Course start date: To be confirmed
Course end date: To be confirmed
Tutor: Dr Helen Doe
Course Code: HIST035
Level: Non-accredited, non-credit bearing
Assessments/Exams: None. Throughout the course you will be given ideas and questions to respond to in the online discussion area. Participation in online discussion is encouraged, but not compulsory.
Duration: 10 weeks
Estimated Student Study Time: 2 – 4 hours per week are recommended, but time spent is flexible and at your discretion.
Pre-Requisite Course(s): None
Delivery: Online Distance Learning
Late Entrants: If this course is not full by the start date then late entrants will be accepted for up to two weeks after the start of the course. As a late entrant you can choose to catch up on the material you have missed or you can skip the missed weeks and concentrate on the material at the point where you join the course, but unfortunately we cannot offer fee reductions or course extensions for late entrants.
“I found the subject and breadth of the course really interesting. It also gave me the incentive to delve more deeply into the history of some of the smaller ports and harbours with which I am already familiar. This has already uncovered some family heritage and background about which I was completely unaware. Thoroughly recommended. ” – Peter, April 2021.
“The course added further aspects and resources to my family research. I started the course because of my family history and wanted to know more about their life and work in the docks and ports. The material and resources provided throughout the course were excellent and helped a great deal with my research. It was also good to add your own bits of research and input. Helen Doe, the course tutor is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of maritime history and will gladly help with any questions you might have. I can happily recommend this course to anyone with any interest in maritime Britain.” – Marion, April 2021.
Week 1: Introduction to the Nineteenth-Century Maritime Economy
Week 2: Maritime Communities: Structures, Changes and Influences
Week 3: Ships and Trades
Week 4: Shipbuilding: The Business of Shipbuilding, Men and Materials
Week 5: Ancillary Trades: Sailmakers, Blockmakers, Ropemakers and Brokers
Week 6: Mariners: Education, Conditions and Career
Week 7: Investors: Who They Were and How They Made Profits
Week 8: Ship Management
Week 9: The Role of Women in the Maritime World
Week 10: Ports: Definitions, Facilities, and Their Rise and Fall