History study tours offer RMU students an opportunity for engaged learning through visitation to historical sites, museums, battlefields, and other organizations. RMU currently offers one credit history study tours for Colonial/Revolutionary America and the Civil War.
Students gain first person perspective into history by walking the ground where key events occurred, viewing and interpreting historical artifacts, and interacting with public history professionals to comprehend how our history is presented to the general public.
Tours generally are six days/five nights in length and occur in the spring semester during the week immediately following commencement. The courses are taught online during the semester to provide students with an overview of the history they then experience on the trip. An additional charge for bus travel, housing, guided tours, etc. is assessed for students who sign up for the class.
The Civil War Study Tour course, for example, spent the first week of May visiting some of the war’s most influential sites and battlefields like Harper’s Ferry, Mechanicsville, Richmond, Cold Harbor, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
Please contact Dr. Daniel Barr (firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-397-5411) for additional information.