Public History at the undergraduate level can be an important asset to any Bachelor of Arts degree. History majors and students studying in related disciplines are encouraged to consider the minor, and its emphasis on research skills and public engagement, as a compliment to their primary degree program.
Description of Minor
The Public History Minor consists of 18 units of credit hours. Students begin their public history work the first semester of their junior year. Courses include:
- HIST 1010 Introduction to the Study of History (Fall or Spring semester)
- HIST 4010 Introduction to Public History (Fall semester)
- HIST 4030 Internship in Historical Studies (Spring semester)
- HIST 4030 Internship in Historical Studies (Summer or Fall semester)
- 2 History or related courses at the 3000-level or above (Variable)
Suggested courses in Public History include:
- Courses taught through the Department of History:
- Introduction to Museum Studies (Spring semester)
- Collections Care and Management (Fall semester)
- Material Culture (Spring semester)
- Other courses that specifically introduce students to a particular methodology, such as oral history, environmental history, women's and gender history, and race/ethnicity via African-American history, Latino/a history, etc.
For more information on specific courses offered by the Department of History, please see the Academic Catalog course descriptions.