HIS 2870: Introduction to Museum Studies and Public History (2021-2022)

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This course explores the many ways historians research, preserve and present historical topics to public audiences in historical sites, archives, and especially museums. It explores both the theories and practice of providing history for public audiences. It introduces the history of museums and debates on the philosophical nature of museums. It covers the types and definitions of museums, traces the history of museums, discusses contemporary practice in museums, and examines current issues in the profession. The course explores museums’ missions and their roles in society through case studies and through visits to local museums.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Autumn 1048 5 Janet Hauck
Final: F
3:00PM-5:00 PM
3:00PM-5:00 PM
Cremona Classrooms 202
Cremona Classrooms 202
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Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term