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History, Public History Emphasis

As a student in our department you can earn a Bachelors of Science in History with an Emphasis in Public History. Public History is essential to introducing most people to the past. It's the front line and face of our discipline. Graduates who are trained in public history manage museums, curate exhibits, design digital histories and documentaries, and conduct archival research. Their work is essential because they introduce people to the past in exciting and engaging ways that are relevant to the public.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1 CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
   

Approved Mathematics

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning
    Approved Science or Mathematics 3
    Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR

POLS 101 American National Government
3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events (Temporarily suspended)

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

1 For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
HIST 201 The Historian's Craft 3
HIST 499 Senior Capstone Seminar 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
Choose 6 hours from the following
HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 111, HIST 112, HIST 121, HIST 122
6

 

MAJOR PROGRAM EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
HIST 380 Introduction to Public History 3
HIST 385

Oral and Local History
OR HIST 386 Memory and Memorialization

3


Content Electives (select two)
HIST 385 (if not taken to fulfill emphasis requirements), HIST 386 (if not taken to fulfill emphasis requirements), HIST 407*, HIST 408*, HIST 409*, HIST 442HIST 491

*no more than 3 hours

6

Collaboration and Communication (select one)
WRIT 275, ENGL 373, MEDA 200, MEDA 341, POLS 217, SOCI 315, SPCH 101
3

Technology (select one)
CIS 102, JOUR 203, MEDA 204, MEDA 219, MEDA 301, MEDA 311, MEDA 351MEDA 370
3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES CREDIT
HOURS
HIST 300-level or higher 3
HIST 300-level or higher 3
HIST 300-level or higher 3
 
Total Major Program Requirements 39
Additional Electives 46
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120

 

  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses