Maritime studies

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Maritime studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that uses liberal arts as the foundation for exploring humankind's relationship with waterways and watersheds. Incorporating history, literature, poetry, and film, maritime studies covers a broader scope than traditional maritime history or seamanship.

Some of the institutions providing maritime studies combine a broad grounding in technical and scientific coursework with the study of courses in arts and humanities. [1]

While maritime academies frequently prepare cadets for careers in the merchant marine, maritime studies programs prepare students for a variety of careers in the civilian maritime industrial and service sectors. Graduate and undergraduate programs are offered at the following institutions: