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.

Required Courses
HY 290CRAFT OF HISTORY3
HY 310INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY3
HY 410SPEC TOPICS IN PUBLIC HISTORY3
or ARS/HY 495 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS
Interdisciplinary Electives
Select at least 6 semester hours of the following:6
PRINC OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
INTRO TO BUSINESS
INTRO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
GRAPHIC DESIGN: INTRODUCTION
PHOTOGRAPHY: INTRODUCTION
GRAPHIC DESIGN: WEB DESIGN
SCULP: FABRICATION I
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO TO JOURNALISM
DECISION-MAKING IN SMALL GROUP
TECHNICAL WRITING
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
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Historical-Cultural Electives
Select at least 6 semester hours from these recommended departments: ARH, HY, SOC, PSC, EH, MU6
Total Semester Hours21