Course code LitZ4050
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 16 16 48
E-courses LitZ4050: Literature and museology
Course annotation
This course introduces to museum theory and practice, identifying the place of the museum in society. By learning functions of the museum (collection, exposition, pedagogical work, marketing), involving literature ( as well as memorial flats and houses). During the course, students master the theory og museology and the knowledge is tested in practice: comparing theory with the real situation in Latvia`ss (mostly Riga`s ) museums. Special attention is devoted to the museum mission, targets and goals, collecting policy and marketing.
On successful completion of this course, students will have acquired the understanding about the specific work of museums; they will have got acquainted with collections, exhibitions and pedagogical work, the place of material culture in the daily life of society; students will be able to express themselves creatively in interdisciplinary aspect – literature / other kinds of culture; they will be able to communicate with disabled people.
Course plan
1.The system of literary museums in Latvia4L + 4 S
8 hours
2. The national collection of museums in Latvia4L + 4 S
8 hours
3.The communication and communicative work at the museum4L + 4 S
8 hours
4. The output and management of a project for financial involvement 4L + 4 S
8 hours
Requirements for obtaining credit points
Theoretical part: exam consists of a test (25%) and an essay (the analyses of an exhibition) (25%)
The end of the practical part – a presentation of a project for an event in the museum (50%).
Study programmes Baltic Philology