MUSEUMS 409 - Practicum in Museums
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Museums (MUSEUMS)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
3
Other:
Experiential
Enforced Prerequisites:
Declared Minor in Museum Studies.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.

MUSEUMS 409 will afford students the opportunity to extend their knowledge of the museum field into the world of practice. Students will consult with MSP faculty and staff to discuss internship opportunities that match their unique interests and talents. They can then pursue individualized opportunities that they create themselves with the support of the Museum Studies Program and other stakeholders on campus.

Students will spend their internships developing specific practical skills while gaining greater knowledge of the work of the museums and the museum as a living institution. As apprentices in the profession, students are expected to contribute meaningfully to the stated needs and objectives of their host institutions. They will complement these practical experiences with active engagement in reflective practice, in which students are encouraged to relate their internship experience back to theory, thus deepening their understanding of both. Students will engage in this reflective practice in several ways.

This will be exhibited in a variety of ways including through group discussion, writing assignments, or the creation of an online portfolio — as best determined by the Museum Studies Program.

Crs Requirements: Participation in a museums/archives/library-based internship for 126 hours over the course of the term. Attendance at four one-hour sessions during the term to participate in a group discussion of the internships. Satisfactory completion of an analysis of the internship experience using an e-portfolio device or similar tool for self-reflection. Participation in a poster session devoted to the internship experience at the end of the term.

Intended Audience: Juniors and Seniors pursuing the MSP academic minor Class Format: Internship. Appropriate internship experiences will be delineated in consultation with MSP faculty and staff as well as the host institution.

MUSEUMS 409 - Practicum in Museums
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