Jun 17, 2018  
CSU Maritime Academy 2015/16-2016/17 Catalog 
CSU Maritime Academy 2015/16-2016/17 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Course Descriptions


A prerequisite is an academic requirement that must be completed prior to enrolling in a course.

A co-requisite is an academic requirement that must be taken concurrently with a course.

♦ Denotes a course that fulfills STCW (Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) requirements. US Coast Guard license program students must achieve a grade of C- or higher in order to pass an STCW course.

(CSL) Denotes that these courses have a community service component, which may be in addition to regular class hours or part of the course itself, as indicated.

Academic Department/School Designations

ATH Athletics
CC Culture & Communication
ET Engineering Technology
XL Extended Learning
LIB Library
MT Marine Transportation
MPM Maritime Policy and Management
ME Mechanical Engineering
NS Naval Science
SM Sciences & Mathematics

The academic department designation with the course description determines the department that hosts the course.

All courses are graded using the A–F system unless otherwise specified.

Course Numbering System

0 – 99: remedial courses (not applicable to degree)
100 – 299: .lower division
300 – 499: upper division


Scheduled general electives can be found in the searchable online class schedule. In the Class Search criteria, enter “ELEC” under Course Attribute to search for all electives. Additionally, use Course Attribute value for individual electives. These electives are also identified according to their designation within the five areas of the CSU General Education requirements.



   •  TRA 305 - Maritime Policy Seminar
   •  TRA 310 - Marine Chartering and Insurance
   •  TRA 385 - Study Abroad Elective
   •  TRA 390 - Independent Study
   •  TRA 395 - Special Topics
   •  TRA 400 - Transportation of Hazardous Materials
   •  TRA 405 - Import and Export Regulations
   •  TRA 410 - National and State Transportation Policies

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