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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

HST 415 - Museum Studies

Examines the history of museums; the organization, operation and multiple functions of museums; their contributions to public life; and the political, legal, ethical, and other contemporary debates concerning the roles of museums as cultural institutions. Also introduces practical skills such as collections management, exhibition design, and public outreach and education. Cross-listed with CLA 415. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Credits: 3

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