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.

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Problems in Art of the Ancient Americas
AS.010.334 (01)

Following a historical narrative that traces the formation of princely collections in the sixteenth century, to the establishment of national museums in the nineteenth, this course surveys the acts of collecting, preserving, interpreting, and appropriating ancient American art. Draws on case studies from North America, Mesoamerica, and the Andes. Collections study in museums.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar: Baltimore's Museums
AS.389.103 (01)

In this field-trip based class students will have the chance to apply a critical lens to the rich cultural resources of Baltimore. Many types of museums—from traditional art museums to historic sites to brand new commercial enterprises—will be considered.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
  • Room: Remsen Hall 1
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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

Art and Colonialism: Nineteenth-century India
AS.010.424 (01)

This seminar explores the technologies of colonial power, from small ephemeral watercolor images of religious processions to massive multi-volume photographic projects documenting the “people of India,” and extending to the establishment of new urban and architectural spaces, archaeological museums, and art schools, the circulation of diplomatic art collections, and the commissioning of survey data. We will engage with the anti-colonial movements of resistance and uprising that took place across this century, examining the central participation of modern artists with these political movements, and explore the way this period fundamentally shaped the foundations for the study of South Asian art and archaeology. Readings will include colonial and postcolonial theory, Orientalism, historiography; we will be actively working with materials in the library’s Special Collections.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brown, Rebecca Mary
  • Room: Gilman 177
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): HART-NW, HART-MODERN

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

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: 21/30
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH, PMUS-INTRO

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

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: 5/12
  • 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: 9/12
  • 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.010.334 (01)Problems in Art of the Ancient AmericasTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMStaff 
AS.389.103 (01)Freshman Seminar: Baltimore's MuseumsT 1:30PM - 5:00PMKingsley, Jennifer PRemsen Hall 1
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.010.424 (01)Art and Colonialism: Nineteenth-century IndiaM 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrown, Rebecca MaryGilman 177HART-NW, HART-MODERN
AS.389.240 (01)Archaeological Museum Practicum: Collections ManagementF 1:30PM - 4:00PMBalachandran, SanchitaGilman 150AARCH-ARCH
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.389.379 (01)Interpreting Historic Sites for the 21st CenturyW 1:30PM - 4:00PMMaloney, ElizabethGilman 217PMUS-PRAC, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
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