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D-Day and the Normandy Campaign of 1944 -
Departing from Spangdahlem

Course at a Glance

Course: HIST 318G (1 Credit)

Location: Normandy, France

When: To be announced

Register By: To be announced


  • Utah Beach

  • Sainte-Mère-Église Airborne Museum

  • Maisy Battery

  • Point du Hoc

  • Omaha Beach Cemetery

  • Longues-sur-Mer

  • Arromanches (Gold Beach)

Tuition and Fees:

  • $238.00 Undergraduate 1-credit hour tuition cost

  • $250.00 Field Study Additional Fee (Transportation to and from the location, lodging, museum/ticket fees, excursions)

  • Not included: Meals

The D-Day landings and the campaign in Normandy have taken on an almost mythic status. Learn more during this field study program at UMGC Europe.

The D-Day landings and the campaign in Normandy which followed have taken on an almost mythic status in the history of World War II. Viewed as the great turning point of this global conflict, the campaign can be seen as a vital signpost event in European, American, and military history. You will study the battle strategies, maps of the area, and slides illustrating the equipment of the period, all while visiting the battlefields, beaches, museums, and memorials dedicated to this campaign.

Topics include:

  • An in-depth discussion and readings pertaining to the D-Day Invasion and Normandy Campaign
  • Site visits to include Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère Battery, Point du Hoc, Omaha Beach Cemetery, Église-Maisy-Mer, Longues (Gold Beach)

"The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of
liberty-loving people everywhere march with you."

-General Dwight D. Eisenhower


Faculty member: John Nolan, e-mail:

May apply toward the history major or minor, German associate degree or certificate, or electives

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