Public History Major

Do you like visiting museums and historic sites? Watching history on film and tv? Reading historical fiction, graphic novels, or other popular accounts of what has happened in the past? Playing historically-based video games like Assassin’s Creed or Red Dead Redemption? Are you interested in making a career working in these areas? If so, then Brandon University’s Public History major might be right for you!

Brandon University offers the following Public History courses:

  • 54.250  Introduction to Public History
  • 54:341  Understanding Archives
  • 54.351   Museums
  • 54:356  Public History in Canada
  • 54.371   Oral History
  • 54.499  Topics in History

All courses provide students with “real world” public history experience and the opportunity to network with professionals from across the field. Coursework and projects are typically developed in collaboration with museums, historic sites, and other public history venues.

Students can choose to complete their entire program in Public History at Brandon University or take a year of study in Media Arts at Assiniboine Community College to hone further technical skills applicable to the field of Public History. Please consult Brandon University’s Course Calendar for more information on degree requirements and options for the Public History major.

The Public History major is eligible for Brandon University’s Co-operative Education Program.

Questions? Please contact Professor Rhonda L. Hinther in the Department of History.