Arizon State University West

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Anthropology (Museum Studies) (MA)

Course Description

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change offers an M.A. in anthropology with a concentration in museum studies. Museum anthropology encompasses theoretically oriented analyses of museums as cultural institutions (including the activities of staff members, visitors, represented peoples and all implicated others), as well as applied aspects of working in museums and related agencies.Drawing on all subdisciplines of anthropology, special emphasis is placed on connecting material culture and ideation in a variety of institutional and field settings. Museum anthropology students apply museum philosophy, principles, practices and current critiques to explore the many dimensions of curatorship, including: Administration. Collections management. Educational programming. Exhibition work. Research.

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All applicants must submit the Graduate College online application. In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate College, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change requires applicants to provide: A current curriculum vitae or resume. Official GRE scores. An optional sample of their written work. A statement of purpose outlining career and educational goals. Three letters of recommendation. Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work. Undergraduate course work in anthropology is not a prerequisite for admission, but is generally advisable. Students may be admitted without such a background and may be required to acquire knowledge of general anthropology in a manner to be specified at the time of admission.

Anthropology (Museum Studies) (MA) Arizon State University West