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): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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.