Ancient Egypt: Culture and Society
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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Consolidate knowledge in relation to the historical processes and fundamental long term social and cultural developments in the study of ancient Egypt.
- Find, analyse and critique primary and secondary sources pertaining to the study of ancient Egyptian culture and society, illustrating sound skills in research, and an ability to present the information in a written and oral format.
- Identify the processes by which the ancient Egyptian culture transformed and yet maintained its cultural identity throughout its long history.
- Apply critical self reflection, acquired knowledge and documentation skills in online written and oral discussion.
- 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:
No additional requirements
This subject studies the long-term developments of ancient Egyptian society and culture from the Predynastic to Late Antique periods (ca. 5000 BCE to 1000 CE). Informed by theory and research paradigms developed in the social and cultural sciences, the unit will identify the processes by which the ancient Egyptian culture was transformed and yet maintained its cultural identity throughout its long history. Topics to be examined include, social organisation, identity and personhood, modes of governance, the social dimensions of ancient Egyptian mortuary practices, the complexity and variability of visual culture and representation, in addition to the use and adaptive re-use of mortuary and cultic landscapes and the reception of ancient Egypt in the memory of the world.
- ePortfolio (15%)
- Online Quiz (15%)
- Article Review (30%)
- Short Research Essay (40%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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