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.

Archaeological Museum Practicum: Collections Management
AS.389.240 (01)

Students will learn current procedures for surveying, cataloguing, documenting and rehousing collections using objects from the Archaeological Museum. This is a hands-on practicum course working closely with museum staff.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Balachandran, Sanchita
  • Room: Gilman 150A
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/12
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH

Interpreting Historic Sites for the 21st Century
AS.389.379 (01)

Students go behind the scenes at JHU’s own Evergreen Museum and Library to investigate how historic sites design spaces for learning, community engagement, leisure, as well as for exhibitions and special events. Students consider the history of Evergreen and its inhabitants and create concepts for how to engage communities in that history and story. Multiple class meetings take place at the Evergreen Museum.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Maloney, Elizabeth
  • Room: Gilman 217
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-PRAC, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

Introduction to the Museum: Past and Present
AS.389.201 (01)

This course surveys museums, from their origins to their most contemporary forms, in the context of broader historical, intellectual, and cultural trends including the social movements of the 20th century. Anthropology, art, history, and science museums are considered. Cross-listed with History and History of Art.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
  • Room: Shriver Hall 104
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 22/30
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH, PMUS-INTRO

Heaven on Earth: Art, Power, and Wonder in the Vatican from Antiquity to the Enlightenment
AS.389.357 (01)

A material cultural exploration of the Vatican from the founding of St. Peter’s basilica in antiquity to the establishment of the Vatican Library and Museums in the Renaissance and Enlightenment.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Havens, Earle Ashcroft, II.
  • Room: BLC Macksey
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL

Freshman Seminar: Displacement: A History of U.S. Cities from Urban Renewal to Gentrification
AS.100.140 (01)

“Displacement” explores historical conflicts over urban planning, clearance, and redevelopment. Students will conduct archival research and contribute to an online exhibit that develops the histories of displaced Baltimore neighborhoods.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Speller, Morris Elsmere Longley
  • Room: Gilman 305
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Sharing Knowledge: Participatory Archives, Collaborative Storytelling, and Social Justice
AS.389.410 (01)

This course introduces students to collaborative humanities projects that encourage democratic participation among publics more broadly conceived than the academy. We investigate indigenous research methods; collaborative oral history and ethnography; interactive theater; and community archives. Final projects draw on the university’s archival, museum, and library collections.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Plaster, Joseph
  • Room: Gilman 277
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Diplomats, Dealers, and Diggers: The Birth of Archaeology and the Rise of Collecting from the 19th c. to Today
AS.010.307 (01)

The development of archaeology in the Middle East – its history of explorers, diplomats, missionaries and gentlemen-scholars – profoundly shaped the modern world, from the creation of new museums and the antiquities market to international relations and terrorism.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room: Gilman 119
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/19
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.389.240 (01)Archaeological Museum Practicum: Collections ManagementF 1:30PM - 4:00PMBalachandran, SanchitaGilman 150AARCH-ARCH
AS.389.379 (01)Interpreting Historic Sites for the 21st CenturyW 1:30PM - 4:00PMMaloney, ElizabethGilman 217PMUS-PRAC, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.389.201 (01)Introduction to the Museum: Past and PresentTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMKingsley, Jennifer PShriver Hall 104HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH, PMUS-INTRO
AS.389.357 (01)Heaven on Earth: Art, Power, and Wonder in the Vatican from Antiquity to the EnlightenmentT 3:00PM - 5:30PMHavens, Earle Ashcroft, II.BLC MackseyGRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL
AS.100.140 (01)Freshman Seminar: Displacement: A History of U.S. Cities from Urban Renewal to GentrificationTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMSpeller, Morris Elsmere LongleyGilman 305HIST-US
AS.389.410 (01)Sharing Knowledge: Participatory Archives, Collaborative Storytelling, and Social JusticeTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMPlaster, JosephGilman 277
AS.010.307 (01)Diplomats, Dealers, and Diggers: The Birth of Archaeology and the Rise of Collecting from the 19th c. to TodayMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMFeldman, MarianGilman 119ARCH-ARCH

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.

Museum Education: From Contested Knowledge to Reflective Narrative
AS.389.242 (01)

This practicum course critically considers current art and history museum education practices and explores social justice discourses through museum visits, visitor studies, and museum learning strategies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level:
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Rose, Julia
  • Room: Hmwd House Wine Cllr
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-INTRO

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. Extra time is to allow for field trip travel - most days class runs 1:30-3:50

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Forloney, Robert
  • Room: Hodson 311
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/20
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-INTRO

Interpreting Hopkins as Historic Site
AS.389.275 (01)

This hands-on course explores interpretive strategies for historic sites and culminates in the production of original, research-based, outdoor interpretive exhibits on the Homewood Campus.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
  • Room: Hackerman 320
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/12
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-PRAC, ARCH-RELATE

Classics Research Lab: Antioch Recovery Project (ARP)
AS.010.444 (01)

