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The Public History Minor combines history, management, education, communication, civic engagement, and marketing skills, all needed by staff and leaders at museums, historical sites, and in other cultural work. It will help prepare students to foster cultural revitalization in communities, work in philanthropy, and support corporate and non-profit archival and history programs. It will also prepare students to seek the Master's Degree in Public History. The minor's large variety of qualifying courses will invite students in many disciplines to consider doing meaningful civic work with a historical flavor.
|Requirements for the Minor
Requirements for the Minor
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
|Introduction to Public History
|Advanced Public History
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
|Select 3 credits from each of the following four groups listed below. (At least three of these 12 units must be at the 400 level. Non-history majors may have prerequisites to support a 400-level course in their major that they can count for the Public History minor.)
|World History to 1500
|World History since 1500
|American Civilization to 1877
|American Civilization Since 1877
|The Battle of Gettysburg in American Historical Memory
Marketing and Communications Group:
|Writing for the Web
|Introduction to Web Design and Development
|Principles of Marketing
|Public Relations and Marketing
|Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
|Negotiation Skills for Business Professionals
|Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement
|Introduction to Management Information Systems
|Basic Management Concepts
|Learning and Instruction
|Education in American Society
The objectives of the university's academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.
Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.
DIVISION OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES
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Abington, PA 19001