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History and Museum Studies

Department: History

This POE is designed to assist students who seek a career in public history. It consists of four segments: a focus upon historical studies; museum studies, and two concentrations reflective of student interests. Students may select concentrations in art history, studio art, communication, or business. Students may develop an alternative concentration with the permission of the program advisor. Students must complete a capstone senior project and take an internship. As in any POE, students must complete a minimum of 18 upper division credits.

History (20 credits)
Students are strongly encouraged to take non-US courses as electives
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
HS 115 US History to 1877
3
 
H
 
HS 116 US History since 1877
3
 
H
 
HS 293 Sophomore Colloquium
2
 
H
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HS 249 Public History
3
 
H
 
Three electives in history  
9
 
H
 
Museum Studies (13 credits)
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
AR 110 Survey of Western Art
3
  FI  
AR 390 Museum Studies
3
AR 110 FS  
AR 392 Museum Education
3
AR 110 F CS
AR 480 Museum Practicum I
2
AR 390 or permission F  
AR 481 Museum Practicum II
2
AR 480 and permission F  
Concentrations (18 credits)
Students must complete two concentrations. One course within each concentration should be at the 300 level. Courses are selected with the advice and consent of the Program Advisor.
Art History 9 credits
Studio Art 9 credits
Communication 9 credits
Business 9 credits
Capstone Experience (3-7 credits)
Students must have a capstone experience. This may be a one or two semester thesis rooted in HS 493 or a capstone in Museum Studies
Internship (for credit or transcript notation). A second internship is strongly recommended.
History 20 credits
Museum Studies 13 credits
Concentrations 18 credits
Capstone Experience 3 - 7 credits
Internship 0 -5 credits
Total POE Credits 54 - 63 credits


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