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.

Courses for spring 2020 include:

  • AAMW 606: Pastoral Nomadism
  • AAMW 628: Greek Archaeology and Urbanism
  • AAMW 635: Intro to the Visual Culture of the Islamic World
  • AFRC 209: African Art
  • ANCH 027: Ancient Rome
  • ANCH 136: The Ancient Economy
  • ANTH 003: Intro to Human Evolution (Olszewski)
  • ANTH 005: Great Transformations
  • ANTH 024: Archaeology in Pop Culture
  • ANTH 112: Sacred Stuff
  • ARTH 103: Art and Civilization in East Asia
  • ARTH 303: Intro to Museums
  • CLST 123: Great Discoveries in Archaeology
  • COML 260: Translating Culture
  • HIST 233: Silver and Gold in the Americas
  • HIST 233: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Culture, Technology, and the Columbian Exchange
  • NELC 331: Women Making History: the Penn Museum and the Centennial 2020
  • NELC 062: Land of the Pharaohs
  • NELC 068: Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt
  • RELS 215: Satan