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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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