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 Electives||6|
|select 6 hours of the following:|
|INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY|
|CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT|
|SPEC TOPICS IN PUBLIC HISTORY|
|PUB MEMORY & INTERP|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF ARCHIVES|
|DEVELOPING DIGITAL ARCHIVES|
|STUDIES IN HISTORY|
|Select 6 semester hours of the following:|
|GRAPHIC DESIGN: 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|
|STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS WRIT'G|
|PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING|
|VIDEO PRODUCTION II|
|Select 6 semester hours from these recommended departments: ARH, HY, SOC, PSC|
|Select one of the following:|
|PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIP|
|Total Semester Hours||21|