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 ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management

Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs

 
As a GSMA major, you will develop: 1) A solid theoretical background in the social sciences, applied to the needs of the greater maritime and transportation industries; 2) Applied knowledge relevant to government agencies, non-profit organizations, international organizations, and businesses dealing with maritime issues; and 3) The intellectual tools necessary to understand maritime policy issues in an increasingly globalized world, specifically, critical thinking, quantitative and non-quantitative research capability, leadership skills, and cultural and diversity awareness.
 
The major emphasizes four maritime policy areas: 1) Maritime Security, 2) Maritime Environmental Issues, 3) Maritime Law and Organizations, and 4) International Maritime Trade and Policy.
 
  
What You Will Learn (below)
 
 

ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management Student Learning Outcomes

 
As an ABS student, you:
 
  • Gain an understanding of the key issues in maritime policy and international business and logistics;
  • Understand the importance of environment and geography to the maritime policy and business worlds;
  • Think critically about the key issues in the maritime policy field and transportation industry;
  • Acquire the ability to analyze and develop new and innovative solutions to emerging challenges in the maritime world;
  • Have the ability to use and understand mathematical and statistical tools relevant to the maritime policy and management fields;
  • Analyze and solve complex problems within the maritime policy and transportation fields;
  • Assess and analyze the appropriateness of information within maritime policy and management fields;
  • Articulate and analyze, both verbally and in writing, the current issues facing the maritime policy and management fields, and can develop appropriate solutions;
  • Select and use appropriate technologies in research projects and presentations, and understand the importance of technology in their future careers;
  • Develop an ethical awareness of key social, business and policy issues and hold themselves to high personal and professional ethical standards;
  • Understand the importance of cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding, and develop a sense of civic responsibility and global stewardship;
  • Develop teamwork and leadership skills.

 

Global Studies and Maritime Affairs Student Learning Outcomes

 
As a GSMA student you:
 
  • Gain an understanding of the key theories, policies, events and issues in global maritime policy and core related fields
  • Understand the importance of environment and geography to maritime policy and related fields
  • Think critically about the maritime field and transportation industry
  • Have the ability to use and understand mathematical and statistical tools relevant to maritime policy and related fields
  • Can solve complex problems across the spectrum of the social sciences
  • Can locate and apply appropriate resources by searching electronic and traditional databases
  • Can articulate, both verbally and in writing, the issues facing the domestic and international maritime community
  • Acquire the requisite research skills to complete a Capstone research project
  • Can apply appropriate technology to research projects and presentations
  • Develop an ethical awareness and facility with maritime policy and management
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of cultural diversity and take part in a GSMA international cruise
  • Develop an understanding of their civic and social responsibilities as members of society and the maritime industry
  • Develop teamwork and leadership skills