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University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions M Museum and Heritage Studies MHST
Museum and Heritage Studies MHST

Instruction offered by the Department of Art in the Faculty of Arts.

Junior Course
Museum and Heritage Studies 201       Introduction to Museum and Heritage Studies
Introduces the field of Museum and Heritage Studies by examining heritage sites, museums, art galleries, zoos, natural parks and others. Traditional institutions will be examined along with new forms, including virtual museums.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Students may be required to attend off-campus events outside of class time.
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Senior Courses
Museum and Heritage Studies 331       Collections and Exhibitions in Museum and Heritage Institutions
Examines the nature of collecting, curating, exhibiting and interpreting material and non-material culture in museums and heritage institutions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Museum and Heritage Studies 201.
Notes:
Students may be required to attend off-campus events outside of class time. Enrolment preference is given to students registered in the Museum and Heritage Studies Minor program.
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Museum and Heritage Studies 333       Ethics in Museum Collection and Exhibition
Introduction to ethics in museums and heritage studies. An examination of some recent museums and heritage resources crises. Also museum/heritage processes including the acquisition of artifacts, exhibitions and the representation of indigenous and other minority peoples, interpretation, the appropriateness of conservation, and museum management.
Course Hours:
3 units (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Museum and Heritage Studies 201.
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Museum and Heritage Studies 401       Special Topics in Museum and Heritage Studies
An examination of selected topics in Museum and Heritage Studies. See the Schedule of Classes for current topics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Museum and Heritage Studies 201 or consent of Program Co-ordinator.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Museum and Heritage Studies 433       Management and Planning in Museum and Heritage Institutions
Examines theoretical and practical issues relating to the management of museum and heritage resources. Topics may include: exhibition planning, human resources, ethics and social responsibility, fundraising, collections, and audience development etc.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3S)
Prerequisite(s):
Museum and Heritage Studies 201.
Corequisite(s):
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Museum and Heritage Studies 331.
Notes:
Students may be required to attend off-campus events outside of class time. Preference is given to students registered in the Museum and Heritage Studies Minor program.
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Museum and Heritage Studies 501       Research in Selected Topics
Supervised individual study of a special topic.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Co-ordinator.
Notes:
Students should contact the Program Co-ordinator well in advance of the first day of classes to arrange an independent study course.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Museum and Heritage Studies 533       Practicum
Volunteer placement at a local museological or heritage institution under a professional supervisor.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-6)
Corequisite(s):
Prerequisites or Corequisites: Museum and Heritage Studies 331, 433 and consent of the Museum and Heritage Studies Program Co-ordinator.
Notes:
This should be the last course students take in the program, grounding their theoretical knowledge and helping to launch careers. Students must contact the Museum and Heritage Studies Program Co-ordinator at least three weeks prior to the start of classes to arrange for placement at a hosting institution.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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