Course Requirements for an M.A. in History with a

concentration in Museum Studies

Required Museum Studies Classes (9 hrs.)
  • The Practice of Public History (HIS/IAR 626)
  • Museum and Historic Site Interpretation: Principles and Practice (HIS/IAR 627)
  • Internship* (HIS/IAR 690)

* Students with appropriate professional experience may substitute an elective for the Internship requirement with prior approval of the Director of Public History.

Required History Courses (15 hours)
  • Seminar in Historical Research and Writing (HIS 709)
  • Colloquia in American or European History (HIS 701-702 or 705-706)
  • Research Seminars in American or European History* (HIS 703-704, 707-708)

* Students may choose to complete a Master’s thesis in lieu of the 703-4/707-8 sequence

Electives (12 hours)
  • Introduction to Archival Management (HIS/LIS 505)
  • History of the Decorative Arts (HIS/IAR 536)
  • Historic Preservation: Principles and Practice (HIS/IAR 543)
  • Southern History and Southern Material Culture in a Museum Context (HIS/IAR 545)
  • History Museum Curatorship: Collections Management (HIS/IAR 547)
  • Architectural Conservation (HIS/IAR 548)
  • History and Theories in Material Culture (HIS/IAR 552)
  • Field Methods in Preservation Technology (HIS/IAR 555)
  • Research Methods in Historical Archaeology (HIS/IAR/ATY 578)
  • Museum Education (HIS/IAR 589)
  • History of American Landscapes and Architecture (HIS/IAR 624)
  • Preservation Planning and Law (HIS/IAR 625)
  • Identification and Evaluation of the Historic Built Environment (HIS/IAR 628)
  • Museum Studies (ART 590)
  • Special Problems in Anthropology (ATY 597)
  • Urban Planning (GEO 502)
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership (PSC 540)
Additional Information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Benjamin Filene, Director of Public History,
The University of North Carolina Greensboro
2137 MHRA Building
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170
Phone: 336/334-5645
E-mail: bpfilene@uncg.edu