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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6188
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-28
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-02-21
  2. Department: Anthropology
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 12050000
  5. Contact Person: David Himmelgreen
  6. Phone: 9741204
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ANG
  9. Number: 6188
  10. Full Title: Museum Methods
  11. Credit Hours: 4
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Museum Methods
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing or DPR
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: The class introduces students to contemporary issues in exhibit practice in anthropology museums, and offers practical, hands-on experience in the design and fabrication of a museum exhibit based on anthropological concepts.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This class has been offered simultaneously with the undergraduate class, ANT 4181 Museum Methods, but always listed as a Special Topic for graduate students. All students, whether undergraduate or graduate, must receive a special permit, only after an int
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? See a above. This is a key class in the Concentration in Cultural Resource Management, as well as in another concentration in heritage studies, now under development. It will be an elective in the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate, currently being revised by the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, every three years since 1994
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD in Anthropology or related field.
  29. Objectives: The objectives of this course are to (1) introduce students to contemporary issues in exhibit practice of anthropology museums, and (2) give students experience in the design and fabrication of a museum exhibit based on anthropological concepts.
  30. Learning Outcomes: - Students will understand the literature on the history and philosophical underpinnings of ethnographic and archaeological museum practice

    - Students will understand the special ethical and issues of cultural representation

    - Students will have the ability to design and mount a small exhibit based on anthropological principles

  31. Major Topics: - North American Museums and the American Indian.

    - Museums and Public Education

    - The Impact of Museums on Social and Cultural Identity

    - The Ethics of Collecting.

    - Repatriation of Collections.

    - Curation Policies and Practices

    - Collections Management.

    - Collections and Exhibit Policies.

    - Museums as a Profession.

  32. Textbooks: Exhibiting Dilemmas, ed. by Henderson and Kaeppler (1997), Smithsonian Press

    Exhibit Labels, Beverly Serrell (1996), AltaMira Press

    Introduction to Museum Work, G. Ellis Burcaw (1997), AltaMira Press

    Learning From Museums, Falk and Dierking (2000), AltaMira Press.

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  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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