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2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Egyptology (B.A.)

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Professors: S. Emmel, F. Haikal, S. Ikram
Professor Emeritus: K. Weeks
Assistant Professor: L. Sabbaby

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 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. 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 who wishes to declare a major in Egyptology should be registered in or have taken an Egyptology course, and have an overall GPA of 2.7 to declare the major, and maintain a 2.7 in order to remain in the major.

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

Core Curriculum (34 - 46 credits)

Concentration Requirements (48 credits)

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.

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