Sep 28, 2020  
2020-21 University Catalogue 
2020-21 University Catalogue

MSEM 600 Museums: History/Theory/Practice

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Introduction to the social and cultural theory underlying museum practice. The museum is studied as a dynamic institution. Its structure and functions are examined in the context of political, economic, and social change. A seminar/lecture course, students study the writings of the founders of modern museum theory focusing on the development of museums and their service to the public, learning as a central focus of contemporary museums, and the shift from private to public support and responsibility for museums.

Priority enrollment to Museum Studies majors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.