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Ancient Egyptian 1 (ANCW10006)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeANCW10006
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Ancient Egyptian writing or language. It introduces students to the writing and grammar of Ancient Egyptian through word formation, sentence formation, transliteration and translation, and the reading of simple hieroglyphic texts. Background information on ancient Egyptian culture is woven into the subject matter throughout the semester. The aim is for students to acquire the basic elements of the grammar, syntax, vocabulary and writing system of Ancient Egyptian, and to attain reading skills sufficient to begin reading simple literary and non-literary hieroglyphic texts. Students who successfully complete this subject may progress to Ancient Egyptian 2.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • be familiar with the basic elements of the grammar, syntax, vocabulary and writing system of Ancient Egyptian;
  • attain reading skills sufficient to begin reading simple hieroglyphic texts;
  • discover the importance of reading ancient texts in the original languages for the study of history and the ancient world in general.

Generic skills

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • develop their analytic and problem-solving skills;
  • acquire greater confidence in tackling unfamiliar problems;
  • become familiar with the communication conventions of another culture.

Last updated: 19 July 2019