The minor in Museum and Curatorial Studies introduces students to museum and curatorial practices, the concerns underlying them, their historical and theoretical frameworks, and their applications beyond the preservation and display of objects. The curriculum explores works in a wide range of media and their installation both within and outside of museum walls. Students in the minor develop practical and academic skills in visual studies, curation, and cultural policy.
The minor requires six courses with a minimum of 18 credits. Two introductory courses introduce students to the field, two advanced courses explore topics in visual culture and history, and two advanced courses look specifically at museums and curatorial practices.
At least one of the introductory courses is offered every semester. Advanced courses come from a list of electives that vary.
Students interested in a minor can simulate a worksheet that accounts for courses already completed and in progress using the "What If" feature in Degree Works.
Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses taken for the minor.
For questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Professor Soyoung Yoon (Lang) at firstname.lastname@example.org, Professor Caroline Dionne (Parsons) at email@example.com, or Professor Val Vinokur (SPE) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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