MUSEUMS 498 - Special Topics in Museum Studies
Fall 2021, Section 002 - Colonialism, Collections and Repatriation
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Museums (MUSEUMS)
Department: LSA History of Art
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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.
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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.

Course 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
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002 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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