Humanities Sea Year Project
About the Project
The Humanities Sea Year Project is designed to serve as a companion during the second “Sea Year” and to challenge students to think about their place, on ship and on shore, in the larger maritime world and explore their relationship with and understanding of other cultures and societies. As such, it serves the humanist goal of intellectual self-discovery; and through a series of readings and writing exercises spaced out over the time at sea students will be able to “map” their individual voyages and personal journeys. 1 credit hour.
1. To engage students in reading historical and literary works while at sea.
2. To foster development of critical and personal reflection of experiences at sea.
3. To expose students to the larger issues of the diverse, global maritime environment.
The Humanities department has specifically designed this project to be done during your sailing period. Your Sea Year experiences should be interwoven with this project to help you conceptualize and reflect upon your time at sea.
By the completion of the course, midshipmen will:
1. Think and write critically, creatively, and imaginatively about their sea year experiences.
2. Explore the connections between their sea year experiences and issues raised in humanities readings, and how those issues can help them understand and interpret those experiences.
3. Observe and reflect upon their place in the complex maritime world.