Program Information

A joint program offered by Huron University College, King's University College and Western University, Public History explores how history is understood by and communicated to the public. 

Explore the many ways to communicate about history: museums, archives, historical sites, in films, fiction and on the web, and in policy making. History is all around us, and there are many different ways to share it.

Students take courses from each of the institutions to earn the minor.

The Minor in Public History is the first of its kind in Canada at the undergraduate level. It is a great introduction to the field and excellent preparation for Western University's MA in Public History.

Public History is built upon a blend of theory, historiography, hands-on practice, community based learning and community mentoring.

Admission Requirements
Completion of first-year requirements, including a course in History with a minimum mark of 60%.

4.0 courses

Note that some courses have prerequisites. Some courses have limited spots and thus require special application or have preference for their own departmental students. Please check with each department to ensure you have all needed prerequisites.

2.0 courses: History 2811F/G (Huron), History 3813E (Western), History 3809F/G (King's).
1.0 courses from: History 2816A/B (Western) or Digital Humanities 2130A/B (Western), History 3801E (Huron and King's), History 3901F/G (King's), History 4810F/G (Huron).
1.0 courses from: History 2189A/B, History 4213F/G, Visual Arts History 2292F/G, Visual Arts History 3383A/B/Y, Visual Arts History 3386F/G, Visual Arts History 4485E, Visual Arts History 4496A/B/Y, Visual Arts Studio 3383A/B/Y, Visual Arts Studio 4485E, Visual Arts Studio 4496A/B/Y. (All Courses offered at Western)

NOTE: Students may complete an Honors Specialization, or Major in History and also complete a Minor in Public History. No double counting is allowed: that is, courses taken to fulfill the requirements of this module cannot fulfill the requirements of any other modules at the university.

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