The museum studies minor provides students with a foundation in the history and practice of the museum as an institution and in the history, theory, and practice of collecting, exhibiting, and preserving the cultural heritage that defines the purpose and function of the museum. Courses cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to contemporary museology: the history of museums and collecting, the technical study of art and materials, the history and theory of exhibitions, interactive design, public history, the rise of the museum profession, legal and ethical concerns, and conservation. This minor is closed to students majoring in museum studies.
|MUSE-220||Introduction to Museums and Collecting|
|MUSE 221/HIST 221||Introduction to Public History|
|Choose three of the following:*|
|HIST-322||Monuments and Memory|
|HIST-323||America’s National Parks|
|HIST-325||Museums and History|
|MUSE-223||Historic Photographic Processes|
|MUSE-224||History and Theory of Exhibitions|
|MUSE-358||Legal and Ethical Issues for Collecting Institutions|
* At least one course must be a MUSE course and one must be a HIST course.