Maritime Studies (MAST)

Program Director: Associate Professor Nathaniel Trumbull

Office: Avery Point Campus, Academic Building, First Floor

Major requirements

1200. Introduction to Maritime Culture

Three credits.

A study of history and literature to understand the international maritime culture that links peoples, nations, economies, environments, and cultural aesthetics. CA 1.

1300. Maritime Communities

Three credits.

Maritime communities and environment in an interdisciplinary and international context from economic, geographic, historical, and other social science perspectives. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

1993. International Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Consent of program coordinator required, normally to be granted before the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit.

Coursework completed while abroad.

2100W. Ports of Passage

(Formerly offered as INTD 1660W.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

A selection of readings concerning ports around the world. Interdisciplinary readings will explore the cultural and historical significance of the port as a setting of philosophical and commercial exchange. CA 4-INT.

2101. Introduction to Maritime Studies

(Formerly offered as MAST 1101). Three credits.

An introduction to the interdisciplinary, study of maritime-related topics with an examination of the maritime physical environment and maritime cultures, history, literature, and industries.

2210. History of the Ocean

(Also offered as HIST 2210.) Three credits.

Cultural, environmental, and geopolitical history of the ocean from prehistory to the present. Examines the impact of migration, industrialization, modernization, and globalization on the relationships between people and oceans. CA 1.

2467. Economics of the Oceans

(Also offered as ECON 2467.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ECON 1200 or 1201.

Economies of industries that use and manage ocean resources. Applications of industrial organization, law and economics, natural resource theory, and environmental economics.

2993. International Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Consent of program coordinator required, normally to be granted before the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit. May count toward major with consent of advisor and program coordinator.

Coursework completed while abroad.

2995. Special Topics Lecture

Credits, prerequisites, and hours as determined by the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

3531. Maritime Archaeology of the Americas

(Also offered as ANTH 3531 and HIST 3209.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: ANTH 1500, ANTH 2501, ANTH 2510 or HIST 3544.

Archaeological and historical sources to examine the development of seafaring practices, exploration, waterborne trade and economic systems, naval warfare and shipbuilding in the Americas from the fifteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century.

3532. Archaeology of the Age of Sail

(Also offered as ANTH 3532 and HIST 3210.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: ANTH 1500, 2501, or 2510.

Overview of archaeological and historical sources on the development of seafaring and navigation, exploration, waterborne trade and economic systems, colonialism and empire building, naval warfare and shipbuilding in Europe, Asia and Australia from the fifteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century.

3544. Atlantic Voyages

(Also offered as HIST 3544.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.

Seafaring and society since the age of Columbus. Emphasis on the Anglo-American experience.

3832. Maritime Law

(Also offered as POLS 3832.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.

International and domestic legal concepts concerning jurisdiction in a maritime setting.

3991. Supervised Internship in Maritime Studies

Credits, not to exceed 3, and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: completion of 9 credits of Maritime Studies core courses, and consent of the program coordinator. May be repeated for credit with change in content and program coordinator’s consent.

Internship with institutions, businesses, or agencies engaged in areas directly related to Maritime Studies. Maritime Studies faculty supervisor, student, and field supervisor of host organization will jointly define a specific project to advance student’s educational program as well as mission of the host institution. Grades will be based on performance of the learning contract and a final academic product.

3993. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Consent of Department Head required, normally to be granted before the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit. May count toward major with consent of advisor.

3995. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

3998. Variable Topics

Three credits. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

4993. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Consent of Department Head required, normally to be granted before the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit. May count toward major with consent of advisor.

4994W. Maritime Studies Capstone Seminar

Second semester (Avery Point). Three credits. Prerequisite: MAST 2101, MARN 1001; open only to Maritime Studies majors; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Topical themes related to diverse aspects of society and commerce in coastal and oceanic zones, such as African Americans and the maritime experience; politics and economics of fisheries; or cultural perspectives of Long Island Sound.

4999. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in subject matter.

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