MDK 200 - Ship Business & Labor Relation

Course Description

This course provides instruction in the organization, administrative functions, and management of a merchant vessel as well as the systems of operation of ship's business. It includes the study of union contracts, grievance procedures and labor management relations.

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Required Prerequisites

All prerequisites for all GLMA courses are satisfied by following the approved Course Sequence Guide and any deviation from this guide needs to be approved by the cadet's adviser.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify vocabulary across a variety of ship's business topics.
  • Complete ship's business forms across a variety of topics.
  • Analyze the duties of a senior officer in accordance with applicable law and international treaties.
  • Compose a leadership philosophy in accordance with senior officer administrative duties.
Human Dimension:
  • Practice effective communication and collaboration skills as a team member.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Recognize the importance of ethical behavior aboard a ship.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Examine course content utilizing strategies to prepare for standardized comprehensive testing.