Public History (Minor)

The public history minor is an innovative, interdisciplinary program that provides the skills and information associated with careers in museums, historical societies, national parks, corporate archives, and heritage tourism industries. Capitalizing on Marymount’s proximity to some of the nation’s premiere cultural and historical institutions, this minor combines hands-on experience with traditional coursework.

Minor Requirements

Fifteen (15) credits total

Required: three (3) credits
HI 295Introduction to Public History

3

HI 295 may be taken at any time. It is not a prerequisite for the rest of the program.

Six (6) credits (two courses), choosing from among the following:

HI 307Museum Studies

3

HI 330The United States: Civil War and Reconstruction

3

HI 342The Old West in American Memory *

3

Six (6) credits, choosing among the following:

FA 201Introduction to Art History: Ancient to Medieval *

3

FA 202Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to Modern *

3

FA 410Topics in Art History *

3

GMD 102Visual Communications and Design

3

GMD 308Web and Social Media Design

3

ID 453Modern Design and Architecture

3

ID 454Historic Preservation *

3

IT 125Web Development

3

To ensure adequate contextual grounding, it is recommended that non-history majors take at least two of the following survey courses: HI 103, HI 104, HI 110, or HI 111.

Working in consultation with the history faculty, students may also take relevant courses through the consortium and may arrange internships at public history agencies.

Public history minors are encouraged to gear their internship toward public history when compatible with their major.