ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT HISTORY BUT UNDECIDED ABOUT A CAREER?
Explore the varied career opportunities available in the world of Public History and prepare yourself for graduate training in the following fields.
- WOULD YOU LIKE A CAREER IN HISTORY, BUT CANNOT SEE YOURSELF IN THE TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM SETTING?
- WOULD YOU LIKE TO INCORPORATE PUBLIC HISTORY TECHNIQUES INTO YOUR CLASSROOM TEACHING?
- Museum Curator
- Museum or Public School Educator
- State or Local Historic Preservation Officer
- Oral Historian
- Living History Site Director
- Corporate Archivist or Records Manager
- Cultural Resources Manager with State/National Parks
- Director of Special Collections in a Library or Private Repository
UTM's Department of History and Philosophy offers a Public History tract within the history major/minor. Interested students will take one 3 hr course and 3-6 hrs of internship in an appropriate setting. These courses/internships may also be taken for graduate credit.
Students outside the major/minor may also take the courses as upper-level electives. In fact, depending on what sort of public history career you want to pursue, students may have a degree in disciplines other than history, such as:
ANTHROPOLOGY and ARCHAEOLOGY
HISTORIC PRESERVATION, ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY
POLITICAL SCIENCE, LAW, LIBRARIANSHIP
|FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. Donna Cooper Graves
Assistant Professor &
322-J Holt Humanities Building
901-881-7470 or 7469