Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

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

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

The Minor in Museum Studies requires 18 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 in one course from up to TWO majors or minors (6 credits).

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

One of the two below, satisfying Internship requirement:
MSST 464 Museum Internship/Service Project (may be taken more than once)
Other Departmental Internship courses accepted with completion of Museum Studies Internship paperwork

CORE COURSES:
MSST 401 Curatorship and Collections Management
MSST 402 Archives & Paper Collections
MSST 405 Historical Properties
MSST 407 Museum Education and Interpretation
MSST 410 Exhibitions
MSST 411 Topics in Museum Administration (1-3 credits, may be taken more than once, up to 3 credits for core, with additional credits counting as Electives)
Topics include: Leadership Boards & Senior Staff; Fundamentals in Fundraising; Budgeting & Finance in Non-Profits; Grant Writing for Cultural Institutions; Special Events Planning; Evaluations and Visitor Surveys; Accessibility for Cultural Institutions
MSST 413 Digital Exhibitions and Engagement

ELECTIVE COURSES:
All Core Courses may count as electives after the first 3 credits
MSST 367 Topics in Museum Studies (may be taken more than once)
MSST/HIST 385 Behind the Scenes
MSST 462 Professional Development (1 credit)

ARTH 243 American Decorative Arts 1700 – 1900
ARTH 301 Research and Methodology in Art History (ARTH Students Only)

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/MSST/HIST 463 Historical Archaeology and the Public

AFRA/MSST 447 Curating Hidden Collections and the Black Archive

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

SOCI 449 Sociology of Art and Culture

UAPP 330 Public and Nonprofit Administrations
UAPP 334 Financial Management Public and Nonprofit
UAPP/HIST/MSST 429 Theory and Practice of Historic Preservation Planning
UAPP 430 Methods in Historic Preservation Planning
UAPP/HIST/MSST 454 Architecture of Everyday Life
UAPP 472 Nonprofit Organizations: Scope, Frameworks and Dynamics
UAPP 473 Governing Nonprofit Organizations
UAPP 474 Strategic Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits
LEAD 400 Leadership, Integrity and Change

TOPIC SPECIFIC COURSES
AFRA 440 Themes in African American Studies: Race in Museums

ARTH 399 Topics in Art History
ARTH 402 Undergraduate Seminar in Art History

HIST 268 History Seminar
HIST 337 Topics in American History
HIST 411 Seminar in American History