earned at least 2 varsity letters. PE102 Swimming: Plebes can validate on the first day of their swim class during the academic year. They must achieve a time of 3:30 or faster for a 200 meter swim and Grades Grades A=Excellent 90-100 4 Quality Points B=Good 80-89 3 Quality Points C=Satisfactory 70-79 2 Quality Points D=Marginally Passing 60-69

1 Quality Point F=Failing Below 60 0 Quality Points EXAMPLE GRAD E COUR SE QPTs HOUR S A SC111 4 4 16 B SM121 3 4

12 A FP130 4 3 12 A HE111 4 3 12 C SY110 2 3 6 TOTA 17 58

Progress Reports: 6 weeks and 12 weeks End of Semester: QPR and CQPR assigned; PRT & PE Grades, Aptitude & Conduct Grades. QPR= 58/17= Credits CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER MINIMUM = 15 HOURS MAXIMUM = APPROXIMATELY 22 HOURS AVERAGE = 17 HOURS Lectures per Week Lab Hours Credits Chemistry Course -SC111 3 2 4 Calculus I - SM121 4 0 4 Seamanship - NS101 1

2 2 Student Responsiblilities Contact your adviser and every instructor regularly. We absolutely reject the idea that supplementary assistance, or extra instruction, somehow means that youre not smart or talented. Read email and Blackboard postings carefully and follow instructions. Utilize instructor and advisor office hours. Make appointments in advance and keep them. Follow-up on advice and referrals. Validation Policies Department Validation Opportunity in the Summer Upper Level Validation Division of Engineering and Weapons Engineering No validation tests are administered during plebe summer. Interview, test Division of Mathematics and Science Chemistry Tests administered for Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 2. Biology AP=5 or IB>6 validates Biology 1.

Computer Science No validation tests are administered during plebe summer. Oceanography Tests administered for Calculus 1 ("AB" AP>4 validates), Calculus 2 ("BC" AP>4 validates), and Statistics AP=5 validates SM219. The math dept. also allows some validation based on college grades. Midn can take their transcripts to LCDR Szurovy or Prof. Zarikian for consideration. No validation tests are administered during plebe summer. Physics Tests administered for Physics 1 and Physics 2. Mathematics Division of Officer Development Leadership, Ethics, and Law No validation tests are administered during plebe summer. Introductory Psychology AP>4 validates NL200. Interview, test Validation Policies Department Validation Opportunity in the Summer Upper Level

Validation Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Economics English No validation tests are administered during plebe summer. AP Micro >= 4 validates SE201 and AP Macro >= 4 validates SE202. Interview, test Tests administered for English 1 (AP=5 or IB=7, Literature or Language, validates) Syllabus, transcript No validation tests are administered during plebe summer. AP World History plus either AP European History or AP American History = 10 validates History Political Science No validation tests are administered during plebe summer. American Government AP>=4 validates FP130. Comparative Politics AP>=4 validates FP230. Syllabus, transcript, and interview. Validation Policies Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Chinese AP=5 validates Chinese 1&2 French AP>=4 validates French 1&2 and

French AP=5 validates French 3&4. German AP>=4 validates German 1&2 and German AP=5 validates German 3&4. Language Studies Japanese AP=5 validates Japanese 1&2 Spanish AP>=4 validates Spanish 1&2 and Spanish AP=5 validates Spanish 3&4 Most language validation and placement exams will be in the fall. Interview, test Validation Policies Another Reminder -- Validations open matrix opportunities!!! Language minors, study abroad, independent research and graduate education opportunities become more possible with validations. If you think you may validate a course you are currently scheduled to take in the fall (typically FP130 or HH104 from prior college courses), please speak with Dr. Williams or Prof. Schmitt in Mahan Auditorium during your allotted time. Be thoughtful about validations! Speak with your academic adviser. Students occasionally forego a validation because they believe they can take the course and boost their QPR. Think broadly. If youre concerned with the course material, taking the course is smart. If youre confident in the subject area, using that time to move ahead in your matrix may be the best strategy. Engage your adviser on the subject! AP Scores Scores have been received for most midshipmen

