Apr 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 392 Q - Museums and Communities (3 credits)


(=ANTH 381 ) This course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of museum studies, covering the history, development, and definitions of a museum. This course explores how museums function, including operations, interpretation and representation of the past, exhibitions, collections care, education, and public programs. Students in this course examine current practices and issues in museums, with an emphasis on museums’ relationships to their communities, and their roles in society and culture. Students also participate in a hands-on project related to exhibition design and implementation, field trips, and interaction with guest speakers in the field.  F, S, Su.