Course Details
SOCI 350 A   The Social World of the Oceans Back to Results  

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EnrollmentGeneral1817120
Total1817120

InstructorHyslop, Jonathan R.
MeetsTR 955-1110, ALUMNI 432
Pre-Requisites(SOCI 101 or SOAN 101 or FSEM 193)
RestrictionsNo 2018
DistributionSocial Science Requirement
Core AreaGlobal Engagements
Count TowardsPCON/Peace & Conflict Studies

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The course seeks to examine the life of the shipping industry, seafarers, and port cities, all crucial to our social understanding of a world where most global trade still moves in ships, and where there are strong signs of renewed naval competition. The course starts by looking at the rise and fall of British maritime dominance. It then focuses on the "container revolution," the rise of the supertanker, and the current economics of shipping. There is strong attention to the maritime labor, the cultures of sailors, and the nature of port cities. The continuing importance of naval power and resurgent piracy are examined. Finally, the course addresses the current ecological catastrophe in the oceans. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 (formerly SOAN 101).