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)
This unit will introduce students to the basics of ancient Egyptian language in its classic phase, Middle Egyptian, written in the hieroglyphic script. Middle Egyptian developed during the late third millennium BCE and was used for literary and historical inscriptions for approximately one millennium. Through the study of its basic structure students will be introduced to both its grammar and also the unique way in which the ancient Egyptians expressed themselves.
On successful completion of this unit students will:
- acquire a basic understanding of the structure of the language;
- acquire an understanding of the grammar of Middle Egyptian;
- be able to translate basic inscriptions;
- be able to write in the hieroglyphic script.
- be able to relate translations to the broader cultural framework of Egyptian society - the actual meaning of the text.
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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