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Public History Concentration Requirements

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History Major with Public History Concentration

History majors opting to pursue the Public History concentration will complete seven elective courses, six of which must be 300-400-level history courses. The Public History concentration consists of five courses (15 credit hours). Students are required to complete two public history core courses and three elective courses. Two of the three elective courses should be chosen from the list of primary electives; the remaining elective course may be chosen from either the primary or secondary list of elective courses.

For more information, contact Dr. Gabrielle M. Lanier at laniergm@jmu.edu

Core Requirements

Credit Hours

GHIST 101

World History to 1500

3

GHIST 102

World History Since 1500

3

Any two 200-level history courses

6-7

HIST 395

History Seminar1

3

Seven electives2

300/400-level history courses

9

Public History Concentration

Required Courses

HIST 340

Internship in History

3

HIST/ARTH 396

Introduction to Public History

3

Primary Electives

6-9

HIST 310

American Business History

HIST/ANTH 331

Historical Archaeology

HIST/ARTH 394

Introduction to Museum Work

HIST 407

Digital History

HIST 438

Workshop in Local History

HIST 440

The History Museum

HIST/ANTH/SCOM 441  

Oral History

HIST 491/591

Editing Historical Documents

HIST/ANTH/ARTH 492

American Material Culture

HIST/ARTH 493

Historic Preservation

HIST 495

Introduction to Archives and Manuscripts

HIST 497

Genealogical Research and Family History

Secondary Electives

0-3

HIST 326

The Automobile in Twentieth-Century America

HIST 327

Technology in America

HIST/SOCI 338

United States Urban History

HIST 360

Research Apprenticeship in History

HIST 391

Travel Studies Seminar:

Summer in Ghana Program

Paris And Normandy: Civilization and Memory

JMU North of England Programme

HIST 402

Workshop in Colonial American Life

HIST 403

Workshop in Civil War Virginia

HIST/ARTH 406

Monticello

HIST/ARTH 408

The Museum: Histories and Controversies

ANTH 494

Field Techniques in Archaeology

____36

Zuro

Internships at museums and historic sites provide students with valuable skills. Student interns at the New York City Police Museum Worked closely with the artifact collections.