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ATS2352

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitArchaeology and Ancient History
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Colin Hope

Notes

Previously coded AAH2990

Synopsis

The study of ancient Egypt throughout the New Kingdom, Dynasties 18-20, when Egypt was one of the dominant powers throughout the Mediterranean. It will include an introduction to the international character of Egyptian culture during the New Kingdom and focus upon four main phases within the period: the reigns of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III; Amenhotep III to Tutankhamin; Seti I and Ramesses III; and Ramesses III.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have gained an understanding of the characteristics and development of Egyptian culture throughout the New Kingdom.
  2. Have acquired an awareness of the limitations/extent of our knowledge of this culture; i.e., of the types of material that have survived and the variety of ways in which they are interpreted.
  3. Be able to display a basic understanding of the Egyptian perception of their world.
  4. Be able to display knowledge of the main sources of our textual and archaeological reconstruction of the culture.
  5. Have acquired the ability to access the tertiary sources and to assess critically the current theories encountered.
  6. Have developed an understanding of the nature and impact of international trade during the height of the Late Bronze Age and of the concepts of imperialism which developed during that time.

Assessment

Written work/test: 75% (3500 words)
tutorial presentation/participation: 25% (1000 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in Archaeology or permission

Prohibitions