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Museum Studies immersion

The immersion in museum studies introduces students to the history, theory, and practice of institutional collecting, exhibiting, storing, and preserving our cultural heritage in museums, archives, collections, galleries, and libraries. It also provides students with an introduction to public history, the technical investigation of art, the history and theory of exhibitions, and interactive design for museums.

Notes about this immersion:

  • This immersion is closed to students majoring in museum studies.
  • Students must take at least one museum studies (MUSE) course and one history (HIST) course. The third course may be taken from either discipline.
Choose three of the following:
   HIST-322    Monuments and Memory
   HIST-323    America’s National Parks
   HIST-324    Oral History
   HIST-325    Museums and History
   MUSE-220    Introduction to Museums and Collecting
   MUSE-221/HIST-221    Introduction to Public History
   MUSE-224    History and Theory of Exhibitions
   MUSE-225    Museums and the Digital Age
   MUSE-340    Archival Studies
   MUSE-341    Museum Education and Interpretation
   MUSE-358    Legal and Ethical Issues for Collecting Institutions
   MUSE-360    Visitor Engagement and Technologies