Fall 2020 - ARCH 252 D100
Ancient Egypt and Africa (3)
Class Number: 4712
Delivery Method: Distance Education
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.
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.
- Critical Writing Assignment (2000 words) 20%
- Mid-Term Take Home Exam 40%
- Final Take-Home Exam 40%
Upper division students may register as ARCH 479 - Directed Readings (Group IV) - with instructor permission. Grading: Research Paper 50%; Mid-Term Exam 25%; Final Exam 25%.
Bard, K.A. 2015. An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell
Phillipson, D.W. 2005. African Archaeology, 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press.
Ikram, S. 2010. Ancient Egypt: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
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