Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

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The Minor in Museum Studies requires 18 credits or coursework distributed as follows:

INTRODUCTION COURSEWORK (3-credits)

  • MSST 203: Introduction to Museums

INTERNSHIP COURSEWORK (3-credits)

Choose 3-credits from the following:

  • ARTH 464: Internship in Art History (1 to 3-cr.)
  • HIST 464: Internship in History (3-cr.)
  • MSST 464: Museum Studies Internship (3-cr.)
    With prior approval, students may use internship experience from any departmental internship course, provided the student completes all Museum Studies forms and reports.

CORE COURSEWORK: (3-credits)

  • MSST 401: Curatorship and Collections Management (3-cr.)
  • MSST 402: Archives & Paper Collections: Curatorship and Management (3-cr.)
  • MSST 405: Park and Site Management (3-cr)
  • MSST 407: Museum Education and Interpretation (3-cr.)
  • MSST 410: Exhibitions (3-cr.)
  • MSST 411: Topics in Museum Administration (1 to 3-cr.) (may be taken more than once when topic varies)*
  • MSST 413: The Digital Museum (3-cr.)

*Topics include: Leadership board & 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.

APPROVED ELECTIVES: (9-cr.)

AFRA 447: Curating Hidden Collections and the Black Archive (3-cr.) (C/L MSST 447)

ANTH 216: Introduction to Material Culture (3-cr.) (C/L HIST/MCST 216)
ANTH 239: Arts and Crafts of Native North America (3-cr.)
ANTH 251: Introduction to Ethnic Arts (3-cr.)
ANTH 338: Art and Crafts of Native South America (3-cr.)
ANTH 341: Issues and Methods of Archaeological Research (3-cr.)
ANTH 344: Anthropology of Clothing and Fashion (3-cr.)
ANTH 424: Introduction to Archaeological Field Methods (1 to 6-cr.)
ANTH 463: Archaeology, Engagement, Heritage (3-cr.) (C/L HIST/MSST 463)

ART 324: The Art of Social Change (3-cr.) (C/L AFRA 324)
ARTC 301: Care and Preservation of Cultural Property I (3-cr.)
ARTC 302: Care and Preservation of Cultural Property II (3-cr.)
ARTH 243: Design and the Decorative Arts (3-cr.) (C/L MCST 243)
ARTH 301: Research and Methodology in Art History (3-cr.)
ARTH 402: Undergraduate Seminar in the History of Art (1 to 4-cr.(

ENGL 307: News Writing and Editing (3-cr.)
ENGL 309: Feature and Magazine Writing (3-cr.)
ENGL 312: Written Communications in Business (3-cr.)
ENGL 416: Designing Online Information (3-cr.)

FASH 214: Development of Fashion: Ancient World to 1600 (3-cr.)
FASH 224: Development of Fashion: 1600 to World War I (3-cr.)
FASH 319: Dress and Textiles in World Cultures(3-cr.)
FASH 426: Fashion and Textile Collection Management (3-cr.)

HIST 223: Nature and History (3-cr.)
HIST 385: Behind the Scenes (1 to 6-cr.) (C/L MSST 385)

LEAD 400: Leadership for the Common Good (3-cr.)

MCST 402: Material Culture Studies Research Seminar (3-cr.)

MSST 367: Topics in Museum Studies (1 to 6-cr.) (may be taken more than once)
MSST 401: Curatorship and Collections Management (3-cr.)
MSST 402: Archives & Paper Collections: Curatorship and Management (3-cr.)
MSST 407: Museum Education and Interpretation (3-cr.)
MSST 410: Exhibitions (3-cr.)
MSST 411: Topics in Museum Administration (1 to 3-cr.) (may be taken more than once when topic varies)
MSST 413: The Digital Museum (3-cr.)
MSST 462: Professional Development (1-cr.)
MSST 467: Historical Properties (3-cr.)*

SOCI 449: Sociology of Art and Culture(3-cr.) (C/L MCST 449)

UAPP 330: Public and Nonprofit Administrations (3-cr.)
UAPP 334: Financial Management Public and Nonprofit (3-cr.)
UAPP 429: Historic Preservation Theory and Practice (3-cr.)
UAPP 430: Methods in Historic Preservation (3-cr.)
UAPP 454: Architecture of Everyday Life (3-cr.) (C/L ARTH 454)
UAPP 472: Nonprofit Organizations: Scope, Frameworks and Dynamics (3-cr.)

TOPIC SPECIFIC COURSES
Only some iterations of these courses are approved. Contact the Academic Support Coordinator prior to registering to confirm the section will satisfy MSST Elective requirements and obtain a course substitution form.

AFRA 440: Themes in African American Studies (3 to 9-cr.)

ARTH 399: Topics in Art History (3-cr.)

HIST 268: Seminar (3-cr.)
HIST 337: Topics in American History (3-cr.)
HIST 411: Seminar in American History (3-cr.)