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.
- The prince electors of Heidelberg
- Heidelberg and the Palatinate (the Pfalz)
- The mysterious Mithras Cult of Roman soldiers
- Elisabeth V and Friedrich V - Europe's ill-fated couple
- Heiligenberg: St. Michaelskloster
"Heidelberg, in its location, has something so ideal."-J.W. Goethe
Faculty member: Ms. Susan May, e-mail email@example.com
May apply toward upper- or lower-level credit for history, humanities, and electives.
Tentative Course Itinerary
Day 1 - First Class Meeting
|1600||Meet at Bismarckplatz|
|1600-1900||Orientation and introduction, walking tour of the old city|
Day 2 - Early Heidelberg
|0900-1100||Lecture: Early History of Heidelberg|
|1100-1300||Kurpfaelzisches Museum - from the Stone Age to the Romans|
|1400-1600||Kurpfaelzisches Museum - Heiligenberg, Middle Ages|
|1600-1900||Boat tour of the Neckar|
Day 3 - Ladenburg and Heiligenberg
|0900-1200||Ladenburg - Roman ruins, city wall, basilica, market square|
|1200-1300||Lunch in Ladenburg|
|1300-1700||Hike around the Heiligenberg|
Day 4 - Heidelberg Castle
|0900-1300||Lecture and tour of castle and grounds|
|1400-1600||Lecture on Heidelberg from the Renaissance to the 18th century|
|1600-1800||Religion in Heidelberg - walking tour|
Day 5 - University of Heidelberg
|0900-1030||Lecture on university history|
|1030-1300||Student jail, university museum, lecture buildings, library|
|1400-1600||Lecture and Kurpfaelzisches Museum - 18th and 19th centuries|
|1600-1800||Time to work on group presentations|
Day 6 - Heidelberg in the 19th Century
|0900-1030||Group presentations 1 and 2|
|1100-1230||Group presentations 3 and 4|
|1330-1500||Lecture - Romantic Heidelberg|
|1500-1700||Walking tour of Philosophenweg, Eichendorffanlage, Hoelderlinanlage, Bismarcksaeule|
Day 7 - Final Exam / Heidelberg in the 20th Century
|1100-1300||Friedrich Ebert Haus and Weststadt|
|1830||Brewery tour and dinner|
Accommodation and Transportation
For your convenience, UMUC coordinates the hotel and excursion arrangements for a flat 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. Single rooms are available upon request, if space allows, for an additional fee of $200.
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.
Textbooks and Course Materials
Please refer to the current course syllabus found on the schedule for details about course materials.
You may register for the 3 credit field study course with your local program coordinator or online at MyUMUC. Tuition assistance or financial aid can be applied toward tuition costs. For more information, contact the UMUC Field Study Office at CIV +49-(0)631-534-800, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before completing your travel plans, please verify with your local program coordinator or the Field Study Office at UMUC 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.