HIST 30200 Public History

This course is designed to introduce history majors, prospective history majors, and other interested undergraduates to career possibilities in public history. The course studies the various ways in which historians work outside the classroom in arenas that allow their work to be read, seen, heard, and interpreted by popular audiences. This course will focus on five different but related areas: archives, museums, historic preservation, historic sites, and media. Students will study the history of each of these areas, the theories that support them, and some aspects of the work involved. In addition, students will study controversies and ethical problems that public historians have faced. Not open to students with credit in AST 30200.




ENGL 17000 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment.