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Public History Concentration

  • Program Overview
    A public history concentration will help you develop a solid foundation of history and the methods that today’s historians use to interpret the past.  You will ponder many questions in the field of public history and learn from a variety of sources such as area museums, historical societies, libraries and archives, national parks, and heritage tourism sites throughout your class and internship experiences. This concentration provides a foundation for history majors seeking employment as public historians and beyond. Career paths may include teaching in schools, practicing law, and working in government, journalism, and a variety of other fields.   
  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126

    History majors may not use HST courses to satisfy the General Education requirements, except for the World Cultures thematic category. A HST course taken to satisfy the World Cultures thematic category cannot also count towards completing a history elective.

    Freshman - Credits: 32-33

    • Foreign Languages   (Cr: 6)
    • History Survey Sequence   (Cr: 6)
    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3-4)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • HST 201 - Contemporary Approaches to History (Cr: 3)
    • HST 235 - Public History (Cr: 3)
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)

    Sophomore - Credits: 32

    • Global Issues General Education Requirement   (Cr:3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • U.S. History Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Public History Elective   (Cr: 6)
    • Marketing and Public Relations Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Professional Writing Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • World History Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)

    Junior - Credits: 31

    • Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3) 
    • Diverse Perspectives Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Electives   (Cr: 3)
      • Must be above the 100 level. 
    • History Electives   (Cr: 6)
      • Must be above the 300 level. 
    • Marketing and Public Relations Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Public History Elective   (Cr: 3) 
    • Professional Writing Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3) 
    • HST 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)
    • LST 302 - Methods of Inquiry in the Humanities (Cr: 3)

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • General Education Elective  (Cr: 9) 
      • One must be above the 100 level. 
    • History Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • HST 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • HST 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • HST 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

    History Survey Sequence

    Students are required to complete a history survey sequence (United States History I and II, Western Civilization I and Ii, or World History I and II). 

    History Major Requirements

    To meet the History Major's U.S. History, World History, and Diverse Perspectives requirements, students must choose one course from each of the following lists. At least two of the three courses must be taken at the 300 level.

    United States History

    • HST 103 - United States History I (Cr: 3)
    • HST 104 - United States History II (Cr: 3)
    • HST 225 - The Salem Witch Trials (Cr: 3)
    • HST 226 - Early American History and Literature (Cr: 3)
    • HST 227 - Boston History (Cr: 3)
    • HST 229 - The American West (Cr: 3)
    • HST 230 - African-American History (Cr: 3)
    • HST 306 - New England History (Cr: 3)
    • HST 317 - Civil Rights Movement (Cr: 3)
    • HST 330 - History of Sexuality in the United States (Cr: 3)
    • HST 340 - Women in American History and Culture (Cr: 3)
    • HST 350 - The Automobile in American Life (Cr: 3)
    • HST 380 - Environmental History (Cr: 3)
    • IST 217 - Immigrants and Refugees in World and United States History (Cr: 3)

    History Electives

    To meet the History Electives requirements, students must choose four courses with the HST prefix (excluding HST 201 Contemporary Approaches to History). Students must take at least two of these courses at the 300 or 400 level.

    World History

    • HST 101 - Western Civilization I (Cr: 3)
    • HST 102 - Western Civilization II (Cr: 3)
    • HST 110 - World History I (Cr: 3)
    • HST 111 - World History II (Cr: 3)
    • HST 218 - Topics in World History (Cr: 3)
    • HST 222 - Modern Irish History and Literature (Cr: 3)
    • HST 245 - The History of Modern China (Cr: 3)
    • HST 260 - Modern Latin American History and Culture (Cr: 3)
    • HST 280 - Middle East History (Cr: 3)
    • HST 302 - Russia: From Revolution to the Post-Soviet Era (Cr: 3)
    • HST 310 - Economies and Peoples (Cr: 3)
    • IST 217 - Immigrants and Refugees in World and United States History (Cr: 3)

    Diverse Perspectives

    • HST 229 - The American West (Cr: 3)
    • HST 230 - African-American History (Cr: 3)
    • HST 245 - The History of Modern China (Cr: 3)
    • HST 260 - Modern Latin American History and Culture (Cr: 3)
    • HST 280 - Middle East History (Cr: 3)
    • HST 317 - Civil Rights Movement (Cr: 3)
    • HST 340 - Women in American History and Culture (Cr: 3)
    • HST 380 - Environmental History (Cr: 3)
    • IST 217 - Immigrants and Refugees in World and United States History (Cr: 3)
    • REL 251 - Religion in American Life (Cr: 3)

    Public History Electives

    • ART 365 - Arts Administration II (Cr: 3)
    • ART 265 - Arts Administration I (Cr: 3)
    • ENV 212 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Cr: 3)
    • HST 214 - Topics in Public History (Cr: 3)
    • LST 315 - Digital Methods for Critical Inquiry (Cr: 3)

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