Gulf Stories

About the Course

Mother Mother Ocean (MMO 101) is the first in a series of Gulf Stories, all highlighting UWF’s deep connection and engagement with the Gulf of Mexico. This free, open online course showcases the work of five exceptional faculty researchers and touches on everything from history and archaeology to the economy to the environment.

The course consists of five modules lasting approximately two hours each, for a total time commitment of 10 hours. MMO 101 is currently a non-credit course but may be offered for academic credit in the future.

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Course Modules

To learn more about the MMO 101 modules, view the videos below:


Meet the Instructors

Shipwrecks, Saints and Sinners: Maritime Stories of the Gulf

Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook

Lions in the Water: the Impact of the Environment on the Gulf Economy

Dr. William Huth

Putting the Pieces Together: the Puzzles of the De Luna Expedition

Dr. John Bratten

The Ever-Changing Face of the Gulf Shore

Dr. Klaus Meyer-Arendt

The $10,000 Pen and Other Effects of Logistics on the Gulf

Dr. Scott Keller