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Archive Specialist (Graduate)

Learn to preserve and index artifacts for the future.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

HIS 625 - Archives and Digital Humanities

HIS 689 - Research and Writing Public History

HIS 596 or HIS 696 - Archive Internship; or HIS 592 or HIS 692 - Independent Research

Contact: Dr. Brian Hackett, hackettb1@nku.edu

Offered in-person.

We work to preserve what we don’t want to lose, and archives are repositories of tomorrow’s lessons from today. Interested in working or managing an archive and understanding how archives operate at all levels? This micro-credential teaches research and archiving techniques, including artifact handling, preservation, cataloguing, public access and writing for an audience.

Use archives as a resource and storage medium for paper and other two-dimensional objects.

Understand archive operations.

Effectively communicate both orally and in written form.

Prepare archive work plans.

Work with the public on archiving projects.

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Artifact Care Specialist (Graduate)

Prepare to manage museum collections and historic sites.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

HIS 609 - Collections and Museum Management

HIS 630 - American Decorative Arts or HIS 625 - Archives and Digital Humanities

HIS 596 or HIS 696 - Archive Internship; or HIS 592 or HIS 692 - Independent Study

Contact: Dr. Brian Hackett, hackettb1@nku.edu

Offered in-person.

Museums and historic sites provide opportunities to share pieces of history with the public, educating the general population on methods and lifestyles enjoyed and employed in the past. If you have a strong interest in managing museum collections and historic sites, this micro-credential will give you tools for an important career.

Assess the needs of museum and archive collections.

Develop a plan addressing identified needs.

Assess electronic and other record keeping system to meet the needs of the institution and the public.

Use skills to accurately identify dates, periods, influences, materials and makers.

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Museum Education (Graduate)

Learn to create and implement educational programming in museums and historic sites.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

HIS 605 - Museum Education and Interpretation

EDMT 545 - Methodology & Pedagogy for Middle Grades and Secondary Social Studies

HIS 596 or HIS 696 - Museum Education Internship; or HIS 592 or HIS 692 - Independent Research

Contact: Dr. Brian Hackett, hackettb1@nku.edu

Offered in-person.

 

Whether you’re a student or museum professional, you can learn to create and implement educational programming in museums and historic sites. Understand the underlying principles of education in museums, object and site interpretation, and current curriculum standards, and gain direct experience in creating effective programs for various groups, from kindergarten through adult. The internship will take place with a partnering institution with professionals working in the field.

Communicate orally and in written form.

Interpret objects and subjects.

Create and implement audience-targeted educational programs within a museum or other setting (including children in educational programs).

 

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Designing Experiences in Museums (Graduate)

Learn to build accurate displays and environments to engage and educate the public.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

HIS 607 - Exhibits in Museums and Historic Sites

HIS 605 - Museum Education and Interpretation

HIS 596 or HIS 696 - Exhibit Internship; or HIS 592 or HIS 692 - Independent Research

Contact: Dr. Brian Hackett, hackettb1@nku.edu

Offered in-person.

 

Do you enjoy building accurate displays and environments designed to engage and educate the public? This micro-credential is for individuals interested in exhibit design and theory, and it provides opportunities to gain real-world, hands-on experiences caring for artifacts and producing, interpreting, constructing, installing, evaluating and caring for exhibits. Student will be part of an exhibit team at one of our partner institutions.

Design and implement museum exhibits that are informative, attractive and meet certain goals and objectives.

Develop complex historical narratives and place them in exhibit form.

Effectively communicate using the exhibit medium.

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Museum Studies (Undergraduate)

Get started in museum studies.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

ANT 307 - Museum Methods

ANT 311 - Museums in Contemporary Society, or HIS 317 - History Behind American Treasures

ANT 396 - Museum Internship

Contact: Dr. Judy Voelker, voelkerj1@nku.edu

Offered in-person.

 

 

Want to get started in museum studies? This introduction to museums, museum issues and controversies in the past and present will expose you to museum methods and practices and allow you to gain experience in museum work. This micro-credential will familiarize students with
museums, better preparing them for work in the museum field and/or graduate study, while also providing an advantage when applying for jobs in the museum field.

Understand museums in the past and present, including the legal, social and political issues related to museums, their collections and individual objects.

Display knowledge of the history of modern museums and the role(s) museums play in advancing an appreciation of culture.

Perform skills in collections management, exhibition and public outreach/programming.

Apply concepts and methods at a museum through an internship.

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Ethnographic Research Methods (Undergraduate)

Provides powerful strategic insight into human behavior and our current culture.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

ANT 340 Ethnographic Methods and Research OR SOC 322 Qualitative Research Methods

ANT 342 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology OR SOC 320 Social Research

ANT 325 Applied Anthropology OR ANT 365 Ethnographic Field Methods OR ANT 312 Social Organization

ANT courses are offered in-person. SOC courses are offered in-person or online.

Contact: Dr. Douglas Hume, humed1@nku.edu

The Ethnographic Research Methods micro-credential delivers hands-on experience with ethnographic methods of cultural data collection in diverse environments. Students will gain valuable research skills (e.g., ethnographic interviewing and qualitative data analysis) to apply anthropology and sociology to a variety of social and behavioral career fields.

An understanding of ethical and validity issues in ethnographic research.

Practiced skills in research design and ethnographic methods of data collection.

Analyzed ethnographic data resulting in an ethnographic monograph.

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Cultural Resource Management, CRM (Undergraduate)

In an age of constant advancement, deliberate preservation of cultural concepts, artifacts and languages is imperative

Required Courses
Career Development
Student Learning Outcomes

ANT 210 Archaeology Method and Theory

ANT 315 Archaeological Excavation Methods

 

Any two of the following:

ANT 308 Cultural Resource Management

ANT 355 Archaeology Laboratory Analysis

GEO 522 Historical Preservation 

 

Offered in-person.

 

Contact: Sharyn Jones, joness33@nku.edu

Most archaeologists working today are employed in private contracting and consulting, as well as in governmental agencies as cultural resource managers (CRM). These courses teach the laws that govern the practice of archaeology in the United States and provide hands-on instruction in field and laboratory skills employers seek. The micro-credential is of value to currently employed CRM and governmental archaeologists, as well as archaeology students preparing to enter the job market.

Understand the history of archaeology’s development in the United States and ways archeological artifacts and materials are used to interpret them.

Possess a working knowledge of current laws governing the practice of archaeology in the United, as well as the and the legal history behind them.

Have practical, hands-on experience on archaeological sites, working as archaeologists-in-training under experienced professionals.

Display theoretical and methodological understanding of how archaeological artifacts are documented and analyzed in the laboratory.

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Primatology (Undergraduate)

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

ANT 202 Biological Anthropology OR BIO 151 Introduction to Biology II

 

Any three of the following:

ANT 334 Behavioral Field Methods

ANT 347 Primate Behavioral Ecology

ANT 348 Primate Sexuality

BIO 440 Animal Behavior

 

Offered in-person and online.

 

Contact: Dr. Monica Wakefield, wakefieldm2@nku.edu

An understanding of primatology gives students an edge in careers such as zoology, conservation biology and captive care and when applying to a variety of graduate school programs. Primatology draws on disciplines ranging from biology to psychology to environmental studies, and the micro-credential provides foundational knowledge and research experience on living non-human primates.

Apply the comparative method to explore what we can learn about humans by studying our close relatives, living non-human primates. 

Collect systematic observational data on primate behavior utilizing standard methods in the discipline.

Use the scientific method in designing, conducting, writing, and presenting their own original research project.

Gain knowledge of grant writing.