Museum Studies Minor

Admission Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the program requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Program Requirements

Complete the following (3 hours):

  • ISS 2370 Foundations in Museum Studies (3)

Complete two courses of the following (6 hours):

  • ANT 3041 Public Education in Museums (3)
  • ANT 3042C Museum Exhibit Design (3)
  • ANT 3824L Archaeological Field Lab (3)
  • ANT 3942 Museum Internship (3)
  • HIS 3065 Introduction to Public History (3)
  • HIS 3151 Material Culture (3)
  • HIS 3164 Intro to Dig. Humanities (3)

Complete three courses of the following (9 hours):

  • ANT 3041 Public Education in Museums (3)
  • ANT 3042C Museum Exhibit Design (3)
  • ANT 3231 Introduction to Folklore (3)
  • ANT 3390 Visual Anthropology (3)
  • ANT 3824L Archaeological Field Lab (3)
  • ANT 3942 Museum Internship (3)
  • ARH 2050 History of the Visual Arts I (3)*
  • ARH 2051 History of the Visual Arts II (3)*
  • ARH 3115 Anc Egyptian & Nr Eastern Art (3)*
  • ARH 3170 Greek and Roman Art (3)*
  • ARH 3200 Medieval Art (3)*
  • ARH 3301 Renaissance and Baroque Art (3)*
  • ARH 3430 Nineteenth Century Art (3)*
  • ARH 3450 Twentieth Century Art (3)*
  • ARH 3456 History of Dada and Surrealism (3)*
  • ARH 3880 History of Art and Ecology (3)*
  • ARH 4560 Chinese Contemporary Art (3)*
  • CGS 1100 Computer Software & Technology (3)
  • EEC 4203 Prog for Young Children (3)
  • EVR 4924 Environmental Education (3)
  • HIS 3070 Oral History (3)
  • MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
  • PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations (3)**
  • PUR 3100 Public Relations Writing (3)**
  • SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)**
  • SPC 3721 Interracial/Intercultural Comm (3)**

Courses used to satisfy one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category.

*No more than two of these courses may be taken to complete requirements toward the minor. In addition, upper level (3000 - 4999) ARH courses taken to complete requirements in the BA Art or the Art Minor or the Art History Minor cannot also be used to fulfill requirements for the Museum Studies Minor.

**No more than one of these courses may be taken to complete requirements toward this minor.

Catalog Year: 2022-2023

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours