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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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

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: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-INTRO

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/19
  • PosTag(s): ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

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: BLC Macksey
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/12
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-PRAC, ARCH-RELATE

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: Smokler Center 213
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-INTRO

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

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: 3/12
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-PRAC

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.010.444 (01)Classics Research Lab: Antioch Recovery Project (ARP)Th 3:00PM - 5:30PMStager, Jennifer M SGilman 261HART-ANC, ARCH-ARCH
AS.389.202 (01)Introduction to the Museum: Issues and IdeasW 1:30PM - 5:00PMForloney, RobertHodson 311PMUS-INTRO
AS.389.346 (01)Scribbling Women in the Literary ArchiveM 3:00PM - 5:30PMDean, GabrielleBLC Macksey
AS.070.379 (01)Social Ecology StudioTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMPandian, AnandMergenthaler 426ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.389.275 (01)Interpreting Hopkins as Historic SiteT 1:30PM - 4:00PMKingsley, Jennifer PBLC MackseyPMUS-PRAC, ARCH-RELATE
AS.389.230 (01)Queer & Trans Public HistoryTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMPlaster, JosephSmokler Center 213PMUS-INTRO
AS.389.242 (01)Museum Education: From Contested Knowledge to Reflective NarrativeTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMRose, JuliaHmwd House Wine CllrPMUS-INTRO
AS.389.373 (01)Encountering American ArtTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMAnderson, Virginia, Kingsley, Jennifer PGilman 150APMUS-PRAC