Study Abroad


Study Abroad Opportunities in 2017

This year, the history department will sponsor two study abroad programs. One, led by Charles Heath and Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, will travel to Mexico, while the other, directed by Brian Jordan and Jeremiah Dancy, will explore the Civil War on the east coast of the United States.

Mexico Study Abroad

Calling all SHSU students. This summer, you will have the opportunity to travel to Mexico from May 31 to June 23. Along the way, you will see some of the most important archeological sites in the world. You'll learn about the growth of Cancun as a tourist site; you'll swim in the Caribbean at Tulum; and, you'll visit two of the four leading classic-era Maya city-states, Calakmul and Palenque. You'll also have the opportunity to visit major Mexican cities, Merida, San Cristobal de las Casas, Oaxaca, and Mexico City. The trip will truly change your view of the western hemisphere and the world. In addition, you'll receive six hours of upper division history credit. (Courses: HIST 3399 and HIST 3388)

Come along and join us. To discuss the trip or sign up please see Dr. Charles Heath or Dr. Jeffrey L. Littlejohn on the fourth floor of AB4.

Map of the trip | Photographs and more information

Civil War and Reconstruction

Earn six hours of 3000-level history credits (HIST 3380 and HIST 3386) this summer as we go on the road for an unforgettable, three-week tour of Civil War battlefields and historic sites. Stand on the rubble of Fort Sumter, gather where Union soldiers repulsed Pickett's Charge, tiptoe through the trenches of bloody Spotsylvania, pause along the siege lines of Petersburg, contemplate the end of slavery in the cottage where Lincoln labored on drafts of the Emancipation Proclamation, and visit the parlor where Lee surrendered to Grant. Dr. Brian Jordan will lecture and lead the guided at each of our stops, and Dr. Jeremiah Dancy will lead discussions of war in American historical memory and on film.

For more information see Dr. Brian Jordan or Dr. Jeremiah Dancy on the fourth floor of AB4.

Petersburg, Va.: Part of Quartermaster Department, 1st Division, 9th Corps, in November 1863

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