Heartland Community College
Master Course Syllabus
Division: Math and Science
Course Prefix and number: MSC 111
Course Title: Land Navigation
DATE PREPARED: February 27, 1995
DATE REVISED:
PCS/CIP/ID NO: 1.1 280301 02
IAI NO. (if available):
EFFECTIVE DATE OF FIRST CLASS:
CREDIT HOURS: 2
CONTACT HOURS
LECTURE HOURS: 1
LABORATORY HOURS: 2
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: (Including specific prerequisites)
Prerequisite: None.
Gives students comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of military land navigation. Covers the
grid reference system and how to use it to determine the precise coordinators of any known point.
Examines techniques useful for successfully navigating from one known point to the next.
TEXTBOOKS:
Department of the Army, FM 21-26, Map Reading and Land Navigation, Washington, D.C., 7
May 93.
U.S. Army Infantry School, SH 21-21, The Fundamentals of Map Reading, a Self-Instructional
Text, Fort Benning, GA, June 1985.
COURSE OBJECTIVES (Learning Outcomes):
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Learn the exact location and informational value of every item and symbol on a map.
Learn how to use the grid reference system to identify the location of any known point.
Gain ability to measure both straight-line and road distances using a variety of measuring
scales.
Gain familiarity with a lensatic compass and understand how to use it to determine
direction.
Learn how to determine the location of one unknown point from two known ones.
COURSE OUTLINE:
METHOD OF EVALUATION:
Class attendance is not only mandatory but highly desirable. Each unexcused absence will
reduce your final grade by 2.5%. Excused absences will be coordinated with the instructor prior
to the anticipated absence. You are responsible for coordinating any make up exam(s), quiz(s),
and/or classwork.
Mid Term Exam
Final Exam
Class/Lab Attendance
Land Navigation FTX
Quizzes
25%
35%
10%
15%
15%
GRADING SCALE
90-100%
80-89%
70-79%
60-69%
59% and Below
A
B
C
D
F
REQUIRED WRITING AND READING:
To be determined by instructor. To be determined by instructor.
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