One of the purposes of the Huff Center is to supervise interns in local history for the Department of History at Furman University. Students receive academic credit for their internships by participating in History 505: Experimental Learning in Local History. The interns of a particular term meet once per week to relate their experiences, to discuss their findings, and to meet important players in the dissemination of local history. The official course description of History 505 from the 2008-2009 Furman University Catalogue:
505 Experiential Learning in Local History (formerly
Prerequisite: instructor permission
Use of experiential learning to examine local history. Through internships and project-oriented assignments, students apply their academic training in a professional setting or produce scholarly projects for a public audience. Weekly seminar focusing on local history with a culminating, formal presentation required. Variable credit.
The course is open to all history majors but those wishing to be involved should see Dr. O'Neill, Director of the Huff Center and Assistant Professor of History, at some time before registration for the next term. The following are the classes from each term. By clicking on their picture, you can find information about the individual internships.