Dr. John Krugler, Professor of History, lectures to students in Applied History (HIST 4101).

Ali Stuebner

Ali Stuebner, who graduated with a minor in Public History in 2006, works with renowned photographer, and guest speaker Fr. Don Doll, SJ.

Victoria Tullett

Victoria Tullett served as one of the first public history interns at Old World Wisconsin in the 1980s.

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Public History allows students to examine the ways the historic method is applied outside of the classroom. For students seeking a career in public history, the minor will better prepare them for advanced study in specialized programs. In addition to history courses, the student can explore related disciplines such as marketing, management, or advertising. Students in this minor should see the public history advisor in the Department of History.

As students select courses to meet the requirements for the university Core of Common Studies (UCCS), they should pay close attention to the list of recommended for this minor. Prerequisites for enrolling in the minor are HIST 1101; or HIST 2101 and 2102. Recommended courses that satisfy the UCCS requirements include ANTH 1001; COMM 1100 or ENGL 1002; ECON 2003; and a statistics course (MANA 2028; MATH 1700; PSYC 2001; SOCI 2060)

The minor requires 21 credit hours.

  1. Required courses in history (12 credit hours): HIST 4100, 4101 and 4968. One upper division history course appropriate to the public history area in which the student envisions working (e.g., HIST 3101, 3104, 4135, and 4953 or 4955, depending on the relevance of the topic).
  2. Three elective courses* (9 credit hours) selected from among the following:
    • ACCO 2030, 2031
    • ADPR 1400
    • ANTH 3201, 3250
    • ENGL 4931 (Writing for Non-Profit Agencies), ENTP 3001
    • MANA 3001
    • HURE 3001, 4080 (HURE 3001 is a prerequisite) MARK 3001, 4020 (MARK 3001 is a prerequisite)

*Only two business administration courses may be included among the three electives. All coursed should be selected with the approval of the public history advisor.

History majors pursuing the Interdisciplinary Minor in Public History should know that only two courses may overlap between a major and a minor in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.


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