May 15, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

HIS 206 Introduction to Museum Studies



This course is designed to provide students with a broad introduction to the field of museum work, with particular attention to history museums. Although the course focuses on history museums, the basic principles presented in this course apply to other types of museums as well, including those dedicated to science, art, or nature. Topics included will be: philosophy of museums; social, economic, and political trends that affect museums; staffing, management and financing; multiples functions of museums, including care of objects, exhibition design, interpretation, education, research, and public relations.

3 credit hours