History Certificate



Course Descriptions:

HIST 322 |  Introduction to Public History (3 credit hours)
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of public history. The course will orient the student to a range of fields in which public history is practiced and provide students the opportunity to engage in the practice of public history using traditional disciplinary skill sets as well as a variety of new, broadly applicable digital history platforms
Prerequisite Required: HIST 113/114 or permission of instructor
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema - Soc Science

HIST 324 | Introduction to Museum and Archival Practice (3 credit hours)
This course provides and introduction to museum and archival practices. Students will be introduced to the history of museums and the field of museum studies. Topics covered include museum theory and best practices; development, care, and use of museums, collections; collection organization and preservation; museum education and outreach; museum administration, funding, and exhibition development.
Prerequisite Required: HIST 113/114 or permission of instructor
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema - Soc Science

PSCI 468 | Public Administration (3 credit hours)
Students will study a range of topics involved in the administration of public agencies. Topics will include the history of America's public service, the development of intergovernmental relations, bureaucracies, public personnel, budgeting, decision making, evaluation procedures, and regulatory administration. This class will encourage students to investigate the role of public administration in the past and today, as well as to conjecture the possibilities for the future. Cross listed as BUS 468.
Prerequisite Required: PSCI 201
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema - Soc Science