Heritage Studies (MEd)
Program Coordinator: Patrick May, PhD
Heritage Studies explores the intricate relationships and subjects of identity, memory, intangibility/tangibility, dissonance and place. It is a multidisciplinary program in understanding the construction of heritage within the social sciences. Using place-based methods, our accomplished faculty including folklorists and archivists will explore a number of heritage landscapes to uncover the meanings of what is a living heritage.
In this flexible master’s degree program, students may design a program of study based on their personal or professional interests, using local, national, and global cultures as inspiration. The program consists of three core education courses, two Heritage Studies courses, a 15-credit elective component and a 3–4 credit internship or practicum. Students in this degree program could expect to complete coursework within two years.
Graduates of this program work in a variety of settings including museums, public and private schools, tourist destinations, and libraries and historical societies. Some teach, while others conduct research and manage heritage materials and sites.
|Master's Core Component|
|ED 5000||Social Behavior in a Diverse Society||3|
|ED 5010||Philosophy, Ethics & Education||3|
|ED 5030||Research Design||3|
|HS 5100||Heritage Studies: Foundations||3|
|HS 5200||World Heritage Studies||3|
|Complete 15 credits of the following: 1||15|
|Special Topics in Anthropology|
|Native Americans: Past and Present|
|Independent Study Anthropology|
|Topics in Geography|
|Independent Study in Geography|
|New Hampshire and New England History|
|Special Topics in Heritage Studies|
|Archaeological Field Methods: Prehistory|
|Archaeological Field Methods: Historical|
|Topics in Political Science|
|Special Topics in Sociology|
|Independent Study in Sociology|
|HS 5710||Internship in Heritage Studies||3-4|
Together with their advisor, students choose 15 credits from the following areas: heritage studies, anthropology, geography, history, political science, and sociology.