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Last approved: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:02:29 GMT

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HI (History)
789
032275
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Public History in International Context
Pub His International Context
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
History (16HI)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Even Years
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Seminar3
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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Tammy Gordon
Associate Professor of History
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar1515Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Global public history since 1945, including functions of historical memory as they relate to global economics of public history, world heritage, and the transnational contexts for the work of historians.

Traditionally, public history has focused on American history with particular emphasis on state and local history. In the past ten years, the scholarship in public history has expanded beyond not only the borders of the United States but across all borders. Recently, the National Council on Public History created a new organization—the International Federation for Public History (IFPH)—to support professional development, collaboration, and research in an expanded, globalized vision of public history, and this course will draw on the network of IFPH to provide students with opportunities to work with students and professionals from other countries. This course aligns with the IFPH and other initiatives in the field to internationalize public history research and curricula.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Humanities and Social SciencesTroy CaseThe anthropology graduate program has reviewed the course syllabus for HI 595: Public History in International Context and, based on consultation with relevant faculty, we have no objection to it going forward as a regular course.
No additional teaching or laboratory resources will be required. Dr. Gordon was hired to expand the Public History curriculum, and this is the first of two new courses that she will offer as part of her regular teaching assignments.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course students will be able to:


1. Implement skills in primary source analysis


2. Identify the ways in which historians participated in international relations (broadly defined) in the modern era


3. Work with a team to generate a new resource for historical learning


4. Apply working vocabularies of the issues inherent in the work of public history in local, national, and international contexts to solving problems in the field.


5. Identify the major themes in global history that shaped historical memory across borders


6. Conduct a conference style research presentation


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Project30Oral History Interview Project. Each student will develop, conduct, record and transcribe three interviews with members of the NC State community. These members must have been born outside the United States and have been at NC State for at least a year. See syllabus for full details.
Major Paper50The final research paper will analyze the oral history collection and relevant scholarly secondary sources to examine the global transformations that shaped the international NC State community and the shared and unique characteristics of migration.
Oral Presentation20Students will present their final papers as 15 minute conference style research presentations.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Historical Memory4 weeksExamination of scholarship on transnational memory studies
Trauma2 weeksExamination of scholarship on the role of historians in dealing with trauma such as war, civil unrest, and human rights abuses
History and Cultural Context3 weeksExamination of scholarship on different cultural contexts for historical thought and the historical development of the concept of world heritage
Place2 weeksExamination of scholarship on the role of place in contemporary transnational dialogue on historical matters
Museums2 weeksExamination of the functions of museums as places for transnational cultural exchange and their role in heritage tourism
Research/Writing1 weekStudents revise and finalize their research papers
Student Presentations1 weekStudents present their work in conference style presentations
mlnosbis 11/9/2015: This course does not conflict with any other courses. Consultation with Anthropology noted above.

ghodge 11/11/2015 Ready for ABGS reviewers

ABGS Reviewer comments:
1- Proposal indicates there are no prerequisites. Courses at the 700 level are considered advanced graduate courses. Without prerequisites, does this mean that any graduate student at NCSU can take the course and expect to perform at the appropriate level without any previous background in the subject? Also, the syllabus has been reviewed by the anthropology graduate program, which they approved, yet they called it HI 595. So what level is the course number; 700 or 500?
2- The course has not previously been taught. There is no evidence presented that the minimum enrollment can be made. This could result in a course listing but it is not taught.
3- It is a 3-credit course with 3 contact hours per week. What are the proposed days of the week and time periods? No evidence that there will be 3 contact hours per week or that it meets the requirements to be 3 credits. Does CIM not have a slot for the proposed day and time period for a course?
4- Question about required readings. These are listed on the syllabus. Is each student expected to purchase all of these readings; total cost $328.06. Will the readings be available in the library/online?
5- Syllabus states that this course is an exploration of global public history since 1945. It would be good if this could be reflected in the course title and should be stated in the catalogue description.

ghodge 11/23/2015

ABGS Comment 1: many 700 level courses do not have a specific prerequisite. This may be a comment the ABGS would like to discuss generically.

ABGS Comment 1: Please verify with anthropology graduate program that they are okay with this as an 700 level course

ABGS Comment 2: no specific data is required for supporting course enrollment. This may be a comment the ABGS would like to discuss generically.

Comment 3: course action form indicates three contact hours per week. Initial syllabus does not need to include a specific class time. This may be a comment the ABGS would like to discuss generically.

Comment 4: please ask department to clarify if all students will be required to purchase all books.

Comment 5: please ask department to respond to question about course title and catalog description.

ghodge 12/07/2015 department responded to comments and concerns. Ready for ABGS meeting.
ctfriend (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:48:49 GMT): No prerequisites for this course. Our expectation is that any graduate student at NCSU can take the course and expect to perform at the appropriate level without any previous background in the subject. When first sent to Anthro for consideration, the number placed on the syllabus was 595, but the course is intended to be a 700-level. The course has not previously been taught because the faculty person is new and developing courses towards the curriculum. This will be part of her regular teaching rotation. In the past, I was not asked to provide proposed days of the week and time periods for grad-level CAFs, and have always done the courses this way...so my apologies for not knowing the new rules. The course is being taught this spring on Tuesdays 3-5:45. We do not think it is unusual or inappropriate to ask doctoral-level students to invest $328 in books. That is very common in history programs. All of the books may be purchased more cheaply as digital versions. I have added the language about global public history since 1945 to the course description.
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