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Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art: Theory and Practice

Undergraduate | MAQ-AHIX2251 | 2024

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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art: Theory and Practice

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to

    1. Outline the status and purpose of ancient art in the context of history, religion, politics and changes in social and cultural dynamics in the societies of ancient Egypt and the Near East.
    2. Evaluate the main methods of analysing and interpreting ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern art from antiquity to present day.
    3. Outline the methodological and ethical issues associated with the study of ancient art.
    4. Describe, compare and analyse an ancient artefact and apply terminology, a method and methodological approach appropriate to art historical examination
    5. Find, analyse and critique primary and secondary sources pertaining to the study of ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern visual culture, illustrating sound skills in research, and an ability to present the information in a written and oral format

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


Pre-requisite: AHIX1250

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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