The Museum Studies minor provides foundational knowledge of the history, theory, and practice of museums and their collections. Students learn to think critically about how museums and their collections have defined history, culture, and art. The minor also introduces students to practical skills in museum management, educational programming, and grant writing. The primary courses provide opportunities for experiential learning about the curation, interpretation, preservation, and display of works of art and anthropological, historical, and scientific artifacts. The courses in the secondary curriculum provide essential content knowledge for successful museum internships and graduate work.

Requirements for the minor
Completion of 18 credit hours, including at least 9 upper-division credit hours:

I. Completion of at least 12 credit hours from the primary curriculum:

A. HIST 3468 or ARTH 3393

B. ALE 4-90, ANTH 4-71, ARTH 3-97, CLAS 4397, or HIST 3-94; internship locations must be preapproved by the Director of the minor in Museum Studies.

C. Remaining course work from the following list of courses:

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 1304 Introduction to Classical Archaeology (also listed as CLAS 1304)
ANTH 1305 Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology
ANTH 1309 Pirates, Merchants, and Marines (also listed as CLAS 1309)
ANTH 2310 Human Evolution
ANTH 3335 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica (also listed as ARTH 3335)
ARTH 1407 Art History I
ARTH 1408 Art History II
ARTH 1413    Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
ARTH 3325 Art and Power in Ancient Rome
CLAS 1304    Introduction to Classical Archaeology (also listed as ANTH 1304)
CLAS 1309  Pirates, Merchant and Marines (also listed as ANTH 1309)
CHEM 1305   The Chemistry of Art
HIST 1360  U.S. History through Reconstruction
HIST 1361 U.S. History Since Reconstruction
HIST 2435  Native American History through Removal
ALE 3301  Grant Writing and Fundraising
ART 4396    Gallery Practicum (also listed as ARTH 4396)
ARTH 3344   Northern Renaissance in the 16th Century   
ARTH 3335   Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica (also listed as ARTH 3335)
ANTH 3356    Seminar on the Ancient Maya
ARTH 3444    Albrecht Durer and his World
ARTH 3395   Colloquium on Museum Studies
ARTH 4396         Gallery Practicum (also listed as ART 4396)

II. Completion of at least 6 credit hours from the secondary curriculum:

Course ID Course Title
ACCT 1300  Understanding the Language of Business
ANTH 3368         Anthropological Ethics 
ART 3314 Issues of Contemporary Art
ARTH 1412       Art & Architecture of Latin America Since the 16th Century
ARTH 2431    This is America: Rethinking American Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art
ARTH 3452  19th Century Architecture
BAT 1101     Spreadsheet Based Modeling and Data Analysis
BAT 1102       Intermediate Spreadsheet Modeling and Analysis
BAT 2301   Statistics for Business and Economics
BUSN 3302  Legal Concepts of Business I
CLAS 1308  Daily Life in Ancient Rome 
CLAS 1310      Daily Life in Ancient Greece
CLAS 2406    Technology in the Classical World
FNCE 3301     Fundamentals of Financial Management
HIST 1370       The African American Experience Through Reconstruction
HIST 1371    The African American Experience Since Reconstruction
HIST 2436   Native American History Since Removal
HIST 2440       U.S. Society and Politics 
HIST 3333     History of Paris
HIST 4460      Seminar in U.S. History
MGMT 2301      Management of Organizations
MGMT 3371   Human Resources Management
MKTG 2301    Principles of Marketing
RELI 3456        Digging for the Truth: Archaeology, Bibles, and Popular Media
RELI 3481 Native American Religions
SPAN 3312      Latin American Civilization
SPMT 3314      History of American Sport

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  Lauren Turek, Ph.D. (Program Director)


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