Director: Michael Wert, Ph.D.
The interdisciplinary minor in public history allows students to examine the ways the historic method is applied outside of the classroom. For students seeking a career in public history, the minor better prepares them for advanced study in specialized programs. In addition to history courses, students can explore related disciplines such as anthropology and can take specialized courses in fields such as marketing, management or advertising. Students interested in this minor should see the public history adviser in the Department of History. As students select courses to meet the requirements for the University Core of Common Studies (UCCS), they should pay close attention to the list of recommended courses for this minor.
Public History Minor
The minor in public history consists of six courses (18 credit hours), including three required courses in history (9 credit hours); and three elective courses (9 credit hours).
- History majors pursuing the interdisciplinary minor in public history should note that only two courses may overlap between a major and a minor in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.
|Required History Courses|
|HIST 4100||Public History||3|
|HIST 4101||Applied History||3|
|HIST 4986||Internship in Public and Applied History||3|
|*Elective Courses - Choose three of the following:||9|
|Principles of Financial Accounting|
|Principles of Managerial Accounting|
|Archaeology and Prehistoric Cultures|
|Prehistory of North America|
|Topics in Literature (Writing for Nonprofit Agencies)|
|Management of Human Resources|
|Training and Development|
|Behavior and Organization|
|Introduction to Marketing|
|Integrated Marketing Communications|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
- *Elective Courses: Only two business administration courses may be included among the three electives.
- All courses should be selected with the approval of the public history adviser.
|Recommended courses that satisfy UCCS requirements include:|
or ENGL 1002
|Rhetoric and Composition 2|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Introduction to American History|
|Statistics Courses - at lease one of the following:|
|Introduction to Statistics and Business Analytics|
|Modern Elementary Statistics|
|Psychological Measurements and Statistics|