Dr. Rachel Sailor, Program Chair
The minor requires 21 credit hours including the internship. 12 hours must be from outside the student's major. In addition, the choice of a Study Abroad experience or courses in a foreign language is in place to provide cultural breadth. All courses for the minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.
A. Museum Studies Core, 9 credit hours required:
1. ART / ANTH/ AMST / HIST 2700: Introduction to Museology
2. Choose one on the following three: ENGL 4075: Writing for Non Profits: Grant Writing (WA, WB, and Junior standing required), or MKT 3210: Introduction to Marketing (Junior standing required), or FCSC 4117: Understanding Community Leadership (Senior standing required)
3. Internship (ART 4400, ANTH 4970, HIST 4400, or corresponding number in student's major department). The internship in a museum or other curatorial institution must be approved and supervised by the Museum Studies Advisory Committee.
B. Methods Core, 6 credit hours to be chosen from the following courses:
AMST 2400: Introduction to Historic Preservation
AMST 4300: American Culture and the Public Sector (prerequisite: 12 hrs. humanities/social sciences in American)
AMST 4900: Field Studies in Historic Preservation (prerequisite: 3 hrs. of architectural history or 6 hrs. of art history)
ANTH 3300: Ethnographic Methods (prerequisite: ANTH 1200)
ANTH 3310: Anthropology Research Methods (prerequisite: ANTH 1100, 1200, 1300, or instructor's consent)
ANTH 4190: Public Archaeology (prerequisite: none)
HIST 2050: Public History (prerequisite: 6 hrs. of history or instructor's consent)
HIST 3020: Historical Methods (prerequisite: Jr. standing, 12 hrs. history, and WA)
HIST 4050: Advanced Public History (prerequisite: HIST 2050, 6 hrs. history, and instructor's consent)
HIST 4055: Archival Research Methods (prerequisite: HIST 2050)
C. Elective courses, 6 credit hours to be chosen from the
approved list of electives. Students will choose courses from the
elective list in conjunction with their advisor, based on their area(s)
of interest. Additional courses listed in the museum studies and methods
cores (Parts A.2 and B above) can be chosen as electives.
See attached list of courses according to department.
D. Cultural Experience, choose one of the following:
1. Study Abroad Students may enroll or participate in an approved study abroad course or program (credit hours vary).
2. Foreign or Indigenous Language Students may enroll in 4 hours of a foreign or indigenous language. For A&S students, the 4 hours must be in addition to the 8 hours already required (12 total in one language, or 8 in one and 4 in a second). American Sign Language does not qualify.