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2/c Year Academics

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Seaman Photo Hello, all! As I’m getting ready to go on Thanksgiving leave, I’d love to tell you a little bit about my semester so far. It has been filled with academics and swimming, but also some very exciting milestones, like designing our class rings that we will get in April.


As an Operations Research major, I take mostly math and computer classes and a few humanities and navigation courses. I really enjoy the math and computer courses. This semester we are being introduced to computer programming in Java, which I find both pretty difficult and fun. The other math classes I’m taking are Probability Theory and Networks and Non-Linear Optimization. I think both of these are very interesting. (If you would like to know more about these courses feel free to email me). As far as non-major classes, I am in Morals and Ethics and Maritime Watch Officer. In Morals and Ethics, we learn about the different moral theories that exist and how they apply to everyday situations. Maritime Watch Officer is our navigation class. All cadets must take one navigation course each year. This year, it teaches us basic ship driving, how to use different modes of navigation, and conning skills. It is very applicable to the work we will do if we graduate and are assigned as a Deck Watch Officer on a cutter. We get to go out on the river and drive the Academy’s T-boats once a week during our lab and perform different drills like a man overboard recovery.


This is just a glimpse of 2/c year academics as I still have one more semester to go, but hopefully you now have some insight into what a typical semester is like for us here. Thanks for reading, and as always, email me if you have any questions!


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