History Comprehensive Major: Public History Emphasis

Program Requirements

The comprehensive programs in History are the Public History Emphasis and the Secondary Licensure Emphasis. These emphases do not require a separate minor, and allow students to pursue a course of study in which History is integrated with other disciplines across campus.

This emphasis prepares students for graduate work and employment in Public History fields. A minimum of 65 credits is required, including the required 33 credit History Core, 26 credits of required supporting courses and 6 credits of designated elective courses. 

HIST 200Historical Inquiry3
HIST 370Public History3
HIST 371Oral History Workshop3
HIST 372Monuments and Museums3
HIST 373History of the National Parks Service3
HIST 399Internship in History3
HIST 402Engaging the Past3
Select two of the following:6
World History to 1500 (GT-HI1)
World History Since 1500 (GT-HI1)
U.S. History to 1865 (GT-HI1)
U.S. History Since 1865 (GT-HI1)
Select two of the following:6
Colonial American
American Revolution and the Early Republic
Emergence of the Modern U.S.
Depression and World War II
Recent American History
History of the Trans-Mississippi West
History of the Hispanic Southwest
Environmental History of the Borderlands
Total Credits33
Required Supporting Courses
ANTH 107Introduction to General Anthropology (GT-SS3)3
ANTH 219Archaeology (with laboratory)4
ANTH 230Cultural Anthropology (with laboratory)4
COM 231Technical Production I4
COM 323Media/ Arts Management3
ENVS 100Introduction to Environment and Sustainability (GT-SS2)3
ROE 230Interpretation of Natural and Cultural History3
One of the following:3-4
Environmental Biology
Biological Principles (with laboratory)
Diversity and Patterns of Life (with laboratory)
Physical Geology
Two of the following:6
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Indians of North America
Ethnography Field School
Art History I
Art History II
American Art: Colonial to Modern
Native American Art of North America
Business Communication
Legal Environment of Business
Principles of Marketing
Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Mindset (ICE: Mindset)
Business Ethics
Communication Arts I
Communication Arts II
Multimedia Communication
Professional Computer Skills
Introduction to Web Design
Introduction to Human Geography (GT-SS2)
Our Digital Earth
Issues in State and Local Government
Foundations of Teaching Environmental Education
Total Credits33-34

Capstone Course Requirement

The following course in the History Major fulfills the Capstone Course Requirement: HIST 402 ENGAGING THE PAST.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements