This essay argues that history departments must pay greater attention to their undergraduate curricular development in public history. To that end, it offers a model of how a strong concentration in public history may be developed within the history major employing interdisciplinary cooperation to prepare students at the B.A. level with solid grounding in a variety of public history fields. It offers strategies on the development of internship programs even for those campuses not located near historic sites, museums, repositories, etc. Still further, this essay includes specific examples of how the pedagogical techniques of public history may be incorporated into traditional survey classes to draw more and talented students to the public history major by providing brief "hands-on" experiences in the sheer fun of "doing history."
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