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The Certificate in Public History

The Certificate in Public History program prepares students for non-teaching careers as historians outside the academy. Emphasis is placed on skills and knowledge necessary for public and private sector employment in the fields of historic preservation, historic site assessment, archival management, and cultural resources management.

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 30 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

8 courses required:

ANTH    102    Archaeology    3.0    FA

ANTH    284    Archaeological Site Surveying    3.0    F2

GEOG    108    Map & Air Photo Interpretation    3.0    FS

GEOG    139    American Cultural Landscapes    3.0    SP

HIST    150    American Environment    3.0    SP *Eth

HIST    292    Archival Research Seminar    3.0    FS

HIST    294    Introduction to Public History    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

HIST    289D    Internship in Public History    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: HIST 294.

1 course selected from:

HIST    252    Westward Movement    3.0    FA

HIST    254    History of California    3.0    FS

1 course selected from:

ANTH    161    North American Indians    3.0    FS *Eth

This course is the same as AIST 161 which may be substituted.

ANTH    162    California Indians    3.0    FA Eth

HIST    130    The American Indian    3.0    FS *Eth

This course is the same as AIST 130 which may be substituted.

An overall GPA of 2.5 is required for the entire program.