Antioch Recovery Project investigates mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch (modern Antakya, Turkey, near the border with Syria) now in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Excavated by an international team of archaeologists in the 1930s, hundreds of ancient mosaics from the cosmopolitan city were subsequently dispersed to museums across the globe, with twenty-four mosaics entering the collection of the BMA. Phase I will focus on the digital documentation and analysis of the mosaic of Narcissus as a prototype for ongoing research bringing together the fragments of ancient Antioch for contemporary beholders. The Greek myth of Narcissus tells the story of a beautiful Theban hunter doomed to love his own reflection and is the origin of the modern psychiatric term “narcissism”. Researching the mythology, materials, conservation history, archival material, historiography, and contemporary reception of the Narcissus mosaic and myth offers extensive opportunities to collaborate with scholars across a range of disciplines at JHU, in the Baltimore museum community, and beyond. Investigators will move between the Baltimore Museum of Art, the CRL processing lab in Gilman Hall, and Special Collections. The course will involve some travel to visit other mosaics from Antioch now in collections at Harvard’s Dumbarton Oaks in Washington D.C., and the Princeton Art Museum in Princeton, New Jersey.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Stager, Jennifer M S
  • Room: Gilman 261
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): HART-ANC, ARCH-ARCH

The Politics of Display in South Asia
AS.010.382 (01)

Through an examination of colonial exhibitions, the rise of national, regional, and archaeological museums, and current practices of display and representation in institutions, we will explore how the image of South Asia has been constructed in the colonial, modern, and contemporary eras. We will engage with the politics of representation, spectacle, and the economies of desire as related to colonialism and the rise of modernity. Readings from postcolonial theory, museum studies, anthropology, history, and art history.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brown, Rebecca Mary
  • Room: Gilman 119
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): HART-MODERN, HART-NW

Encountering American Art
AS.389.373 (01)

Students investigate the Baltimore Museum of Art’s American art collection and its presentation to the public alongside current scholarship on American art to develop strategies for a new permanent collection display that aligns with the museum’s commitment to artistic excellence and social equity. M&S Practicum. Co-taught with BMA curator Virginia Anderson.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Anderson, Virginia, Kingsley, Jennifer P
  • Room: Gilman 150A
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/12
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-PRAC

Scribbling Women in the Literary Archive
AS.389.346 (01)

Students examine select texts and archival materials related to Emily Dickinson, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Edith Wharton, Ida B. Wells, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sui Sin Far, Alice Duer Miller, and Zora Neale Hurston. Students interrogate how these writers navigated the constraints of gender, as informed by race and class, in the decades before and after the 19th Amendment and consider literary collecting in relation to gendered cultural politics.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Dean, Gabrielle
  • Room: BLC Macksey
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Conservation of Material Culture: Art, Artifacts and Heritage Sites
AS.389.250 (01)

This course will introduce students to the field of art conservation through the study of paintings, paper, books, objects, contemporary sculpture and historic preservation. Topics covered will include: methods of manufacture, agents of deterioration, preservation initiatives, conservation treatment and ethics, and conservation science. Cross-listed with History of Art. Class usually meets at 1:30 - 3:50 PM, except for days with field trips.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Trusheim, Lorraine
  • Room: Hmwd House Wine Cllr
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 1/8
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH, PMUS-INTRO

Queer & Trans Public History
AS.389.230 (01)

This course introduces students to a blend of public history, queer studies and transgender studies. Students learn oral history and archival research methods as they draw on and contribute to the university’s archival, museum, and library collections.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Plaster, Joseph
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-INTRO

Social Ecology Studio
AS.070.379 (01)

This course will grapple with the social and cultural dimensions of contemporary ecological problems through a local, project-based approach. Coursework will be organized on a studio basis in partnership with a local environmental organization, Friends of Stony Run. Continuing a collaborative project initiated in the fall of 2019, we will work together to develop interpretive materials for the Stony Run stream and urban watershed adjoining our campus.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Pandian, Anand
  • Room: Mergenthaler 426
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.389.242 (01)Museum Education: From Contested Knowledge to Reflective NarrativeTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMRose, JuliaHmwd House Wine CllrPMUS-INTRO
AS.389.202 (01)Introduction to the Museum: Issues and IdeasW 1:30PM - 5:00PMForloney, RobertHodson 311PMUS-INTRO
AS.389.275 (01)Interpreting Hopkins as Historic SiteT 1:30PM - 4:00PMKingsley, Jennifer PHackerman 320PMUS-PRAC, ARCH-RELATE
AS.010.444 (01)Classics Research Lab: Antioch Recovery Project (ARP)Th 3:00PM - 5:30PMStager, Jennifer M SGilman 261HART-ANC, ARCH-ARCH
AS.010.382 (01)The Politics of Display in South AsiaW 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrown, Rebecca MaryGilman 119HART-MODERN, HART-NW
AS.389.373 (01)Encountering American ArtTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMAnderson, Virginia, Kingsley, Jennifer PGilman 150APMUS-PRAC
AS.389.346 (01)Scribbling Women in the Literary ArchiveM 3:00PM - 5:30PMDean, GabrielleBLC Macksey
AS.389.250 (01)Conservation of Material Culture: Art, Artifacts and Heritage SitesF 1:30PM - 5:00PMTrusheim, LorraineHmwd House Wine CllrARCH-ARCH, PMUS-INTRO
AS.389.230 (01)Queer & Trans Public HistoryTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMPlaster, Joseph PMUS-INTRO
AS.070.379 (01)Social Ecology StudioTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMPandian, AnandMergenthaler 426ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR