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Specialization in Applied Historical Methods

The specialization in applied historical methods is available to students pursuing work in museums, archives, national parks and monuments or other venues where the skills of a person trained in historical analysis are required. To prepare students for this sort of work, the specialization in applied historical methods requires students to complete several courses on applied historical skills and complete an internship.

Students in the specialization in applied historical methods must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C:

  • Two U.S. history surveys from the following: 130, 200, or 201
  • One European or world history survey or Introductory Topics in History course from the following: 101, 111A, 111B, 111C, 112A, 112B
  • Careers in History (310)
  • Three 300-400 level electives in historical content. The list of possible electives includes all 300- and 400-level electives except those listed below
  • Two 300-400 level electives in historical skills or applied historical methods from the following:
    • Special Topics in Applied Historical Methods (309)
    • Social Science Pedagogy (323)
    • Oral History (447)
    • Public History (470)
  • Internship (490)
  • Historical Methodology (301)
  • Historical Research (401)
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