May 18, 2024  
CSU Maritime Academy 2023-2024 Catalog 
CSU Maritime Academy 2023-2024 Catalog

GMA 230 - U.S. Maritime Policy

Class Hours: 3, Units: 3
General Education: Area D Social Science - lower division
Prerequisite(s): GMA 105  
GMA 230 is intended as an introductory course in United States maritime policy. This course examines the process through which United States maritime policy is formulated and analyzes its domestic and international implications. Current issues in facing the U.S. maritime community are central to the course, and special attention is paid to port issues and security policies. The course is structured by two fundamental components: the historic evolution of U.S. maritime policy and the analysis of contemporary policy. Students are encouraged to think critically about U.S. maritime policy, both past and present, and offer new ideas that create an encouraging future.