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Public History Program

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 mission of the Public History Program is to further the preservation and presentation of history. Students will become proficient in the foundations, methods, theories, and ethics of public history, including museum studies, historic preservation, heritage tourism, and oral history. Their work will include development of and writing for exhibitions, interpretive programs, grants, and preservation projects; studying and interpreting audience engagement in museums, historic sites, and tourist attractions; collecting and interpreting oral histories; learning techniques and methods for preservation of cultural resources; and developing digital archives and exhibits. Public History at Flagler College actively engages students in academic and community projects.

Major Requirements

The requirements of the Concentration are 39 credits, as follows:

  • HIS 205: US to 1877
  • HIS 206: US 1877-Present
  • HIS 265: Introduction to Public History
  • HIS 300: Historical Methods
  • HIS 47x: Public History Practicum
  • HIS 481: Internship
  • HIS 482: Internship
  • Two 300 or 400 level Public History courses from the following list:
  • HIS 324: Museum Studies
  • HIS 3xx: Heritage Tourism
  • HIS 3xx: Oral History
  • HIS 3xx: Methods and Materials of Historic Preservation
  • HIS 3xx: Grantsmanship
  • HIS 428: Historic Preservation
  • HIS 4xx: Public History Field School
  • Two 300 or 400 level History courses from among those listed in the Course Catalog.
  • Two courses from outside disciplines, including Anthropology, Communication, Business, Art, Theater, and Honorable Entrepreneurship. These courses must be approved by the Director of Public History. Below is the current approved list:
  • ANT 201: Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 220: Archaeology
  • ANT xxx: Historical Archaeology
  • ART 230: Graphic Design for the Non-Major
  • ART 251: Survey of Art History I
  • ART 252: Survey of Art History II
  • BUS 101: Intro to Business
  • BUS 307: Principles of Management
  • BUS 310: Principles of Marketing
  • COM 208: Intro to Media
  • ENT 201: Foundations of Honorable Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 308: New Venture Creation and Development
  • ENT 311: New Enterprise Management (with 314: Service Learning)
  • THA 105: Acting for the Non-Major

Public History Minor

The Public History Minor will now be offered only to non-History majors. The requirements are 21 credits, as follows:

  • HIS 205 or 206: US surveys
  • HIS 265: Intro to Public History
  • Two Public History Courses at 300 or 400 level
  • HIS 481, 482, or 483: Internship
  • BUS 101, 307, 310
  • COM 218, 210

Participating Faculty Profiles

Kelly Enright
Dr. Leslee F. Keys
Steve D. Voguit

Internship Opportunities

Internship Offerings around St. Augustine


Center for Public History
Civil Rights Library of St. Augustine
Flagler Public History Blog
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