Museum Classes


The goal of these classes is to impart knowledge of museum national standards, perspectives, ethical positions, approaches to care and interpretation of cultural resources, and the administration of museums.


Practicum facilitating the integration, synthesis, and application of theories, concepts, and skills associated with public history.

Note: Course requires 75 clock hours of supervision in the museum


Cross-listed: ANTH 4403, HIST 4403

Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate standing, or permission of instructor.

Museum perspectives and approaches to care and interpretation of cultural resources, including interpretive techniques of exhibit and education- outreach materials, and integrating museum interpretation/education into public school and general public programming. Class projects focus on special problems for managing interpretive materials in a museum setting.

Open to juniors, seniors and graduate level students. Graduate level includes project or paper relevant to Museum's mission, research, and interpretive goals


Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.