Courses

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found Student Information Services (SIS) website.

Please consult the online course catalog for complete course information.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

The Literary Archive: Women Writing for Rights
AS.365.104 (02)

What happens when a woman writer addresses questions of justice, inequity, privilege, and rights in her fiction, poetry, or journalism? Reading selected texts of the early 1900s by six North American women, we will use digitized rare books and archival materials to consider how literary artifacts and collections often express the status quo in terms of race, gender, and class; how they shape a writer’s legacy; and how we can redirect these processes.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Dean, Gabrielle L.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to the Museum: Issues and Ideas
AS.389.202 (01)

Museums face practical, political and ethical challenges, including economic difficulties, debates over interpretation of culture and pressure to demonstrate social value. This course considers how museums are answering these challenges.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Forloney, Robert
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/20
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-INTRO

Queer Sixties
AS.389.220 (01)

Introduction to queer & trans politics and culture in the period immediately preceding the gay liberation movement, from the early to late 1960s, focusing on intersections of race, sexuality, and gender. Course examines how we have come to narrate queer & trans history and investigates the ways archival practices shape conceptions of queer & trans life. Students learn research methods as they draw on and contribute to the university’s digitized archival collections.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Plaster, Joseph
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-INTRO

The BMA Seminar: Digital Interpretation
AS.389.324 (01)

When museums shut their galleries in response to the global pandemic they saw a surge in digital audiences and engagement, athough not everyone can access digital content equally. Continued public health risks bring new challenges to digital interpretation, while universal access as well as embedded racial and gender bias remain significant issues. Students research what works and what doesn't in digital interpretation for art museums, centering social equity and accessibility in their assessment, and develop principles and guidelines for the museum's digital interpretation strategy.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/12
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-PRAC

Critical Issues in Art Conservation
AS.389.340 (01)

The course examines recent controversies in the conservation of major global art works and sites, raising questions concerning the basic theoretical assumptions, practical methods and ethical implications of art conservation. Cross-Listed with History of Art and Anthropology

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Balachandran, Sanchita
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/25
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH

Visualizing Africa
AS.389.405 (01)

Examines the history of African art in the Euro-American world, focusing on the ways that Western institutions have used African artworks to construct narratives about Africa and its billion residents.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 6:30PM - 9:00PM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

The Monuments Lab
AS.389.415 (01)

What’s at stake in remaking the commemorative landscape of the United States? Which monuments must fall? How do we recognize the contributions and historical experiences of the many communities that have shaped the history of the United States? What can we learn from what other countries have done? This class invites students to participate in a nationally relevant conversation and re-envision key public spaces in Baltimore or their home towns from both artistic and historical perspectives.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.365.104 (02)The Literary Archive: Women Writing for RightsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMDean, Gabrielle L. 
AS.389.202 (01)Introduction to the Museum: Issues and IdeasT 1:30PM - 4:00PMForloney, Robert PMUS-INTRO
AS.389.220 (01)Queer SixtiesTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMPlaster, Joseph PMUS-INTRO
AS.389.324 (01)The BMA Seminar: Digital InterpretationTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMKingsley, Jennifer P PMUS-PRAC
AS.389.340 (01)Critical Issues in Art ConservationF 1:30PM - 4:00PMBalachandran, Sanchita ARCH-ARCH
AS.389.405 (01)Visualizing AfricaT 6:30PM - 9:00PMStaff INST-GLOBAL
AS.389.415 (01)The Monuments LabM 1:30PM - 4:00PMKingsley, Jennifer P ARCH-ARCH