MIDEAST 392 - Mini-course in Middle East Studies
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Doing Archaeology in Egypt
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.

Details

Credits:
1
Other:
Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Have you ever wondered exactly how archaeological excavations in Egypt work? Ever wanted to experience the site where the earliest kings were buried? Where the world's oldest beer breweries have been discovered? Where ancient Egyptians themselves made pilgrimages for millennia? In this mini-course, you will be able to virtually visit Abydos, the place of many firsts and where a live excavation of the University of Michigan is currently underway. You will participate (via Zoom) in the UM Abydos Middle Cemetery Project as it works at this 4,000 year old site and explore the research questions we ask, the methodologies we use to excavate data to address these questions, and the theoretical frameworks we use to interpret these data and think about ancient lives and landscapes.

In the first part of the course, students will virtually participate with the professor in an actual field season in southern Egypt that includes excavations, conservation, object and bioarchaeological study, and the development of a museum project. In the second part of the course, we will learn how new archaeological discoveries help us to finetune our understanding of the past, and how museum displays can engage visitors in cultural heritage initiatives.

Schedule

MIDEAST 392 - Mini-course in Middle East Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
  Hybrid
36389
Open
4
 
-
Tu 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Second 7-Week Mini-Course. Drop/Add Deadline: November 7.

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for MIDEAST 392.001

View/Buy Textbooks

Syllabi

Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

No Syllabi are on file for MIDEAST 392. Click the button below to search for a different syllabus (UM login required)

Search for Syllabus

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)