ANCH324 Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids

Updated: 14 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or ARPA or ASST or ECON (units with a 4 or 5 as second digit [denoting ECON HIST] only) or HIST or HINQ or RELS or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANCH224 or ANCH323 or ANCH424 or ANCH524
Notes

offered in odd numbered years

Combined Units ANCH524 - Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids
Coordinator(s) Megan Daniels (megan.daniels@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

A study of the history and civilisation of ancient Egypt from the union of Egypt to the end of the Middle Kingdom (early third millennium BC to c.1800 BC). Emphasis will be placed on both documentary sources of information and material evidence in order to understand the political, social and cultural life of the ancient Egyptians in the Old and Middle kingdoms. The factors which allowed for the construction of the pyramids, the nature of kingship in this period and the development of a unique Egyptian civilisation will be analysed.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Ancient Egyptian Literature Vol I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms

ISBN: 9780520248427
Lichtheim, M., Inbooks 2nd ed. 2006

Note: Any previous edition is acceptable. Also available as an eBook.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

ISBN: 9780192804587
Shaw, I., Oxford University Press 2004

Note: Any previous edition is acceptable. An eBook version is also available through the Dixson Library.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 15% 750
Assessment Notes

Quiz

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2

Compulsory Assessment 2 15% 750
Assessment Notes

Quiz

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2

Compulsory Assessment 3 30% 1500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 4 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the key ancient sources for this period, both documentary and artefactual;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the various factors which enabled the emergence of a single state in ancient Egypt and of the processes by which the culture of the Old and Middle Kingdoms developed;
  3. demonstrate an ability to articulate in written form the main themes and intellectual problems involved in understanding the development of ancient Egypt in the Old and Middle Kingdoms, and its political organisation and culture; and
  4. apply their skills to write in a clear and informed way at an undergraduate level about the key themes of the unit.