2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Anthropology: Concentration in Museum Studies [ANT_MUSE]


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The Museum Studies concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in the museum fields, cultural resource management, and cultural and natural heritage preservation. Our world is changing at an increasing rate due to population expansion, development, climate alteration, and other global factors. These factors, individually and combined, have created a critical need for trained professionals dedicated to the preservation and contextualization of both the cultural and natural past, present, and future. This concentration will train students in the basics of museum management and curation, grounded in a firm understanding of the history of museums and the role they play in today's world. The cognate minor requirement ensures students gain further specialized training in a particular aspect of museum work that will make them extremely competitive for post-graduate positions in museum work or graduate school.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational material in the sub-disciplines of Anthropology, including action anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology. 
  2. Describe the methodologies used to conduct anthropological fieldwork in at least one sub-discipline. 
  3. Compare the major theoretical frameworks within anthropology using an historical perspective. 
  4. Develop a research question and/or hypothesis relevant to anthropological research. 
  5. Communicate anthropological knowledge clearly and effectively in writing. 
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in managing museum collections.
  7. Develop professional-level museum displays.

B. Museum Studies Concentration Courses: 15 credit hours


Required:

Museum Studies Elective


Choose two:

E. Cognate Minor: 18-22 credit hours


Students choosing a Museum Studies concentration are required to select a cognate minor for additional training in a future museum career. Chose one of the following 7 cognate minors:

1. Art Minor with a Specialization in Art History: 18 credit hours


Required (6 credit hours):

Elective courses


Choose 12 credit hours of additional art history/art theory at 300-level or above

2. Art Minor with a Specialization in Studio Art: 18 credit hours


A. Art History Foundations: 3 credit hours


B. Studio Art Foundation Courses: 9 credit hours


C. Studio Art Courses: 6 credit hours


Choose 6 credit hours of additional studio art courses

3. Chemistry Minor: 19 credit hours


Select the following courses plus sufficient chemistry electives at the 300-level or above, excluding CHE 305 and CHE 306, for a total of at least 19 credit hours.

4. Geology Minor: 20 credit hours


Required (8 credit hours):

Elective courses


 Choose 12 credit hours of geology electives

6. History Minor: 18 credit hours


Required: 9 credit hours from the following

History electives


 Choose 9 credit hours of additional history electives at the 300 level or above

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the B.A. in Anthropology: Concentration in Museum Studies


Total credit hours for semester: 16


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Second Year Spring


          Cognate minor course (3 cr. hr.)
          ANT area course (3 cr. hr.)
          Foreign language 202 (3 cr. hr.)
          GE course (3 cr. hr.)
          GE course (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


  • (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT elective course (3 cr. hr.)
    Cognate minor course (3 cr. hr.)
    Cognate minor course (3 cr. hr.)
    ANT area or topics course (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 13


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