The Public History specialization is a track that encourages students to engage the core literature of public history as well as to explore particular areas of interest such as museum history, historical exhibition, museum education, collections care and management, environmental history and landscape studies, material culture, historic preservation and public history in international context.
Public history classes have dual emphases on theory and practice. Skills literacy is a key learning outcome of every requirement: classes, comprehensive exams, language exam, internship, and thesis.
Specific degree requirements can be found at the department’s Graduate Program page.
The Public History curriculum includes opportunities to develop diverse skill sets. Here Sarah Skrobialowski talks with visitors at the student-curated exhibit Flashback: Community Life Through the Lens of Mack Munn.