Beyond the core courses, field schools, and internships, students must take at least four additional courses that relate in some way to early America, material culture, or museums. Many of these courses will be cross-listed between two or more departments. There is no specific list of approved courses. Collegiate Program students may select from any courses offered in any department that bear on early America, material culture, or museums. The Director of the Collegiate Program can confirm whether a particular course meets the requirement.
The NIAHD sponsors several special courses in History, Anthropology, American Studies, and Music that are especially applicable as electives. These courses include not only early American History per se, but Architectural History, Historical Archaeology, Material Culture, and Music History.
Some seats in all of these courses will be reserved for Collegiate Program students.
The mix of sponsored courses varies from semester to semester. Although not all courses will be offered in any given semester, the NIAHD currently sponsors these courses:
American Vernacular Architectural History
Archaeology of Colonial Williamsburg and the Tidewater
Architectural History Field School
Early American Music
Era of Jamestown
Fall NIAHD Core Course on Public History
Field School in Public History (Internship)
Field School in Material Culture
Foodways and the Archaeological Record
From the Founding of Jamestown through the American Revolution
From the American Revolution through the Civil War
Race, Class and Gender in Colonial Virginia
The World of Thomas Jefferson
Williamsburg, Colonial and Revolutionary