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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NAV 301 - Navigation

In-depth study of the theory, principles, procedures and application of plotting, piloting and celestial navigation. Students learn piloting techniques, the use of charts, the use of visual and electronic aids, and theory of operation of both magnetic and gyro compasses. Celestial navigation topics include celestial coordinate system, the navigation triangle and an overview of the sight reduction process. Students develop practical skills in plotting and celestial navigation. Other topics include tides, currents, effects of wind/weather, voyage planning and application and understanding of international/inland rules of navigation. Supplemented with review/analysis of case studies involving actual navigation.

Course Typically Offered: Fall, Even Years

Credits: 3