Summer Courses | Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies

  • By cgusah
  • On Friday, November 11, 2016

Summer graduate-level courses in American Maritime History are offered at Mystic Seaport, America’s largest maritime museum. Munson Institute courses are available for transferable academic credit through the University of Connecticut.

The tall ships, historic buildings, and scenic waterfront of Mystic Seaport will be the campus for both a survey course and a seminar from 26 June through 4 August, 2016.

Faculty members will also lead students on field seminars to historic New London CT; the whaling village of Stonington, CT; and colonial Newport, RI. Students will also cruise Long Island Sound aboard UConn’s R/V Oceanology II.

Students are welcomed to investigate the origins of transnational interaction and cultural exchange, when seafaring was the link between distant peoples. Classes are taught by leading experts from a variety of fields, including gender, race and ethnicity, diplomacy, the Atlantic World, navies, ocean sciences, marine archeology, the environment, and lakes and rivers.

Faculty Members include award winning scholars: Lisa Norling, University of Minnesota; Helen Rozwadowski, University of Connecticut; John Hattendorf, Naval War College; and leaders in environmental history Christine Keiner RIT, Christopher Pastore, SUNY Albany; and Bancroft Prize winner W. Jeffrey Bolster of UNH.

The interaction among institute participants, faculty and guest speakers continues under informal circumstances during the late afternoon and evening get-togethers. All matriculated graduate students and recommended upper level undergraduates are eligible for admission. Housing located at Mystic Seaport. Financial aid is available.


Phone: 860 572 0711, ext. 5089

Munson Institute, Mystic Seaport, Box 6000 Mystic, Ct 06355-0990

Summer graduate courses in maritime history 2016