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Public History Upcoming Courses

HIST 677: History and New Media

Spring 2018 Regular Term

Instructor: Owens

Course Description

This course explores the impact of new information technologies on historical practices, focusing on research, teaching, presentations of historical materials, and changes in professional organization and discourse. Some background in U.S. history is recommended.

HIST 721: Colloq: Mod Europe since 1900

Spring 2018 Regular Term

Instructor: Demshuk

Course Description

Covers major issues in European history since 1900. Integrates political, social, cultural, intellectual, diplomatic, and military subjects and their historiography. The colloquium assumes basic knowledge of events.

HIST 728: Col in US Hist II: Since 1865

Spring 2018 Regular Term

Instructor: Runstedtler

Course Description

The course assumes the student's familiarity with factual data and concentrates on analyzing important historiographic disputes and developments in U.S. history from 1865 to the present.

HIST 730: Public History Practicum

Spring 2018 Regular Term

Instructor: Rymsza-Pawlowska

Course Description

With HIST-729, this course is part of a two-course sequence introducing students to ideas, debates, and best practices in the field of public history. The course introduces students to the best practices in both the interpretation of history in public venues and the management of heritage sites. Includes governance, ethics, interpretation, evaluation, exhibition, development, and education.

HIST 751: Graduate Research Seminar

Spring 2018 Regular Term

Instructor: Haulman or Lohr

Course Description

Identification and development of research subjects; sources and their evaluation; research techniques and problems; and writing and argumentation. Students research and write substantial papers based largely on primary sources, with the aim of producing a paper suitable for submission to an academic journal or a professional conference.