|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The Egyptians are one of the most fascinating peoples of the ancient world. This subject will study the distinctive character of Egyptian civilisation which emerged in the Nile valley during the early third millennium BCE and survived right through until the spread of Christianity. Through a systematic survey spanning the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms students will be introduced to the historical and cultural achievements of dynastic Egypt. Object-based learning is an important focus of this subject. Knowledge acquisition will be reinforced through the study and handling of authentic ancient objects in the classroom. Study of the monuments, reliefs, inscriptions, literature and material remains of the royal rulers of the period covered by the native Egyptian dynasties from about 2950-332 BCE (with the brief interruptions of foreign rule) will provide students with a unique insight into the power and authority of one the ancient world’s most enduring empires.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the literary evidence and material culture of the ancient Egyptian pharaonic civilisation;
- apply appropriate critical skills and methodologies (including historical, literary and archaeological) to the research and analysis of the ancient Egyptian civilisation;
- identify and engage critically with primary sources for the interpretation of ancient Egyptian civilisation;
- identify and engage critically with scholarship in the field of Egyptian archaeology and the ancient pharaonic civilisation;
- approach all evidence about the ancient Egyptian civilisation with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
- work effectively, in groups and independently, to identify, discuss and critically analyse key issues in the interpretation of Egyptian archaeology and the ancient pharaonic civilisation;
- communicate interpretations of ancient Egyptian texts and artefacts effectively, both orally and in writing.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- a 400 word contribution to an on-line subject blog due in one of 4 weeks during the semester (specific week to be selected by the student from options provided by the coordinator) (10%);
- an artefact analysis 600 words, due in week 5 (15%);
- a 2000 word essay due in week 8 (50%);
- a take-home exam of 1000 words, due in the end of semester examination period (25%)
- This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% tutorial attendance.
- All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Note: Regular participation in tutorials is required. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. After five working days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Coordinator Brent Davis Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 29 hours: 1 x 90 minute lecture per week for 12 weeks and 11 x 1 hour tutorials scheduled across the semester Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Subject readings will be available on line
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Specialisation (formal) Classical Studies and Archaeology Major Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Studies Major Major Ancient World Studies Specialisation (formal) Classical Studies and Archaeology Breadth track Ancient Egypt and the Near East Breadth track Ancient Civilizations A
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.