Public History, Minor

Minor Requirements

The public history minor is interdisciplinary, and includes five courses. Introduction to Public History, an internship and Introduction to Grant Writing are required courses. The other two classes are selected from a list of public history-related electives. As part of the minor, students will hold at least one internship, but are encouraged to seek more in the public history field.

Required Courses
HIS 204Intro to Public History3
HIS 493History Internship3
Elective Courses
Note: History majors must take three courses outside of the major
Select two of the following:6
19th C. Art
20th Century Art
Women in Art
Postmodern to Contemporary Art 1960-2000
Prehist/Gothic Art
14th to 19th C. Art
Renaissance Art & Cult
Indpt Study-Fine Art (Research Project)
Latin American Art
Intro to Museum Studies
Intro Develop for Non Profits
Folklore in America
Religion and Art
Educ Role of Museums
Exhibiting Cultures
Independent Study Art History
America to 1876
America Since 1877
Introduction to Africana Studies
American Govt
International Issues
Comparative Govt
Introduction to Law
Public Admin
Native American Culture
Introduction to Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
And other courses as approved by the coordinator of the minor.
Total Credits12

Students taking HIS 493 History Internship, the internship component of the minor, will complete an intern contract with their site supervisor, which will be approved by the coordinator of the minor. The student intern will keep a weekly timecard detailing his/her activities, which must be approved by the site supervisor. The student intern will be assessed at mid-term and end-of-term by their internship supervisor in concert with the coordinator of the minor.