Department of Culture and Communication
The programs of the Department of Culture and Communication enrich developing maritime professionals by building literary and cultural fluency, critical thinking and communication skills with a rigorous ethical commitment and the oceanic focus and global perspective that characterizes the maritime university.
Members of the faculty are dedicated to teaching and research in diverse fields such as maritime literature, oceanic studies, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, film and new media. C&C faculty teach courses in literature and the arts, writing, and foreign languages.
The Department of Culture and Communication is at the heart of social and cultural life on the Cal Maritime campus. With the library, we sponsor the annual spring Maritime Film Festival as well as lectures and discussions throughout the year. Each year we recognize excellence in student writing with two writing awards, given to outstanding students in C&C courses. Culture and Communication faculty regularly lead students in the International Experience program, learning and touring such important areas as France, Belgium, China, Japan, Taiwan and Viet Nam.