Regis College is pleased to announce the Master of Arts degree in Heritage Studies. This new program responds to social and economic demands for practical application of liberal art skills in a variety of contexts. As historical, material, and cultural artifacts- ancient or modern, local, national or international, written or traditional-are lost, destroyed, or misrepresented and poorly understood, competent professionals with theoretical training across the disciplines will be in high demand.
Our program, in general terms, is a combination of: theoretical study in historiography, oral history, folklore, identity, and cultural memory; training in holistic research methods reflecting a hybridization of models from several disciplines including history, anthropology, ethnography, and the visual arts; and the practical application of these theories and skills in the career and/or academic path in which the individual student has expressed interest.
Students work one-on-one with a faculty mentor, participating in all aspects of her/his professional and academic life. All of our students walk away with a very impressive dossier of experiences, including: editorial work, event planning, gallery exhibitions of material and cultural artifacts, professional presentations, conference papers, performances, and in many cases publications.
Our goal is to ensure that each student leaves us with both the appropriate preparation and confidence to enter the professional world, advance within her/her current profession, or to continue studies toward a CAGS here at Regis College or toward a doctorate at one of our affiliated universities. It is also a tool for skill sharpening and experience building in order to either gain or enhance professional employment in a variety of areas.
„X Museums and archives
„X Heritage tourism and historic site interpretation
„X Public History
„X Publishing and editing
„X Historic preservation
„X Human services and health care
„X Community organizations (tribal and ethnic organizations, NGOs, social services, etc.)
„X Human resources (diverse corporations, cultural mediation, etc.)
„X Law and government (legal services, law enforcement, special interest groups, activism, etc.)
„X Consulting and research
„X Non-profit organizations
The program can be completed full or part time, or as a 3+1 BA/MA. There are nine (9) courses and a capstone experience completed in four (4) phases: Core Curriculum (four foundational courses); Professional Application Exploration (choose 2 from 6 professional content areas); Concentration (3 courses within a particular content area); Capstone (Oral Comprehensive Exam, Professional Internship and Thesis).
MA IN HERITAGE STUDIES CURRICULUM:
Core Curriculum Phase
(4 required foundations courses):
„X HI 501 Historiography and Methods
„X HI 554 Ethnicity in American Culture
„X HI 601 Fieldwork Research Methods
„X RS 551 Social Ethics
Professional Application Exploration Phase:
Concentrations include: Public Heritage, Cultural Heritage in Literature, Cultural Heritage in Teaching, Cultural Heritage in the Workplace or Biocultural Diversity
Includes: a comprehensive exam and 1 research and writing course to complete thesis.
*Up to two courses may be taken prior to applying to the program. GRE waiver available.
*Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM ¡V ATTEND A GRAUDATE INFORMATION SESSION AT REGIS COLLEGE.
Dec. 8th @ 6:00 PM
Jan 10th @ 6:00PM
To RSVP, CONTACT THE OFFICE OF GRADUATE ADMISSION, firstname.lastname@example.org,781.768.7330
Dr. Raffaele Florio
History Department Chair
Public Heritage Institute Director
235 Wellesley Street
Weston MA 02493
Dr. Raffaele Florio
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
College Hall, Office #326
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