Students in the Public History Track complete 30 credit hours for the History MA. Students in the Public History Track have the option of writing a Thesis or completing a Capstone project.
Public History Track Requirements
- HIST 600: Research Methods
- HIST 605: Introduction to Historiography
- HIST 620: Introduction to Public History and Popular Memory
- HIST 625: Interpreting History in Public: Approaches to Public History Practice
- HIST 698: Internship in Public History
- Professional Training and Development Requirement
- Either HIST 699: Master of Arts Thesis and HIST 690: Thesis Preparation OR HIST 689: Capstone
The number of electives students take depends on their choice of Capstone (which leaves 12 credits for electives) or Thesis (which leave 6 credits for electives).
Public History Track Sequence
- Students must take 600 and 605 in their first year.
- Students must take HIST 620 in their first semester.
- Students must take HIST 625 in their second semester.
- Students must complete HIST 698 before registering for HIST 689 Capstone or HIST 699 Thesis
- Students have a choice between writing a Capstone or Thesis as a Final Project. Whichever final project is chosen, it should be completed toward the end of a student’s program of study.