Public History

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT HISTORY BUT UNDECIDED ABOUT A CAREER?

  • 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?

Explore the varied career opportunities available in the world of Public History and prepare yourself for graduate training in the following fields.

    • Museum Curator
    • Conservationist
    • 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.

    HIST 302:  Public History 
    HIST 502:  Public History 

    HIST 450:  Internship in Public History
    HIST 650:  Internship in Public History 


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
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
FINE ARTS 
HISTORIC PRESERVATION, ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY
POLITICAL SCIENCE, LAW, LIBRARIANSHIP

FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. Donna Cooper Graves
Assistant Professor & 
Program Coordinator
322-J Holt Humanities Building
901-881-7470 or 7469
dgraves@utm.edu

Programs of Study

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