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2007-2008 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Egyptology (B.A.)


Bachelor of Arts in Egyptology

The Program aims at preparing students for careers in the science of Egyptology and on 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. Acquire mastery of 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 who wishes to declare a major in Egyptology should be registered in or have taken an Egyptology course.

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

Core Curriculum (34 - 46 credits)


Concentration Requirements (48 credits)


Notes:


Students intending to pursue graduate studies in Egyptology must take EGPT 401 (Introduction to Hieratic) and 400 (Introduction to Coptic).

Collateral Requirements (21 credits)


18 hours in related disciplines, such as anthropology, history/art, Islamic art and archaeology, linguistics, or science, possibly to constitute a minor. Including:

General Electives/Minor (5 - 17 credits)**


**Depending on the number of credit hours needed to complete the 120 stated above.