Introduction to Egypt’s history and archaeology

Course content

The course deals with particular aspects of Egypt’s archaeology, history and social history, from Prehistoric to Islamic periods. Archaeology draws its knowledge from the material remains, such as e.g. architecture, burials, and pottery in their social and archaeological context to reconstruct social and political history, development of hierarchy, power and ideology etc. Egyptology combines textual sources with material remains in the construction of various aspects of ancient culture: social and political history, art and architecture, religion, etc. There will also be an introduction to the theory and methods of Archaeology and Egyptology, so that the sources of information and how they can be approach will be discussed.

Active participation in class is a necessary pre-condition for taking part in the exam (75% presence). Students will have to take part in group-work and write a 5-page paper.

Education

Fagstudieordning for bacheloruddannelserne i assyriologi, nærorientalsk arkæologi og ægyptologi, 2019

Fagstudieordning for bachelortilvalg på assyriologi, nærorientalsk arkæologi og ægyptologi, 2019

Learning outcome

BA 2019-studieordning
Introduktion til ægyptens oldtidskulturer:
Assyriologi (aktivitetskode HASB00511E)
Nærorientalsk arkæologi (aktivitetskode HNAB00151E)
Ægyptologi (aktivitetskode HÆGB00131E) 

BA 2019-tilvalgsordning
Introduktion til Ægyptens oldtidskulturer:
Assyriologi (aktivitetskode HASB10171E)
Nærorientalsk arkæologi (aktivitetskode HNAB10171E)
Ægyptologi (aktivitetskode HÆGB10171E)

Exchange student BA
Introduction to Ancient Egypt (acitvity code HÆGB10171E) 

Classroom lectures, seminars, museum visit(s).

The examinee submits 1100-1300 pages at a level equivalent to K. A. Bard, An Introduction to the Archeology of Egypt (London: Routledge, 2009); E. Hornung, History of Ancient Egypt (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press); B. J. Kemp, Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilization (Routledge: London, NB: Second Edition 2006); S. Quirke, Ancient Egyptian Religion (London: British Museum Press); W. S. Smith, The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt (Yale: Yale University Press, revised edition by W. K. Simpson, 1998).

It is expected that the student can read English academic literature.

Oral
Individual
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment

Academic targets

At the examination, the student can demonstrate:

Knowledge of:

key aspects of Egypt’s ancient culture in the Pharaonic period.

the nature and scope of the source material.

the history and archaeology of Egypt.

basic theoretical and methodical approaches.

Skills in

reading and taking a critical approach to Egyptological academic literature.

evaluating the use of sources at an elementary level.

Competencies in

reading and adopting a critical approach to foreign-language academic literature at an elementary level.

 

Syllabus

The lecturer specifies a syllabus of 1,000-1,300 standard pages.

 

Teaching and working methods

The teaching will be based on class instruction with active participation by the students, including, for example, student presentations, written assignments and a discussion of read texts.

 

Exam provisions

 

Form of exam: Set oral exam, following active class participation

Active class participation consists of:

  • at least 75% attendance
  • written exercises with a total length of 5-7 standard pages

Scope: 30 minutes, including grading. No preparation time is given.

Assessment: Internal exam by multiple examiners with assessment based on the 7-point grading scale. Active class participation must be approved by the lecturer.

Regulations for group exams: The exam can only be taken individually.

Exam language(s): Danish or English.

Permitted exam aids: No exam aids are permitted.

Make-up exam/resit: Same as the exam when active class participation is not approved.

 

Exam when active class participation is not approved:

Form of exam: Written exam on set subject.

Scope: 6 hours.

Assessment: Internal exam with a single examiner with assessment based on the 7-point grading scale.

Regulations for group exams: The exam can only be taken individually.

Exam language(s): Danish or English.

Permitted exam aids: No exam aids are permitted.

Make-up exam/resit: Same as the exam when active class participation is not approved.

 

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 84
  • Preparation
  • 328,5
  • English
  • 412,5

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Partially in Danish
Course number
HNAB0101EU
ECTS
See exam description
Programme level
Bachelor
Bachelor choice
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Autumn
Price

Dette er et dagkursus via tompladsordningen mod betaling på Åbent Universitet. Tilmeld dig og se aktuel prisoversigt på denne side.

Schedulegroup
See link below
Studyboard
Study Board of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Kim Ryholt   (6-848b7a817e86527a877f407d8740767d)
Teacher

Kim Ryholt, ryholt@hum.ku.dk
Scott Haddow, scott.haddow@hum.ku.dk
Assistant Teachers

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