History & Political Science Department
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  • This is a photo from the History department's American Experience Tour.

    Learn about historical events where they occurred

  • Many history department courses include a trip to immerse students in rich, interactive learning environments.

    Learn about historical events where they occurred

  • This is a photo from the History department's American Experience Tour.

    Learn about historical events where they occurred

  • This is a photo from the American Experience Tour.

    Learn about historical events where they occurred

Are you interested in learning about historical events where they occurred? Many department courses include a trip to immerse students in rich, interactive learning environments.

American Experience Tour: Through the American Experience Tour, students have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom by exploring history where it happened through a summer travel program. These trips bring students face to face with our nation’s key historical sites, enabling students to experience the events for themselves. Recent trips have included visits to the Cane Ridge Meeting House, the U.S. Capitol, Ellis Island, the Boston Freedom Trail, Gettysburg, Independence Hall, Mount Vernon, and the USS Constitution. The trip takes place during the summer of even years.

Civil Rights course: Visit locations relevant to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.

Arkansas State and Local Government course: Meet with alumni, members of the legislature and the governor on your trip to the Capitol building in Little Rock.

Military History course: Students travel to various museums in multiple states including National Infantry Museum in Georgia, National Naval Aviation Museum in Florida and National WWII Museum in Louisiana.

Civil War course: Travel on a multi-day trip to battlefields around the South, including Shiloh, Corinth, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain and Franklin.

Contact the History and Political Science Department for more information about any of these trips.

"I had such a great time visiting the Capital with my American Government class. It was such a great experience!"

—Jake Agin