Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTT 140 - Museum Resources

Field trips to Washington, D.C. museums provide a working laboratory for this course, which exposes students to the basic issues of museology and the extraordinary range of resources available to them. The course involves museology issues, discussions of assigned field trips, appropriate readings, and the keeping of a journal. During field trips, the emphasis will be on visual experience for its own sake and value, so that students can become confident about individual encounters with works of art. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Two hours lecture/discussion, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly AR 110.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze the elements of exhibition design.
  • Discuss basic issues of museum administration.
  • Explore a minimum or six museums.
  • Recognize the museum as a public space and recognize its relationship to the community.
  • Use a specialized vocabulary so that he or she can discuss art intelligently.
  • Use the supplementary educational support services offered by museums.
  • Write a coherent essay addressing visual analysis.

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