The minor requires at least 18 credits from the following categories as stated:
1. MUSEUMS 301 and 401.
MUSEUMS 301 and MUSEUMS 401 provide a theoretical/historical overview of museums as examined through the constructs of objects and collections, institutions, and society as well as an examination of the critical issues confronting museums in the contemporary world.
Expanded Descriptions for MUSEUMS 301 and MUSEUMS 401
2. Museum-Based Practicum: MUSEUMS 409.
MUSEUMS 409 (Practicum in Museums) will be available to students who have completed MUSEUMS 301 and declared the minor. MUSEUMS 409 establishes a critical bridge between theory and practice and"”through the use of mentoring, class discussion, and engagement with the principles of reflective practice"”will assure that students draw the most from this experiential requirement.
Expanded Description for MUSEUMS 409
Three elective courses chosen in consultation with, and approved by, a museum studies advisor. These courses will be selected from approved 300- and 400-level courses in the three thematic areas (Objects and Collections, Institutions, and Society, one course from at least two of the three areas).
A. Objects and Collections
Expanded Description of Elective Requirements
Prerequisites to the Undergraduate Minor in Museum Studies: None per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the minor may have course prerequisites. Students will be eligible to declare their desire to pursue the undergraduate minor in museum studies upon completion of MUSEUMS 301 (sophomore standing required).
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