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Faculty Listing: http://www.udel.edu/History/faculty.html
The History Department offers several options to its undergraduate students. In addition to the regular major, students can choose a concentration in American, European, or World history. In conjunction with the College of Education and Human Development, the Department offers a History Education program for those choosing careers as social studies teachers. The Department encourages interdepartmental or double majors that enable a student to develop competence in two areas, such as history and public administration or history and economics. Honors Degree options are available for all majors and concentrations. Students interested in completing a senior thesis under the direction of a faculty member can graduate with a degree with Distinction.
The study of history offers students opportunities to develop their analytical and writing skills and prepares them for lives as informed citizens. Upon graduation, history majors enter careers in teaching, government, non-profit administration, and business. Others pursue graduate education in history, law, public policy, theology, business, or other fields.
Irish Studies Program
For further information, contact Professor John Patrick Montaño by email at email@example.com or by phone at (302) 831-0804.
Museum Studies Program
The Minor in Museum Studies welcomes students who want to explore museums and other institutions that collect and share artifacts, documents, visual materials with the public. Museums are the places where Americans gather to refresh their minds and senses, and where they share stories of the past and present. The United States alone has more than 30,000 museums; more Americans visit museums each year than attend all professional sporting events combined. And a recent study shows that 81 per cent of Americans regard museums as more trustworthy than all other sources of historical information.
The Museum Studies minor is open to all undergraduates. It consists of eighteen credit hours. Nine credits are taken as requirements: MSST 203 Introduction to Museums (three credits), three credits from the list of Museum Studies core courses, and one three-credit internship. Museum Studies core courses train students in best practices in museum education and public programs; collections development and care; the use of digital technologies in museums; and administration. Many courses are taught by area museum professionals and emphasize hands-on learning. The other nine credits can be taken from a list of approved courses from throughout the College of Arts and Sciences.
Whether you are interested in exploring museum careers, or simply want to become a more knowledgeable visitor or volunteer, the Museum Studies minor offers a behind-the-scenes look at museums in the United States and around the world. Visit the website of the Museum Studies Program (https://www.museumstudies.udel.edu/) to learn about our work and opportunities for study.