Public History and Library and Information Science (M.A.P.H./M.L.I.S. Joint Degree)
Students in this joint program will earn both the MAPH and an MLIS degree. Graduates of the program benefit from the joint preparation in public history and library and information science and increase their potential for finding employment in either field. Students are prepared to enter a new workforce with the skills to appraise and describe historical records, create and maintain websites, preserve electronic documents, and communicate with a public audience. Upon successful completion of this program students will be prepared for employment in a wide range of settings, including libraries, archives, museums, state and federal agencies, and the private sector.
Public history is applied history, and the MAPH leads to employment in occupations as diverse as museum work, library and archival research, public policy analysis, documentary filmmaking, state and national parks, and tourism. Public historians provide an essential service by making historical scholarship accessible to a broad public audience. Libraries, archives, and other institutions that hire information management professionals increasingly seek employees who can communicate with broad public audiences about their collections and holdings, and who can create exhibits and public programming. The MAPH/MLIS joint degree program responds to the changing professional expectations for librarians and archivists.
Applicants to this program must be admitted to both the School of Information Sciences and Department of History MAPH program.
Students complete a minimum of 55 credits total for both degrees (14 hours are double-counted). For the MAPH degree, students complete 33 hours of MAPH credits, inclusive of 8 hours of INF credits that will also count toward the student's MLIS degree. In SIS, students complete 30 hours of LIS credits and 6 hours of History credits, for a total of 36 credits. The History credits would also count toward the student's MAPH electives.
Requirements: Libary and Information Science
The MLIS degree requires 36 credits (including 6 credits of HIS courses).
|INF 6010||Introduction to the Information Profession||3|
|INF 6080||Information Technology||3|
|INF 6120||Access to Information||3|
|INF 6210||Organization of Knowledge||3|
|INF 7040||Library Administration and Management||3|
|INF 7996||Research for the Information Profession||3|
|INF course electives - Students should use INF electives to fulfill the MAPH methodology and public history elective requirements.||12|
|HIS course electives||6|
Requirements: Public History
The MAPH degree requires 33 credits (Including 8 credits of INF courses). The course work includes 15 credits in core coursework, and 18 credits of MAPH Track requirements.
|HIS 7835||Public History: Theory and Method||3|
|HIS 7855||Memory and History||3|
|HIS 7998||Internship in Public History||3|
|HIS 7999||Master's Essay Direction||3|
|INF 7710||Archival Administration||3|
|or INF 7740||Archives and Libraries in the Digital World|
|or INF 7770||Oral History: A Methodology for Research|
MAPH Track Requirements
|Public History electives - students in the joint MAPH/MLIS program must select two from among a variety of INF elective courses, including:||6|
|Administration of Audio Visual Collections|
|Archives and Libraries in the Digital World|
|Oral History: A Methodology for Research|
|Description and Access for Archives|
|Administration of Historical Agencies|