Puget Sound: Gateway to the World
NEW! Last Updated: 11/11/2009
Faculty: John Filmer Maritime Studies, Ocean Transportation & Logistics, Engineering
Faculty Signature Required: Students should provide a short paragraph on their professional goals and reasons for enrolling this program. Interested freshmen are encouraged to apply. John Filmer can be contacted via telephone, (360) 867-6159.
Major areas of study include Critical Reasoning, Economics, N.W. History, Ocean & Intermodal Commerce
Class Standing: No restrictions.
Waterborne trade continues to be a primary driver of our economy. The Puget Sound, often termed "The Water Link", provides a critical portal between Pacific Rim nations and America's heartland. Using principles of critical reasoning combined with classical economics, this program will explore the cultural and economic history of our region in the context of its primary role as a transportation hub for international shipping. Students should be prepared to engage a healthy list of seminar books which will drive our discussions and provide essential focus for our essays. Daylong field trips will feature opportunities for discussion with CEOs and managers in relevant organizations and firms.
Credits: 16 per quarter
Internship Possibilities: yes
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in business, agency administration, maritime and seaport industries
Planning Units: Society, Politics, Behavior and Change