Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    Jun 18, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 170 - Introduction to Public History

Credits: 4
An introduction to the theory and practice of public history, a collaborative approach to history that emphasizes inter-disciplinary methodology, oral history, and a variety of presentation formats to present historical projects that interact with audiences in the public sector. Through readings, discussions, viewing of films and documentaries, and field trips to museums and historic sites, students examine issues that confront historians working in public settings. Students work with specific archives and/or groups at Allegheny or elsewhere to create and publish digital story-telling projects intended to connect individual experience and community needs to larger movements and ideologies.


Distribution Requirements: CL, SB.