Summer 2017 - ARCH 252 D100

Ancient Egypt and Africa (3)

Class Number: 3841

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 17, 2017
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 3159, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Angela D'Andrea
    adandrea@sfu.ca
    778.782.5790
    Office: EDB 9625
    Office Hours: TBA

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Exploration of the major cultural developments in Africa from the origin of humankind to the rise of several ancient civilizations, with special emphasis on ancient Egypt. Students are exposed to various approaches taken by palaeoanthropologists, prehistoric archaeologists, historians and Egyptologists. Students with credit for ARCH 200 under this title may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

Africa is home to many formative developments of humanity yet ironically, it has been marginalized and considered a backwater of cultural development. This course presents a critical overview of major cultural developments in Africa from the origin of humans to the rise of ancient civilisations, with emphasis on ancient Egypt. Students are exposed to various approaches taken by palaeoanthropologists, prehistoric archaeologists, historians and Egyptologists in the study of Africa.

Grading

  • Critical Writing Assignment (2000 words) 20%
  • Mid-Term 40%
  • Final Exam 40%

NOTES:

Breadth: Humanities/Social Sciences

Upper division students may register as ARCH 479 Directed Readings, with instructor permission. They will be graded as follows: Test #1: 10%; Test #2: 30%; Research Paper: 50%; and Final Exam: 10%.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Bard, K.A. 2015. An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. 2nd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.

ISBN: 978-0-4706-7336-2

Phillipson, D.W. 2005. African Archaeology. 3rd Edition. Cambridge University Press.

ISBN: 978-0-5215-4002-5

RECOMMENDED READING:

Ikram, S. 2010. Ancient Egypt: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.

ISBN: 978-0-5216-7598-7

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Students with Disabilities (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.


Registrar Notes:

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