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: The Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures and the Jenks Memorial Collection of Adventual Materials. Students majoring in history, art, English, education, and the sciences may desire a minor in museum studies.
|MST-1110||Introduction to Museum Studies||4|
|MST-3940||Internship in Museum Studies||4|
|Select 8 semester hours of the following:||8|
|Additional Selected Courses|
|Select 4 semester hours of the following:||4|
|Introduction to Drawing|
|Native American Art|
|Art and Power|
|Art and Death|
|Digital Layout and Design|
|American History I (to 1877)|
|American History II (since 1877)|
Regulations Governing Minors
- Minors at Aurora University are optional. They are not required for graduation.
- A minor shall comprise a minimum of 18 semester hours.
- At least 25% of the credits applied to a minor must be earned at AU.
- Each minor must be developed and monitored by an approved program committee of the faculty; new or substantially revised minors require the approval of the Board of Trustees based on recommendations from the program committee, the appropriate school/college governance bodies, the Academic Dean, appropriate university governance bodies, the Chief Academic Officer, and the President.
- Beyond the minimum coursework requirement, the content, structure, and extent of a minor are prerogatives of the individual program committees within the schools and colleges of the university, except as otherwise defined or restricted by the academic regulations.
- No “D” will apply toward minors.
- A maximum of four (4) semester hours of credit/no credit coursework will apply toward a minor.
- Students will understand the important role museums play in society, including preservation and education.
- Students will develop a language of critical analysis as applied to museums and aesthetics.
- Students will recognize the variety of careers available in museums and the skills and education necessary to obtain them.
- Students will value the ethical responsibilities of museums.
- Students will apply knowledge to real-world practice in AU’s Schingoethe Museum in addition to MST-3940 Internship in Museum Studies.