UGDip Egyptology / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
Diploma in Egyptology: Year 1
|Classics, Ancient History & Egyptology
|Available as a free choice unit?
The general objectives of the Diploma in Egyptology are:
- to increase your knowledge of Egyptology
- to further develop your skills of critical enquiry and disciplined thinking
- to equip you with the appropriate study skills to achieve the above
- to enable you to measure your achievement against University standards
Unit 1: Social Life in Middle Kingdom Egypt: Kahun
Unit 2: Social Life in New Kingdom Egypt: Deir el-Medina
Unit 3: Egyptian Technology I: Manipulating the Natural World
Unit 4: Egyptian Technology II: Pyrotechnologies
Unit 5: Egyptian Tombs and Tomb Owners: From Earliest times to the Ramesside Period
Knowledge and understanding
• specific aspects of the history, literature, technology and archaeology of ancient Egypt from c 3100 BCE to 30 BCE, including settlement archaeology, funerary beliefs and tomb development, social history, external relations and technology and the use of raw materials.
• the main methods of enquiry relating to the discipline.
• the source material available to Egyptologists and archaeologists including publications, excavations and museum collections.
• study skills including: computer skills, library and research skills, key elements of disciplined written work, textual analysis.
• the critical analysis of selected texts in translation.
The ability to:
• present evidence, ideas and arguments clearly and accurately.
• evaluate and interpret evidence, ideas and arguments.
• make sound judgements and develop lines of argument using the basic theories and concepts of Egyptology.
• communicate clearly via well-constructed and well-argued written work.
• take responsibility for your own learning.
• describe and critically evaluate particular aspects of current research in Egyptology.
• present findings in a structured and coherently argued piece of academic research.
• demonstrate awareness of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge in Egyptology.
• devise and implement a programme of independent study.
• develop a carefully reasoned exposition of your own views.
• consider specific issues in relation to their wider and/or theoretical context.
• make sound judgements and develop lines of argument using the main theories and concepts of Egyptology.
• use a range of methods to evaluate and interpret evidence, ideas and arguments.
As part of the programme, you are required to complete the following assessments:
- completion of all activities in your Personal Portfolio.
- completion of at least two-thirds of the required Activity postings to the discussion board.
- completion of all quizzes.
- completion of the prescribed assessed work (project work) satisfactorily and within the deadlines outlined in the programme handbook
|Independent study hours