University Bulletin 2017-2018

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Minor in Museum Studies

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.

Core Requirements

  1. Twenty-one (21) credit hours in approved courses; nine (9) hours must be taken at the University of South Alabama.
  2. At least one (1) course must be taken in each of the three primary disciplines of anthropology, art history and history.
  3. MUM 201: Introduction to Museum Studies
  4. EH 372: Technical Writing
  5. At least three (3) and no more than six (6) credit hours from AN 496: Anthropology Internship, ARH 360: Traineeship in Museum Work, or HY 498: Internship in History
  6. Two (2) of the following courses: AN 435 Museum Methods in Archaeology, ARH 493: Methodology of Art History,
    HY 496: Introduction to Public History.
Core Courses Course Title
Anthropology   
AN 220 Archaeology Around the World
AN 313 New World Archaeology
AN 340 Native American Cultures
AN 344 SE Asian Cultures and Society
AN 347 Latin American Cultures and Societies
AN 442 Cultural Resources Management
Art History  
ARH 304 Ancient Greek Art and Architecture
ARH 306 Roman 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 423 Italian Renaissance Art
ARH 480 Women in Art
History  
HY 228 Latin America
HY 432 Colonial America
HY 433 American Revolution
HY 436 Modern US I, 1877-1845
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

Ms. Candice Cravins

Dr. Kern Jackson

Dr. Christina Lindeman

Dr. Elizabeth Rivenbark

Museum Studies

http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/museumstudies/

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 pcarr@southalabama.edu; or Dr. Marsha Hamilton, Department of History, 5991 USA Drive North, Room 344, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL  36688-0001; email address mhamilton@southalabama.edu