Validation credits will be awarded to those with qualifying scores and can be viewed in MIDS Options to check your scores are as follows: Go to https://apscore.collegeboard.org You may need your AP number (or student ID number) you entered on your AP answer sheet Requesting Official AP Scores Official Score reports are required to receive validation credit. Go to the ap score website and use the send scores option. USNAs college code is 5809 The College Board charges $15 to send scores, $25 for rush orders Questions? Contact Information *Phone numbers and emails of professors* First Semester Course Summaries Class of 2023 Most of the courses that a plebe is likely to encounter in his/her first semester at the Naval Academy are described in the following list. Department or Division Mathematics Course Number Credit Course Description SM005 4-1-4

Pre-calculus Mathematics. A pre-calculus course for those who need more preparation in algebra and trigonometry. Summer school is required. SM005 counts as a free elective (in matrices where there is a free elective). SM121 4-0-4 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I. A first calculus course for those who have not had a significant amount of calculus and have a good background in pre-calculus mathematics. SM122 4-0-4 SM122X 4-0-4 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II. A second calculus course for one semester validators. Multivariable Calculus with Review. For those who have had a year of calculus study and volunteer for SM122X. Placement provides validation for CalcI. Course includes review of first year calculus, CalcII work and introduction of first part of Calculus III. Completion of SM122X counts as credit for SM122. First Semester Courses Class of 2023 Department or Division Mathematics (Cont.) Chemistry Physics English

Course Number Credit Course Description SM212 Or SM222 Differential equations. Required of majors in most technical disciplines. 4-0-4 Differential equations with matrices. Intended for mathematics and math with economics majors. SC111 3-2-4 Foundations of Chemistry I. A first college level course in chemistry. SC151 3-2-4 Modern Chemistry. A one semester course which satisfies the plebe chemistry requirements for those who are well prepared in chemistry but are unable to validate for a full year. SP211 3-2-4 General Physics. A first college-level course in physics. SP221

3-2-4 Physical Mechanics. A first college-level calculus-based physics course. Primarily for physics majors and others seeking a deeper understanding. HE101 3-0-3 Practical Writing. For those whose writing skills need reinforcement prior to taking HE111W & HE112W. HE101 counts as a HUM/SS elective in all matrices. Summer school is not necessary. HE111 3-0-3 Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature I. Stresses writing of rhetorically effective and grammatically correct expository prose. Reading includes essays, short stories, and plays. First Semester Courses Class of 2023 Department or Division Course Number Credit English (Cont.) HE111S 3-0-3 Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature I. An honors level course for those who have well-developed writing skills. HE112V

3-0-3 Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature II. A continuation of HE111 for one semester validators. Readings include novels and poetry. History HH104 3-0-3 American Naval History. The history of American sea power. Political Science FP130 3-0-3 U.S. Government and Constitutional Development. A study of American democracy and the structure and function of its government and the Constitution that midshipmen take an oath to defend. FP130X 3-0-3 The basic concepts of American democracy and the Constitution placed in comparative context for midshipmen from foreign countries. Only offered fall semester Course Description Leadership

NL110 2-0-2 Preparing to Lead. An introduction to the fundamentals of self-leadership, in the context of theories and principles of individual and group leadership. Seamanship NS101 1-2-2 Fundamentals of Seamanship. Provides basic maritime background in general ship characteristics, ship handling and Rules of the Road. Includes at-sea labs on YPs. Computer Science SY110 2-2-3 This introduction to Cyber Security is the first of two required courses that all midshipmen will take. FLXXX 3-0-3 Here is to be found a large collection of courses in Arabic (FA), Chinese (FC), French (FF), German (FG), Japanese (FJ), Russian (FR), and Spanish (FS), from the beginning level to advanced readings in literature for foreign cultures. Languages & Cultures

