The first new course is a HIST 352: Museum Collections Management with adjunct instructor Susan Curtis. Ms. Curtis is the Collections Manager at the Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection. This course will be valuable for Public History Majors, Anthropology Majors, and History Majors. Click here for the collections management course poster.
The second new course is HIST 399: Introduction to Oral History with faculty member Dr. Angela Smith. She is the director of the public history program. The course will focus on the theory and practice of oral history. This course will be valuable for Public History Majors, Anthropology Majors, and History Majors. Those interested in collecting and preserving local history may also find this course useful. Click here for the oral history course poster.
Finally, there is RELS 391: History of Global Islam with one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Anne Blankenship. Discover the historical foundations behind current world events and acquaint yourself with beliefs shared by nearly a quarter of the world’s population. The first third of the course introduces central stories and texts, Islamic law and ritual and characteristics of major sects. The rest of the course will explore the lived experiences of Muslims in the 20th and 21st centuries with a particular focus on Islam and politics.
The course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 pm until 3:15 pm.