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Undergraduate Minor in Public History

The public history minor introduces undergraduate students to the field of public history while helping students to develop skills necessary to convey history to audiences in a wide array of public and private settings outside of academia. Students have the opportunity to complete a variety of projects, including developing digital history projects, designing museum exhibits, processing archival collections, and drafting National Register of Historic Places nominations. Through the internship requirement, students will gain valuable public history experience while working in a professional setting. The minor will help prepare students for graduate level work in public history.        

Public History Minor: 18 required credit hours in public history and related fields

Required: 12 hours

Public History (HI 471) 

Internship (HI 491)

and 6 additional hours of coursework in Public History from the following or additional courses with the approval of the Chair of the Department of History and Political Science)

Oral History (HI 476)

Digital History (HI 480)

Special Topics in Public History (HI 490)

Required: 6 hours

6 hours may be selected from the following list or additional courses with the approval of the Chair of the Department of History and Political Science or may be taken in Public History:   

Accounting Concepts I (AC 291)

Accounting Concepts II (AC 292)

Modern Architecture (AR 481W)

Aural-Visual Production (COM 243) (pre-req COM 205)

Technical Writing (EN 300W)

Grant Writing and Management (EN 440W) (cross list IDS 440W)

Geographic Information Systems (GE 384)

Urban Geography (GE 390)

Urban and Regional Planning (GE 420)

Principles of Marketing (MK 360)

Social Media Marketing (MK 375) (pre-req MK 360)

Introduction to Public Policy (PS 412)

Introduction to Anthropology (SO 231)

Interpretation of Cultural and Natural Resources (SRM 335)

Natural Resource Management (SRM 345)