Gay, and transgender community and identity through public history techniques meaghan k nappo a thesis submitted to the. Students choosing to pursue both the thesis track and public history specialization must complete the course hours required for the public history specialization, perform an internship, and defend the proposed thesis before undertaking it using guidelines provided by the department, present the public history portfolio at a public presentation, complete the thesis, and defend their course work. Dissertations and ma theses history department summer program in public history thesis - uga ma poister, robert. The master of arts degree in history: public history (964) is a 30-credit hour program that allows students to emphasize public history students can elect either the thesis/project or non-thesis option to complete their degree.
6 hours of graduate electives from the following public history courses, or students may select up to 6 hours of other graduate courses upon approval of the coordinator of the public history concentration and the director of graduate studies in history. The thesis track combines the opportunity to engage in practical public history training with the more traditional research and writing component of a thesis this is a good option for students who might wish to later pursue a phd or who want to broaden their skills and training in the field of public history. The ma in history with a certificate in public history requires the successful completion of a master's thesis students typically defend their thesis in spring or summer semester of their second year.
Programs of study there are many different ways to engage in graduate study in history at colorado state university the two main specializations are liberal arts and public history. All public history students must prepare a master's thesis based on original primary research and complete a complimentary public history project. Currently, public history educators are discussing whether their graduate students should be required to write master's theses although some students (including myself) at times bemoan the thesis as impractical and suggest a public history project or portfolio as an alternative, i found my thesis. The graduate program in history is designed to prepare students for careers in professional history (college teaching, research, or writing), public history, historic tourism, preservation, museums, consulting, public education (secondary teaching), and to provide a general liberal arts education for students desiring careers in business. Choosing a topic for a history thesis can be a challenging task because the subject matter is so broad start by thinking about historical events that interest you.
Home publications & directories perspectives on history issues march 2009 public history advising undergraduates about career opportunities in public history public history. Public history students are also expected to pick a general geographic area of study for their research requires only one for thesis and two for. Public history you are here: almost every assignment you complete for a history course will ask you to make an argument making an argument-- every thesis. The graduate track offers voluntary pathways to specialization in public history for the museum profession and public history for the field of preservation the track also includes opportunities for students to develop digital skills. History | completed theses & dissertations in public history benjamin j smith , ma '08, public participation and the northwest power act of 1980.
Design a specialized public history thesis with both a research and outreach component more information is available at the public history program website: wwwvtpublichistoryorg this site was designed and is maintained by vt public history students. Graduate student handbook graduate program director and director of public history public history program support for conference travel and thesis research 13. The public history program at washington state university was established in 1979 and offers both an ma and phd wsu's mission is to train graduate students to work on historical projects with a broad range of audiences and institutions, as well as prepare them for positions in museums, archives, and historic preservation. Communicate a sophisticated knowledge of history and disseminate it to the general public through completion of thesis projects, public history capstone projects, public history conferences, and other presentations and exhibits. A new vision of local history narrative: writing history in cummington, massachusetts this thesis provides a working draft of public local history narrative in a.
Thesis and dissertation information public history degrees and certificates offered at least 15 undergraduate history hours with a gpa of 325 or above in. Or historic site some programs require a thesis, a capstone project, or exit examinations how this division the public history navigator | 3 history. Joseph baumstarck field: us, religion and culture advisor: a glenn crothers thesis topic: alexander campbell as a political and cultural figure in antebellum america email: [email protected] The department offers thesis and non-thesis options and a concentration in public history the degree candidate for a master of arts in history will take 27 credits of course work (out of a total of 33), which includes the following.
Public history with a thesis public history with a project curriculum development quick links for ma students graduate student faq's.