Minor in Museum Studies
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If a minor is required in your degree program, at least 9 (lower and/or upper-division) hours of courses in the minor must be completed at the University.
- Twenty-one (21) credit hours in approved courses; nine (9) hours must be taken at the University of South Alabama.
- At least one (1) course must be taken in each of the three primary disciplines of anthropology, art history and history.
- MUM 201: Introduction to Museum Studies
- At least three (3) and no more than six (6) credit hours from AN 496: Anthropology Internship, ARH 360: Traineeship in Museum Work, HY 498: Internship in History.
- Two (2) of the following courses: AN 435 Museum Methods in Archaeology, AN 442: Cultural Resources Management, ARH 493: Methodology of Art History, HY 496: Introduction to Public History.
|Core Courses||Course Title|
|AN 313||New World Archaeology|
|AN 335||Field Work in Archaeology|
|AN 340||Native American Cultures|
|AN 347||Latin American Cultures and Societies|
|AN 440||Adv Archaeological Field Work|
|AN 442||Cultural Resources Management|
|ARH 304||Ancient Greek Art and Architecture|
|ARH 306||Roman Art|
|ARH 324||Italian Early Renaissance|
|ARH 326||16th Century Italian Art|
|ARH 332||Baroque Art|
|ARH 335||Eighteenth-Century Art|
|ARH 340||Early Modern Art|
|ARH 344||Contemporary Art|
|ARH 345||American Art 1600=1940|
|ARH 348||Native American Art|
|ARH 480||Women in Art|
|EH 404||Grant Proposal Writing|
|HY 228||Latin America|
|HY 312||America in the 1960's|
|HY 432||Colonial America|
|HY 433||American Revolution|
|HY 435||Civil War and Reconstruction|
|HY 436||Modern US I, 1877-1945|
|HY 437||Modern US II, Since 1945|
|HY 477||Old South|
|HY 478||New South|
|HY 479||Modern South|
|Other periods and topics in all disciplines must be approved by the Museum Studies Committee and Director.|
|Museum Studies Staff||(251) 460-6907|
|Co-Directors||Dr. Philip J. Carr, Dr. Marsha Hamilton|
|Affiliates||Dr. Kara Burns
Dr. Patrick Cesarini
Dr. Kern Jackson
Museums, institutions dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, study, and exhibition of works of artistic, historical, or scientific value, play an integral role in today's societies through the act of discovery and the preservation of knowledge of both the past and present. The Museum Studies Program, using an interdisciplinary approach (e.g. humanities, social sciences, visual arts), offers a minor that allows students to gain a firm understanding of the histories, theories and skills involved in museum work. The minor in Museum Studies provides basic preparation to enter the museum industry by introducing students to both the variety of roles played by museums in today's societies and the diversity of museum careers.
For additional information about the program, please contact Dr. Philip Carr, Museum Studies Program, Archaeology Museum, ARCM 107, 6052 USA Drive South, University of South Alabama 36688-0001. Phone (251) 460-6907; E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org; or Dr. Marsha Hamilton, Department of History, 5991 USA Drive North, Room 344, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0001; e-mail address email@example.com.