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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Public History Major


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This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in fields of public history such as museum and archival administration, preservation/restoration work, interpretation, consulting, and applied research.

Major Requirements:


  • Minimum of 63 hours in history and approved electives from other departments selected from categories listed below.
  • Minimum grade of “C” in all course work required for the major, including electives and required cognates.
  • Completion of at least 6 hours of “writing-intensive” courses at the 3000-level. (See list of courses below).
  • With permission of the advisor, students may substitute advanced (4000-level) history courses for intermediate level (3000-level) courses in the same topical area, providing the student has the appropriate prerequisite.
  • No minor required.

1. Introductory level history courses (9 hours)


Select either:


Choose one of the following:


2. Intermediate level history courses


15 hours, including 6 credit hours of writing-intensive courses.

Writing Intensive Courses at the 3000-level are:


Writing intensive courses at the 3000-level are: HIST 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105, 3191, 3251, 3265, 3285, 3500, 3510, 3531, 3604, 3606, 3611, 3612, 3614, 3616, 3618, 3662, 3664, 3702, 3762, 3764, 3766, 3768, 3882, 3884. The prerequisite is HIST 2900 or instructor approval. Writing intensive courses are designated “(WI)” in the online schedule of classes.

3. Advanced level history courses (6 hours)


All 4000-level U.S., Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and European history courses meet the baccalaureate-level writing requirement. Baccalaureate history courses are designed “(BW)” in the online schedule of classes. 4000-level prerequisite: one 3000-level writing intensive course or instructor approval.

  • 4000-level (U.S.) area   Credits: 3 hours
  • 4000-level ANY AREA   Credits: 3 hours

4. Public History core courses (9 hours):


5. Electives (18 hours)


Consult the History Advising Office and Undergraduate Handbook for approved elective courses from other departments that meet this requirement.

6. Internship (6 hours)


Students must confer with the Public History Internship Supervisor before registering for internship credit.

7. Cognate requirement (8 hours)


Completion of a foreign language through the 1010 level (or equivalency) by University course work or examination.

Writing Intensive Courses - History


Prerequisite: HIST 2900 or instructor approval.

Courses by Geographical Area - History


Europe


Courses meeting requirements for European history include:

Geographical


Courses meeting requirements for any geographical area include:

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