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Public History Minor

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR

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. 

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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:

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)
    • 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