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: 12-13 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 Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Resources 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Exhibit Design and Interpretation

1 course selected from:

ANTH 466 Museum Exhibit Planning 3.0 SP
RECR 444 Environmental Interpretation and Communication 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 Research, Design, and Installation 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 2D Design 3.0 FS
ARTS 123 3D 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 Introduction to Public Relations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of JOUR 260 for Journalism majors.

This course is also offered as POLS 244.

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 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
ACCT 365 Not-for-Profit Accounting 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ACCT 202.
HCSV 579 Grant Writing and Other Fundraising Strategies 3.0 FS
MGMT 303 Survey of Management 3.0 FS
RECR 400 Management of Recreation and 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 Budgeting and Finance Management 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 389A Internship in Human Resource Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 304, 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.