The Museum Studies and Public History Minor is an interdisciplinary minor using courses from the Departments of History, Anthropology, African and African-American Studies, Art, and Communication. The program consists of courses that enhance the students' knowledge of museums, public history, heritage and preservation, and public culture. It is designed for students who are interested in these subjects or in pursuing careers related to museum work and/or graduate studies.
The minor should especially appeal to students who major in one or more of the following disciplines:
- African and African-American Studies
- Business Administration
- Women and Gender Studies
Admission to the Program
An undergraduate student who has reached sophomore status can declare the Interdisciplinary Minor in Museum Studies and Public History.
The minor requires 18 credits. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all minor coursework.
Students design their course of study in close consultaiton with their minor advisor from the options identified below.
- at least TWO core courses from the following options:
- ANT 463 Museology
- ART 470 Gallery Management
- HST 412 Public History
- HST 413 Rochester Reform Trail
- HST 427 Material Culture
- six credits of internships (typically TWO three-credit experiences) from the following options:
- ANT 462 Museum Internship
- HST 371 Brockport Career Exploration Course: History I
- HST 372 Brockport Career Exploration Course: History II
- • HST 485 Museum Internship
- Study Abroad Internship by advisement
- up to six credits of electives (typically TWO three-credit courses) from an approved list maintained by the History Department, or other courses with the approval of the minor advisor