The Certificate in Museum Studies

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 26-28 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

Museum Core: 11-13 units

Administration

1 course required:

ANTH 405 Museum Administration 3.0 FA

Conservation

1 course selected from:

ANTH 461 Museum Collections Management 3.0 FA
ANTH 465 Conserv of Arch/Ethno Res 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
BIOL 305 Museum Techniques 2.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Previous biological sciences course work is recommended.

Exhibit Design and Interpretation

1 course selected from:

ANTH 466 Museum Exhibit Planning 3.0 SP
ARTS 384 Human Factors in Design 3.0 FS
RECR 444 Environmental Interpretation 4.0 SP
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, a basic oral communication course such as CMST 131, or faculty permission.

Exhibit Installation

1 course selected from:

ANTH 467 Exhibit Res, Design, Install 3.0 FA
ARTS 396 Gallery Production 3.0 FS

Breadth Courses: 11-12 units

4 courses selected from:

Select four courses from three of the following four clusters, choosing no more than two courses from a single cluster.

Graphic Communications

ARTS 122 Color Theory 3.0 FS
ARTS 123 Design 3.0 FS
CDES 131 Visual Communication Concepts 2.0 FS
CDES 214 Computer Graphics 3.0 FS
CDES 307 Technology and Communication 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 102.
JOUR 351 Public Relations Publications 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: JOUR 260; JOUR 244 and JOUR 341 for public relations option; JOUR 321 for news-editorial option.

Public Relations

JOUR 244 Intro to Public Relations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of JOUR 260.

This course is also offered as POLS 144.

MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing 3.0 FS
RECR 422 Leisure Services Promotion 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

Museum Finances and Operations

ACCT 201 Intro to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
ACCT 365 Not-for-Profit Accounting 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ACCT 202.
MGMT 303 Survey of Management 3.0 FS
RECR 400 Management of Recreation/Parks 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, RECR 200, RECR 301; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; senior standing.
RECR 420 Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

Data Collection

ANTH 483 Field Methods in Ethnography 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.
HIST 492 Archival Research Seminar 3.0 FS
RECR 300 Leisure Science 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

Internship: 3 units

1 course selected from:

ANTH 489D Museum Studies Internship 1.0 -6.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
ARTS 489 Internship Program in Art 1.0 -3.0 FS
HIST 389 History Internship 1.0 -4.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
MGMT 389 Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, faculty permission.

Note: The selected internship course must be taken for 3 units.

An overall GPA of 2.5 is required for the entire program.