Get a Certificate in Historical Site Interpretation
The Black Hills area is rich in historical sites, ranging from National Historic Landmarks to state and national parks to privately owned sites. Many historical locations provide interpretative programming, including tours, signs, displays, and written documents, to help the public better understand and appreciate their experiences: in other words, historical site interpretation.
BHSU is now offering a certificate in historical site interpretation, which will provide an advantage to students in getting internships, jobs, and placement in graduate programs. It is ideal for history majors who hope to work in historical interpretation, but other majors can benefit, including American Indian Studies, Mass Communications, and Outdoor Education.
This certificate is not limited to university students. Any individual who is currently working or volunteering at historical sites, or is thinking about doing so, can benefit.
Course requirements for the Historical Site Interpretation Certificate:
- HIST 240 Introduction to Public History and Cultural Resources (3 credits)
- OE 350 Environmental Interpretation (3 credits)
- OE 376 Interpretive Media (3 credits)
- HIST 494 Internship (at least 3 credits)
Questions? Please email Professor Kelly Kirk at Kelly.Kirk@bhsu.edu.