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Program of Study Pre Columbian Talk

The curriculum provides students with a foundation of theoretical and applied approaches to the interpretive, legal and ethical, community, and administrative challenges that confront museum employees. This sequence of courses is designed for students who have been admitted to or are enrolled in a related master's program, but who want the additional educational credentials to qualify for a certificate. Students not enrolled in a master's program also may earn the post-baccalaureate certificate. Students must complete all course work for the program with a minimum of a 3.0 grade average (B-level). The program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, but must be completed within six years.

Students wishing to complete this certificate must fulfill 21 graduate credit hours.

Required courses (12 semester hours):

Course Title Hours
HIST/ART/PAPA 580 Foundations of Museology 3
ART 455 Management of Museum Collections 3
HIST/ART/PAPA 582 Practicum in Exhibition and Program Development 3
HIST/ART/PAPA 590 Internship in Museum Studies 3

Students must complete 9 credit hours of electives. At least one course (3 hours) must be at a 500-level. No more than 3 semester hours can be in independent readings, directed research, practicum, or similar courses. Students also are advised to take one elective from a department outside their core curriculum. Electives should be approved by the Museum Studies Program Director.

Potential Electives Offered at SIUE:

Course Title Hours
ANTH 435 American Material Culture 3
ANTH 404 Anthropology of the Arts 3
ANTH 420 Anthropology of Museums 3
ART 413 Digital Arts 3
ART 454 Curatorship: Exhibition Management and Design 3
HIST 447 Approaches to Oral History 3
HIST 470 Preserving the American Past 3
PAPA 579 Grantsmanship 3
PAPA 501 Public Organizations 3
PAPA 575 Nonprofit Leadership 3
IT 435 Producing Instructional Materials 3
IT 486 Web Design for Instruction 3
IT 430 Computer Based Publishing and Instruction 3
IT 443 Instructional Media for Children and Young Adults 3

Please see the Graduate Catalog for current course descriptions:

Graduate Catalog