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HIST 245 Men, Ships and the Sea 3 Credits
The history of shipbuilding and seafaring offers fascinating insights into the interaction between ecologies, technologies, incentives and ambitions, knowledge, production, and lifestyles. Human societies inhabiting coastal areas have developed various ship types both by way of utilising the available materials, and in order to cope with the specific problems posed by different seas or oceans. As a complicated piece of machinery, each such ship generates multiple technological demands on different sectors; it also becomes a part of dense patterns of human existence, comprising routes, movement, trade, exploration, and migrations. Combining social with technological history, the course proposes to explore these and other themes through the prism of five major ship types : a Mediterranean galley; an 18th century ship-of-the-line; a tea clipper; a dreadnought; and an ocean liner from the gilded age of transatlantic travel.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2016-2017 Men, Ships and the Sea 3
Spring 2015-2016 Men, Ships and the Sea 3
Spring 2013-2014 Men, Ships and the Sea 3
Spring 2011-2012 Men, Ships and the Sea 3
Spring 2009-2010 Men, Ships and the Sea (HIST345) 3
Fall 2008-2009 Men, Ships and the Sea (HIST345) 3
Spring 2005-2006 Men, Ships and the Sea (HIST345) 3
Spring 2004-2005 Men, Ships and the Sea (HIST345) 3
Spring 2003-2004 Men, Ships and the Sea (HIST345) 3
Fall 2002-2003 Men, Ships and the Sea (HIST345) 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements: