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 Egyptology

 

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professors: F. Haikal, K. Weeks
Assistant Professor: S. Ikram

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

The program aims at preparing students for careers in the science of Egyptology and on the preservation and management of Egypt's material heritage. Students will:

  1. 1- Acquire knowledge, appreciation and understanding of Ancient Egypt's cultural heritage and its legacy in the world.
  2. 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 site analysis.
  3. 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.

Bachelor of Arts

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

Core Curriculum (40 credits)

Concentration Requirements (48 credits)

All Twelve of the following (36 credits):

EGPT/MEHT/HIST

243

History I: Pre-Dynastic Through Middle Kingdom Egypt

 

244

History II: Middle Kingdom Through New Kingdom Egypt

 

250

Ancient Egyptian Literature in Translation

 

253

Hieroglyphics I

 

254

Hieroglypics II

EGPT/ARBS

261

Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt I

EGPT/ARBS

262

Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt II

EGPT/ANTH

304

Culture and Society of Ancient Egypt

EGPT/MEHT/HIST

346

Societies and Cultures of the Ancient Near East

EGPT

353

Hieroglyphics III

 

402

Hieroglyphics IV

 

440

Ancient Egyptian Religion and Ethics

 

 

From among the following (12 credits):
Students intending to pursue graduate studies in Egyptology must take EGPT 401 (Introduction to Hieratic) and 400 (Introduction to Coptic).

 

EGPT

202

Introduction to Ancient Egypt

EGPT/ANTH

204

Archaeology and Prehistory

EGPT

301

Cultural Geography of Ancient Egypt

 

341

Egypt in the Late Period

EGPT/MEHT/HIST

342

History of Egypt in the Graeco-Roman Era

 

348

Societies and Cultures of Ancient Nubia

 

400

Introduction to Coptic

 

401

Introduction to Hieratic

 

403

Independent Study in Egyptology

 

459

Selected Topics in Cultural Resource Management and Museology

 

491

Field Work in Egyptological Method and Theory

 

499

Selected Topics in Egyptology

 

 

Collateral Requirements (21 credits)

ANTH

202

Cultural Anthropology

 

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

Electives (11 credits)

Minor

Egyptology is the science and study of Ancient Egypt, including the different aspects of its material and nonmaterial culture. The minor in Egyptology is designed to provide students with a substantive introduction to Ancient Egyptian civilization through the study of its history, art and architecture, religion and literature.

Requirements (15 credits):
All three of the following:

EGPT/MEHT/HIST

243

History I: Pre-Dynastic Through Middle Kingdom Egypt

 

244

History II: Middle Kingdom Through New Kingdom Egypt

 

304

Cultures and Society of Ancient Egypt

 

 

and two from among the following (6 credits):

EGPT

250

Ancient Egyptian Literature in Translation

 

253

Hieroglyphics I

 

254

Hieroglyphics II

EGPT/ARBS

261

Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt I

EGPT/ARBS

262

Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt II

EGPT

440

Ancient Egyptian Religion and Ethics

 

 

Egyptology Courses (EGPT)

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

202

Introduction to Ancient Egypt

204

Archaeology and Prehistory

243

History I: Dynastic Through Middle Kingdom Egypt

244

History II: Middle Kingdom Through New Kingdom Egypt

250

Ancient Egyptian Literature in Translation

253

Hieroglyphics I

254

Hieroglyphics II

261

Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt I

262

Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt II

301

A Cultural Geography of Ancient Egypt

304

Culture and Society of Ancient Egypt

341

Egypt in the Late Period

342

History of Egypt in the Graeco-Roman Era

346

Societies and Culture of the Ancient Near East

348

Societies and Cultures of Ancient Nubia

353

Hieroglyphics III

400

Introduction to Coptic

401

Introduction to Hieratic

402

Hieroglyphics IV

403

Independent Study in Egyptology

440

Ancient Egyptian Religion and Ethics

459

Selected Topics in Cultural Resource Management and Museology

491

Field Work in Egyptological Method and Theory

499

Selected Topics in Egyptology

 

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