ACABS 281 - Ancient Egypt and its World
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
Meet Together Classes:
Primary Instructor:

What was the world of the ancient Egyptians? ACABS 281, "Ancient Egypt and its World," is an undergraduate introductory survey of ancient Egyptian culture and history, with the objective that students gain a basic understanding of the ancient Egyptian world. There are no prerequisites, and the course is intended for students with no background in the subject, as well as for students with prior coursework on ancient Egypt. Through lectures, films, and demonstrations, the student will gain an overview of the main periods and trends in ancient Egyptian political history and material culture, as well as an understanding of Egyptian society, religion, and literature. Other topics will include notions of kingship; the status of women; attitudes towards death and strategies for denying it; contacts and relationships with the “outside” world; principal types of archaeological sites; and hieroglyphs, the sacred script of the ancient Egyptian writing system. Also considered will be the perception and representation of Egypt in modern film, fiction, and the press. We will visit the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, to see the material remains of Egyptian culture firsthand.

Requirements: attendance in all lectures and discussion sections is mandatory.

Grading: three exams worth 30% each; participation in discussion section 10%.

Required reading will include a textbook and a collection of ancient literature (to be purchased), as well as additional materials placed on CTools throughout the academic term.

ACABS 281 - Ancient Egypt and its World
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
28283
Open
25
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
28284
Open
2
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
28285
Open
4
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
28286
Open
1
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
28287
Open
1
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
28288
Closed
0
 
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
28289
Open
3
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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