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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 21, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Museum Studies Minor

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This minor is grounded in the department's historic strengths - to offer students a critically informed understanding of how cultural artifacts have been, are, and can be collected and curated. At its core, the goal of the Museum Studies Minor is to introduce students to the approaches, history, and theories of museum and collection practices.

Students pursuing the Museum Studies minor must complete the following coursework, which comprises 15 credits.

Two Foundation Courses

Two Core Courses


* HAA 1905  has a prerequisite of HAA 0106 - MUSEUM STUDIES INTERNSHIP PREP WORKSHOP , which will add one additional credit to the minor for students who pursue the internship option. The Academic Curator of the Department of History of Art and Architecture will work with Museum Studies minors to place them into appropriate internship positions.

Elective Course

Students take one additional course from the ‘Art and Its Publics’ list, a course from the ‘Competency Course’ list, or any of the above courses not previously applied to the minor.

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