Ancient Egyptian temples ADED1005E

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

We will explore the architecture of Ancient Egyptian tombs and temples, and the ideas and practices associated with them. Students will be expected to learn about different types of Egyptian temple, as well as specific temples such as the pyramid complexes of Giza and the temples of Thebes. Particular emphasis will be put on how to use archaeological sites as a source for the study of Ancient Egypt, and on how to interpret archaeological sites in their social and historical context. This course can be taken online; students will be expected to attend class on the date of the class test.

Timetable

Block 1

Weeks 6-15

Mondays

19.00-21.00

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Essay 1: 30%
Essay 2: 30%

Class test:
 40% (60 minutes)

Course Aims

We will explore the architecture of Ancient Egyptian tombs and temples, and the ideas and practices associated with them. Students will be expected to learn about different types of Egyptian temple, as well as specific temples such as the pyramid complexes of Giza and the temples of Thebes. Particular emphasis will be put on how to use archaeological sites as a source for the study of Ancient Egypt, and on how to interpret archaeological sites in their social and historical context.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the completion of the course students will be able to:

■ Demonstrate appropriate familiarity with the fundamental features of temples in Ancient Egypt, and of key archaeological sites.

■ Appreciate the key skills required in order to interpret the specific detail found in primary sources (= individual archaeological sites) in the light of more general discussions to be found in the secondary sources (= modern writings and classes).

■ Demonstrate basic skills such as critical reading and essay writing.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.