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HIS 380 - Public History

Three Credits
Spring Semester

This academic and experiential course looks at the practice, methods, and possibilities associated with practicing history in museums, historic sites, and archives. In the classroom, we will explore the nature of public history through curatorial, archival, and preservation issues, as well as examine the roles of education, interpretation, exhibitions, and living history. A substantial field component has students encountering museums, archives, and historic sites to interact with professionals, discover what public historians do, and critically assess their public history offerings. As a final project, students will collaboratively produce a museum exhibition at Stonehill.

Prerequisite(s)/Restriction(s): Sophomore standing.
Course Applies to: American Studies
Note: Considered a United States History.