New Public History Concentration Announced!

Dear Messiah College History Majors and Minors,

We are pleased to announce some major changes to our Public History Concentration at Messiah College.  We have added several new required courses to the concentration that have strengthened it significantly.  We now believe that the Public History Concentration at Messiah is one of the strongest undergraduate programs of its kind in the country.  If you are interested in bringing your passion for the past to public audiences, then please consider picking-up this new concentration.

If you are pursuing the current public history concentration, nothing has changed.  In other words, you are not required to pursue the additional requirements noted on the list below.  But you are more than welcome to take some of the new courses offered as electives.

NOTE: Public History (LaGrand), Teaching History (Fea), and Archaeology (Pettegrew) will be offered in Fall 2013.  Pennsylvania History (Fea) and Digital History (Pettegrew) will be offered in Spring 2014.

Here is an advanced look at the new History with Public History Concentration B.A.

History with Public History Concentration (B.A.)

Major Requirements Major
 

[HIST 099] Introduction to History (1)

 

Three credits from the following:

[HIST 101] Western Civilization Before 1500 (3)
[HIST 102] Western Civilization Since 1500 (3)
 

[HIST 141] U.S. History Survey to 1865 (3)

[HIST 142] U.S. History Survey Since 1865 (3)
 

Three credits from the following:

[HIST 171] World Civilizations: Bronze Age to 1500 (3)
[HIST 172] World Civilizations: 1500 to Present (3)
 

[HIST 258] Historical Methods (3)

One 300-level Classical and Medieval European History course (3)
One 300-level Modern European History course (3)
One 300-level Non-Western History course (3)
One 300-level American History course (3)
[HIST 401] Historiography and Philosophy of History (3)
 

[INTE 391], [INTE 394] or [INTE 395] Internship** (Experiential Learning Component) (4-9)

 

 Public History Concentration (18 credits)

 Three credits from the following: [HIST 305] Archaeology and Historical Interpretation (3)[HIST 345] Pennsylvania History (3)[HIST 390] Teaching History and Social Studies (3)
 

Any 300-level American history course (In addition to required American history course in Core requirements)

 

[HIST 393] Public History

 

[HIST 394] Digital History

 

Six credits from the following applied courses: [ARTH 308] Museum Studies (3)

[ART 236] Graphic Design and Visual Culture (3)

[ART 251] Photography (3)

[BUSA 120] Principles of Management (3)

[CIS 191] Web Development: Client Side (3)

[COMM 351] Public Relations Writing (3)

[COMM 360] Topics in Communication (Event Planning) (3)

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