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Public History Minor

Graduate Success: Luke Zerra

Luke Zerra

When Luke Zerra graduated from Flagler College last spring, he was faced with a tough choice. Three different graduate schools were in pursuit, each offering full tuition and teaching assistantships.

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Student Profile: Kensley Stewart

Kensley Stewart

Liberal Arts major Kensley Stewart writes, in her own words, about travel, serendipity and her current gig as an intern at The Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Program Description

The interdisciplinary minor in public history utilizes the academic potential of the College's unique location in the "Nation's Oldest City.” The minor combines Flagler’s traditional strengths in both the academic and pre-professional programs of study. In this regard, an interdisciplinary minor in public history benefits student by requiring them to combine skills and methodologies from seemingly disparate course topics. Students minoring in public history will be able to take advantage of the numerous community resources and contribute to the historical knowledge of the town. They will have unparalleled opportunity to work with and intern for professionals that direct and manage the historical sites, archaeological programs, tourism venues, and research libraries. In so doing, the minor will prepare students for a career and/ or graduate studies in the developing field of public history. These careers include museum studies, heritage tourism, public archaeology, archival management, or nature-based tourism.

Major Requirements

Course requirements are: HIS 205 or HIS 206, HIS 265, BUS 101 or BUS 307, one three-hour independent study in public history. Two courses from the following: HIS 428 Historical Preservation, Historical Archaeology, Introduction to Museum Work, Editing Historical Documents, Oral History, Genealogical Research/Family History. One course from the following: COM 208, COM 210, or COM 218.