Public History Concentration
The Public History Concentration prepares students for increasingly attractive careers
in such areas as museums, historic site management, historic preservation, oral history, documentary film making, business history, "applied" history in public policy making, archival resource management, and heritage tourism. Through internships, a Senior Public History Project, and in-class projects, our students take advantage of opportunities to see and experience for themselves what professional public historians do.
They have, produced museum exhibits, identified and cataloged Civil War artifacts, given tours, produced driving and walking tours of historic sites, and helped to produce exhibition catalogs—to name just a few of the professional experiences our students have had.
42 credit hours
- Introduction to Public History/Museum Studies (3 credits)
- Introduction to Historic Preservation (3 credits)
- Museum Studies II (3 credits)
- American Material Culture/Built Landscape (3 credits)
- Historical Methods and Historiography (3 credits)
- Public History Internship (3 credits)
- Senior Project in Public History (3 credits)
Take one additional course in the among the following:
- HIS 310 Special Topics in Public History (3 credits)
- ANTH 205 Historical Archaeology (3 credits)
- ANTH 227 Ethnographic Field Methods (3 credits)
- ART 128 Computer Design for Non-Designers OR ART 220 Introduction to Graphic Design (3 credits)
Students then take a minimum of 6 additional history courses (18 credits): at least 2 American, 2 European, and 2 World History.