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Minors

Minor in Art History

The undergraduate Minor in Art History consists of 15 hours of coursework in the department with a grade of C or higher. Any five Art History courses may be applied to this requirement. Students can declare this minor once they reach 60 total hours of coursework. Contact Juan Barceló-González to declare the Art History minor and for advising.


Minor in Museum Studies

The Minor in Museum Studies is available to any FSU undergraduate who is working toward a bachelor’s degree and interested in a career in museums. The minor requires 15 hours of coursework and internship. For Art History majors, these requirements are in addition to the required 33 hours of courses. Students wishing to minor in Museum Studies are asked to first complete the online Museum Studies Minor Declaration form. 

Required Courses – 6 hours

The following two courses are required for the Museum Studies minor, and may be taken in any order although it is preferred that students take Museum Basics before Museum Object. Please note that space in these courses is limited and preference given to Museum Studies minors.

  • Museum Basics – ARH 3794
  • Museum Object – ARH 3854

Elective – 3 hours

The student chooses one of the following 3-hour courses:

  • Museum Education (ARE 4930, Special Topics in Art Education)
  • Introduction to Arts Administration (ARE 4932)
  • An Archive Administration course, such as:
    HIS 4080 – Archives Management (History)
  • A Practicum course connected to a specific exhibition organized by an FSU professor

Please note that only specific courses can be used for the Museum Studies Minor elective; most Art History, Art Education and History courses do not fulfill the requirement. If your elective choice is not on the list, you must clear it with the Museum Studies Minor Advisor, Dr. Kristin Dowell.

Internship – 6 hours

Museum Studies minors must complete 6 hours of museum internship. Museum Studies minors have the option of one 6-hour internship (240 work-hours) in one semester OR two 3-hour internships (120 work-hours each) over two semesters, in any museum(s), preferably but not necessarily an art museum.

To register for internship hours, the student should first make arrangements with Dr. Kristin Dowell to make sure their internship qualifies for the minor. The student then fills out the Internship Registration Form (below), which is automatically submitted to the Art History Academic Coordinator, who registers the student for classes. NOTE: The Internship Registration Form needs to be filled out before the semester in which you will be interning. For example, if you are planning on interning in the Spring, you will fill out the Internship Registration Form during the Spring Registration period that takes place during the Fall. 

Questions or problems with this process should be directed to Juan Barceló-González.

The student’s grade for each 3-hour internship is assigned by the Instructor of Record based on three factors: regular contact with the Instructor, the museum supervisor’s evaluation, and a research paper following the Internship Academic Requirement guidelines. For each 3-hour internship, a 1,250-word paper is required. If a minor elects to take all 6 internship hours in one semester, one 2,500-word paper is required. The student is responsible for maintaining regular contact with the Instructor of Record throughout the semester to discuss paper topics and progress. At the end of the internship, the student asks the the museum supervisor to fill out an Internship Evaluation Form. The student must submit this form and the required paper to the Instructor of Record by the deadline which the Instructor specifies at the beginning of the semester.

Internship Opportunities Internship
Registration Form
Internship
Evaluation Form

Minor in Medieval Studies

The Minor in Medieval Studies provides focused, interdisciplinary training in the culture of the pre-modern era in the lands of Europe, West and East, and the cultures of the Middle East. The minor consists of 15 semester hours beyond the liberal studies and major requirements. The selection of a pair of courses in one of the following fields of concentration provides a focus for the minor: medieval art history (two ARH courses from an approved list); medieval history (two EUH courses from an approved list); and medieval texts and cultures (one ENL and one modern languages course from an approved list). Having established a concentration in one medieval field, the student then chooses 3 more courses from an approved list. These courses are to be distributed over two or three departments other than that of his/her concentration. Additional courses are certified on a semester-by-semester basis. Qualified students also may enroll in certified graduate-level courses for minor credit, with permission of the instructor. For Medieval Studies Minor advising, please contact Dr. Doron Bauer.


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