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Heidelberg Through the Ages

Course at a Glance

Course: HIST 317J (3 Credits)

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

When: TBA: Meets on-site in Heidelberg

Register By: TBA


  • Heidelberg Castle

  • Heidelberg University's Student Prison

  • Neckar Valley and Castles

  • Medieval Night Watchman Tour

  • Jewish Life in Heidelberg

  • U.S. Military in Heidelberg

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

Head to Germany to visit popular landmarks and explore history during this field study program at UMGC Europe.

Visit the famous city of Heidelberg and learn about its fascinating history, from the early origins to the present. Explore Heidelberg's role as a political and religious center and a focal point of the German romantic and post-romantic movements. You will study German history, the history of Heidelberg, and the rise and fall of powers through lectures and visits to well-known landmarks in this charming city.

Topics include:

  • The Roman Empire and Heidelberg
  • Dark times during the medieval centuries
  • History of Germany’s oldest university (1386)
  • Philosophy for normal people made in Heidelberg
  • Mark Twain and Heidelberg
  • Heidelberg during the Third Reich
  • WWII and Post-War Heidelberg and the U.S. Military

"Everybody has heard of the great Heidelberg Tun, and most people have seen it, no doubt. It is a wine-cask as big as a cottage, and some traditions say it holds eighteen hundred thousand bottles, and other traditions say it holds eighteen hundred million barrels. I think it likely that one of these statements is a mistake, and the other is a lie."

-Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad


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

May apply toward upper-level credit for the history major and minor, German associate degree or certificate curriculum, arts and humanities general education requirements, and electives.

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