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Naval JROTC Core 3,4 (4523, 4524)

Grade Range:
 Naval JROTC Core 1,2
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Physical Education/Military Science
Course Description:
 Naval Science 2. This is the second in a series of four NJROTC courses. It may be taken in grades 10, 11, or 12.

This course includes a physical education component. Students participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity; apply the principles of exercise to challenging physical activities; identify and achieve levels of excellence in physical fitness beyond the state fitness standards. They meet or exceed high school physical education content standards 1–3. Students receive instruction in the following eight content areas: (1) effects of physical activity upon dynamic health; (2) mechanics of body movement; (3) aquatics; (4) gymnastics and tumbling; (5) individual and dual sports; (6) rhythms and dance; (7) team sports; and (8) combatives/self-defense.

While still instructed in core areas such as leadership, physical education, and wellness, these students will also be evaluated in each of the following subject areas:

  • Maritime History
    • Sea power and early Western civilization
    • The American Revolution, 1775–1783
    • The growth of American sea power, 1783–1860
    • The Civil War, 1861–1865
    • The rise to world power status, 1865–1914
    • World War I, 1914–1918
    • The interwar years, 1918–1941
    • World War II: The Atlantic War, 1941–1945
    • World War II: The Pacific War, 1941–1945
    • The Cold War era, 1945–1991
    • The 1990s and beyond
  • Nautical Sciences
    • Maritime Geography
    • Oceanography
    • Meteorology
    • Astronomy
    • Physical Sciences
Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Naval Science 2 Maritime History, Leadership, Nautical Science for the NJROTC Student, (3rd Edition), Richard Hobbs, The United States Naval Institute, 2014
Cadet Field Manual for the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC), 11th Edition, Naval Service Training Command CD3, NAVEDTRA 37116-K, 2018
NJROTC Cadet Reference Manual, 3rd Edition, Naval Service Training Command CD3, 2018