Certificate in Applied History

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, History Program

Dr. Martha Pallante, Certificate Director
540 DeBartolo Hall
(330) 941-1611

Certificate Description

The certificate is designed to provide students a grounding in the skills, techniques, culture and opportunities associated with the Applied History field, and within the larger framework of Cultural Resource Management (CRM). Students earning the certificate may find work with state or local preservation groups, museums, historical sites, government agen­cies or other entities involved in heritage asset identification, preservation, management and related education and outreach.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 6 courses from a list of approved undergraduate and/or swing courses. 3 are required courses. 3 are electives.

Required Courses
HIST 3715Introduction to Historic Preservation3
HIST 4811Practicum in Historic Preservation3
HIST 4812Historic Preservation Internship3
Additional Courses: Choose 3 (Minimum 9 hours) With the permission of the Director, one course may be substituted with another graduate-level course from History or an allied discipline 9
Select Problems in American History
Oral Communication Projects in History
American Material Culture
Museum Curation and Interpretation
American Architectural History 1
American Architectural History 2
Conservation of the Historic Built Environment
Total Semester Hours18

With the approval of the Certificate Director, courses may be taken in any order. However, students are strongly advised to take HIST 3715 (Intro to Historic Preservation) as early as possible. Students interested in this Certificate should seek the advice of the Applied History Director every semester before registering for courses.

Learning Outcome:

Students will demonstrate the ability to translate traditional historical scholarship into media meant primarily for non-academic audiences