This means you should choose potential sources wisely.
Writing a good thesis on your topic of anatomy or marine biology will depend on what you know about your idea.
Finally, original scholarship is vital to the preparation of any historian, especially those who enter the field of public history. Thesis Project Students will develop a public history project in conjunction with their thesis topic and in consultation with the Director of Public History.
Students may develop a historic preservation project, an exhibit for a museum or historic site, a website or online resource for an organization, or a short film or podcast series (though students are not limited to these choices).
All public history students must prepare a Master's thesis based on original primary research and complete a complimentary public history project.
At the end of the first year, public history students will apply for candidacy on the basis of their thesis proposal as prepared in HIST 6693 (Historiography).You should also review how to structure and organize your idea.Think about your argument or statement and how you should prove it is true or correct.The instructor of HIST 6693 and Director of Public History will then determine whether the student is sufficiently prepared to enter the thesis track.If deemed unprepared, students may be encouraged to pursue the traditional history track via the exam option, or to leave the program.The Director of Public History need not be a member of a public history student's thesis committee but will work with the student on her/his public history project and provide written comments to the student's thesis committee in advance of any thesis defense.These are merely offered as some general guidelines and are the minimum requirements.By the completion of HIST 6693 (generally the end of the first year), all thesis students must set up a Thesis Committee.This will consist of two graduate faculty members from the Department of History and a third member selected from History or another department.You don’t have to analyze them now but you start a collection of potential ideas to review later.The sources used to help further look into potential ideas can help later when you start writing your thesis.