ATS2925 - Intermediate Ancient Egyptian language - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Centre for Ancient Cultures

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Colin Hope

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Colin Hope

Unit guides

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

ATS2924 or ATS3924

Prohibitions

ATS3925

Synopsis

This unit builds upon the skills acquired in ATS2924: Introduction to Ancient Egyptian language and provides students with a firmer grasp of the language and aspects of ancient Egyptian culture transmitted through historical and literary texts. Study will focus upon the translations of key texts to show how we reconstruct key aspects of ancient Egyptian culture.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. acquire a comprehensive understanding of the structure and grammar of the language;
  2. be able to translate full texts;
  3. be able to write confidently in hieroglyphic script;
  4. be able to relate translations to the broader cultural framework of Egyptian society - the actual meaning of the text.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

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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