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Museum Studies (Minor)

Description

The minor in Museum Studies, when completed in conjunction with a relevant academic major, will prepare students for entry-level positions in museums and related cultural institutions and to enter graduate programs in Museum Studies and related fields. This includes a wide range of types of museums: art museums, natural history museums, museums of science and technology, history museums, planetariums, botanical gardens and zoos.

University of Detroit Mercy is ideally positioned to offer a minor in Museum Studies. Metropolitan Detroit has a large number and variety of museums and related cultural institutions, which enrich student experiences in the minor, act as living laboratories for Museum Studies courses, and provide a substantive choice of internship sites.

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    Museum Studies Minor - Required Courses (18 credits)

    Core Courses (6 credits)

    Museum Studies Electives (6 credits)

    Choose Two

    • MUSM 4100 Museum Education and Interpretation (3 credits)
    • MUSM 4200 Museum Collections Management and Care (3 credits)
    • MUSM 4800 Topics in Museum Studies (3 credits)


    Ancillary Courses (6 credits)

    Choose Two

    • ARCH 2120 Architectural History and Theory I (3 credits)
    • ARCH 4720 Historic Preservation (3 credits)
    • BUS 3110 Organizational Design and Structure (3 credits)
    • BUS 3120 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
    • BUS 3180 Behavior and Leadership in Organizations (3 credits)
    • CST 1120 Visual Communication (3 credits)
    • CST 2400 Principles of Public Relations (3 credits)
    • CST 2500 Film Art (3 credits)
    • CST 3140 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
    • CST 3400 Public Relations Writing (3 credits)
    • EDU 4000 Introduction to Education (3 credits)
    • FINA 2000 Introduction to the Arts (3 credits)
    • GEO 2120 Geography of Michigan (3 credits)
    • HIS 2910 Historical Methods (3 credits)
    • HIS 3170 Social History of Art in Italy (3 credits)
    • HIS 3190 Introduction to World Art History (3 credits)
    • HIS 3600 History of American Technology (3 credits)
    • HIS 3990 History at the Movies (3 credits)
    • HIS 4560 Detroit in the Twentieth Century (3 credits)
    • HIS 4570 Michigan History (3 credits)
    • HIS 4910 Black Abolitionist Workshop (3 credits)
    • HIS 4940 Introduction to Public History (3 credits)
    • HIS 4960 Topics in Public History (3 credits)
    • MUSM 4950 Directed Studies (3 credits)
    • PHL 3050 Aesthetics (3 credits)
    • POL 3200 Public Administration (3 credits)
    • SOC 2100 Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
    • TRE 3060 Principles of Arts Management (3 credits)

    Other Requirements:

    • Exit Interview
    • Mini-Portfolio

Program Contact Information

Director of Museum Studies Minor: Daniel Kroupa
Briggs Building, Room 324
McNichols Campus

Email: kroupadr@udmercy.edu
Telephone: 313-993-1024

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