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Study Tours

The Social Sciences Department sponsors one-credit Study Tour classes in History and Political Science.  

History Study Tours

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 for 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 (barrd@rmu.edu or 412-397-5411) for additional information.

Political Science Study Tours

The Washington D.C. Study Tour offers students the opportunity for engaged learning by visiting the Greater D.C. area. 

Students from all over campus have the opportunity to take this 1-credit class, POLS2010, and travel for a week this May, touring our  Nation's Capital and hearing from experts and participants in the political, legal, and policy processes on how government and politics work.

The tour will highlight many important areas of D.C., including, The US Congress, Congressional Offices, The US Supreme Court, The Library of Congress, The National Archives, The Smithsonian Museum complex, the National Monuments (Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, MLK, WWII, Washington, Iwo Jima), Arlington Cemetery, the National Holocaust Museum, Republican and Democrat Headquarters, respectively, Union Station, FBI Headquarters, the White House, think tanks and Embassy Row. The course will include visits to DC universities, where students will receive information about career graduate programs in government, law, and politics. 

Please contact Dr. Justin DePlato (deplato@rmu.edu or 412-397-5912) for additional information.