Securing the American South

This summer Dr. Belko will be offering an innovative course called Securing the American South: The Creek War and the War of 1812. In recognition of the bicentennials of the Creek War, the War of 1812, and the First Seminole War, the course will highlight the larger cultural, social, economic, and political ramifications of Indian, African, European, and American interaction on the Southern frontier from the later 1600s to the mid-1800s. Students will meet on campus during the first half of the course and venture beyond the classroom during the second half in order to visit seven prominent sites in Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida. Each site visit will include a guided tour from a leading scholar noted in their field and well published on subjects concerning the Southern frontier. For more information, contact Dr. Belko at

The Second World War in Central and Western Europe

From 8 May to 24 May, Dr. Daniel E. Miller will lead “The Second World War in Western and Central Europe,” for members of the public as well as both undergraduate and graduate students from UWF and other institutions.  The tour will start with four nights in Paris and then proceed to the beaches of Normandy.  From there, the group will travel to Amiens, France, as well as Aachen and Cologne, Germany.  Next, there will be three nights in Berlin and a stopover in Dresden before the tour reaches its last destination, Prague, Czech Republic.  Aside from significant sights related to the Second World War, participants will have plenty of opportunities to explore on their own and to visit other cultural venues, including five medieval cathedrals.  Transportation between Paris and Prague will be by private coach.  The price of the tour is $3495 (double occupancy) plus airfare, certain meals, and incidentals.  For more information, contact Dr. Miller at

Corps of Discovery 4

For 27 days this summer, a team of undergraduate and graduate students from the University of West Florida Public History Program will start out from Pensacola to St. Louis, Missouri. Departing from under the massive Gateway Arch, the "Corps of Discovery 4" will venture into the West, following in the footsteps of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the rest of the original Corps more than 200 years ago. Along the way we will explore the Missouri River, Spirit Mount, Sgt. Floyd's death site, Mandan Village site, the National Grasslands, Minuteman Missile site, the Badlands, the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Devil's Tower, Little Big Horn, Pompey's Pillar, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, the Gates of the Mountains, the Great Falls, Lolo Pass, Fort Clatsop, Cape Disappointment, Mount St. Helens, Portland, Seattle, and much more! Splitting our time between camping and hotels, the highlight of the trip will be 3 days of white-water rafting down the Salmon and Snake rivers along routs nearly identical to those two centuries ago. Truly an experience of a lifetime! For more information about tuition, costs, and credit hours, please contact Dr. Patrick Moore at