Sea Term I (IMB Portion)

Course Description

Sea Term I (IMB Portion) is a component of Sea Term 1 for USCG license track majors.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:


  1. Effective Communications
    • The communication process
    • Explanation of communication barriers with special focus on communication aboard ships
    • Communication in the digital age
    • Communication in the global, multicultural, multilingual workplace
  2. Maintaining Good Human and Working Relationship Aboard a Ship
    • Theories of motivation that enhance worker efficiency
    • Improving work performance through goal setting and feedback
    • Importance of mentoring
  3. Teamwork and Conflict Resolution
    • Model of effective work teams
    • Tuckman’s 5 stage theory of group development
    • Team roles (Discussion of Task and Maintenance roles)
    • Threats to team development and strategies to avoid them
    • Functional and dysfunctional conflict
    • Conflict management strategies
    • Distributive and Integrative styles of negotiation

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