(HIST035) The Lost World of the Sailing Ships 1780-1880: An Introduction to Maritime History

Sailing Ship John C Munro


This course is in preparation and is expected to be offered later in 2020.

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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
Dates: To be confirmed
Estimated Student Study Time: 2 – 4 hours per week are recommended, but time spent is flexible and at your discretion.
Fee: £150.00
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.

This course was previously taught by Dr Helen Doe when it was offered by the University of Exeter*. If you studied it with the University of Exeter* you might not wish to study it again with Learn for Pleasure as although we have revised and updated our courses where necessary, it will likely be substantively the same.

Syllabus Plan

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