How It Works

2 CEUs, equivalent to 20 Contact Hours/PDUs
On June 6, 1944, WWII’s Allied forces invaded Normandy. With more than 150,000 troops crossing the English Channel that day, it was the largest beach attack in history and laid the foundation for the Allied victory. Join us for a deep learning experience about this major historic event.
Course Dates:
July 18 - August 21, 2022
5 weeks


David Ulbrich, PhD

Dr. David Ulbrich is currently an associate professor and director of the MA programs in History and in Military History at Norwich University. He is an award-winning author, teacher, and consultant. Among Ulbrich’s recent publications are the co-authored books Ways of War and Race and Gender in Modern Western Warfare. Ulbrich has appeared on the television documentary “Echoes of War: Stories from the Big Red One” and will be featured in the documentary “Jungle Warfare” which is completing production.


Understanding D-Day
The goal of the course is to thoroughly understand D-Day. This means examining it from a variety of perspectives and looking at each with a critical eye. We want learners, as fully as possible, to make sense of what happened and its significance.

Topics Include:

  • D-Day policy and strategy
  • Operational art
  • Grand tactics as well as small-unit tactics
  • The memory and meaning of WWII

Who Should Register:

  • History buffs or anyone excited to dive deep into the details of a specific WWII event
  • Teachers of history, government, social studies, or politics to enhance knowledge and earn professional development hours and CEUs for annual teaching license renewal

Learning Format

We provide a more interactive and visually engaging learning experience than you’ll find in many online course environments.
The format of this class is fully online, instructor-led, pass/no pass, and can be taken as part of the certificate or independently. Certificate courses can be taken in any order unless otherwise noted. Designed by an expert team of military historians and learning experience designers.
Industry Experts
You'll experience optional live sessions with your instructor and other experts and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the subject
Active Learning
Learn content deeply through varied case studies, topical readings, infographics and other visuals, and hands-on exercises.
Engaged Classrooms
Build your knowledge repository with weekly quizzes, open group discussions, and even the occasional debate.


Understanding D-Day
Devote 6-8 hours/week
Apply knowledge to your real life
Be prepared to learn from each other