Wayne State University

MLIS/MAPH Joint Degree Classes

Required LIS Courses (18 credits):

LIS 6010   Introduction to the Information Profession (3 credits)

LIS 6080   Information Technology (3 credits)

LIS 6120   Access to Information
(3 credits)

LIS 6210   Organization of Knowledge (3 credits)

LIS 7040   Library Administration and Management (3 credits)

LIS 7996   Research for the Information Profession (3 credits)

Elective LIS Courses (12 credits) - Students should use LIS electives to fulfill the MAPH methodology and public history elective requirements.

Elective History Courses (6 credits)

Total: 36 hours of study for the MLIS degree
(6 of which are from HIS classes)

History Requirements

All MAPH students are required to take HIS 7835 (Public History: Theory and Method), HIS 7855 (History and Memory), HIS 7998 (Internship in Public History), and HIS 7999 (Master's Project). Students must apply in writing to the graduate director for any exemptions. Students must pass these courses with a grade of B or better to progress in the program. Students will also complete a methodology course and at least 18 credits in one MAPH track. MAPH tracks include Museum Studies; Public Policy; Cultural Resource Management; African American History and Culture; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; and Labor and Urban History. 

Required MAPH core courses (15 credits):

HIS 7835   Public History: Theory and Method (3 credits)

HIS 7855   Memory and History (3 credits)

HIS 7998   Internship in Public History (3 credits)

HIS 7999   Master's Project (3 credits)

Methods Elective must be selected from among LIS 7700 Oral History (3 credits), LIS 7710 Archival Administration (3 credits), and LIS 7440 Scripting (3 credits) and would be double-counted as an LIS elective.

MAPH Track requirements (18 Credits)

Core course (3 credits)

History seminar (3 credits)

History electives (6 credits)

Public History electives (6 credits); students in the joint MAPH/MLIS program must select two from among a variety of LIS elective courses, to be chosen in consultation with your MAPH advisor. Such courses may include:

  • LIS 7440 Scripting Languages (3 credits)

  • LIS 7450 Digital Imaging (3 credits)

  • LIS 7710 Archival Administration (3 credits)

  • LIS 7730 Administration of Audio Visual Collections (3 credits)

  • LIS 7740 Archives and Libraries in the Digital World (3 credits)

  • LIS 7770 Oral History (3 credits)

  • LIS 7780 Description and Access for Archives (3 credits)

  • LIS 7885 Administration of Historical Agencies (3 credits)

Total: 33 hours of study for MAPH degree
(8 of which are from LIS classes, as listed in the MAPH curriculum map under "Methodology Course" and "Public History Electives)



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