Elective Courses

The following is a sample list of courses that some of our students have used as electives towards their museum studies certificate.  These are only some of the many classes that students have used as electives.  In Fall and Winter semesters we post a link at the bottom of this page of potential classes that will be offered that semester and could be used for elective credit.  These also are only samples courses that we have identified; there may be others that can count for elective credit.

If there is a course that does not appear on the list that may be an appropriate elective, students are advised to present the course for consideration to the MSP Director by completing the second half of the “Guidelines and Application for MSP Electives” form available on the Museum Studies MBox site.

Examples of Elective Courses
Course Name
AMCULT 699 Nationalism, Museums, and Memory
ANTHRARC 683 Identity, Memory, and Landscape in Archaeological Theory
ANTHRCUL 530 Oral History and Narrative Experience
ANTHRCUL 545 Image-Based Ethnography
CLARCH 481 Art of Ancient Iran
HISTART 489 Disney’s Lands
HISTART 822 Exhibiting Persepolis
HISTORY 637 Archives and Institutions of Social Memory
HISTORY 698 Processing the Past
MUSEUMS 401 Ethics in Museums
MUSEUMS 498 Cultures of Collecting: Museums and Literature
MUSMETH 406 Special Problems in Museum Methods
PSYCH 958 Learning in Museums
SI 515 Material Culture
SI 580 Understanding Records and Archives
SI 581 Preservation of Information
SI 629 Access Systems for Archives
SI 637 Research Seminar on Archives and Institutions of Social Memory
SI 737 Archives and Institutions of Social Memory


Fall 2018 sample elective options