Life & Death in the Museum
UNIV 241. 3 credits
Instructors: Dr. Lydia Pyne; Dr. Amy Slaton; Jesse Smith
Museums are repositories of objects both living and dead. They keep alive forms of knowledge, histories, and culture, while denying or making invisible others. Museums give birth to ways of thinking, ways of seeing, and ways of identifying – sometimes suppressing other ways thinking, seeing and identifying in that process. This course is designed to facilitate students intellectually grappling with these types of complex questions. This course has a strong "field" component with trips to five Philadelphia museums.