Course Information

 Course  Descriptions

Common Core Curriculum

  • MUSE 520: Introduction to Museum Studies
  • MUSE 521: Theories of Museum Studies
  • MUSE 600: Principles of Preventive Conservation
  • MUSE 522: Internship
  • MUSE 797: Thesis Guidance
  • MUSE 799: Thesis Seminar

 Art Concentration

  • ART 509: African American Art
  • ART 510: Traditional African Art
  • ART 511: Art and World Civilizations  

 Common Core Requirements

MUSE 520: Introduction to Museum Studies
Three Hours: 3 Credits
Course is designed to acquaint students with the history of museums and the roles of museums in society. Various museum disciplines and models will be examined for efficiency and effectiveness. Classes will be held in varying types of museums in the Baltimore and Washington, D. C. area and host guests presently working in the museum industry.

MUSE 521: Theories of Museum Studies
Three Hours: 3 Credits
This course will analyze the existing theories of museum studies from which most of today's well-established museums have emerged, operated, exhibited, and interpreted. The course will examine some of the most critical issues which are causing a paradigmatic shift in museums in the twenty-first century.

MUSE 600: Principles of Preventive Conservation
Three Hours: 3 Credits
Considering the enormity of the subject, this course will briefly address topics, i.e., but not limited to, the recognized issues of climate control; facilities management; storage materials; building construction; pest management; storage and use of preservatives; and, health and safety.

MUSE 522: Internship
Three Hours: 3 Credits
The student will engage in supervised professional experience in a selected museum, historical site, or other professional setting in accordance with the individual's specific course of study. This experience will be made possible through agreements between MSU and various local institutions of culture.

MUSE 797: Thesis Guidance
Two Hours: 2 Credits
Thesis guidance provides students who have not completed their thesis in the assigned semester (MUSE 799) a mechanism for continuing their work under faculty supervision.

MUSE 799: Thesis Seminar
Three Hours: 3 Credits
This course allows M.A. students to complete a thesis under faculty supervision.

Concentration in Administration

BUAD 521: Organizational Behaviors and the Environment of Business (Formerly Administrative Theory)
Three Hours: 3 Credits
This course covers organizational theory with specific emphasis on OB theory and research, individual behavior, corporate ethics, international management, group dynamics, motivation, leader-ship, as well as communications and conflict management. Additional emphasis is placed on the analysis of the relationships between organizations, the international business environment and the different economic, political/legal systems and cultures and their implications for management in an increasingly complex global environment.

MKTG 567: Marketing and the Social Environment (Formerly Marketing Management)
Three Hours: 3 Credits
This course combines both the fundamental concepts of marketing goods and services in a competitive marketplace and the increasing complexity of the social environment as it affects the organization and customers. The course is organized around the basic notions of pricing, marketing, advertising and promotion with a strong orientation to social responsibility.

BUAD 654: Organization Development and Consulting
Three Hours: 3 Credits
This course deals with organizational transformation and application of OD approaches to change. It addresses basic OD intervention techniques, change strategies and effective implementation of OD and OT. Through demonstrations, experiential exercises, cases and readings, the course will provide the student with insights and techniques that add to effective management.

Concentration in Art

ART 509: African American Art
Three Hours: 3 Credits
The student will examine the forces affecting the African American in order to understand the black artist's motivation and modes. The work of out-standing artists will be considered and attention will be given to the contemporary search for Black aesthetic.

ART 510: Traditional African Art
Three Hours: 3 Credits
This course will focus on Africa's many diverse peoples and regions, the artistic development of each region, the broader cross-cultural traits that link them, and the different local and regional responses to slavery, colonialism, Apartheid, immigration, and independence.

ART 511: Art and World Civilizations
Three Hours: 3 Credits
Through a study of some of the major civilizations of the world, i.e., but not limited to, Asian, African, Islamic, Indian (India), Oceanic, and Persian cultures, this course will provide a global and comparative perspective of these cultures diachronic and synchronic fine and applied arts and art history contributions to the world; and, how they were affected by and effected human development and experience.

Concentration in Education

CUIN 563: Modern Curriculum Strategies in Content Areas
Three Hours: 3 Credits
This course provides an opportunity to examine effective processes of curriculum design and implementation with selective study and analysis of recent curriculum trends and materials; discussion and evaluation of research. Major issues and problems relating to teaching of English, mathematics, reading, science or social studies will be discussed.

EDAD 607: Administration of Public Educational Organizations
Three Hours: 3 Credits
This course examines the interaction of both external and internal resource constraints upon the administrative decision processes in organizational settings with particular emphasis on educational institutions.

EDAD 798: Practicum in Educational Administration and Supervision
Three Hours: 3 Credits
This course is a field experience in educational administration or supervision. It is intended to provide the student with an opportunity to put into practice concepts developed in prior courses. The practicum will be adjusted to fit the background and experience of the individual student. Assignments will be supervised by the course individual and will be arranged in cooperation with school systems in the State of Maryland. An extensive seminar is included which permits an opportunity for sharing experiences.

Concentration in History

HIST 598: Historiography and Historical Methods
Three Hours: 3 Credits
In this course, students develop proficiency in the basics of research, examine the issues and controversies of history as an enduring discipline, and become familiar with a representative sampling of established historians and their work. A major emphasis will be on library usage and research techniques.

HIST 707: Principles of Archival Theory
Three Hours: 3 Credits
This course will provide a review of archival literature that outlines and defines the basic theories of archival administration and records management. It will also develop concepts for the practical demonstration of archival principles.

HIST 708: Oral History Approach to the Study of 20th Century United States History
Three Hours: 3 Credits
This is an introduction to methods and techniques of oral history. Supervised oral history research projects on selected topics are included.