Museums and Cultures
Introduction to Roles of Museums as Cultural Entities
To introduce students to the unique and important roles that differing types of museums play in world cultures as well as how diverse cultures view museums and collective memory.
Hands-On Learning Experiences with Museum Methodologies
Students will be provided hands-on, real-life experiences with museum collections related to the issues and methodologies introduced by the course.
Hands-on Experiences in Research, Analysis, Writing
Students will have hands-on experiences in research, analysis, and writing related to the anthropology of museums both nationally and internationally.
Introduction to Major Museum Fields and Careers
Students will be introduced to the major museum fields, their sub-fields,and their professional assumptions and opportunities, thus also helping students identify their own career interests in, and aptitudes for, the various museum disciplines.
Team Work Approach
Student projects will introduce students to the team approach to museum work. Assignments will assist students in learning how to give professional and persuasive presentations of their written research in group settings.
Student Work with Museum Professionals
Students will be provided opportunities to work closely with professionals in the field and visit diverse museum types thus expanding their knowledge of the museum profession and practices.
Counseling in Museum Fields Provided to Students
Students will be provided individual counseling in how to prepare for a career in the museum fields.