History, Public History Concentration, Master of Arts (MA)

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Required Common Core
HIST 501INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL STUDIES5
HIST 550GRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR5
HIST 598GRADUATE WRITING SEMINAR5
Select 4 Graduate Reading Courses20
Further Specialization5-15
Preparation of two fields
THESIS
RESEARCH PROJECT
Electives5-15
Public History students will choose electives based on their career goals and academic interests. MA students are permitted to take up to 15 credits of 400–level courses towards their MA degrees, and may petition for more if appropriate for their focus.
ORAL HISTORY
BUILT ENVIRONMENTS OF NORTH AMERICA: SYMBOL AND STRUCTURE
SEMINAR
CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHIVES
HISTORICAL WRITING AND EDITING
Required Reading Courses15-20
PUBLIC HISTORY
DIGITAL HISTORY
HISTORY INTERNSHIP (Students with a concentration in Public History will take 5–10 credits of internship to hone their public history skills in the real world. Internships should ideally take place in the second year of the MA program.)
Total Credits60-85

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • understand historical studies, including historical methodology and selected aspects of modern historiography;
  • demonstrate factual and bibliographic mastery and the ability to interpret
  • institutional and cultural change in two historical fields;
  • conduct effective library research and write a major graduate research paper;
  • think critically about historical information and historical problems.