Mast Requirments

Courses in the MAST Curriculum

Following is a complete list of the courses required in the curriculum, sorted by the course prefix. To determine if a course is required or not, go back to the curriculum page, or click through to each course and read its description.

ANTH 202 Introduction to Archaeology

(3-0). Credit 3. An introduction to the study of the human past through the retrieval, analysis, and interpretation of material remains. Required for the Anthropology/Archaeology track; may be used as a directed elective in any other track.

ANTH 210 Social and Cultural Anthropology

(3-0). Credit 3. Evolution of cultures; differences, similarities and effects of material and non-material culture on economic, social and political organization. Required of all MAST students.  Anth 225 Biological Anthropology.

ANTH 225 Biological Anthropology

(3-3). Human biology to include examination of evolutionary processes acting on human populations; human genetics;non-human primate anatomy, classification and ecology of primates; the primate paleontological record, and human variation and adaptaion.

ANTH 316 Nautical Archaeology

(3-0). Credit 3. Underwater shipwrecks, sunken harbors, and other submerged evidence of human activities; relationship to cultural geography in general; problems of diving technology, surveying and preservation; relevance to modern problems. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification. Required for all MAST students.

ANTH 318 Nautical Archaeology of the Americas

(3-0). Credit 3. Seafaring in the Americas from the 16th to the 20th centuries based on shipwreck archaeology; ship construction, exploration, commerce, naval warfare and related activity; influence of seafaring on the cultures, economics and history of the Western Hemisphere. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Required for the Anthropology/Archaeology track; may be used as a directed elective in any other track.

ANTH 351 Classical Archaeology

(3-0). Credit 4. Orgins and spread of western civilization throgh the material remains of Minoan, Mycenaen, Etruscan, and early greek and roman cultures. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior classfication or approval of instructor.

Anth 423 BIOARCHAEOLOGY

(3-0) Role of human skeletal studies in reconstructing the biological and cultural past of humans; evidence gleaned from human skeletal remains recovered from archaeological sites such as date regarding diet, health genetics and migration. Prerequisites: ANTH 225 or BIOL 225; junior or senior classification.

CLAS 371 IN SEARCH OF HOMER AND THE TROJAN WAR

(3-0) The nature, background, authorship and historically of the Iliad and Odyssey, Aegean culture in the Stone, Bronze and early Iron ages; the value of greek epics as historical documents; oral poetry; tghe TRogan War in Greek literature, readings in English. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

ENGL 335 Literature of the Sea

(3-0). Credit 3. Significance of the sea in fictional and factual accounts, such as novels, short stories, poems, and narratives of sailors and seafaring life. Prerequisites: Three credits of literature at 200 level or above. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Required for all MAST students.

ENGL 415 Studies in a Major Author (Melville)

(3-0). Credit 3. Exploration of a major author as a vehicle for emphasizing intensive analysis, scholarship and literary criticism. Prerequisite: Three credits of literature at 300-level or above. Required for the Cultural Studies track; may be used as a directed elective in any other track.

HIST 232 History of American Seapower

(3-0). Credit 3. Development of American sea power from the 18th century to the present. Required for all MAST majors.

MARA 470 Environmental Law

(3-0). Credit 3. Designed to provide a broad background of basic statutes, regulations, and cases dealing with the major issues in international and federal environmental law. Specifically, the course will focus on pragmatic training in statutory, regulatory, and treaty reading and interpretation; analysis of administrative and legislative intent for law. Prerequisites: MARA 212, MARA 421 [normally waived]. Senior classification. Required for the Public Policy track; may be used as a directed elective in any other track.

MAST 320 Introduction to Museums and Conservation

(2-3). Credit 3. Introduction to basic issues related to the conservation, curation, management and presentation of museum collections. Emphasis placed on archaeology and historical collections, or other collections with cultural significance. Basic conservation techniques for materials as well as proper care and store of collections. Museum planning and exhibit design will be discussed. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Required for the Cultural Studies track; may be used as a directed elective in any other track.

MAST 350 History of Wooden Ship Construction

(3-0). Credit 3. This course is designed to give undergraduate students an overview of ship construction and possible cultural factors that may influence how a shipwright builds a vessel. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Required for the Anthropology/Archaeology track; may be used as a directed elective in any other track.

MAST 371 Archaeology of the Pacific

(3-0). Credit 3. Overview of the archaeology, history and cultures of the Pacific Rim; emphasizing the cultures of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Required for the Anthropology/Archaeology track; may be used as a directed elective in any other track.

MAST 411 International Maritime Culture

(3-0) Credit 3. Strategies used in the exploitation of marine, coastal, and island habitats throughout human evolutionary history and the variety and complexity of adaptations in such environments. Classes will be devoted to lectures and group discussions with occasional slide or movie presentations. Prerequisites: ANTH 210 or GEOG 201. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Required for all MAST majors. Writing Intensive.

MAST 425 Thesis Writing & Research

(3-0). Credit 3. Rhetorical techniques for professional expository prose; intertextual argumentation and analysis. Prerequisite: Junior classification. Required for all MAST majors. Writing Intensive.

PHIL 314 Environmental Ethics

(3-0). Credit 3. Moral basis of duties to preserve or protect plants, animals and environmental systems; foundations of environmental law and policy; the idea of nature in philosophy; critique of social and economic analyses of environmental values. Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Required for the Public Policy track; may be used as a directed elective in any other track.

POLS 331 World Politics

(3-0). Credit 3. Analysis of contemporary world from point of view of nation-state; political problems, factors involved in foreign policies and relations of nations. Prerequisites: POLS 206 or approval of department head. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Required for the Public Policy track; may be used as a directed elective in any other track.

 

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