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Choose at least one course from four of the five categories below and three additional electives. A minimum of 16 credits must be upper division.
Note: The history minor should be planned with the help of a history department adviser. HST 201, 202, and 203 are designated as North American Studies and HST 104, 105 and 106 are designated as Comparative/Methods.
The history department no longer offers the sequence in Western Civilization (HST 101, 102, and 103). For those students who took one or more of these courses as part of their major or minor or gen. ed. sequence, they may complete the sequence by taking the corresponding course in the World History sequence, as follows: for HST 101, substitute HST 104; for HST 102, substitute HST 105 and for HST 103, substitute HST 106.
The National Council on Public History defines public history this way: “public history describes the many and diverse ways in which history is put to work in the world” (http://ncph.org/cms/what-is-public-history/). Public historians are educators and interpreters at historic sites and museums. They connect community members with history through public programming, exhibits, film, oral history, and web-based resources. Public historians are archivists and research librarians who preserve and manage historical records in state and private institutions. Public historians also connect communities with their history through research and public partnerships with community organizations and institutions, non-profits, government entities, and businesses. Public historians may be found working in all six of the career categories identified by the American Historical Association: historians as educators, researchers, communicators, information managers, and advocates, and historians in business and associations (http://www.historians.org/jobs-and-professional-development/career-resources/careers-for-history-majors).
The Public History minor prepares students to interpret, preserve, and collect history for diverse audiences. This interdisciplinary minor provides students the opportunity to work directly with local historical organizations to gain experience working in Public History
Total Credits 27-28
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