Welcome to the Maritime Studies Program of the University of Connecticut at Avery Point!
The maritime realm hosts humanity's most dramatic stories, powerful technologies, and grandest aesthetic and literary achievements. Global oceans and rivers also witness humans’ worst acts of pollution, criminality, and destruction.
Maritime Studies explores these long and sometimes troubled relationships between people, water, and other forms of marine life. Through rigorous training in History, English, Geography, Economics, Political Science and Anthropology, students engage global maritime and coastal issues, traditions, and problems.
Along with Avery Point’s Marine Sciences Department, Maritime Studies highlights the social and cultural side of the human/water relationship—the foundations needed to find inspiration, solve problems, and craft a future for Earth’s oceans and rivers.
Nat Trumbull, Maritime Studies Program, Director, email@example.com