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ANTH 300 A   Museum Studies-Native Amer Back to Results  


InstructorKerber, Jordan
MeetsMW 120-235, ALUMNI B5
RestrictionsNo 2018
DistributionSocial Science Requirement
Core AreaGlobal Engagements
Count TowardsNAST/Native American Studies

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This course provides an introduction to museum studies with a special emphasis on the interpretation and representation of Native American cultures of the Western Hemisphere. Through readings, lectures, discussions, visits to regional museums, and design of a virtual exhibition, students are introduced to the theory and practice of museology; the care, conservation, and interpretation of material culture collections; and the use of material culture in research and public education. In addition, the course examines 1) the origins and evolution of the ongoing debate concerning representation of Native Americans in museums, 2) the changing relationship between native people and national cultural institutions, and 3) the future of museums on the highly contested multicultural stage of the 21st century. (Formerly SOAN 300.) No first-year students are admitted. (MC, GR, FR)