HMUS 500 Introduction to Museums: The Purpose, Function and History of Museums
Introduction to Museums will provide students with an overview of the purpose, function, and history of museums and their role in society. Students will be introduced to all of the disciplines within the museum and will discuss recent issues in the field. The course also includes an introduction to the assessment tools used by the profession for self-evaluation. A group project, a research project, two class presentations and field trips are required in this course. Students are expected to complete weekly readings and to participate in class discussions.
Prerequisite: Open only to full-time CGP students.
Fall, required first semester.
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