Minor Requirements — Museum Studies

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

20 semester hours

The Aurora University museum studies minor is designed to train students for entry-level jobs in museums and to prepare them for graduate school. It is designed to fit with the student's major area of study. The core courses provide a working knowledge and historic foundation of the role of museums in society and the variety of jobs held by museum professionals. The program offers extensive opportunities for experiential learning through practical application and internships in area museums and in the collections of Aurora University: Schingoethe Center of Aurora University and the Jenks Collection of Adventual Materials.

Students majoring in history, art, English, education, and the sciences may desire a minor in museum studies.

Required courses: 8 semester hours

MST1110 Introduction to Museum Studies (4)
MST3940 Internship in Museum Studies (4)

Choose 8 semester hours from the list below:

MST2200 Museum Exhibitions (4)
MST2250 Museum Methods (4)
MST2300 Museum Education (4)

Selected Courses:

Choose at least 4 semester hours from the list below:

ART1210 Two-Dimensional Design
ART1400 Digital Imaging
ART2100 Introduction to Drawing
ART1310 Three-Dimensional Design (4)
ART2500 Art History I (4)
ART2530 Introduction to Native American Art (4)
ART2600 Art History II (4)
COM3250 Digital Design for Print and Web (4)
COM3500 Intercultural Communication (4)
HIS1200 American History I (4)
HIS1210 American History II (4)
HIS2500 Western Civilization (4)
HIS2550 Western Civilization II (4)
HIS3300 The American West (4)
HIS/SBS3350 The Native Americans (4)
SOC2150 Cultural Anthropology (4)