HIS 341 Introduction to Public History, 3 credits

This course provides a general introduction to the field of public history, its methodologies, its primary sources, and some challenges to the practice. Class meetings will digest readings from current scholarship in the field, some problems related to interpretation and display, and important analytical and research strategies. Students in the course will hone their research and critical thinking skills through written assignments, research projects, and/or presentations.

Prerequisite: Two semesters of History/Political Science Survey.

Fall 2015, and alternate years thereafter.

(approved 10/20/2014)