- Students will develop a firm foundation in scholarly historical methodology and content, developing strong skills in archival research, historical interpretation, and clear written, spoken, and digital communication, as well as a particular area of historical expertise, through rigorous coursework and practicums.
- Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of theory and methods specific to public history, using coursework and fieldwork to develop a solid grasp of the shared authority, reflexive educational practices, civic engagement, and political sensitivity that will prepare them to practice history in environments that balance service and scholarship.
- Students will practice the kind of ethical, collaborative practice that defines the field of public history, by participating in group public history projects with peers, local institutions, or members of the broader community.
- Students will practice and apply best practices in public history through fieldwork, using recently acquired scholarly methods and skills in a variety of professional public history settings.
- Students will develop intersectional competencies focusing on how history and historical analysis have been shaped by inequality based on race, class, ethnicity, gender, and other forms of difference.
- Students will develop digital competencies/literacies that will allow them to be more thoughtful, critical, and reflective users of digital tools, technologies, and
research methodologies by understanding that all technologies are complex, socially situated, and political tools through which humans make meaning.
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