For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
The faculty of the Humanities Department works with other departments to help graduates become educated, productive employees, significant contributors to society, and life-long learners by developing skills in the following ways:
- Communication Competences: Students should be able to read, write, speak, and listen effectively and be able to express and process ideas clearly and succinctly. They should demonstrate academic integrity in written and oral communication.
- Higher Order Thinking: Students should be able to perform higher order thinking skills to include both critical and creative thinking. They should be able to apply the elements of reasoning and be able to use criteria and intellectual standards in order to make decisions, analyze arguments, solve problems, and create original ideas.
- Multicultural Perspective: Students should be able to defend and or apply the principle that people should be valued as individuals regardless of heritage, race, or gender. They should also identify and appreciate the similarities and differences amongst people from various nations and cultures.
- Artistic Appreciation: Students should demonstrate a knowledge of and sensitivity toward a variety of different art forms including the fine arts, the performing arts, and literature.
- Contextual Awareness: Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of various social, historical, and cultural contexts in order to anticipate, promote, and adjust to change in socially complex professional and personal roles.