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 Social Sciences Department works with other departments to help graduates become educated, aware, productive employees and responsible citizens. Our graduates should contribute to society’s well being and embrace life-long learning.
- Higher order thinking: Students should be able to perform higher order thinking skills to include both critical and insightful thinking. They should be able to apply the elements of reasoning and be able to use criteria and content in order to make decisions, analyze arguments, imagine solutions to problems and create original and unique scholarship.
- Communication Competence: Students should be able to write, read, speak and listen effectively and be able to express and process ideas clearly and succinctly. They should be able to create essays and complex answers to problems using these skills. They should demonstrate constant adherence to the highest ideals of academic honesty.
- Contextual Awareness: Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of various social, historical and cultural contexts in order to operate within a dynamic world and workplace. These skills should help the students navigate a workplace which is increasingly complex, socially and professionally.
- Scholastic self confidence: Students should be able to arrive at a position using academically valid skills and criteria they then should be able to confidently defend and support their position through knowledge and communication skills.
- Broadened world perspective: Students should be able to understand their own and America’s place in the wider world and appreciate the social, economic, political, historical and legal realities which define their global realities