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ATS2352

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Centre for Ancient Cultures

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Colin Hope

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

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 Tutankhamun; 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

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.

Prohibitions

ATS3352