May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 383 - Museum Studies

Upper Division

ANTH 101  or ANTH 105  or ANTH 107 ; Minimum grade C-. 

Museum Studies is offered in cooperation with Saint Mary’s Hearst Art Gallery and Museum, and as part of the Archaeology/Art and Art History split major. In this course students study the history of museums, and the ethical issues involved in the collecting and exhibiting of cultural artifacts. The course gives students hands-on experience researching artifacts for inclusion in an exhibition, designing an exhibition at the Hearst Gallery, and designing and writing the explanatory wall text, posters, and brochures for a show. Students also learn to serve as docents and to convey information about museum exhibitions to different audiences. Offered occasionally when an exhibition appropriate for student involvement is scheduled at the Hearst Art Gallery and Museum.


Additional Notes
Previous course number: ANTH 124

Course credits: 4

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