Outbound Opportunities

The American Civil War in History and Memory


This field school is a study of the American Civil War in the Eastern Theater of Operations and how the war has been memorialized and remembered since 1865. Students will study the major battles and military experience; civilians and the intersection of policy, the public and battle; the role of slavery and the conduct of the war; and efforts to commemorate and interpret the war. Prepare to hike the battlefields, tour the museums, and reflect on the places that tell the stories of one of the most significant events in American history.


Participants will complete two courses as part of the field school, earning a total of 6 MRU credits.

HIST 2212: Travel Study in American History: The American Civil War in the East

HUMN 2201: Outstanding Lives: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis

Both Courses have GNED designations.

Applicants should meet with their academic advisor prior to joining the program to ensure the courses offered can be used towards completion of their program.

Program Dates

May 13 - May 26, 2019

Information Sessions

Attend a scheduled information session for more information. If you are unable to attend or if you would like more information please contact instructor Joe Anderson.

October 4, 2018 3:30 pm EA 1056
October 16, 2018 4:00 pm EA 1070
October 18, 2018 3:00 pm EA 2021

Application Deadline

November 1, 2018 at 4 pm.

Space is still available. Applications will be accepted through January.

Application Process

Access the Field School Application Form.

Submit the following to the Office of International Education (EB 3005):

  • The complete Field School Application Forms
  • A statement of intent in MS Word (maximum 250 words) that speaks to the following:
    • Why you would like to participate and what you hope to learn and experience
    • Discuss any relevant experience or coursework that might complement the experience and note current GPA
    • Include contact information for someone who would serve as a personal reference

Program Costs

American Civil War Field School Program Fees - $1,789.00

The American Civil War Field School Program Fees include local transportation during the field school, accommodation, all course-related excursions, visits and activities, faculty expenses and MRU administration fee.

Program fees are payable in person at the Office of the Registrar (A101) using the Blue Field School Payment Slip, according to the payment deadlines outlined in the following table:

1st deposit* December 1, 2018 $500
2nd deposit February 1, 2019 $645
3rd deposit March 15, 2019 $645

*Initial program deposit is non-refundable and secures the participant's place in the program. Possibility of refund of subsequent deposits due to withdrawal from the program will be assessed and determined at the time of withdrawal. Program fees do not include course tuition or additional student expenses (see below).

MRU Tuition & General Fees

MRU tuition and fees for HIST 2212 and HUMN 2201 (6 credits total) are in addition to the program fees and will be assessed to each student's account in April, 2019. They are payable to MRU by the spring 2019 fee payment deadline.

Additional Student Expenses

Students are responsible for all additional expenses not included in the program fees such as return airfare, trip interruption and cancellation insurance, travel health and medical insurance, meals, passport, travel essentials, personal spending, etc. Estimates of additional student costs are available at the Information Session(s) and from the instructor or the Office of International Education.

Financial Assistance

All field school participants will receive a $1,000 grant from the MRU International Mobility Award to use towards the costs associated with the field school.

Further information on this grant will be provided to successful program applicants.

Contact Information

Joe Anderson (Field School Instructor) - jlanderson@mtroyal.ca

Trinda Guillet (International Education) - tguillet@mtroyal.ca