English Course Info USNA Plebe English FAQs I placed in HE1XX. What does this mean? As with math placement, there are several tracks of plebe English to fit your abilities. HE111/112 is the baseline track in which the majority (roughly 78%) of midshipmen place. The variations in the fall include: HE101 Practical Writing (3-0-3) designed for students who have challenges with written English. They will take a three-semester track of English courses: HE101, HE111W, and HE112W. HE101 counts as a HUM/SS elective for all majors, so the extra semester of in the core English sequence does not add any burden to their overall courseload. HE101E: This variant of HE101 is designed for US students who experience trouble with ESL (English as a Second Language) issues in their writing. Students in this track take HE101E, HE111E, and HE112W. HE101X: This variant of HE101 is designed for international candidates. They should take HE101X, HE111X, and HE112W. Students enrolled in HE101X should also take the one-credit HE044X, a weekly course designed to help with their acculturation to life in the United States. English Course Info USNA Plebe English FAQs HE111 Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature I (3-0-3) The first of a two course sequence stressing the writing of rhetorically effective and grammatically correct expository prose. Readings include essays, short stories, and plays. [fall] Students enrolled in HE111 should take HE112 in the spring semester of plebe year. HE111S Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature I (3-0-3) An honors level of HE111 for students with well-developed writing skills. [fall] The follow-on course is HE112S. HE112V Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature II (3-0-3) A one-semester course in writing and literature, focused on novels and poetry. Prereq: validation of HE111, either through an AP/IB score or through an exceptional performance on the writing placement exam. There is no follow on. Most students should take this class in the fall, but two sections will be available in the spring semester as well. English Course Info (Cont) I was really good in high school English. Im surprised I didnt validate. Why is that? The English Department validates HE111 every year for roughly two hundred students. Because of the academic strength of the plebe class every year, many excellent students do not validate. Can I validate both semesters of plebe English? Its possible but extremely rare: perhaps one person every ten years does it. Can I find out how I scored on the test?

The English Department does not give an exam a grade; normally two readers, in some cases three, will read it holistically and give one of four ratings, which correspond roughly with the placement levels in the plebe English sequenceyour placement is your grade. I did really well on my AP testdoes that earn validation? The English Department automatically awards validation credit for the first semester of Freshman English (HE111) for a score of AP5 on the Language and/or Literature exam. Keep in mind, however, AP score submissions can lag. Students may contact Professor Jason Shaffer, the Chair of English if they believe that they are not categorized correctly. English Course Info (Cont) I placed in honors (HE111S/HE112S) will I have to work harder than in HE111/112? Every class at the Naval Academy is based on the compact that you will strive to do your best, i.e. work your hardest, in all of your classes regardless of the course level. HE111S/112S carries the same credit weight and has similar course requirements and grading criteria to the standard HE111/112 track. That being said, you will be grouped with other midshipmen who have also demonstrated well-developed writing skills, so you can expect your peers to be discussing and writing about the literature at an equally high caliber. Does participation in the IB program get any validation credit? A score of 7 on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level (HL) English Exam (A1 Exam) earns the same validation as an AP5. Ive taken English classes at another college. Can I get credit? Academy transfer credit rules are restrictive, but you may be able to receive credit for upper-level English courses taken at another university by petitioning the department chair. International Program Info Talking points for Class of 2023 related to academic majors and International travel opportunities USNA established International Programs Office in 2005 with the express purpose of facilitating programs outside of the classroom to develop foreign language proficiency, regional understanding and cultural awareness and appreciation Semester study abroad program began in 2005. Last year, 81 midshipmen participated in semester programs abroad, next year 70 midshipmen will participate in 14 countries. Foreign language proficiency is a must for foreign naval academies, but we also send STEM majors to ABET accredited programs where foreign language proficiency not a requirement. Program eligibility is 2/C midn or first semester 1/C year Every Fall Semester there is an IPO Open House in which MIDN can learn which programs are being offered for the upcoming year.

