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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 66 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.
  • At least two “writing-intensive” courses at the 3000-level. 
  • 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 (12 hours)

2. Intermediate level history courses

12 hours, including 6 credit hours of writing-intensive courses. (See the list below.) The prerequisite for the 3000-level writing intensive courses is HIST 2900 or instructor approval.

  • 3000-level    ANY AREA   Credits: 3 hours
  • 3000-level    ANY AREA   Credits: 3 hours
  • 3000-level    U.S. area    Credits: 3 hours

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.  The prerequisite for the 4000-level courses is 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 (12 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 by either University course work or examination.

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