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.

No History/History Education major is permitted to do a Public History minor.  

Public History Minor requires a minimum of 21 semester hours, at least 12 semester hours at 300 level or above and must be taken at UAH.  No more than one 100-level class may count toward the minor.  

Public History Electives6
select 6 hours of the following:
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY
HISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY
CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
SPEC TOPICS IN PUBLIC HISTORY
PUB MEMORY & INTERP
FUNDAMENTALS OF ARCHIVES
DEVELOPING DIGITAL ARCHIVES
STUDIES IN HISTORY
Interdisciplinary Electives6
Select 6 semester hours of the following:
GRAPHIC DESIGN: INTRODUCTION
PHOTOGRAPHY: INTRODUCTION
GRAPHIC DESIGN: WEB DESIGN
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO TO JOURNALISM
DECISION-MAKING IN SMALL GROUP
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL COMM
ADVANCED MEDIA WRITING
MASS MEDIA IN AMERICA
ADVERTISING
STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS WRIT'G
TECHNICAL WRITING
TECHNICAL EDITING
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
VIDEO PRODUCTION II
Historical-Cultural Electives6
Select 6 semester hours from these recommended departments: ARH, HY, SOC, PSC
Internship3
Select one of the following:
PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIP
ART INTERNSHIP
Total Semester Hours21