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Course Components:
Public History is the practice of history outside of the academy. It differs from academic history in the audience it serves and in the ways in which that audience is reached. Public historians work in both historical resource management and applied research. They disseminate scholarly research to a broad public audience through a wide variety of methods such as museum exhibits, documentary films, historic preservation projects, the collection of oral histories and the internet. They produce history that includes all people and is relevant and accessible to the public. Students will examine the theories behind and gain practical experience in various aspects of public history: Museum studies; Archival Theory and Methods; Historic Preservation; Oral history; Community History projects; and Digital Media.