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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 402 - Introduction to Public History

Units: 4
An introduction to Public History as a field and a methodology, exploring what happens to history when it leaves the classroom for public consumption in the form of museum exhibits, documentaries, etc.

Prerequisites: HIST 201.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Students will understand the distinction between the fields of traditional academic history and public history, and also how these fields are converging in the 21st century;
  2. Students will learn to critically analyze how history is presented to a public audience;
  3. Students will engage in the debates about history in the public arena;
  4. Students will conduct primary research and develop a historical narrative about a guided topic choice;
  5. Students will produce a research paper, positioned in the literature, and consider how to present their findings to a public audience;
  6. Students will work in assigned teams to create and build an exhibit for a public organization;
  7. Students will orally present to an audience their contributions to the exhibit.

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