Award: Associate of Arts Degree
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This concentration will provide History majors with an introductory learning experience in Public History. The concentration will allow History majors to engage in the broader interpretation of History for public audiences. This concentration can be used for transfer purposes to four-year colleges and universities to support credentials for students seeking immediate employment or volunteer engagement in Public History. The Public History concentration will supplement the History programís focus on preparing students to understand their political, social, economic, intellectual, scientific and artistic heritage in historical context.
Upon completion of the public history concentration , students will be able to:
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of the historical discipline, United States history, and world history.
- Conduct research to find and critically examine varied historical material, including primary and secondary sources.
- Develop coherent and analytical papers, presentations, digital projects and other products using historical sources.
- Perform successfully in a baccalaureate program.
- Express awareness of the Public History field regarding employment and educational options.
- Create and critically evaluate Public History projects.
~Prerequisites for CIS 217: CIS 115 and CIS 136 or permission of instructor.
Students should be aware that each transfer institution has unique curricular requirements. To facilitate transfer, students should consult with an academic advisor early in their studies at HCC and before selecting elective courses.
The Public History concentration prepares students to be historians who specifically work in jobs that develop and interpret the past for public audiences. These jobs are usually found outside of education in settings such as: historical consulting firms, museums, historical sites, government agencies, living history projects, theatre companies, digital media operations, film and television production companies and local historical societies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment for public historians will grow by 18% from 2010 to 2020.
Recommended Course Sequence
* Must complete sequence HIST 101-102 or HIST 103-104 or HIST 109-110.
**A four credit course in mathematics may be substituted.
***A four credit Biological/Physical Science Lab may be substituted.
****HIST 283: Internship in Public History, is strongly recommended for this Public History Elective.
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