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Museum Studies Elective Courses

Here is a list of some elective courses that may be of interest to students enrolled in the Museum Studies Certificate Program. If you are interested in taking any of these courses, please contact the professors or departments directly for more information about the course content.

College of Letters and Science

Anthropology

Anthro 354: Anthropology of Art. Styles, techniques, and aesthetics of the arts of non-Western peoples; their relation to other aspects of culture, prehistoric and contemporary art in selected areas.

Art History

This department offers a number of courses that may complement the museum studies certificate. If you have a specific research interest it might be useful to refer to the course listings in the department each semester.

History

This department offers a number of courses that may complement the museum studies certificate. If you have a specific research interest it might be useful to refer to the course listings in the department each semester.

Graduate Certificate in Rhetorical Leadership

Commun 701: Critical Analysis of Communication. Introduction to the methods and techniques of humanistic research in communication, with special focus on problems of criticism and history.

Commun 762: Argumentation in Theory and Practice. Integrates argumentation theories and real-life arguing experience to practice leadership-in-action. Assumes no prior knowledge of argumentation theories.

Commun 772: Rhetorical Leadership and Ethics. Examines the practice of responsible leadership from the humanities-based perspectives of rhetoric.


School of Architecture and Urban Planning

San Gemini Preservation Studies: Archaeology and Preservation in Italy

Program fosters studies in the preservation of cultural heritage in Italy. Course is organized around classroom work, hands-on fieldwork and research. Field projects include the survey and restoration of the Church of San Giovanni Battista (12th century), the Roman public baths in Carsulae, and survey of the Church of Santo Gemine.


School of Education

Educational Psychology

Ed Psy 779 Current Topics in Educational Psychology: TOPIC: Introduction to Museum Education. Museums are places where people go to learn about objects, such as historical documents and artifacts, and ideas, including scientific concepts, by exploring exhibitions and participating in educational programs such as guided tours, workshops, classes, and lectures. The overall aim of this course is to examine selected contributions of theory and research to the understanding of how diverse groups of people (identified according to age, gender, and ethno-racial background, among other characteristics) learn in different types of museums, including science, art, and history museums, through reading, discussion, observation, and reflection.

Educational Policy & Community Studies

This department offers a number of courses that may complement the museum studies certificate. If you have a specific research interest it might be useful to refer to the course listings in the department each semester.


School of Information Studies

MLIS - Coordinated Degree Programs

L&I Sci 501: Foundations of Library and Information Science. Historical introduction to library and information science (LIS); outline of the role of information agencies in disemminating knowledge to users; overview of research in LIS.

L&I Sci 511: Organization of Information. Introduction to basic concepts in the theoretical, practical, and technological aspects of information organization. Not open for cr to students with cr in L&I Sci 530.

L&I Sci 571: Information Access and Retrieval. An overview of the concepts and theory related to information retrieval.

L&I Sci 591: Research in Library and Information Science. An introduction to basic research concepts, methods, and evaluation in library and information science, and applications of research in the information professions.


Public and Nonprofit Management

Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management

One of the following three courses:
(Students may not receive credit toward the certificate for more than one of these courses.)
Bus Mgmt 718 - Concepts and Practice of Nonprofit Management (3 credits)
Nonprof 704 - Seminar in Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Nonprof 789 - Theory and Role of Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Both of the following two courses:
Bus Mgmt 724 - Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Bus Mgmt 725 - Governance and Executive Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
One of the following three courses:
Bus Adm 766 - Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Bus Mgmt 721 - Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Nonprof 705 - Professionals and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
Elective Courses (3 credits)