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Public and Digital History

The History Department has begun developing public and digital history courses that prepare students to apply history to real-world issues. The courses prepare students for careers as historical consultants, museum professionals, government historians, archivists, oral historians, cultural resource managers, curators, film and media producers, historical interpreters, historic preservationists, policy advisers, local historians, and community activists. We have created a Public and Digital History Minor and a Public and Digital History Major.

  • HIST 270 Digital History
  • HIST 290 Historical Thinking and Communication
  • HIST 461 Introduction Public History
  • HIST 462 Oral History Methods and Analysis
  • HIST 463 Archives and Publics: Theory and Practice
  • HIST 466 Historical Geographic Information Systems and Mapping

If you want to learn more about the field of public history, then please visit the National Council on Public History website.