Department of Sociology

SOC419 SOCIOLOGY OF THE MUSEUM AND MUSEOLOGY

Course Code: 2320419
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 10.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AYŞEGÜL AYDINGÜN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

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Course Content

This course aims to acquaint students with the history, evolution, functions, transformation and types of museums from a sociological perspective. To this end, it will consider their political dimension and place a special focus on social history museums. Also, it intends to analyze museums as sites for cultural and ethnic identity revival, history and memory reconstruction, nation and state building. In addition, the organization and management of museums and their utilization as educational and research institutions will be studied. The trends that hint at the future of the museums will be studied as well.

Learning Outcomes

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