Undergraduate Courses

Graduate student Sara McNamara ’18, and undergraduate student Emily McKeon ’18 putting together the hand made trundle bed at the Amstel House.

Please check the University of Delaware’s on-line catalogue to see what courses are being offered for the current semester.

The Minor in Museum Studies requires eighteen credit hours. This includes core introduction course
(MSST 203), either three or six credit hours in internships or group projects, one core course and nine or six
credit hours from the list of approved courses. Students may bring up to two courses from two other different majors/minors upon approval.

MSST 203 Introduction to Museums: History, Philosophy, Functions and Futures

Internship or Group Projects:
MSST 464 Museum Internship/Service Project (may be taken more than once)
HIST 464 Public History Internship (may be taken more than once)

Core Courses:

MSST 401 Curatorship and Collections Management
MSST 402 Archives & Paper Collections
MSST 407 Museum Education and Interpretation
MSST 408 Public History: Resources, Research and Practices
MSST 410 Exhibitions
MSST 411 Topics in Museum Administration (1-3 credits, may be taken more than once)
MSST 413 The Digital Museums
MSST 463 Historical Archeology and the Public

Elective Courses:
MSST 367 Topics in Museum Studies (may be taken more than once)
MSST 385 Behind the Scenes
MSST 411 Topics in Museum Administration (1-3 credits, may be taken more than once)
Leadership Boards & Senior Staff
Fundamentals in Fundraising
Budgeting & Finance in Non-Profits
Grant Writing for Cultural Institutions
MSST 462 Professional Development (1 credit)
MSST 464.010 Internship: Historic House Confidential!ARTH 243 American Decorative Arts 1700 – 1900

ARTH 243 American Decorative Arts 1700 – 1900
ARTH 301 Research and Methodology in Art History (ARTH Students Only)
ARTH 399 Topics in Art History
ARTH 402 Undergraduate Seminar in Art History

ART 280 Introduction to Photo and Video

ARTC 301 Care and Preservation of Cultural Property I
ARTC 302 Care and Preservation of Cultural Property II

ANTH/HIST 216 Introduction to Material Culture
ANTH 239 Arts and Crafts of Native North America
ANTH 251 Introduction to Ethnic Arts
ANTH 338 Art and Crafts of Native South America
ANTH 341 Issues and Methods of Archaeological Research
ANTH 344 Anthropology of Clothes
ANTH/MCST 402 Material Culture Studies Research Seminar
ANTH 424 Introduction to Archaeological Field Methods
ANTH 463 Interpretation of Archaeology for Public Audiences

BAMS 440 Themes in Black American Studies: Race in Museums
BAMS/MSST 447 Curating Hidden Collections and the Black Archive (3 credits)

ENGL 307 News Writing and Editing
ENGL 309 Feature and Magazine Writing
ENGL 312 Written Communications in Business
ENGL 416 Designing Online Information

FASH 214 Costume History before 1600
FASH 224 Clothing Design and Production: 1600 to the Edwardian Period
FASH 319 Dress and Culture
FASH 426 Historic Textiles and Clothing Collection Management

HIST 223 Nature and History
HIST 268 History Seminar
HIST 337 Topics in American History (Topic Specific)
HIST 385 Behind the Scenes
HIST 408 Public History: Resources, Research, and Practice
HIST 411 Seminar in American History

SOCI 449 Sociology of Art and Culture

UAPP 330 Public and Nonprofit Administrations
UAPP 334 Financial Management Public and Nonprofit
UAPP 429 Theory and Practice of Historic Preservation Planning
UAPP 430 Methods in Historic Preservation Planning
UAPP 454 Vernacular Architecture