Museums and Cultures

Museums and Cultures
Role of museums in society. Analyzing museum content, use, and sociology. Visits to and critiques of area museums. Final projects with real museums in the region.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining ANTHR 311
Course Outcomes

Course Objectives

-This course will give participants a sound foundation in understanding the important roles museums play as cultural symbols in world societies, as well as exploring how individual types of museums becomes unique paradigms of cultural memory, education, and identity.

-This course will give students the opportunity to understand the diverse ways in which societies utilize and conceptualize museums.

-This course will provide students with hands-on final projects involving the collections and institutions of museums in the the Utah Valley region.


1. Students will be able to examine museums as institutions, including their social impact and specific exhibitions.

2. Students will be familiar with the major museum fields.

3. Students will learn how to work as a team to give motivating and persuasive presentations.