MUSEUMS 498 - Special Topics in Museum Studies
Section: 001 Museum and Community
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Museums (MUSEUMS)
Department: LSA History of Art
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Class Misc Info:
Meets 01/06-03/31 D/A Deadline 01/26/10.
Advisory Prerequisites:
MUSEUMS 301 or MSP 601.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

The University of Michigan maintains world class collections of a variety of types (fine art, biological collections, living botanical collections, rare books and manuscripts, archaeological specimens, natural history exhibits, scientific instruments, etc.) that provide a foundation for the research and teaching activities of a number of faculty. Special Topics in Museum Studies allows students to benefit from the varied research interests of faculty from across the university. It provides an in-depth examination of varied museum-related topics that fall outside the purview of other courses. Students may thus take advantage of one-time offerings or occasional return visits from faculty on topics of special interest to them.

Crs Requirements: Varies by instructor and number of credits. Example of assignments for a 3-cr class: In class midterm and final exams emphasizing lecture content and course readings. Two papers (8-12 pages) on topics to be determined by the instructor.

Intended Audience: Upper-level undergraduate students or graduate students in the Museum Studies Program. Also students not pursuing the minor who have a particular interest in the topic being offered.

Class Format: 3 hours weekly lecture format

MUSEUMS 498 - Special Topics in Museum Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
Tu 7:00PM - 8:30PM
W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Initial class meeting Wednesday, 1/6/10 from 3-4 in 125 UMMA. Other meeting dates: January 12, 13 January 26, 27 February 9, 10 March 9, 10 March 30, 31 Tuesday Lectures will be held in the Stern Auditorium, UM Museum of Art from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Lectures will be held in 125 UMMA (multi-purpose room), UM Museum of Art from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.
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