World War II: Special 1-Credit Series

D-Day and the Normandy Campaign

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII and to celebrate our own 70th anniversary overseas, UMGC Europe is offering a special series of 1-credit field study courses throughout the year.  Whether you’re interested in visiting battle sites, renowned museums, famous artwork, or historical monuments, get the most out of your travels with our 1-credit field study courses.

Upcoming Course in Historic Series

Offered in Spring or Summer 2020

  • HIST 218J The Battle of the Bulge (1 credit)
    Visit battle sites and more in Belgium and Luxembourg
  • HIST 319Z The Third Reich and the Rise of Nazism (1 credit)
    Visit museums and historical sites in Nuremberg, Germany
  • HIST 318L A Bridge Too Far: The Market Garden Campaign (1 credit)
    Visit key sites of the campaign in the Netherlands


Tentative Course Itinerary

Pre-Course & Week 1

You will gain access to the online LEO classroom one week prior to the course start date. Once you gain access to the classroom, take a virtual walk-through of the course and begin reading assignments.

Day 1 – Saturday

Early morningMeet at the field study location
AfternoonAttend lectures
 Visit key historical sites and museums

Day 2 – Sunday

Early morningMeet at the field study location
 Attend lectures
AfternoonVisit key historical sites and museums

Week 2

Access online LEO classroom; complete readings and all assignments

Accommodation and Transportation

Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the location.

Textbooks and Course Materials

Course materials will be provided within the online (LEO) classroom. This course uses no-cost online resources.

Registration Details

You may register for the 1 credit field study course with your local program coordinator or online at MyUMGC. Tuition assistance or financial aid can be applied toward tuition costs. For more information, contact the UMGC Field Study Office at CIV +49-(0)631-534-800, or e-mail

Please verify with your local program coordinator or the Field Study Office at UMGC Europe Headquarters that the course will be held as scheduled. If you drop/withdraw from a field study course after the registration deadline, you will be charged a fee of $100.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How is a field study course different from a regular course?

A field study course packs all of the 16 contact-hours of other courses into an adventure-filled day on location, so you can earn one credit in 2 weeks. In addition, a field study course takes place in a historical European city where the subject being studied has its roots. You will visit historical sites and museums as well as participate in lectures that bring it all together for a one-of-a-kind learning experience.

For more information, please visit the Field Study Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

Helpful Hints

Before you leave:

  • Contact your travel agency concerning insurance coverage for cancellations.
  • Contact your health insurance company for information concerning coverage at your destination.
  • Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of your destination country.
  • Check the weather forecast for your destination.
  • Obtain city maps for your destination.
  • Leave contact information with people at home who may need to reach you during the course.
  • Make sure your legal affairs are in order and leave a short-term power of attorney with someone you trust.
  • Make two photocopies of your passport and the contents of your wallet--leave one copy at home, and bring the other with you.

For more information, please visit the Field Study Resources page.