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Northwest Missouri State University


Minor in Public History

This minor is available to students who are interested in the burgeoning field of public history. Public historians work in a variety of areas, the three most common being historic preservation, museum/archival work and the area of cultural resource manager. The minor can support majors in political science, public relations, journalism, geography, conservation and management, as well as other areas.

Required Courses Hours
Hist 33-501 Introduction to Public History 3
Hist 33-344 American Folklife 3
Hist 33-590 Historical Resource Internship 3
Hist 33-590 Historical Resource Internship (Directed Archival) 2
PolS 34-332 Principles of Public Administration 3
Electives (choose from any of the following) 9
Hist 33-350 American Military History 3
Hist 33-360 The American Woman 3
Hist 33-530 The Old South 3
Hist 33-534 The Civil War and Reconstruction 3
Hist 33-562 State and Local History 3
Hist 33-582 Frontiers in American History 3

Other advisor-approved electives could include:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Public Relations
  • Management
  • Federalism
  • Desktop Publishing (Journalism)
  • Advertising
Total Hours Required 23