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Heidelberg Through the Ages

Course at a Glance

Course: HIST 317J 

Class and Credits: Heidelberg Through the Ages (3 credits)

Location: Heidelberg, Germany April 11-14

When: 3-30 April 2024

Registration Extended : 31 March 2024

Status: Open


  • Heidelberg Castle

  • Heidelberg University's Student Prison

  • Neckar Valley and Castles

  • Medieval Night Watchman Tour

  • Jewish Life in Heidelberg

  • U.S. Military in Heidelberg
  • Heidelberg and the U.S.:1688-2013

Tuition and Fees:

  • $750.00 Undergraduate 3-credit hour tuition cost

  • $300.00 Field Study Additional Fee (Museum/ticket fees, excursions)

  • Not included: Meals, transportation to and from the location, and hotel accommodations.

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)
  • Philosopher's Path
  • Mark Twain and Heidelberg
  • Heidelberg during the Third Reich
  • WWII and Post-War Heidelberg and the U.S. Military

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

May apply toward upper-level credit for the history major and minor, arts, humanities, general education requirements, and electives.

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