College of Humanities
(See Museum Studies in the Academic Programs section for information on the degree)
700 Seminar in Museum Studies (3)
Prerequisite: classified graduate standing and/or consent of instructor. Overview of major museology facets, including analysis of diverse museums, career options, ethics, laws, funding, and literature. Study of museum operation and community-museum relationships through on-site observations, interviews, and research.
710 Museums as Educational Institutions (3)
Overview and evaluation of educational services in museums, including the planning and implementation of educational programs and establishing a liaison with public schools. Designed for graduate students, museum professionals, and public school teachers.
720 Museums and the Law (3)
Overview of legal issues of concern to museum professionals and artists, including such laws governing acquisition of art objects, authentication, taxes, liability, censorship, artists' rights, copyright, museum organization, and labor relations.
730 Museum Exhibits (3)
Practical experience in all aspects of the development, promotion, documentation, and installation of museum exhibits using the Treganza Anthropology Museum (Fall semester) or the Sutro Egyptian Collection (Spring semester) at SFSU. May be repeated once for credit. (Also offered as CLAR 730.)
794 Museum Collections Management (3)
Analysis of tasks performed by museum registrars, including documentation of collections, loan procedures, collections storage, museum security, disaster preparedness, travelling exhibitions and customs, insurance, and development of collections management policies. Students are assigned an on-site practicum in local museums. (Also offered as ANTH 794.)
894 Creative Work Project (3)
Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy for the master's degree. An original creative work project which must be developed with the approval of the major advisors from the Departments of Anthropology, Art, and Classics. It must be finally described in a written document that summarizes the project's significance, objectives, creative methodology, and conclusions or recommendations. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.
895 Field Research Project in Museology (3)
Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy; consent of candidate's thesis committee and program director. Field research project conducted in a museum and demonstrating the on-site application of museology knowledge and techniques. Oral and written defense is required. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.
898 Master's Thesis (3)
Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy for the Master of Arts and recommendation of major adviser. For students writing a thesis in fulfillment of the requirement for the master's degree. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.
899 Special Study (1-3)
Prerequisite: consent of museum studies program director. Professional-level, independent study of a particular aspect of museum work under the guidance of a faculty member in the Museum Studies Program. Open only to museum studies students. May be repeated once for a total of six units.