Museum (MUSE)

Museum (MUSE)

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MUSE 4411 Introduction to Museum Studies: 2 semester hours.

History, philosophy, purposes, organization and administration of museums. Practical work incollections management and museum interpretation. D

MUSE 4412 Advanced Topics in Museum Studies: 3 semester hours.

Study and analysis of selected, varying advanced topics in museum studies. Emerging issues in museum professional practice. Students will explore the chosen topics through current research, theory, and best practice in museums. Potential topics include: conservation and preservation, documentation, funding sources, legal and ethical issues, security, standards, education, or technology. May be repeated with different content for a total of 6 credits. PREREQ: MUSE 4411. F, S, Su

MUSE 4450 Independent Study in Museum Methods: 1-3 semester hours.

Individual projects based on student's background and interests. Could include, but not limited to, advanced work in collections management, exhibit design andconstruction, museum education, or administration. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: MUSE 4411 or permission of instructor. D

MUSE 4451 Internship in Museum Studies: 3-6 semester hours.

Supervised internship in museum studies where students work with faculty and museum staff on a specific set of museum activities. The internship potential encompasses, but is not limited to: practica in anthropology/archaeology, paleontology, geology, biology, and education. The internship would include investigation of best practice in museum documentation, collections care, archival care, database development, conservation of objects, educational practice in the museum setting, exhibition practice in museum setting, and the development of specific faculty and student-selected practicum experiences. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. F, S, Su

MUSE 4460 Museum Field Research: 3-6 semester hours.

Supervised fieldwork in museum field studies in a given museum research field setting where students and faculty work on a specific set of field problems. Research potential encompasses, but is not limited to: field research in anthropology, at specific archaeological, paleontological, geological, or biological sites, or in an interdisciplinary field setting. May also include investigation of best practice in museum documentation, collections care, archival care, database development, conservation of objects, education in the museum setting, exhibition practice in museum setting, and research into specific faculty and student-selected research topics. May be repeated with different content for a total of 12 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F, S, Su

MUSE 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.

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