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1001. The Sea Around Us

Also offered as: MARN 1001

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The relationship of humans with the marine environment. Exploitation of marine resources, development and use of the coastal zone, and the impact of technology and pollution on marine ecosystems. First semester Storrs and Avery Point. CA 3.

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1200. Introduction to Maritime Culture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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1300. Maritime Communities

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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1993. International Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Coursework completed while abroad. May be repeated for credit.

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2100W. Ports of Passage

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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2101. Introduction to Maritime Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Cannot be taken for credit after passing MAST 4994.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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2210. History of the Ocean

Also offered as: HIST 2210

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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2467. Economics of the Oceans

Also offered as: ECON 2467

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECON 1200 or 1201

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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2993. International Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Coursework completed while abroad. May be repeated for credit. May count toward major with consent of advisor and program coordinator.

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2995. Special Topics Lecture

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated with a change in topic.

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3501. Mariners' Skills for Interpreting the Maritime Humanities

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Exploration of mariners' operational and technical skills and their use in interpreting maritime history, literature, art, and economic development. Course will pair technical and operational discussions and demonstrations with maritime humanities texts to explore how maritime service has influenced, framed, and contextualized human perspectives of seafaring. Topics may include vessel stability, laminar flow, piloting, navigation, marine cartography, voyage planning, vessel construction, maritime labor recruitment and management, marine engine mechanics, and maritime business management.

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3531. Maritime Archaeology of the Americas

Also offered as: ANTH 3531, HIST 3209

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: ANTH 1500, ANTH 2501, ANTH 2510 or HIST 3544.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3532. Archaeology of the Age of Sail

Also offered as: ANTH 3532, HIST 3210

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: ANTH 1500, ANTH 2501, or ANTH 2510.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3544. Atlantic Voyages

Also offered as: HIST 3544

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3600. Global Dynamics of the Shipping Industry

Also offered as: GEOG 3600

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the global shipping industry and the essential role it plays in the conduct of world trade and the growth of the global economy.

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3652. Maritime Literature to 1800

Also offered as: ENGL 3652

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011, sophomores or higher

Grading Basis: Graded

Maritime fiction and non-fiction from the beginnings to 1800: Shakespeare, Falconer, Defoe, and others.

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3653. Maritime Literature Since 1800

Also offered as: ENGL 3653

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher. Not open for credit to students who have passed ENGL 3650.

Grading Basis: Graded

Maritime fiction and non-fiction since 1800: Melville, Conrad, Douglass, and others.

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3832. Maritime Law

Also offered as: POLS 3832

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3991. Supervised Internship in Maritime Studies

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 15 credits.

Prerequisites: Completion of 9 credits of Maritime Studies core courses, and consent of the program coordinator.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. May be repeated for credit with change in content and program coordinator's consent.

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3993. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit. May count toward major with consent of advisor.

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3995. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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3998. Variable Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

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4993. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit. May count toward major with consent of advisor.

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4994W. Maritime Studies Capstone Seminar

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MAST 1101; MARN 1001; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to Maritime Studies majors .

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4999. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit with a change in subject matter.

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