6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
- First semester 2017 (Flexible)
The study of ancient Egypt throughout the New Kingdom, Dynasties 18-20, when Egypt was one of the dominant powers throughout the Mediterranean. It will include an introduction to the international character of Egyptian culture during the New Kingdom and focus upon four main phases within the period: the reigns of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III; Amenhotep III to Tutankhamun; Seti I and Ramesses III; and Ramesses III.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will:
- Have gained an understanding of the characteristics and development of Egyptian culture throughout the New Kingdom.
- Have acquired an awareness of the limitations/extent of our knowledge of this culture; i.e., of the types of material that have survived and the variety of ways in which they are interpreted.
- Be able to display a basic understanding of the Egyptian perception of their world.
- Be able to display knowledge of the main sources of our textual and archaeological reconstruction of the culture.
- Have acquired the ability to access the tertiary sources and to assess critically the current theories encountered.
- Have developed an understanding of the nature and impact of international trade during the height of the Late Bronze Age and of the concepts of imperialism which developed during that time.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.