Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program
Curriculum

Total Required Hours: 18



1) Required Core Courses (6 hours):

ANTH/ARTH 7661 Museum Practices (3 hours)
ANTH/ARTH 7662 Museums and Communities (3 hours)


2) Required Internships (6 hours):
ARTH/ANTH 7669 Museum Internship(3 hours; must be repeated for 6 hours total)

3 credit-hours of supervised internship at two different museums (6 hours total). Each internship site will be chosen by the student in consultation with the Admissions and Advisory Committee and with the approval of the program coordinator (Dr. Luebbers). For those students who already work in a museum or other appropriate site, only one internship outside of the work site will be required. The remaining three internship hours may be fulfilled with an elective course.

NOTE: The student must be officially admitted to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies and have successfully completed at least one core course, before any internship will be approved.


3) Elective Courses (6 hours):

Two elective courses will be selected by the student in consultation with the Admissions and Advisory Committee and with the approval of the program coordinator (Dr. Luebbers).  Unless a special exemption is requested, students in the Departments of Anthropology and Art (including Art History) must take at least three elective credit-hours (one course) outside of their major department.


Sample Elective Courses:

Below is a sample of courses from which the student might choose their electives. The student may select courses not listed below in consultation with the Admissions and Advisory Committee and with the approval of the program coordinator (Dr. Luebbers).

Art History -
ARTH/ANTH 6660 Museum Collections (3 hours)
ARTH/ANTH 6661 Collections Research (3 hours)
ARTH/ANTH 6662 Museum Exhibitions (3 hours)
ARTH 7130/8130 Art History Methods and Professional Practice (3 hours)

Anthropology -
ANTH/ARTH 6660 Museum Collections (3 hours)
ANTH/ARTH 6661 Collections Research (3 hours)
ARTH/ANTH 6662 Museum Exhibitions (3 hours)
ANTH 6051 Anthropology of Education (3 hours)
ANTH 6412 Neighborhood Development & Social Entrepreneurship (3 hours)
ANTH 6680 Applied Archaeology / Museums (3 hours)

Communication -
COMM 6011 Communication in Organizations (3 hours)
COMM 7371 Rhetorical Criticism (3 hours)
COMM 7434 Qualitative Research Methods (3 hours)

Educational Psychology and Research -
EDPR 7111/8111 Child Psychology Applied to Education (3 hours)
EDPR 7112/8112 Adolescent Psychology Applied to Education (3 hours)
EDPR 7521 Introduction to Educational Research (3 hours)
EDPR 7551/8551 Introduction to Evaluation Systems (3 hours)
EDPR 7561/8561 Qualitative Methods in Education (3 hours)

History -
HIST 6020 Internship in History (3 hours)
HIST 7070/8070 Research Seminar (3 hours)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership -
ICL 7054/8054 Creativity in Teaching and Curriculum (3 hours)
ICL 7059 Models of Instruction (3 hours)

Instructional Design and Technology -
IDT 7062/8062 Authoring Instructional Coursework (3 hours)
IDT 7090 Developing Interactive Digital Learning Environments I (3 hours)
IDT 7095/8095 Developing Interactive Digital Learning Environments II (3 hours)

Public Administration -
PADM 7641/8641 Theory and Practice of Nonprofit Administration (3 hours)
PADM 7642/8642 Resource Development in Nonprofit Organizations (3 hours)
PADM 7610 Internship in Public Administration (3 hours)
       (This class may not be substituted for a Museum internship)

Museum Studies Program
142 Communication Fine Arts Bldg.
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3200



Fall 2014 Late Application Deadline:
    August 11, 2014
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