Program Courses

To earn the Museum Studies Certificate, students must complete the three core courses. "The Exhibit" course is optional and intended for professionals at smaller institutions who need specific exhibit design know-how.

PDP courses are offered online, remotely, and on-campus in accordance with University guidelines . Please refer to the Schedule Notes for course delivery information.

IMPORTANT: The registration process for all professional development courses requires you to (A) register for your course, (B) complete an acknowledgment of Northwestern University's Student Expectations and COVID-19 Code of Conduct in CAESAR. Current students with an active NetID must complete their student acknowledgment in CAESAR before registering for courses. New students must complete their student acknowledgment in CAESAR within 48 hours of enrollment before official registration can be finalized.
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MUSEUM 372-DL : Learning and Museums


Description

This course explores theories and practices of education and learning in museums for all visitors, of all ages, through a combination of weekly readings, presentations, videos, assignments, and virtual class discussion questions assigned on Canvas. In addition to studying the theories of education, students will research a museum in their own geographic area to examine theories in action and other practical applications of museum education OR design a family-oriented museum activity, incorporating all the theories of family learning.

There is no live or 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:

Students may purchase these books from any retailer where they are available, in any format. Additional course materials will be provided via the online course site.

Registered students can access their online course site here. An activated NetID and password is required for login. *Please note: It may take up to 24-hours for registered students to be added to the online course platform.

 


Additional Information:

This course is offered every academic quarter.

Tuition : $1299

Winter 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/11/23 - 03/21/23Asynch
Asynch 50
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Goldthorpe, Caroline
Online
Closed27832
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted asynchronously, online.


Spring 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
04/05/23 - 06/13/23Asynch
Asynch 50
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Goldthorpe, Caroline
Online
Closed
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted asynchronously, online.

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