HIS3065: Public History 3
This is an introductory class to the field of public history. Public History is the application of the information, expertise and practices of traditional academic history to non-academic venues. Particular emphasis is placed on the "nuts and bolts" of historic preservation. Students will learn about various aspects of public history from field trips to such institutions as history museums, special collections departments of libraries, art museums, and park service locations. In addition to relevant readings, students will be given assignments to help acquire practical experience in the field. For example, students will be required to complete a local historic landmark application.