Public History, Minor

Program Description

The Minor in Public History prepares students for non-teaching careers as historians outside the academy. Emphasis is placed on exposing students to the broad range of skills and issues associated with careers in museums, archives, historic preservation agencies, heritage tourism, historic site assessment, cultural resource management, and other careers that utilize the skills of the historian outside of the classroom setting.

Program Curriculum

Requirements (18 credits)

Required Courses (9-10 Credits):

300-level U.S. History course (3 credits)

Students can take HIST 403 and HIST 492, but one will count towards their required electives.

Directed Electives (9 credits):

HIST 403 Public History Project 3 Credits

HIST 404 American Material Culture 3 Credits

HIST 405 Local History and Community Development 4 Credits

HIST 455 Topics in Latin American History 3 Credits

HIST 492 Public History Intern Experience 3-4 Credits

ANTH 150 Introduction to Archaeology 3 Credits

ANTH 210 The Ancient World 3 Credits

ANTH 322 Historical Archaeology 3 Credits

ANTH 329 Experimental Archaeology 4 Credits

ANTH 418 New England Archaeology 4 Credits

ANTH 450 Archaeological Field School 3-6 Credits

ART 110 Introduction to Art History 3 Credits

ART 216 Modern Art 3 Credits

ART 270 Art in Community 3 Credits

ART 414 American Art & Architecture 3 Credits

ART 490 Curatorship 3 Credits

ART 420 Issues in Contemporary Art 3 Credits

ART 491 Aesthetic and Critical Dialogue About Art 3 Credits

WRT 370 Creative Nonfiction I 3 Credits

WRT 382 Travel Writing 3 Credits

JRN 381 Opinion Writing 3 Credits

GEOG 130 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 3 Credits

GEOG 241 Introduction to Planning 3 Credits

GEOG 276 Elementary Cartography 3 Credits

GEOG 290 Geography of Tourism 3 Credits

GEOG 291 National Parks and World Heritage Sites 3 Credits

GEOG 378 Geographic Information Systems 3 Credits

GEOG 433 Issues in Environmental Protection 3 Credits

GEOG 439 Urban Geography 3 Credits

GEOG 441 Community & Regional Planning 3 Credits

GEOG 445 Environmental Planning 3 Credits

GEOG 450 Tourism Planning 3 Credits

GEOG 451 Tourism Development in Southern New England 3 Credits

GEOG 472 Topics in Physical Geography 3 Credits

GEOG 475 Energy Resources and Climate Change 3 Credits

GEOG 483 Topics in Planning 3 Credits

SOC 411 Oral History for the Social Sciences 4 Credits

THS 300 The Hospitality Industry 3 Credits

No more than 6 credits may be taken from any one discipline. Other courses, such as certain special topics courses like HIST 395, may be available if they address some specific aspect of public history. Consult the Public History Coordinator for current options.

Students wishing to take HIST 404 or HIST 405 should contact the chair of the department for a waiver of HIST 301.

Total Credit Hours: 18

Faculty

Stephen Armstrong
Lecturer
History
Bassett Hall 216
860.832.0123
Jay Bergman
Professor
Russia, Modern Europe
History
Bassett Hall 2161200
860.832.2811
M.B.B. Biskupski
Professor, Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and American Studies
Poland, East Central Europe
History
Bassett Hall 2161400
860.832.2814
Thomas Chauvin
Lecturer
History
Bassett Hall 216
860.832.0123
Juan Coronado
Assistant Professor
History
Bassett Hall 216-05
860.832.2820
George DeVita
Lecturer
History
Bassett Hall 216
860.832.0123
Gloria Emeagwali
Professor
African Studies, Pre-colonial West Africa, Northeast World History
History
Bassett Hall 2161600
860.832.2815
Leah Glaser
Professor
Public History, Historic Preservation, Local and Community History, 20th Century U.S., American West, Energy and Environmental History
History
Bassett Hall 2160700
860.832.2825
Katherine Hermes
Emeritus
History
Mark Jones
Professor, Department Chair
Modern Japan, History of Modern Childhood, History of Modern Love, History of Emotion
History
Bassett Hall 2161700
860.832.2819
Laurie Lamarre
History
Bassett Hall 216
Aimee Loiselle
Assistant Professor
History
Bassett Hall 216
860.832.2800
MaryAnn Mahony
Professor
Latin America, Brazil, Central America, Rural Societies, Ethnicity and Class, Revolutions
History
Elihu Burritt Library 408
860.832.0119
Alexandra Maravel
Lecturer
History
Bassett Hall 216
860.832.2800
Virginia Mitchell
Lecturer
History
Bassett Hall 216
860.832.0123
Thomas Ratliff
Emeritus Adjunct Professor
History
(860) 832.2800
Holly Richards
History
Aldorigo Scopino
Lecturer
History
Bassett Hall 216
860.832.0123
Mary Skelly
History
John Stavens
History
John Tully
Professor
American Foreign Relations, Modern U.S., Irish Foreign Relations
History
Davidson Hall 103
860.832.1601
Harold Vedeler
Emeritus
World History, Ancient History, ANcient Near East and Ancient Israel
History
Matthew Warshauer
Professor
Early Republic, 19th Century Political and Constitutional, Jacksonian Era, Civil War, Historical Methods, American Studies, Connecticut
History
Bassett Hall 2161800
860.832.2803
Louise Williams
Professor
England, Ireland, Imperialism, Intellectual, Modern European History
History
Bassett Hall 2160100
860.832.2806
Amrys Williams
History