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.