HISTORY 401: MODERN HISTORICAL
A thorough background in the science and art of history; principles
and methods of historical research; historical bibliography;
sources and their criticism; and techniques of the research paper.
Required of all master’s students in the first year of graduate
HISTORY 500: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC
A basic introductory overview of public history, including evolving
techniques and methodologies.
HISTORY 404: ORAL HISTORY
An introduction to oral history including interview techniques, the
nature of oral historical evidence, transcribing and editing, legal
and ethical concerns and uses of oral history.
HISTORY 440: HISTORY AND VISUAL
The role of visual media as historical artifacts, including
photographs, posters, magazine illustrations, advertisements,
motion pictures and videos.
HISTORY 450: ADVANCED TOPICS IN PUBLIC
Archival management, historical preservation, and local and
LIS 230: INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL
The contextual framework for digital libraries, including the
creation, structure, access and use of digital information.
LIS 238: WEB DESIGN FOR LIBRARIES &
An information-architecture approach to the design of web sites for
large enterprises. Topics include information content,
organization, labeling, navigation, searching, usability and
LIS 245: HISTORY OF BOOKS AND
The history of book production including, printing presses, type
design and illustrations.
LIS 249: ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS: BASIC
FUNCTIONS AND CURRENT ISSUES
Archive management and manuscript repositories, including basic
archival skills and functions.
LIS 254: LEGAL RESEARCH I
A foundation course in legal research, including the lawmaking
process, research strategies and proper citation form.
LIS 255: INFORMATION SOURCES IN BUSINESS AND
A focus on print and electronic information resources and services
relating to business and economics.
LIS 302: GENEALOGICAL SOURCES AND
A solid grounding in research methodology including genealogical
interviewing and evaluating print and electronic resources.
HISTORY 980: INTERNSHIP
Fieldwork (240 hours) at selected museums, libraries, historical
sites and organizations. Faculty and professional supervision
HISTORY 981:FINAL PROJECT
Supervised research leading to the preparation and completion of a
capstone project in partial fulfillment of the M.A.