The Museum Studies minor requires six courses, with one required course and the remaining to be selected from experiential and theory courses. Alongside MUST 11000 Introduction to Museum Studies, students must take at least one (1) experiential course and at least two (2) theory courses.

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Elizabeth Derderian

Beth Derderian

Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Museum Studies


Kara Morrow

Kara Morrow

Associate Professor, Art and Art History; Chair of Museum Studies


Marianne Eileen Wardle

Marianne Wardle

Director and Curator of College of Wooster Art Museum; Co-Liaison to the Museum & Archival Studies Pathway; Adjunct Associate Professor of Museum Studies


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Foundational Course (required):
MUST 11000 Introduction to Museum Studies
Experiential Courses (at least one course):
ANTH 21107 Museum Anthropology
ARTS 1—— Any 100-level course in Studio Art
ARTH 23500 Global Renaissance Art
ARTH 22500 African Art
ARTH 31800 History of Prints*
GMDS 23100 Visualizing Information
HIST 20124 Public History*
RELS 26742 Buddhist Visual Material Culture
MUST 399 Special Topics: Collections Research (CWAM)
MUST 41000 Internship at CWAM or approved museum OR
ARTH 41000 Practicum at museum or CWAM
Theory Courses (at least two courses):
ARCH 35000 Archaeological Method & Theory
MUST 21000 Museums & Political Conflict
MUST 2— Un/Natural Histories: Theory of Natural History & Science Museums*
MUST 2—Pedagogies of Display: Introducing Museum Education
MUST 2— Ethics & Practice of Collecting
MUST 2— The Social Lives of Objects
ARTH 33000 Exhibiting Africa: Art, Objects & Bodies*

*Course has prerequisite or requires instructor permission to register. Highlighted in gray means in development

Questions? Reach out to Prof Kara Morrow or Prof Beth Derderian.

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