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|Program||SO–SRSophomore–Senior||16||16||Day||F 15 Fall||Literary and non-fiction narratives recounting sea voyages offer a separate and confined space, a heterotopia, where cultural imagination and anxieties are projected, explored and sometimes transformed. Aboard ships, authors and readers escape bourgeois society and domestic pressures, come of age, explore communal utopian dreams, connect with wild spaces, or recreate social conflict on a small stage.In this program we will read and view a wide variety of narratives about voyages at sea. Most of our sources will be literary: fiction, poetry, and theater, but we will consider the non-fiction narrative as well. We will study classic texts by those who have shipped out (short works by Melville and Conrad for example) and more contemporary works by regional authors. We will view film portrayals of the sea voyage and maritime work.In week three we will expand our sense of voyaging with four days aboard a tall ship in the Salish Sea.Students will read and write thoughtfully about what they experience and discover. We will create theatrical readings and other presentations related to the program themes. Upper-division students will be expected to complete a larger project and all students will find exceptional support and connection in their work as members of a learning community.||Sarah Pedersen||Mon Tue Tue Wed Thu Thu||Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR||Fall||Fall|
|Program||FR–SRFreshmen–Senior||8||08||Evening||S 16Spring||From the to the to the , modern-day shipwrecks have captivated us all. But what can we learn from these disasters? Students in this program will study not only the specifics of these and other maritime tales of loss and woe, along with their pop-culture fallout in music, film, and other media, but also the lessons they offer for effective management in business, military, and other high-stakes "mission-based" projects in structured social environments. The captain on the bridge of a ship shares many commonalities with the manager of a health care team, the owner of a business, a union leader, a military officer, the head of a household, or anyone else in a leadership position. If you want to hone your leadership skills--or better understand the ways in which social organizations can succeed or fail--then this class is for you. Modern shipwrecks will constitute the metaphorical lens through which we consider these matters, and numerous case studies of maritime failure will be our main focus. In addition, we will review nautical history, geography and cartography, navigation, some basic physics, and study the evolution of maritime technology, which has allowed for both extraordinary advances and colossal blunders. We will also consider and critique the ways in which modern shipwrecks have been included in popular culture, from Gordon Lightfoot's emblematic "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and James Cameron's , to the plight of the small boat pleasure-cruiser in Robert Redford's . But the broader theme of the program will be not only understanding how and why certain modern shipwrecks have come to pass, but what specific "breakdowns" in social coordination help to explain them, and how one might avoid similar breakdowns in a range of environments, at sea or otherwise. Ships' captains and their crews have long stood as metaphors for other structured social undertakings. This program will offer a rich theory-to-practice study plan relevant to anyone hoping to assume a leadership role in a mission-driven social environment, and wanting to better understand how mission-driven social organizations can succeed--or fail--in reaching their goals. Credits may be awarded in Maritime Studies, Organization & Management, History, and Anthropology.||John Baldridge||Mon Wed||Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR||Spring||Spring|