MUSEUMS 301 - Museums and Society
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Museums (MUSEUMS)
Department: LSA History of Art
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Enforced Prerequisites:
Sophomore standing or above.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.

Description

This course serves as the gateway course to students' formal understanding of the field of museum studies. Students will be introduced to the three thematic areas that form the basis of the undergraduate museum studies curriculum—institutions, objects and collections, and society. The course's emphases will be several: to provide an introduction to the institution of the museum, its historical origins and contemporary challenges; to introduce key theory from the field of museum studies and examine the relationship of that theory to case studies drawn from the world of museums; and to develop critical thinking skills about the changing relationship between objects, audience, and museums as we enter the digital age.

"Museums and Society" will utilize a diverse pedagogy. Students will complete readings, listen to lectures, participate in discussion sessions, and take examinations but they will also view a series of films on the museum, visit campus collections to observe the nature of the museum experience, attend campus wide presentations, and participate in a "digital curation" project designed to provide first-hand understanding of collections documentation, label writing, and exhibition design. Having acquired a basic "museum literacy," graduates of the course will possess the knowledge and insight to embrace museums as institutions of learning, community engagement, and cultural stewardship.

Schedule

MUSEUMS 301 - Museums and Society
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
18906
Open
60
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
18907
Open
10
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
18908
Open
7
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
18985
Open
9
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
24383
Open
17
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
24764
Open
17
 
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F 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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