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Experience Summer the East Carolina way.

Get Ahead. Get Caught Up. Get in the work you need by taking an online or campus course. Travel and study abroad. Explore North Carolina’s coast. Plunge into a Geology or Maritime Field Study. Make your summer count by attending Summer Sessions.

The Summer School at East Carolina University is an integral part of the academic year and is the equivalent of any one of the two semesters in respect to courses, their credit value, and the quality of instruction given. The university offers three schedules of summer classes: two five week terms and one eleven week session.

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The Summester at the Coast is a month-long undergraduate education program that will study North Carolina's northeastern coast. The program enables students to live and learn on the Outer Banks, taking coastal focused classes for university credit. Classes will be hosted at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute's Research and Education Campus on Roanoke Island.

The North Carolina Summer Geology Field Course is a 6-week, 6-semester hour, capstone Geology Field Course administered by the Department of Geological Sciences at East Carolina University. The North Carolina Summer Geology Field Course is conducted in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado within a geologic and tectonic setting that includes the Southern Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Plateau, the Rio Grande Rift, the Jemez Volcanic Center, and the San Juan Mountains and Volcanic Center. The course emphasizes field mapping and is designed to train students in field oriented problem solving and critical thinking that will prepare them for a professional career in the Geological Sciences. The New Mexico and Colorado regional setting allows us to introduce students to intensely deformed Proterozoic metamorphic rocks, Paleozoic to Cenozoic sedimentary rocks, middle to late Cenozoic volcanic terrains, and late Cenozoic alluvial and colluvial sediments.

Each summer the Maritime Studies Program sponsors a field school in nautical archaeology. This unique program has been developed to provide qualified students with a basic introduction to maritime history and the scientific methods and techniques employed in nautical archaeological research. Instruction in diving safety, archaeological recording, underwater photography (still and video), wireless communication and emergency search procedures will be covered.

Archaeology DigThe Archaeology Field School is a 6-semester hour program, held during 1st summer session (May 16 – June 21, 2016), administered by the Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University. This archaeological field school in historical archaeology teaches students basic field techniques and the reasoning behind their use. The experiences gained through participation in this program includes hands-on training in the basics of excavation, surveying, mapping, data recording, field conservation, remove sensing, and preliminary laboratory procedures. The field course is located at Brunswick Town State Historic Site (http://www.nchistoricsites.org/brunswic/main.htm).