INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY
The course will introduce students to the theory, methodology, and practice of Public History. Public History is the employment of professional historical methods by public and private agencies to engage communities in shaping the presentation of the past into usable histories. Through the course, students will be able to analyze how Public historians and the Public collaborate to explain individual and collective human behavior through a variety of methods, mediums, and contexts. Moreover, students will learn how Public Historians and the Public create and express historical meaning for their local, state, national, and global communities.