College Courses

FALL 2022

The Trout Gallery will offer in-person and virtual museum visits to Dickinson classes in the Fall semester.  Contact Heather Flaherty, Curator of Education, for more information:

Incorporating The Trout Gallery in Course Syllabi

The Education staff works with faculty members to develop museum-based programs to expand and enrich course syllabi. Programs are designed with the faculty member to address the specific needs of each course. Some sample formats include:

  • Meet with your students in the Trout Gallery as part of a class session or assignment, integrating course works in an exhibition currently on display
  • One-time program based on a material in a temporary exhibition; to be used once
  • First-Year Seminar Programs: Visual Analysis, Audience Perspectives, Developing an Interpretation
  • On-going program based on material in the museum’s collections; objects from the vaults moved to a Trout classroom for examination
  • Individual research project (for students and faculty/student collaborations) based on the museum’s collections
  • Request objects be put on view for your class in our Curricular Gallery

Language Courses

Through specially designed language-based programs, students expand their conversational skills and broaden their working vocabulary. The education staff works with language professors and their teaching assistants to plan a program in the course language with exhibit-related vocabulary list, learning goals, and discussion questions that relate to the museum’s exhibitions and collection materials. More than one hundred language classes participate in such programs each year.

Visit the museum Exhibitions and Collections web pages for information on current resources.