History Career Field Experience
This course allows students the opportunity to explore a variety of history-related career opportunities, enhance their professionalism, and develop a career network through visits to various sites (typically within driving distance of Muskingum University's campus). Students will be required to attend classes prior to a field visit to discuss a selected site's content, public history contribution and methodology, and the career possibilities to be highlighted. Faculty will evaluate each student based upon their discussion participation and written responses to assigned course readings, written reflections about the sites visited, follow up correspondence with selected sites' staff members, and development of professional portfolio. Students may earn 1 credit hour per experience, with the possibility of 3 experiences per semester, and an allowance for 4 credit hours applying to graduation requirements. Students receive one credit hour for 40 hours of work. Prerequisite: 28 earned credit hours and declared History major or minor, or permission of instructor. Due to this additional field experiences, there may be additional costs associated with this course.