Oct 25, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 315 - Public History and Local History

4.00 credit hours
Seminar examines the field of public history with a focus on local history. Local field trips with behind-the-scenes tours of museums, archives, and area historical sites will offer insight into public history careers. Will study Illinois communities outside Chicago over the course of their history, examining how local communities are part of the wider sweep of regional and national patterns, and also analyzing how they present their histories to the public. Each student designs, researches, and writes a historical essay on a local history topic using primary sources.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Humanities, Ethical Dimensions.
iCon(s): Engaging Civic Life, Experiencing Place.

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