Jun 23, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public History Minor

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Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Minor

The minor in Public History provides an interdisciplinary education in history, in the history of art, culture, and the built environment, and in methods to effectively communicate that history. Course offerings cover content, theory, method, and techniques of research, documentation, and preservation of the past. This minor is well-suited for students who wish to enrich their personal background in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In particular, this minor is designed for students who wish to prepare for careers or post-graduate study in arts and culture administration, museum studies, historical preservation, and archives and records management.

The minor consists of 21 hours: 12 hours of required coursework, including an internship, and 9 hours of electives chosen in consultation with the Public History advisor. Hours counted toward a student’s major may not be counted toward the Minor in Public History.

Required courses (12 hours) include:

and one specialized writing course selected from

Elective courses (9 hours) will be selected from the following:


Course numbers with an “*” indicate the course has a prerequisite; student is responsible for ensuring they have met the necessary prerequisite coursework.

Grade Requirement for Minor

Note:  A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course applied toward meeting the requirement of a minor.

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