Museum Studies Minor | Anthropology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

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Museum Studies Minor

Museum Studies is available as an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor. The purpose of the minor is to introduce students to various aspects of museum work, to acquaint them with the opportunities and problems faced by museums and museum personnel, and to create career opportunities for students who might seek employment in a museum. Emphasis will be placed on actual work situations in such diverse museum functions as exhibition, curation, cataloging, acquisition, education and administration.

The museum studies minor consists of 18 hours, with 12 hours of required core courses and 6 hours of electives. Core Courses: 12 hours selected from Anthropology 450a,b; Art & Design 207 and 447; History 497; Political Science 446. Electives: 6 hours selected from Anthropology 304, 442 or 460; Art & Design 499; Political Science 441; Geology 440; History 490, 493 or 496; or courses listed above which are not used for the core.

For more information, visit the University Museum site.