Experience

Frequently Offered Courses

Semester at Sea offers three-credit courses across a wide range of disciplines.

Semester at Sea Courses

Semester at Sea offers three-credit courses across a wide range of disciplines. Course syllabi reflect the expertise of the faculty members and the voyage itinerary. Many of the Semester at Sea courses listed below are offered on every voyage. Typically, one-third of the courses are lower-division and two-thirds are upper-division. For more information on these courses, go to catalog.colostate.edu.

A look into what’s included:
  • Each voyage offers 45–50 course sections selected from our Frequently Offered Course list
  • Each voyage offers about 25 additional courses based on the itinerary and special faculty
  • Courses in bold are offered every voyage (contingent upon faculty availability)
  • Voyage-specific course offerings are posted 12–9 months prior to the program start date

Learning Cohorts

You may apply to participate in a learning cohort as part of your Semester at Sea experience. Semester at Sea currently offers two cohorts: 1) Social impact (the Chapman Impact Cohort); and 2) the Engineering Cohort. We encourage all engineering majors and students interested in the Chapman Impact program to indicate their interest when submitting their admission application.

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Courses

Subject AreaLower Division Courses
(100-200 Level)
Upper Division Courses
(300-400 Level)
BusinessBUS 220 – Business Ethics • MGT 475 – International Business Management 
MKT 300 – Marketing
• MKT 365 – International Marketing
MGT 320 – Contemporary Management
MGT 340 – Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
and/or MGT 360 – Social and Sustainable Venturing
MGT 411 – Leading High-Performance Teams
MKT 361 – Buyer Behavior  
Communication, Journalism, and Media Studies• SPCM 200 – Public Speaking
JTC 100 – Media in Society
• SPCM 434 – Intercultural Communication                                        
JTC 345 – Video Production
or JTC 328 – Feature Writing
or JTC 430 Advanced Digital Documentary Photography
JTC 412 – International Mass Communication
Political Science, Economics, and History • POLS 232 – International Relations  
POLS 131 – Current World Problems 
POLS 241 – Comparative Government and Politics    
ECON 101 – Economics of Social Issues
ECON 202 – Principles of Microeconomics and/or                                
ECON 204 – Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 370 – Comparative Economic Systems and/or ECON 460 – Economic Development
HIST 466 – US-China Relations since 1800
POLS 462 – Globalization, Sustainability, & Justice 
Literatures and Languages E 142 – Reading Without Borders
E 245 – World Drama 
LSPA 106 – 1st Year Spanish Review
• E 311 – Intermediate Creative Writing 
E 408 – Topics in Comparative Literature
Engineering Environment, and Health• NR 150 – Oceanography
FSHN 150 – Survey of Human Nutrition
HES – 145 Health & Wellness
• NR 300 – Biological Diversity
and/or  NR 370 – Coastal Environmental Ecology 
ENGR 337 – Thermodynamics (fall voyages)
ENGR 342 – Fluid Mechanics (fall voyages)
Performing and Visual Arts• MU 132 – Exploring World Music
MU 232 – Soundscapes-Music as Human Practice
ART 100 – Introduction to the Visual Arts
TH 141 – Introduction to Theatre
ART 320 – Global Encounters in Art
ART 492 – Seminar in Art History
SPCM 357 – Film and Social Change
Psychology and Human DevelopmentHDFS 101 – Individual and Family Development
and/or PSY 100 – General Psychology
PSY 315 – Social Psychology
and/or PSY 300 – Positive Psychology
and/or PSY 328 – Psychology of Human Sexuality     
• PSY 320 – Psychopathology
IE 471 – Children and Youth in Global Context
Religion and Philosophy PHIL 171 – Religions of the West
or PHIL 172 – Religions of the East
PHIL 174 – World Religions 
PHIL 372 – Meaning and Truth in Religion
PHIL 479 – Topics in Comparative Religions 
Society and Culture• IE 200 – Global Studies      
• IE 272 – World Interdependence: Current Global Issues       
ANTH 100 – Introductory Cultural Anthropology 
ANTH 232 – Soundscapes-Music as Human Practice
ETST 201 – Introduction to Queer Studies and/or WS 200 – Introduction to Women’s Studies
GR 100 – Introduction to Geography
SOC 105 – Social Problems 
• SOC 462 – Applied Social Change 
SOC 333 – Gender and Society 
ANTH 329 – Cultural Change and/or
GR 320 – Cultural Geography
Tourism and HospitalityNRRT 270 – Principles of Natural Resource Tourism NRRT 320 – International Issues in Recreation & Tourism 
RRM 355 – Culinary Tourism & Hospitality Management
RRM 400 – Food and Society