The Logan Museum’s Cross-campus Curricular Collaborations
Last fall, students in many FYIs and other courses experienced the Logan Museum of Anthropology through various collections-based activities. This semester, faculty and students in programs ranging from chemistry to theatre, dance, and media studies are once again participating in active, object-based programs in the museum. Here are some of the courses (other than anthropology and museum studies) using Logan collections this spring:
· BIOL 217, Evolution (Jim Schulte)
· CHEM 117, Chemistry (Kevin Braun, Kristin Labby, Kayla Matz)
· CHEM 370, Chemistry in Art (Kristin Labby)
· ESL 242, U.S. Culture and Film (Christina Eddington)
· HIST 150, Slavery and Abolition (Justin Pope)
· IDST 292, Cyborg Brains and Human Minds (Robin Zebrowski)
· MUSI 160, Music Cultures of the World (Tes Slominski)
· TDMS 250, Textile Art and Surface Design (Donna Thalman).
· WRIT 100, Writing Seminar: The Dirt on Dirt (Christi Clancy)
A survey we conducted last year shows that greater engagement with museum collections improves learning outcomes. As a teaching museum with over 350,000 collection objects from 125 countries and 600 cultural groups, and with staff versed in visual and material-culture pedagogy, the Logan is well positioned to help faculty develop and implement effective museum-based activities, programs, and modules.
Although this semester is nearly booked up, contact anyone at the Logan to explore ideas for future curricular collaborations.