clock

The addition of a minor in the growing and dynamic field of Museum Studies should attract new students to Westminster College while enhancing the educational opportunities of our current students. This program will introduce students to the theory and practice of Museum Studies and will provide them with a unique set of practical and vocational skills.  The program aims to give them the necessary preliminary training for a career in a museum or public history environment.  Among the skills they can expect to learn are: how to collect artifacts, how to handle and preserve them, and how interpret material culture for a museum audience.  In addition, students who minor in this program will develop some awareness of the theoretical and practical issues involved in running a museum, such as how to set up exhibits, how to run educational and public outreach programs, how to raise funds, and how to keep records. 

View the Westminster College academic catalogue for the most recent information regarding educational requirements. 

I. 4 required courses (12 credits):    
MSM 2xx Introduction to Museum Studies new (Odd Fall) 3 credits
MSM 3xx  Museums and Society new (Even Fall) 3 credits
MSM 300 Museum Internship 3 credits
Pick one    
MSM 3xx Museums and Education: Places of Learning new (Even Spring) 3 credits
MSM 3xx Museums and Collections new (Odd Spring) 3 credits

 

II. 2 elective courses (6 credits):
Need 6 credits. Both courses should be from one of the three following categories:
Objects, Collections, and Preservation    
MSM 3xx    Museums and Collections new (Odd Spring) 3 credits
MSM 3xx Independent Studies in Museum Studies 3 credits
GEO 320 Geology and Environment of the National Parks Seminar 3 credits
GEO 321 Geology and Environment of the National Parks Trip 2 credits
MIS 201/202 Introduction to Information Systems with Lab 2 credits
  Approved Study Abroad Trips 4 credits
Institutions and Administration    
ACC 215 Principles of Financial Accounting 4 credits
ACC 307 Government and Non-Profit Accounting 3 credits
BUS 250 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS 220 Fundamentals of Management  3 credits
BUS 335 Entrepreneurship  3 credits
LST 210 Leadership for Non-Profit Organizations   3 credits
SPE 310 Business and Professional Communication 3 credits
SPE 220 Public Relations 3 credits
Society and Education
   
MSM 3xx Independent Studies in Museum Studies 3 credits
MSM 3xx Museums and Education: Places of Learning new (Even Spring) 3 credits
EDU 203 Teaching Art, Music and Language Arts 3 credits
EDU 210 Literature for Children and Youths 3 credits
EDU 230 Child Growth and Development 3 credits
EDU 308 Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Elem and Middle School  3 credits
FAR 310 The Art of Service: Community Based Arts Initiatives 3 credits
HIS 390 Historiography 3 credits
HIS 300 Oral History 3 credits
MIS 201 Introduction to Information Systems 3-4 credits

 

Contact Information

Cinnamon Brown
Associate Professor of History
History Department Chair
Westminster College
573-592-5271
Cinnamon.Brown@westminster-mo.edu

 

 

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

Winston S. Churchill