The certificate in Material Culture & Public History requires the following combination of courses and for-credit internships:
- Public History Lab (HIST 409), the core course in public history
- Architectural Field School (HIST 406) OR Material Culture Field School (HIST 407) OR Archaeological Field Methods (ANTH 225), practical methods classes in the study of objects and the built environment
- Internship Field School in Public History (HIST 408), a for-credit internship with a classroom component
- Four at-large courses, to be selected from the NIAHD Course Offerings or assembled from a combination of other relevant courses with a demonstrable engagement with public history and/or material culture
All courses used to satisfy the requirements of this program must be taken as part of a student’s coursework at William & Mary. Students can use courses taken during NIAHD’s Pre-College Program in American History or the St. Andrews Joint Degree Programme to fulfill the requirements for the NIAHD certificate. Students may also use coursework completed at William & Mary before they joined the NIAHD program to satisfy requirements.
You may find it helpful to download this fillable checklist to plan and track your certificate progress.