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 0102 (ANCH 027 prior to Summer 2022): Ancient Rome

ANCH 0101 (ANCH 026 prior to Summer 2022): Ancient Greece

ANTH 0050 (ANTH 005 prior to Summer 2022): Great Transformations

ANTH 1480 (ANTH 148 prior to Summer 2022): Food & Fire: Archaeology in the Laboratory

ARTH 1030 (ARTH 103 prior to Summer 2022): Art and Civilization in East Asia

ARTH 1010 (ARTH 101 prior to Summer 2022): Art and Civilization before 1400

CLST 1300 (CLST 111 prior to Summer 2022): Introduction to Mediterranean Archaeology

EALC 1127 (EALC 227 prior to Summer 2022): Chinese Painting

EALC 3126 (EALC 236 prior to Summer 2022): Chinese Art in the Penn Museum

NELC 0210 (NELC 068 prior to Summer 2022): Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt

NELC 0620 (NELC 235 prior to Summer 2022): Food in the Islamic Middle East