Campus: Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus

Instructions: Residential/On Campus 

This is a cross-disciplinary graduate certificate that provides opportunities for students in other graduate programs to take advantage of key courses in the MA program on Material Culture and Public Humanities.

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16

FACULTY MEMBERS

100% 

RESEARCH PROJECT

COMPLETION

9

CREDIT HOURS FOR

CERTIFICATE

The graduate certificate in material culture and public humanities have two interrelated emphases (material culture and public humanities) that share common intellectual issues and employment goals. Courses in this graduate certificate program offer students the opportunity to interpret material culture (e.g., physical objects; historical artifacts) within informed historical / cultural frameworks and articulate their significance to the public.  The certificate enables graduate students in the target population of architecture, interior design, history, communication, rhetoric, sociology, STS, and ASPECT better to compete for jobs in museums, historical societies, and community and cultural organizations.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires 9 credit hours, distributed as follows:

Required:

  •  ART/HUM/RLCL 5204: Research Methods in Material Culture and Public Humanities (3H, 3C)
  • HUM/RLCL 5304: Material Culture and Humanities in the Public Sphere (3H, 3C)

One elective chosen from the following courses:

  • ART 5584: Topics in Material Culture  (3H, 3C)
  • HUM/RLCL 5584: Topics in Public Humanities (3H, 3C)
  • ITDS 5124: Preservation of Historic Interiors (3H, 3C)
  • HIST 5424: Public History (3H, 3C)

Interested in learning two interrelated emphases material culture and public humanities studies that share common intellectual issues and employment goals?

Prospective and current students for academic support and advising, please call Brian Britt at 540-231-6551 or email: bbritt@vt.edu

Visit our office at 115 Lane Hall, 280 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061

CONTACT US

Brian Britt, Director of Graduate Studies
122 Lane Hall,
280 Alumni Mall,
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-6551
bbritt@vt.edu

Amanda Timcik, Student/Staff Support
115 Lane Hall,
280 Alumni Mall, 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5033
atimcik@vt.edu