George Santayana wrote, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." History provides knowledge for unlocking all other realms of human development. The study of history provides a solid foundation not only for history and social studies education majors, but for careers in law, business, government, international relations, journalism, library services and museums, to name but a few.
Student Learning Outcome - Students will:
PUBLIC HISTORY CERTIFICATE (31 CREDITS)
Public history describes the many applied history careers outside of secondary and collegiate teaching. Public historians work for museums, historic homes, libraries, archives and state and national parks; additionally, they work for local, state and federal governmental agencies. Public historians may apply their knowledge of the past to film, television or web production; they may work as freelance writers or in cultural resource management. The Public History Certificate will prepare students for these exciting career opportunities with a combination of practical coursework and field experiences. Acceptance to the certificate program requires that the student have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and the approval of the certificate coordinator. The student must not earn less than a 3.0 in any course required for the certificate or less than 3.3 cumulatively for certificate courses. At least 21 credits for the certificate must be completed at EWU.
Required courses in this program of study may have prerequisites. Reference the course description section for clarification.
Students must take all of the following Required Core Courses: (16 credits)
HIST 110 The American Experience: A Survey (5)
HIST 389 Public History (5)
HIST 395 History Internship (5)
HIST 493 Certificate Synthesis and Assessment (1)
Interdisciplinary Electives (15 credits)
Note: The Public History Certificate coordinator must approve all elective courses applied to completion of the requirements for the Public History Certificate. Depending on the student's career goals, interdisciplinary courses applied to the Public History Certificate could focus on grant writing, Geographic Information Systems, web design, local government and history or other relevant topics. Interdisciplinary electives will normally be at the 300 or 400 level; at least 5 credits must be HIST credits that were not applied to the completion of the student's major requirements or to the Public History Certificate's required core courses.
Depending on the aspect of public history the student wants to pursue, appropriate electives may include the following:ANTH 301 Principles of Archeology (5)
Other certificate-themed courses at the 300 or 400 level may fulfill requirements with the approval of the certificate coordinator.
Required Core credits: 16 credits
Required electives: 15 credits
Minimum number of credits for above certificate: 31 creditsContact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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