Object-Based Learning Courses

The University of Pennsylvania offers students direct access to some of the finest collections of art, artifacts, and rare books and manuscripts in the world. The incorporation of these objects into course instruction exposes students to these collections and enhances the learning environment of the classroom.

Object-based learning is part of many courses in Anthropology, Classics, Art History, History, and area studies departments, particularly the following core courses: 

ANCH 027: Ancient Rome

ANCH 026: Ancient Greece

ANTH 005: Great Transformations

ANTH 148: Food & Fire: Archaeology in the Laboratory

ANTH 258: Visualizing the Past

ARTH 103: Introduction to Museums

ARTH 101: Art and Civilization before 1400

CLST 111: Introduction to Mediterranean Archaeology

EALC 217: Chinese Painting

EALC 236: Buddhist Art

NELC 068: Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt

NELC: Food in the Islamic Middle East