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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HI 396 - Public History (3)

This course is an introduction to public history, which includes museum administration, archival collection, historic preservation, heritage tourism, oral history, and cultural resource management. Students will examine the theoretical foundations and traditions of public history as a genre of historical inquiry and analyze the major historical debates surrounding public history in general. Building on this foundation, students will then create a synthesis of academic learning and community engagement with the completion of a case study and internship based the needs of a community partner, such as the National World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial or other local public history site approved by the instructor. Meets the upper-division requirement (American or World) in the major. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval. 2015 CORE: Community Engagement.