Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

HIS 303 Museum Studies



HIS 303 Museum Studies will give students theoretical, practical, and professional understandings of the field of museum work, with particular attention to history museums. Students will study methodological approaches to public historical work in museums, with a particular focus on audience, accessibility, best practices, and changing museum technologies. Topics included will be:  philosophy of museums; social, economic, and political trends that affect museums; exhibition design and development; multiple functions of museums, including care of objects, exhibition design, interpretation, education, research, and public relations. Additionally, Museum Studies is a high-impact course with a focus in project-based learning. Students will engage in practical, professional development; perform primary and secondary research; and design, implement, and construct a public-facing exhibit during the course of the semester.

3 credit hours