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ATS2924

Faculty of Arts

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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

This unit will introduce students to the basics of ancient Egyptian language in its classic phase, Middle Egyptian, written in the hieroglyphic script. Middle Egyptian developed during the late third millennium BCE and was used for literary and historical inscriptions for approximately one millennium. Through the study of its basic structure students will be introduced to both its grammar and also the unique way in which the ancient Egyptians expressed themselves.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. acquire a basic understanding of the structure of the language;
  2. acquire an understanding of the grammar of Middle Egyptian;
  3. be able to translate basic inscriptions;
  4. be able to write in the hieroglyphic script.
  5. be able to relate translations to the broader cultural framework of Egyptian society - the actual meaning of the text.

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)

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Prohibitions

ATS3924