Session: Fall 2012

MUSM:3001:0SCA (024:102:SCA)    Intro to Museology
43 of 120 enrolled    

Completed

Sem. Hrs:

3

Admin:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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MUSM:3001 ( 024:102 )


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General Catalog:

Overview of museum history, function, philosophy, collection and curatorial practices, governance and funding issues, exhibition evaluation, audience studies; American cultural institutions.

Description:

With an emphasis on American cultural institutions, drawing upon examples from art, history, natural science, science centers, and children’s museums. This course presents a broad overview of the past, present and future positions of museums and their evolving attitudes toward function, audience, and community. Topics for discussion will include the history and development of the modern museum, philosophical and professional changes in collection and curatorial practices, governance, funding, museum architecture, exhibition, interpretation, and issues of cultural representation. Museums reflect the values, creativity, and aspirations of human culture; they gather and preserve representative samples of the living and physical universe.

Approved GE:
Students admitted for Summer 2011 and after:
  • Values Society Diversity
Students admitted before Summer 2011:
  • Humanities
Prerequisites:

None

Requirements:

None

Corequisites:

None

Recommendations:

None

Restrictions:

None

Time and Location:
4:30P - 7:20P M 201 OC
Minimum Fee Hours:
3
Enrollments in this section for 0 - 3 will be charged as 3 semester hours
Course Fees:
None
Repeatable:

No

Grading Instructions:

None

Instructors:
Shalla Ashworth (Primary Instructor) , Christie Vogler (Teaching Assistant)
Textbooks and Materials:
The following textbook and material information is for planning purposes only and could be modified. Final textbook information will be available four weeks before the start of the semester. Please check then to finalize your textbook and material purchases:

  • Museum Administration, an Introduction, Hugh H. Genoways and Lynne M. Ireland, authors, Altamira Press: 2003 Riches, Rivals, and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America, Marjorie Schwarzer, American Association of Museums, 2006
  • University Book Store
Cross References
(i.e. Also offered as):
097:115:0SCA (SIED:3001:0SCA) 113:103:0SCA (ANTH:3001:0SCA) 07S:112:0SCA (EDTL:3001:0SCA)
Co-Existing Sections
(i.e. Separate sections meeting in the same room):
None
Management Type:
DCE On Campus Crs (SC*)
Department:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Museum Studies ( Website     |   General catalog   )
Director: Russell Ciochon

Address: 114 Macbride Hall (MH)
 
Phone:
+1 (319)- 335 - 2751

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