ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE 2019 - 2020
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN ARTS & SCIENCES
HISTORY
Public History
Award: Associate of Arts Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Dr. James Karmel, 443-412-2105, jkarmel@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
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.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon completion of the public history concentration , students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the historical discipline, United States history, and world history.
  2. Conduct research to find and critically examine varied historical material, including primary and secondary sources.
  3. Develop coherent and analytical papers, presentations, digital projects and other products using historical sources.
  4. Perform successfully in a baccalaureate program.
  5. Express awareness of the Public History field regarding employment and educational options.
  6. Create and critically evaluate Public History projects.

# Public History Elective
(Choose two)
 ANTH 211The Archaeology of Maryland 3
 BA 103Public Relations 3
 BA 108Human Resource Management 3
 BA 109Principles of Management 3
 BA 203Principles of Marketing 3
 CADD 101Introduction to CADD 3
 CIS 217Introduction to Web Programming ~ 3
 ENG 205American Literature: Colonial Through the Civil War 3
 ENG 206American Literature: Late 19th and 20th Centuries 3
 HIST 283Internship in Public History 3
 MC 103Television Studio Production  3
 MC 201Writing for the Electronic Media 3
 PS 101American National Government 3
 SOC 201Marriage and the Family 3
 THEA 104Stagecraft I 3
 VPA 201Visual and Performing Arts Survey 3

~Prerequisites for CIS 217: CIS 115 and CIS 136 or permission of instructor.

TRANSFER INFORMATION
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.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
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.

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
ENG 101English Composition 3
HIST 101History of Western Civilization I  * 
              or  
HIST 103History of the United States I  * 
              or  
HIST 109World History I  *3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4
Mathematics Elective **3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total14
   
Second Semester Credits
ENG 109English Composition: Research Writing 3
CMST 101Speech Fundamentals 3
HIST 102History of Western Civilization II  * 
              or  
HIST 104History of the United States II  * 
              or  
HIST 110World History II  *3
HIST 216Introduction to Public History 3
Biological/Physical Science Elective ***3
 Semester Total15
   
Third Semester   Credits
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
History Elective 3
General Elective 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Public History Elective #3
 Semester Total15
   
Fourth Semester Credits
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
General Elective 3
History Elective 3
Public History Elective ****/#3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total16
   

* 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.