11196 - Egyptology (1)

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course aims at offering a basic knowledge of the ancient Egyptian civilization in its various aspects - historic, religious, linguistic, economic and artistic - starting from ist origin to the end of the dynastic period.

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 and online 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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