Public History Program Requirements

For completion of the bachelor’s degree, public history majors are required to complete 45 credits (15 courses) from the courses listed below as indicated. Students must also complete the non-credit HIST 100 every semester while enrolled in the public history program and complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. In addition, students who are new to the public history major (traditional university freshmen, transfer students, and students who are declaring a public history major for the first time) are required to complete a special section of the non-credit First Year Seminar that is designed just for new public history majors. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Major Requirements:

Required Core History Courses

Students are required to take all eight of the following required core history courses. In addition, students must also complete HIST 100 every semester while enrolled in the public history program.

General History Required Core Courses

HIST 105

World History I

HIST 106

World History II

HIST 109

U.S. History I

HIST 110

U.S. History II

HIST 209

Research and Writing in History

HIST 410

The Great Historians

Public History Required Core Courses

HIST 208

Introduction to Public History

HIST 450

Public History Internship

Required Elective History Courses

General history elective courses selected from the following courses (Students are required to take five courses, four courses of which must be at the 300- or 400-level.)

HIST 210

African American History

HIST 220

American History and Community Service

HIST 230

American Women’s History

HIST 238

History of Baltimore

HIST 306

History of the Family

HIST 311

Topics in General History

HIST 314

Revolutionary America

HIST 317

The Western Intellectual Tradition

HIST 330

Robbers, Radicals, and Reformers: US, 1877-1920

HIST 336

The American Civil War

HIST 337

The United States: The Sixties

HIST 339

The United States Since 1970

HIST 350

Independent Study

HIST 411

Senior Seminar

Public history elective courses selected from the following courses (Students are required to take two courses.)

HIST 312

Topics in Public History

HIST 331

American Material Culture

Secondary Requirements:

There are no secondary requirements for the public history major. This allows majors to take select courses in related disciplines or minor in a related field to strengthen their marketability upon graduation. For example, a public history major interested in employment at a history museum following graduation would have ample opportunity to take management courses or a management minor at Stevenson.


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