Service Learning in Public History
Session
Six Week - First
Class Number
2625
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Graded
Topic
Explore Baltimore Heritage
Description
This is a research intensive course designed to provide students with real-world experience in the development and implementation of a public history project. The course will typically be taught in cooperation with an external partner for whom the class project meets a pressing need. The specific content of the course will vary based on instructor expertise and partner needs. Students in the course will receive intensive training in a marketable skill, such as oral history interviewing, historic site documentation, digital storytelling, program development, or interpretation. They will complete a project on behalf of a local public history organization, building a relevant work history with faculty guidance and supervision. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits or 2 attempts.
Enrollment Requirements
You must have completed HIST 201 and HIST 300.
Notes
PRE-REQ WAIVER: This course is open to all majors. Prior History course prerequisite requirements will be waived for this class. For a pre-requisite waiver please contact Carla Ison at ison@umbc.edu. ***** Explore about Baltimore's varied history and vernacular architecture while you develop your skills researching local landmarks, writing stories, creating engaging visuals, and doing community outreach. You can expect hands-on activities, a mix of in-person and online discussion, and opportunities to share your writing in public. The class includes field trips to archives and historic sites, presentations by local historians and activists, and introductory workshops on digital history, interpretive programs, and advocacy. You won't just learn the history of Baltimore; you'll learn to write your history of Baltimore. *** In this class, students are invited to select one of hundreds of historic places located in neighborhoods across the city. Students will put their research, writing, and visual design skills to work as they create short stories about these places for local residents, students, and educators to discover using the Explore Baltimore Heritage website and app. This service learning opportunity is supported by Baltimore Heritage, a nonprofit advocate for historic preservation and heritage education, and a variety of neighborhood-based partner organizations. *** This course will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:10 pm. Class will not be held on July 4. The class will also include a mix of field trips and online presentations (schedule TBD). In person classes sessions will be held at the Lion Brothers Building in Baltimore. ***** Lion Brothers Building: 875 Hollins St., Baltimore, MD 21201 ***** TRANSPORTATION: ***** By public transportation: The Lion Brothers Building is accessible from campus by UMBC's Downtown Shuttle line, local bus lines, as well as the Charm City Circulator. ***** By car: There is street parking (free and metered) along the residential roads around the Lion Brothers Building. Students may also park on the UMBC campus (with valid parking permit) and ride the Downtown Shuttle.
Class Actions
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Staff
Meets
TBA
Dates
TBA
Room
TBA
Campus
Off Campus
Location
Lion Bros Building
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
0
Seats Open
30
Class Capacity
30
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
30