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Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public History Major

The mission of the Public History Program is to further the preservation and presentation of history. Students will become proficient in the foundations, methods, theories, and ethics of public history, including museum studies, heritage tourism, oral history, and digital history. Their work will include development of and writing for exhibitions and interpretive programs; studying and interpreting audience engagement in museums, historic sites, and tourist attractions; collecting and interpreting oral histories; and developing digital archives and exhibits. Public History at Flagler College actively engages students in academic and community projects. Students take a total of 13 courses (39 credit hours), as follows:

2 Core Courses (6 credit hours)

Choose 2 Public History Methods Courses (6 credit hours)

2 Internships (6 credit hours)

Internships may be done during any semester. Placement occurs during pre-registration. Schedule a meeting with the Director of Public History. Summer internships may be approved for 6 credit hours.

Choose 1 Capstone (3 credit hours)

Students wishing to write a traditional research paper should take HIS 470. Those wishing to create a public history project (exhibit, tour, program, digital collection, etc.) should take HIS 473. Those pursuing graduate studies may wish to take both.

4 History Courses at the 300 or 400 level (12 credit hours)

At least 1 course (3 credit hours) must be at the 400 level.

Choose 2 Courses from Outside Disciplines.

Below is the current approved list. Other courses may be approved at the discretion of the Director of Public History.


** A course counting towards fulfillment of the Public History Major or Minor, with the exception of HIS 300, cannot count towards the fulfillment of the History Major or Minor.**

** Courses from outside disciplines may not count for both the Public History Major or Minor and another Major or Minor.**