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Berlin: Its History and Art

Course at a Glance

Course: HIST 317A (3 Credits)

Location: Berlin, Germany

When: Meets in Berlin 23-30 July 2022

Register By: 1 July 2022


  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Alexanderplatz and the TV Tower
  • Palace of Tears
  • The Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate
  • Museum Island
  • The Palais of Sansoussi
  • Holocaust Memorial

Tuition and Fees:

  • $744.00 Undergraduate 3-credit hour tuition cost
  • $650.00 Field Study Additional Fee includes: Lodging (7 nights, double occupancy),
    museum/ticket fees, excursions
  • Not included: Meals, transportation to and from the location, voluntary excursions

Travel to Berlin and explore this vibrant city during this field study program at UMGC Europe.

A European center of cultural dynamism and political power, Berlin is much more than the commonly held image of Third Reich bombast and Cold War tensions. Established on the banks of the Spree River, Berlin has seen splendor in architecture, theater, and art, along with philosophical, literary, and scientific dynamism. These elements have evolved side-by-side with the erratic legacy of the ambitious Hohenzollern royal dynasty, the cataclysmic Nazi Third Reich, and the wintery years of East and West Cold War divisions. Berlin is a city that enthralls the observer today with its cultural contributions while simultaneously producing a sense of bafflement at the raw ambitions and ideals of the city's driven political leaders during the last 300 years.

Topics include:

  • Berlin and the rise of Prussia: A center of Hohenzollern dynastic power and glory
  • Bismarck and the 1871 unification of Germany: A Hohenzollern triumph
  • Berlin and the disaster of World War I
  • The Weimar Republic: Cultural splendor and political catastrophe
  • The Nazis come to Berlin: A city at the heart of the Third Reich
  • Life in former East Germany
  • Cold War divisions and the final reunification: Berlin rises from the ashes

Faculty member: Ms. Heike Raphael-Hernandez, e-mail:

"All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin.
And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words, Ich bin ein Berliner!"

- John F. Kennedy, U.S. President, 1963


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