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First Year at the Museum

Natural History through Media, Art, Science

About the First Year at the Museum FIG

FIG Sponsor:

Brian Barber

FIG Capacity:


Interest Focus:

Journalism, art, museum studies, science, biodiversity, biology

FIG Description:

This FIG will emphasize an appreciation of how research and public collections (museums) impact science, art and culture. The first year seminar will examine how you can think like a naturalist and learn how natural history shapes both our cultural and physiological evolution. Activities include sketching, journaling, visits to museums, and identification of diverse organisms in Wyoming and beyond.

Hall: McIntyre 5th Floor


  • ZOO 1101: History of Prehistory
  • POLS 1000: American and Wyoming History
  • ART 2700: Intro to Museology (Museum Studies)

*You will be able to add an additional 2 or 3 courses to your schedule when you meet with an advisor during orientation in June.

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