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Public History Emphasis Area

The Clemson University Public History Emphasis Area program provides a diverse base of coursework designed to introduce undergraduate students to preservation theory and museology and incorporate their knowledge into hands-on experiences at historic sites.  The emphasis area provides a broad base of courses to undergraduates planning to pursue graduate studies. 

Geography of Preservation Field Trip

To qualify for the emphasis area, students must take the following four courses:

  • History 4140: Introduction to the Study of History Museums
  • History 2020: History Internship (3 Credits)
  • Geography 4400: The Geography of Preservation
  • History 4800: Museum Practicum

And ONE of the following courses:

  • History 4150: Intro to Digital History
  • History 4170: History and Uses of Tourism
  • History 4180: Local/Oral History

Click here for more information on the Public History Emphasis Area,
or contact the coordinator, Professor Megan Shockley.