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Public History

The Public History minor is an innovative, interdisciplinary track providing the kinds of skills and information associated with careers in museums, historical societies, national parks, corporate archives, and heritage tourism industries. Capitalizing upon Marymount’s proximity to some of the nation’s premier cultural and historical institutions, it combines hands-on experience with traditional coursework.

Minor Requirements

  • HI 295 Introduction to Public History
  • 15 credits (minimum) from the following: COM/GD 205 Video Production I, COM/GD 304 Video Production II, GD 104 Software Lab IV: WordPress, GD 200 Electronic Publishing, GD 301 History of Graphic Design, ID 351 History of Interiors II, ID 452 American Interiors, ID 453 Modern Design and Architecture, ID 454 Historic Preservation. Working in consultation with the History faculty, students may also take relevant courses through the Consortium and may arrange internships at public history agencies.
NOTES: HI 295 Introduction to Public History is offered in the fall semester, odd years, and is to be taken before other courses in the program.
To ensure adequate contextual grounding, non-History majors must also take both European History courses (HI 203-204) or both U.S. History courses (HI 210-211).