Course Descriptions for Winter Intersession 2019
Below, you’ll find course descriptions for the 300- and 400-level undergraduate courses we’re offering during winter intersession 2019. Introductory and graduate courses are not included.
HST 490-1: Problems in American History
“Public History from Colonial Williamsburg to Drunk History”
Professor Alex Lindgren-Gibson
MTWThF, 8:30AM-12:00PM, Room TBD
Have you always wanted to work in a museum or historic site? Is Colonial Williamsburg your dream vacation destination? Do you love history but have no idea what to do with yourself once you graduate? Public History is the place to start! This course will introduce students to the field, theory, and practice of public history. We will explore history and memory, how to communicate with different publics, controversies in the field, new media and digital humanities, historic preservation and cultural resources management, and museum work. We’ll learn about professional organizations, graduate programs, and job opportunities in the field. And we’ll get practical experience creating an online exhibit using the records of Neilson’s Department Store held at the Archives & Special Collections at the UM Library.