MUSEUM STUDIES CORE
Take one of the following courses:
AH-108 Cross Cultural Art 1
This course will examine art from around the world produced between the prehistoric era and the 14th century. We will consider perspectives for understanding cross-cultural encounters, examine the impact of cultural exchange on the development of art, and emphasize the historical and global context of various artistic movements and artists.
4 CreditsF,I,SW-GE Pre-Req or Co-Req: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109
AH-113 Cross-Cultural Art 2
This course will examine art from around the world produced between the 14th century and the present. We will 1) consider perspectives for understanding cross-cultural encounters in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world and 2) emphasize the historical and global context of various artistic movements & artists.
4 CreditsF,I,SW-GE Pre-Req or Co-Req: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109 (NOTE: AR-108 Cross-Cultural Art 1 is NOT a prerequisite for this course.)
Take the following courses:
MM-390 Museum Studies
This course will provide a broad introduction to the field of museum work. Students will be introduced to the field of museum studies by looking at the history, philosophy, role, operation and multiple functions of museums in American society. Students will examine the political, social, business, legal and ethical issues that confront museum professionals. By the end of the semester students should be able to identify and apply a range of techniques, tools and material used in museum work, and critically discuss issues related to exhibition, education, collections management, and conservation, among other topics.
MM-392 Museum Education
This course will study the history, theory, and practice of museum education. The class combines lectures, round table discussions, and design strategies for successful museum education programs for a variety of audiences. Students implement their learned skills through a series of programs that they design and implement for pre-selected groups.
MM-394 Curatorial Studies
In this seminar-style course, students will examine the history & theory of the curatorial discipline and the role of the work of a contemporary curator. We will consider the ways in which curators work as researchers, collaborators, artists, and social activists while developing and implementing exhibitions, and we will discuss issues of ethics, collecting, documentation, communication, scholarly research, and presentation.
MM-480 Museum Practicum I
Provides a select number of students with an opportunity to organize, design, handle, and install exhibitions hosted by the Juniata College Museum of Art. Students will learn the mechanics of curatorial work, as well as exhibition preparation documentation, promotion, and shipping. In addition to the hands-on aspect of the course, students will gain theoretical knowledge about curatorial work through a variety of reading and writing assignments. The course is designed to prepare students for internships at regional and national museums and for entrance into graduate programs in Museum Studies.
3 CreditsFPrerequisites: MM-390 or AR-390 and instructor permission.
MM-481 Museum Practicum II
Builds on skills acquired in Museum Practicum I. Provides further work experience and refines the student's curatorial skills. Students may be assigned independent projects as they relate to various aspects of scheduled exhibitions and will be responsible for helping instruct and assist the Museum Practicum I students. In addition to the hands-on aspect of the course, students will build on the theoretical knowledge gained in Practicum I through a variety of reading and writing assignments.
3 CreditsFPrerequisite: MM-480 or AR-480 and instructor permission.
Secondary Emphasis Credit Total = 19
Six credits must be at the 300/400-level. Any course exception must be approved by the advisor and/or department chair.