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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MSEM 702 Issues in Museums Seminar

3 credits 45.0 hours
500 level graduate course

Presents and discusses current political and social issues, which may unexpectedly, sometimes problematically, affect museum practice, particularly in the public areas of exhibition, programming, and publications. Recent examples would include controversial exhibits, legal, gender, race, cultural, and religious issues impacting museums; and the public right to participate in the museum experience as an active contributor. Museum scholars, specialists, and university faculty offer in-depth examination of current topics. Students complete projects designed to develop professional ability to deal with emerging debates in the museum profession and the knowledge of the impact of politics and the mass culture on museum policies and practices.

Prerequisites MSEM*600 or MSEM*601

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