11196 - Egyptology (1)

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  • Teacher Marco Zecchi

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-OR/02

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student has a broad knowledge of the Egyptian civilization in its main evolutionary lines and in its processes of cultural integration from the origins to the end of the dynastic period (4th-1st Millennium BC) according to the traditional periodization. The student recognizes and critically evaluates the role of discovery and rediscovery of Egyptian civlization in European culture. Is able to frame social, political, economic and artistic aspects and knows the type of sources for historical reconstruction.. Students are also capable to use the specific terminology of the discipline when reporting its contents.

Course contents

The course is an introduction to the ancient Egyptian civilization, flourishing from the fourth millennium a.C., above all to ist history, religion, social structure, art and literature. Part of the course focuses on the analysis of the architecture and social and religious functions of some important templar and funerary complexes of ancient Egypt.

Readings/Bibliography

Attending and non-attending students will have to prepare:

- T. Wilkinson, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt, London 2010

 

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods

The exam consists of an oral interview which aims at verifying the degree of knowledge acquired by the student in relation to the discipline in its various articulations. The candidate's assessment is based on questions related to specific aspects of ancient Egypt's history, religion, architecture, art and literatureStudents with a high capability to comment on aspects and characteristics of Egyptian civilization and who demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Egyptian history, have good critical abilities and an understanding of the chosen bibliography and who express themselves with a language accurate and appropriate to the discipline will receive an excellent markStudents with a capability to comment on aspects and characteristics of Egyptian civilization and who demonstrate a knowledge of Egyptian history, have critical abilities and an understanding of the chosen bibliography and who express themselves with a language appropriate to the discipline will receive a good markStudents who show to have memorized the main points of the subject, not accompanied by a particular critical ability and who will use a language not always appropriate to the discipline will pass the exam.Students with a lack of knowledge of the discipline and who have not acquired the capacity to analyse the bibliography will not pass the exam.


Teaching tools

power point

Office hours

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