This POE is designed to assist students who seek a career in public history. It consists of 4 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 Core (28 credits)

HS-115 United States to 1877

Concentrates on the broad sweep of U.S. history from colonial beginnings through Reconstruction using a variety of perspectives and sources. The ideas and realities of freedom shape nearly every part of our lives. How did this develop in the United States from its earliest European settlements to the aftermath of the Civil War? HS-115 focuses on this central theme of freedom - how people have defined and pursued it, as well as expanded and restricted it, in different places. You will also learn how to analyze primary sources (those created during the time period under study)and apply a historical perspective to issues that shape your life today.

3 CreditsH 

HS-116 The U.S. Since 1877

This course uses original documents, novels, and other sources to explore the interrelationships between domestic and foreign affairs and to examine the consequences of actions taken at the national and local level.

3 CreditsH 

HS-152 World Civilizations From 1500

This course will trace the development of world civilizations from the 16th century to the present.

3 CreditsH, I 


HS-109 China and Japan to 1800

Introduces students to the major themes in the histories of China and Japan from antiquity to about 1800. Special emphasis will be paid to the religious and philosophical foundations of Confucian civilization. $110 course fee for overnight trip to New York City, Washington, DC or Philadelphia for visit to a major art museum. Trip fee includes Asian dinner, transportation & accommodations.

3 CreditsH, I 

HS-293 Sophomore Colloquium

This colloquium exposes students to employment opportunities available to them through the study of history. It focuses upon the development of the skills necessary for success in the history classroom. The Sophomore Colloquium is designed for students with strong interest in history, including education students and students with secondary emphases in history.

3 CreditsH, CWPre-requisites: sophomore standing and two courses in History or permission of the instructor.

HS-493 The Historian's Craft

This course is a seminar-style introduction to historiography and a forum in which senior history students complete part or all of their senior thesis. Students taking the course are expected to work simultaneously with the course instructor, as well as a thesis advisor from within the history department. Students may select a member of the faculty outside the department as a secondary advisor if that complements their thesis topic. Students who elect to write a year-long thesis take HS496 in the Spring semester after taking HS493. Students from other departments who take the course will be expected to complete a paper of comparable length to a senior thesis under the supervision of the course instructor. 

3 CreditsH, CWPrerequisites: One 300 level history course and Senior status.


HS-495 Senior History Research/Seminar

Serves as a capstone experience that synthesizes materials from history and other disciplines into a substantial written thesis. The senior seminar can be done as an independent study or in conjunction with an internship. When completed the thesis is presented at a public oral defense.

1 CreditHPrerequisite: Completion of all core courses and/or permission of instructor.

Elective: European History one course at the 100 or 200 level

Elective: 300 upper-level History

Museum Studies Core (18 credits)

AR-110  Survey of Western Art

Introduces the major periods of western art history from its genesis to the present: Ancient, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, Gothic, Proto-Renaissance, Renaissance, High Renaissance, Mannerism, Northern Renaissance, Baroque, Nineteenth Century, and Twentieth Century. Masterpieces from each epoch provide information about the cultures from which they derive, and highlight the individual achievements of outstanding artists.

3 CreditsF,I  


AR-115  Survey of World Art

Surveys the principal artistic themes among the following regions and peoples: Asia (Chinese), Africa (Yoruba, Benin, Asante, EFE), Oceana(Asmat), and North America(Kwakiutl and Navajo). Works from each culture are studied from art historical, archaeological, and anthropological point of view.

3 CreditsF,I  

AR-390  Museum Studies

This course will provide a broad introduction to the field of museum work. Students will be introduced to the field of museum studies by looking at the history, philosophy, role, operation and multiple functions of museums in American society. Students will examine the political, social, business, legal and ethical issues that confront museum professionals. By the end of the semester students should be able to identify and apply a range of techniques, tools and material used in museum work, and critically discuss issues related to exhibition, education, collections management, and conservation, among other topics. 

3 CreditsF,SPrerequisites: AR-110 or or AR-130.

AR-392  Museum Education 

This course will study the history, theory, and practice of museum education. The class combines lectures, round table discussions, and design strategies for successful museum education programs for a variety of audiences. Students implement their learned skills through a series of programs that they design and implement for pre-selected groups.

3 CreditsFPrerequisites: AR-110 or AR-130.

AR-480  Museum Practicum I

Provides a select number of students with an opportunity to organize, design, handle, and install exhibitions hosted by the Juniata College Museum of Art. Students will learn the mechanics of curatorial work, as well as exhibition preparation documentation, promotion and shipping. In addition to the hands-on aspect of the course, students will gain theoretical knowledge about curatorial work through a variety of reading and writing assignments. The course is designed to prepare students for internships at regional and national museums and for entrance into graduate programs in Museum Studies. 

3 CreditsFPrerequisites: AR390 and permission.

AR-481  Museum Practicum II

Builds on skills acquired in Museum Practicum I. Provides further work experience and refines the student's curatorial skills. Students may be assigned independent projects as they relate to various aspects of scheduled exhibitions and will be responsible for helping instruct and assist the Museum Practicum I students. In addition to the hands-on aspect of the course, students will build on the theoretical knowledge gained in Practicum I through a variety of reading and writing assignments.

3 CreditsFPrerequisite: AR480 and permission. 

Associated Courses (9 credits)


AR-104  Design and Color

The discipline of design is basic to all forms of visual art, including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and illustration. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic elements of picture structure: composition, line, shape, value, texture, color, scale, proportion, tension, and balance. Note: A special fee for art supplies is assessed.

3 CreditsF,CTDH  

EN-272 Introduction to Professional Writing

This course covers the types of writing used in the professional and business world, with attention to deciding when to use which type, or whether to use writing at all. Also concentrates on effectively addressing different audiences. The course will also cover the use of graphics, from basic concepts through effective design and adjusting to audience and situation. 

4 CreditsH, CWPrerequisite: First-year or sophomore standing. Juniors and Seniors by instructor permission.

Choose One:

CM-130 Introduction to Human Communication

Surveys the fundamental tenets of human communication through application. This course is concerned with how and why we speak, listen, respond, and strategize through the uses of verbal and nonverbal symbol systems.

3 CreditsS 

CM-200 Art of Public Speaking

Seeks to develop and improve fundamental principles and methods of selecting, organizing, developing, and communicating a line of reasoning and evidence for constructive influence in speaking situations. Students make three formal presentations, analyze messages, and improve their listening skills

3 CreditsCS, HPrerequisites: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing.

EB-100  Introduction to Management

This course develops an understanding of management principles in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing and control, including but not limited to the aspects of strategy, legal environment, operation/supply chain management.

3 CreditsS

EB-131  Financial Accounting

Introduces fundamental principles and assumptions of accounting as they relate to transaction analysis and basic financial statements.

3 CreditsS

AN-255  Applied Archaeology

Applied Archaeology uses method and theory to address real-world issues of historic preservation when the effects of modern construction, erosion, and looting threaten significant archaeological sites and artifacts. This course provides a survey of the practical applications of archaeology in the realms of historic preservation, museums, and cultural resource management. Students work with local artifact collections and conduct independent research.

3 CreditsCTDH,H 

Capstone Experience (3-7 credits)
Internship (0-5 credits)
Total: 55-62 Credits