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.
Notes about this minor:
- This minor is closed to students majoring in museum studies.
- Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
- Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
|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-224||History and Theory of Exhibitions|
|MUSE-225||Museums and the Digital Age|
|MUSE-340||Introduction to Archival Studies|
|MUSE-341||Museum Education and Interpretation|
|MUSE-358||Legal and Ethical Issues|
|MUSE-360||Visitor Engagement and Technologies|
* At least one elective course must be a MUSE course and one must be a HIST course.