Course Description for Public History
This course will enhance student knowledge of public history by providing them with both the current literature in this more recent field of the history profession. In addition, students will be required to practice this area of history by creating their own projects to contribute to the knowledge of history, particularly local history, beyond the traditional academic arena of the classroom. Students will interact with a variety of individuals who are active in fields of public history. Other primary goals of the class are to impart extensive information about historic preservation and give students a greater understanding of the role of history professionals in this increasingly significant field of public history.