The UAH Public History program is designed for students who are interested in careers presenting historical knowledge outside the classroom to a public audience. The minor is inter-disciplinary because public history expresses itself in various ways. It is found, for example, in museum shows, photography and works of art, tour guide brochures, video documentaries, web sites, historic preservation, writing, and artifact collection. It is also inter-disciplinary because public historians have diverse careers working in archives and libraries, state and local historical organizations, museums, historic sites, media, businesses, and throughout all levels of government.
The goal of advising will be selection of a range of courses that will fit the student's interests and broaden skills and knowledge outside the major and beyond departmental minors. The Public History Advisor will help develop a thematic focus for the minor plan of study and help choose electives that support its fulfillment.
To complete the required classes in public history, students will petition for an internship in public history relevant to their thematic focus. Otherwise, students will complete a Special Topics course in Public History.
Public History Minor requires a minimum of 21 semester hours, at least 12 semester hours at 300 level or above.
|HY 290||CRAFT OF HISTORY||3|
|HY 310||INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY||3|
|HY 410||PUBLIC HISTORY||3|
|or ARS/HY 495||INDEPENDENT PROJECTS|
|Select at least 6 semester hours of the following:||6|
|PRINC OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING|
|INTRO TO BUSINESS|
|PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING|
|GRAPHIC DESIGN: INTRODUCTION|
|GRAPHIC DESIGN: WEB DESIGN|
|SCULP: FABRICATION I|
|Intro to Rhetorical Communication|
|INTRO TO JOURNALISM|
|DECISION-MAKING IN SMALL GROUP|
|ELEMENTS OF THEATRE PRODUCTION|
|GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES|
|PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY|
|HIST & APPRECIATION OF JAZZ|
|HISTORY OF MUSIC I|
and HISTORY OF MUSIC II
|Select at least 6 semester hours from these recommended departments: ARH, HY, SOC, PSC, EH, MU||6|
|Total Semester Hours||21|