International Program Info (Cont) Faculty-led programs. 10 day 3 week opportunities for midshipmen. No foreign language requirement Programs vary year to year depending on what is proposed by faculty Eligibility depends on focus of faculty member objectives but in some cases, plebes can apply Professional Training. Four week opportunities with foreign navies Sometimes foreign language proficiency required Preference for upper class participation, rare for plebes to be selected Participation not based on academic major (some exceptions exist for faculty led programs) Since 2007, 42% of participants for all programs abroad have been STEM majors Points of contact: Tim Disher Director, IPO [email protected] or 3-2981 Angela Yu Deputy Director, IPO [email protected] or 3-2993 Difference between SME and FEQ Mathematics with Economics major (SME) The Mathematics with Economics major is an interdisciplinary major administered by the mathematics department. The goal of this major is to produce graduates who are adept at using mathematics to understand and evaluate problems in economics. The curriculum consists of an equal number of advanced courses in mathematics and economics. The mathematics with economics major prepares midshipmen with the analytic and computational tools to pursue further study in economics, finance, business administration or operations analysis. Leaders in these fields are using increasingly sophisticated statistical techniques to sift

massive amounts of data for deep insights. In the Navy or Marine Corps, graduates from this major would be well equipped to solve problems in areas such as weapons analysis, manpower studies, decision analysis, and strategic problems. The Mathematics with Economics major is a good choice for midshipmen who are fascinated by economic applications and comfortable with mathematical theory and computation. Quantitative Economics major (FQE) The Quantitative Economics major has a strong emphasis on evaluating economics issues and policies through graphical, mathematical, and empirical approaches. The goal of the major is to produce graduates who can think critically and who can understand, explain and apply the core principles and quantitative methods of economics to resource allocation problems, the functioning of economic institutions, and the decisions of policy makers and other economic agents within a society. The Quantitative Economics major prepares midshipmen to be sound resource and financial managers and decision makers in the Navy and Marine Corps and beyond. The major consists of a rigorous sequence of principles, theory, and economic statistics and econometrics courses, and a set of major electives that allow the interested student to pursue upper-level economic policy courses as well as complementary interests in accounting and finance, mathematics, or foreign languages, making the Quantitative Economics major a good choice for midshipmen interested in languages and study abroad or graduate work in business, finance, or economics. Qualified students may also pursue advanced research opportunities through the Quantitative Economics Honors (FQEH) major. Difference between SME and FEQ Midshipmen may well be interested in both the Mathematics with Economics major (SME) and the Quantitative Economics major (FQE). The Quantitative Economics major allows a broader and more in-depth study of economics policies and issues and also offers opportunities to pursue a background in accounting and financial analysis, study foreign languages or participate in an honors program in economics. The Mathematics with Economics major allows midshipmen to support their study of economics with an in-depth study of related mathematical material. Midshipmen who are comfortable with and interested in mathematics would enjoy the Mathematics with Economics major. In particular, students interested in advanced graduate level study in economics or related fields are encouraged to either choose Mathematics with Economics or to pursue appropriate math-intensive electives available in the Quantitative Economics major. Though it is possible to complete a large portion of each major within the other major, we encourage midshipmen to select the major that most appeals to them during their plebe year so that they receive the most appropriate support and advising. Preregistration Guide 2023 Fall Semester Course Spring Semester Course

Summer School SM005 SM121A Yes SM121 SM122 SM122 SM221 SM122X SM221X SM221P SM212P (Preferred) SM212 or SM222 No Follow-On Course SC111 SC112 SC151 HH215, HE217, FP210, FP230, SI204, FL or FREL HE101

HE111W HE111 HE112 HE111S HE112S HE112V HH215P (Preferred), HE217, FP210, FP230, SI204, FL or FREL FP130/FP130X HH104 or HH104X HH104 FP130 NL110 SY110 (Approx. half the Class) NS101 SY110 (Approx. half the Class) SY110 NL110 & NS101 (Approx. half the Class) PE101 PE102

PE111 PE102 No

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