Museum Studies

Program Courses

To earn the Museum Studies certificate, students must complete the three Core courses. "The Exhibit" course is optional and geared more to professionals at smaller institutions who need specific exhibit design know-how.

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Professional Development Programs

Museum Studies Online
MUSEUM 370-DL Museum Origins and Issues *Core Course

 

ONLINE: This course explores the diverse origins of the major types of museums, and contemporary issues and ethical challenges facing those museums today. How the primary public mission is established and interpreted and an overview of museum organization is included. Planning for exhibitions, community inclusion, and diversity are also addressed. Students are encouraged to make weekly field trips, visiting subject-appropriate museum sites in their own area and reporting back to the class. Students will also participate in discussion boards on the assigned topics and research the origins and mission of a museum in their locality.


Additional Information:

This course is offered every academic quarter.


Course Materials:


Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America. Schwarzer, Marjorie. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers/American Association of Museums, 2006. ISBN-10: 1-933-25305-3 | ISBN-13: 978-1-933-25305-3

 

Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums, Third Edition. Alexander, Edward P., Mary Alexander, and Juilee Decker. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1-4422-7880-6

 

Students may purchase an electronic version of the course books, if available. Additional course materials will be provided via the online course site.

 


Tuition:
$1175

Winter 2018 Sec #50 (370-DL)
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Schedule Notes:

There is no live/real-time component to this class. Students participate in all aspects of the learning experience, within each week, around their own life/work schedules.


Course Materials:

Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America. Schwarzer, Marjorie. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers/American Alliance of Museums, 2006. ISBN-10: 1-933-25305-3 | ISBN-13: 978-1-933-25305-3

Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums, Third Edition. Alexander, Edward, Mary Alexander, and Juilee Decker. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1-4422-7880-6

E-book versions may be used. Additional course materials will be provided via the online course site.

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
01/08/18 - 03/19/18 Asynch
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Online Open 28177