Ancient Egypt: Culture and Society
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- 24 Jul 2023
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Articulate acquired knowledge in skills relating to socio-cultural diversity, complexity and transformation of the ancient Egypt material world across time and geographical regions.
- Contextualise the conditions within which disciplinary, historical and/or archaeological knowledge about ancient Egypt has been constructed.
- Demonstrate critical thinking through the analysis and evaluation of historical and/or archaeological data and historiographical critique of modern scholarly approaches to writing about ancient Egypt's past
- Reflect the learning experience and how knowledge gained in the unit, can be applied to contemporary settings.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
40cp at 1000 level or above
No additional requirements
The unit examines socio-cultural diversity, complexity and transformation of the Ancient Egyptian material world drawing on case studies from the Predynastic to Late Antique periods (ca. 5000 B.C.E to 1000 C.E). The unit aims to contextualise the conditions within which disciplinary, historical and/or archaeological knowledge about ancient Egypt has been constructed and draws on Indigenous modes of learning and pedagogical principles to develop historical and cultural empathy.
Informed by theory and research paradigms developed in the social and cultural sciences, students in the unit will develop skills in critical and reflexive thinking through the examination of primary sources from diverse contexts and historiographical critique of secondary literature. The unit will pay special attention to the role played by imperialism, colonialism, orientalism and modern identity politics in the emergence and trajectory of the fields of Egyptology, archaeology and papyrology, as well as to new methods and approaches to understand Egypt's past.
- ePortfolio (15%)
- Online Quiz (15%)
- Article Review (30%)
- Short Research Report (40%)
Current study term: 23 Jul 23 to 05 Nov 23
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