2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Puget Sound: Gateway to the World

Winter quarter

Faculty: John Filmer organizational and business management

Fields of Study: business and management, economics, history and maritime studies

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20154 (16) So - Sr; 20593 (1-16)  Signature Required This program is for serious students. Students should provide a short paragraph of professional goals and reasons for taking this program. Contact John Filmer at 360-867-6159 for more information.  

Credits: 16(W)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


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

Maximum Enrollment: 20

May be offered again in: 2011-12

Preparatory for studies or careers in: agency administration, business, critical reasoning, economics, maritime and seaport industries, U.S. and N.W. history, economic development, and ocean and intermodal transportation.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online

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