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    The University of the Arts
  Jan 20, 2018
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSEM 702 - Issues in Museums Seminar

3 credits
Presents and discusses current political and social issues, which may unexpectedly, sometimes problematically, affect museum practice, particularly in the public areas of exhibition, programming, and publications. Recent examples would include controversial exhibits, legal, gender, race, cultural, and religious issues impacting museums; and the public right to participate in the museum experience as an active contributor. Museum scholars, specialists, and university faculty offer in-depth examination of current topics. Students complete projects designed to develop professional ability to deal with emerging debates in the museum profession and the knowledge of the impact of politics and the mass culture on museum policies and practices.

Prerequisites MSEM*600 or MSEM*601

Priority enrollment to Museum Studies majors. Restricted to students enrolled in graduate programs.