New Undergraduate Offerings in Museum Studies

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Interested in Museum Studies? Jump start the new minor program in Museum Studies or take an elective to supplement your undergraduate or graduate major with these Fall 2016 courses. Register now to secure your spot! For more information, contact

M S 201 Introduction to Museums

What are museums in the 21st century, and what role do they play in society? Gateway course into the new Museum Studies Minor, open all undergraduate students and Open University. If Open University, attend the first session to add.

Schedule: Wednesdays, 5:10-7:55pm, Humanities Room 129

Instructor: L. Jimenez, Ph.D.

M S 310, Introduction to Museum Education Methods and Community Engagement

Why is education at the center of the Museum's work today? Open to all upper division, undergraduate students, graduate students, and Open University for Fall 2016 only with interests in museum teaching and public programming. Register now or if Open University, attend the first day of class to be added, space is limited. Course required for Museum Studies Minor, and can fulfill an area elective in education, curation, or management in the Museum Studies MA.

Schedule: Mondays, 6:10-8:55pm, Humanities Room 506 (not Humanities 208 as listed in Class Schedule)

Instructor: L. Jimenez, Ph.D.

M S 680, Cultural Heritage Preservation

How do museums protect, manage and preserve cultural practices and sites? What actions do museums consider when cultural heritage is threatened? Open to graduate students; upper level undergraduates from History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Public Administration, Recreation and Leisure, Humanities, and related fields; and Open University. Complements the new Minor in Museum Studies; can be used as a graduate elective; and fulfills an area elective in the collections management, management, cultural property, or curation emphases in the Museum Studies MA.

Schedule: Tuesdays, 12:35-3:20pm, Humanities Room 506 

Instructor: E. Luby, Ph.D.