Certificate in Public History
If you are passionate about History and desire to share your knowledge with others then public history makes a wise career choice. The numerous and varied applications of public history encompass historical sites and historical archeology; archival collections and museum artifacts; historical society collections; federal and state level park service, landmark preservation, and government and private sector document preservation. A properly trained public historian possesses personal and professional assets which help a person negotiate an impressive array of career choices and callings.
The Certificate in Public History is a 15 credit hour program designed to train undergraduate students pursuing a B.A. in History or a post-Bachelor's student in the practical application, scope, methodologies, and procedures of public history. Courses offered in History Department provide the theoretical and content based portions of the program. There will be time spent off-campus in internships which provide hands-on experience and create new opportunities for employment. Given the national interest in public history and the variety of historical venues in Rhode Island, the need for public history training is imperative. Rhode Island College has become the first public institution of higher learning to inaugurate a program to meet this need.
|Course No.||Course Title||Credits|
|HIST 331||Rhode Island History||3|
|HIST 363||Internship in Applied History||3-6|
|HIST 371||Reading Course in History||3|
|HIST 381||Workshop: History and the Elementary Education Teacher||1|
|One Course from|
|HIST 320||American Colonial History||3|
|HIST 321||The American Revolution||3|
|HIST 326||American Cultural History: The Nineteenth Century||3|
|HIST 327||American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century||3|
|HIST 330||History of American Immigration||3|
|It is recommended that students also take ANTH 102|
Total Credit Hours
For more information contact:
Gaige Hall 246
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