Explore the beautiful sights and rich history of Europe while earning university credit with UMUC.
Rather than taking place in an education center, a field study course takes place in a historical European city where the subject being studied has its roots. You will visit historical sites and museums as well as participate in lectures that bring it all together for a one-of-a-kind learning experience.
An unforgettable way to immerse yourself in a subject, a field study course packs all of the 48 contact-hours of a traditional course into eight adventure-filled days, so you can earn three credits in about one week, plus a component of online study.
Upcoming Field Study Classes
|Class Number||Class Name||Registration Deadline||Travel Dates||Class Dates|
|HIST 217A/317A||Berlin: Its History and Art (3)||24 Sep 2018||13-20 Oct 2018||8-28 Oct 2018|
|ARTH 199H/489H||Baroque Art in Rome: An Introduction (3)||24 Sep 2018||14-21 Oct 2018||8-28 Oct 2018|
|ENGL 288I/388I||Scotland: Culture, Literature, and History (3)||25 Feb 2019||9-16 Mar 2019||4-24 Mar 2019|
|ENGL 288J/388J||Dublin: A Brief Literary History (3)||29 Apr 2019||11-18 May 2019||6-26 May 2019|
|ARTH 199G/489G||Renaissance Art in Florence (3)||6 May 2019||18-25 May 2019||13 May - 2 Jun 2019|
How Does Field Study Work?
Each field study course may be taken for three upper- or lower-level undergraduate credits. Generally, upper-level students are required to complete the same assignments as the lower-level students, with the addition of a research project due a few weeks after the course has ended.
Tuition for a field study course is the same as a regular 3-credit course. In addition, UMUC offers a flat rate of $650, which covers seven nights in a hotel, admission to all museums and exhibits, and travel fees for excursions taken as part of the course. Other costs associated with field study courses (which will not be collected by UMUC) may include items such as transportation to and from the field study site, meals, and spending money.