New on-line course: Archaeological Oceanography

The distance learning program at the Oceanographic Center of Nova Southeastern University is excited to announce a new online 3-credit graduate course, Archaeological Oceanography: Reefs and Wrecks.  

This course brings together the human history of exploration of the seas through navigation with ocean forces and features, most notably storms. When ships are lost-at-sea, and shoreline cities are submerged, human exploration and salvage interests are common. Legal battles are common. Elements of concern include stewardship of natural and cultural resource plus conservation and research of artifacts.

The course instructor, Dr. Clarice M. Yentsch, conducted national and international oceanographic research for 20 years and more recently has worked as a consultant with the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. and was Curator of Education at the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum in Key West from 2002 to 2008.

She is presently working with the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, now a part of Nova Southeastern University. She is a research scientist and adjunct professor at the Oceanographic Center with a keen interest in underwater archaeology.

Archaeological Oceanography: Reefs and Wrecks will premier in the Fall 2 term of study (October 19th – December 11th, 2009).   Registration is now open.  The course may be taken as a stand-alone, or for credit towards either of two Graduate Certificates or the distance MS in Coastal Zone Management.  For more information, please visit our website at or contact us by email ( or telephone (1 800 541 6682 Ext. 23621).

Julio Perez
Administrative Assistant

Distance Education Programs
Nova Southeastern University

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