HISTORY

HIST-468
Topics in Public History (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics include history and public policy, media and history, regional and local histories, and historic sites. Some background in U.S. history is recommended. Meets with HIST-668.

HIST-468
E01L
HISTORY
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Public History (3)

Audience Evaluation

Audience research is the study of the interactions between visitors and museums. This course provides students with an introduction to the history and theory supporting audience research; a study of current research and its adaptability to different types and sizes of museums; and practical experience using evaluation data to inform program/exhibition development and assessment. Students develop and conduct a simple museum evaluation project; gain ability to recognize why audience research and evaluation are important to the sustainability of museums; and experience an online class format that may be modified for use with museum audiences. Meets with HIST-668 E01L.