Course: HIST 218J (1 Credit)
Location: Ardennes Battlefields, Belgium and Luxembourg
When: To be announced
Register By: To be announced
Status: Closed: Seats no longer available
Tuition and Fees
The Battle of the Bulge was fought from December 1944 to January 1945. This battle was the finale of the 1944 Western European campaign and the last major offensive of Nazi Germany. Because of its significance, the "Bulge" can be viewed as a vital signpost event in European and military history. You will learn about this significant episode using maps of strategic movements, Army organizational charts, and slides illustrating the equipment of the period. A course highlight is a day bus tour to the battlefield regions in Luxembourg and Belgium, as well as visits to several battlefield museums.
Faculty member: John Nolan, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
May apply toward the history major or minor, German associate degree or certificate, or electives
You will gain access to the online LEO classroom on 31 August. The official course start date is 13 October. Once you gain access to the classroom, take a virtual walk-through of the course and begin reading assignments.
Access online LEO classroom; complete readings and all assignments
UMGC will coordinate transportation from SHAPE/Chièvres for a flat fee of $150.00 for this field study course. This fee will be charged to your student account and covers the bus ride to and from SHAPE/Chièvres to the battlefields, as well as entry costs for sites and museums.
Course materials will be provided within the online (LEO) classroom. This course uses no-cost online resources.
You may register for this 1-credit field study course with your local program coordinator or online through MyUMGC. Tuition assistance or financial aid can be applied toward tuition costs. For more information, contact the UMGC Europe Field Study Office at CIV +49-(0)631-534-800, or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
Do I need to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to register for this course?
Students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend this course (2 weeks after final shot) before enrolling in any field study course.
Do I need to wear a mask during class?
Students and faculty must observe host nation requirements in effect for COVID-19 during the course. This includes wearing a mouth-nose covering in enclosed rooms, which are publicly accessible or open to visitors or customers, unless requirements are modified prior to the course dates.
For more information, please visit the Field Study Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
For your convenience, UMGC coordinates the hotel and excursion activities for a field study fee of $650 per student per field study course. This fee will be charged to your student account and covers seven nights of lodging (double occupancy room), as well as local transportation costs and entry to all excursions.
The $650 fee does not include travel to and from the city where the course is held. Students must make their own travel arrangements to the course location.
Please refer to the current course syllabus found on the online web schedule of classes for details about course materials.
You may register for the 3-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)631-56000-90000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before completing your travel plans, 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.
How is a field study course different from a regular course?
A field study course packs all of the 48 contact-hours of other courses into adventure-filled days on location, so you can earn one to three credits at an accelerated pace. In addition, rather than taking place in an education center, 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.
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