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 – Internship in Museum Studies (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 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 467 – Historical Properties (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.

**Please contact the Academic Support Coordinator for a course substitute for this course.

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.)

*Please contact the Academic Support Coordinator for a course substitute for this course.

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.)