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Program Requirements

Description of Core Courses

Museum Basics – ARH 5797
This course includes an overview of the roles, functions and practical operations of museums. Topics include the historical development of museums; organizational structures; governance; management; the philosophy behind the care, interpretation and exhibition of collections; strategic planning; ethics; marketing; and the mandate of serving communities and diverse constituencies.

The Museum Object – ARH 5838
The Museum Object course covers the philosophy and practice of interpreting, displaying, conserving the museum object. Issues of acquisition, deaccessioning, legal and ethical considerations, programs and dissemination of research reflect principles advocated by the American Association of Museums. Practical laboratory experience is offered with long and short-term installations as case studies.

Selected List of Electives

Two required electives complement and emphasize an intellectual area of a student’s museum theory and practice program. Please consult with your musem theory and practice advisor and the academic coordinator of the program for approval before choosing electives. The courses listed here are only a selection that have been offered previously. Contact individual departments regarding available offerings, specific class schedules, pre-requisites and special/select topics and seminars.

ANG 5182 Techniques of Archaeological Conservation
ANG 5193r Seminar in Archaeology
ANG 5194r Analysis and Interpretation of Archaeological Research

Art Education
ARE 5253 Art in Community Service
ARE 5258 Museum Education
ARE 5665 Managing the Arts Organization
ARE 5865 Arts Administration in the Public Sector
ARE 5930 Art Museum Education
ARE 5930r Special Topics in Art Education (Grant Writing)

Art History
ARH 5797 Critical Issues in Museum Studies
ARH 5797 Museum Exhibition Planning and Design
ARH 5885 Introduction to Appraising Personal Property

DAN 5147 History of American Dance 1492-1892
DAN 5148 History of American Dance 1892-1960
DAN 5149 History of American Dance 1960-2000

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
ADE 5080 Foundations of Adult and Continuing Education
ADE 5083 Human Resource Development
ADE 5186 Program Development in Adult Education
EDF 5626 Economic Evaluation of Education Programs

HIS 5067 Public History Theory and Methods
HIS 5082 Introduction to Archives
HIS 5083 Introduction to Historic Preservation
HIS 5165 Digital History

LIS 5270 Evaluating Networked Information Services and Systems
LIS 5362 Design and Production of Network Multimedia
LIS 5408 Management of Information Organizations
LIS 5511 Management of Information Collections
LIS 5590 Museum Informatics

Interior Design
IND 5930r Special Topics in Interior Design (Historic Preservation)

MUS 5939r Special Topics in Music (Grant Writing in the Arts, Fundraising and Management in the Arts)

Public Administration
PAD 5106 Public Organizations
PAD 5227 Managing Public Financial Resources
PAD 5417 Human Resource Management

Textiles and Consumer Science
CTE 5535 The Advance History of Costume
CTE 5536 Selected Studies in Historic Textiles
CTE 5538 Historic Collection Management

TPA 5407 Fundraising in the Arts
TPA 5408 Business and Legal Issues in the Arts
TPA 5409 Audience Development and Arts Marketing
TPA 5471 Leadership in the Arts
TPA 5930r Select Topics in Management (Project Management and Event Planning