2019-2020 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Museum Studies Minor

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Academic Director:

Andrew Saluti, Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator Museum Studies, 315-443-2455, ajsaluti@syr.edu


Andrew Saluti, Emily Stokes-Rees, Emily Dittman (part-time instructor)


The minor in Museum Studies functions as an academic and practically based minor, and is intended to complement existing majors in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, as well as many students in programs across other colleges (i.e., Art History, Anthropology, History). It will provide students with an introduction to the diverse field of museum studies that is theoretically and historically informed, but also exposes students to some of the more practical skills involved in museum work, such as management, collections, curatorship, and public programming. The minor is open to all Syracuse University undergraduates.


To be admitted to the minor in Museum Studies, students must submit:

·      - Museum Studies Minor Application.

·      - Transcript of Syracuse University courses taken to date.

·      *Applications accepted at any time, but will adhere to October 15 deadline for processing and approval in the Fall semester and March 1st for Spring semester.

Minor Requirements

The minor in Museum Studies requires the completion of 18 credit hours: 1 core course (3 credits), a choice 3 concentration courses chosen from the list provided (9 credits), and 2 elective courses (6 credits).

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the historic and contemporary roles of museums in global society and culture.
  2. Describe the complex and evolving roles practitioners play in today’s museums and other cultural and heritage organizations.
  3. Model skills in effective communication for professional practice in a museum environment to engage a variety of audiences.
  4. Develop research, writing, public speaking, and digital skills, primarily carried out through written assignments, as well as individual and group projects and presentations. 
  5. Demonstrate familiarity with the practical skills and approaches needed to work within a diverse array of museums, galleries, and historic sites.

Core Requirements - 3 credits

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