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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Egyptology (B.A.)


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Egyptology is the scientific study of the history and culture of Ancient Egypt, from the earliest times to the Arab conquest, a time span covering some 4,600 years.  Egyptology covers all aspects of Ancient Egyptian civilization, from language and religion to art, architecture and social structure.


Bachelor of Arts in Egyptology

The Program aims at preparing students for careers in Egyptology and the preservation and management of Egypt’s material heritage. Research, writing, critical thinking and presentation skills are also stressed. Students will:

  1. Acquire knowledge, appreciation and understanding of Ancient Egypt’s cultural heritage and its legacy in the world.

  2. Master the research tools upon which a career in Egyptology must depend, including Ancient Egyptian language and scripts as well as skill in excavation and site analysis.

  3. Prepare properly to assume the responsibility of caring for, maintaining and preserving Ancient Egypt’s unique cultural heritage.

A student in good standing with the university who wishes to declare a major in Egyptology should have passed an Egyptology course (e.g. EGPT 2020  or EGPT 2551) with a grade of B- or higher. Additionally, a writing sample showing the student’s writing ability should be submitted to the Egyptology faculty, who will then arrange for a personal interview with the student prior to declaration.The writing sample should demonstrate linguistic ability commensurate with the demands of Egyptology.

A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in Egyptology:

Core Curriculum (40 credits)


Concentration Requirements (48 credits)


Notes:


Students intending to pursue graduate studies in Egyptology at an Egyptian national university must take  EGPT 5152 Introduction to Hieratic  and EGPT 5150 Introduction to Coptic .

Collateral Requirements (11-12 credits)


Courses in related disciplines, such as anthropology (e.g. Cultural Anthropology), history and art, Islamic art and archaeology, linguistics, or science (Archaeological Science), possibly to constitute a minor.

Electives (20-21 credits)


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