The Concentration in Public History prepares students to practice and apply history beyond the classroom walls. The theory and methodology of public history builds on the core competencies of the discipline of history, with additional skills and perspectives useful in public history practice. The concentration focuses on preparing graduates to engage in collaborative work, with community members, museum professionals, stakeholders, and professional colleagues. Coursework and the culminating capstone internship experience will prepare students to engage in the public history debates about a role for shared authority and the proper place for the professionalization of local history. Particular focus will be on museum studies and digital history, both of which play an important role in the work of public historians, creating new spaces where historians will share their work and encounter fresh and varied audiences.