Module Details

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Title DEATH IN ANCIENT EGYPT: IMAGE, TEXT AND ARCHAEOLOGY
Code ALGY270
Coordinator Dr V Chauvet
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
V.Chauvet@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ALGY109 INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT EGYPT I; ALGY116 INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT EGYPT II 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Additional Programme Information

 

Aims

In addition to the specific subject matter, the aim is to develop key skills in the understanding and application of theoretical analysis and interpretation of the Egyptian culture, such as currently applied in the field of Egyptology.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will develop an awareness and broad understanding of some key theoretical issues and concepts central to the interpretation of Egyptian culture (principles of Egyptian art, cultural conventions, anthropological theories).

(LO2) Students  will build up their critical skills of both primary sources and secondary literature, and experiment with basic research methodological issues

(LO3) Small group discussion of case studies will contribute to the development of the students' skills in comparative analysis of significantly different sets of sources.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - presentation skills – oral

(S2) Global citizenship - cultural awareness

(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - media analysis

(S4) Research skills - all information skills

(S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - synthesis


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture:
Lectures aim at providing background information, introducing basic theoretical concepts and data sets, and are supplemented by directed readings within the specialist literature.

Seminar:
Small group seminars will allow students to explore specific sets of primary sources and develop their own questions within a carefully defined framework.

Teaching method 3 - tutorial.
Participation to small-group sessions will offer the opportunity to share ideas and work strategies and will be an essential component in the preparation of individual research projects.
One two-hour preparatory tutorial session ahead of the coursework assignment, and one feedback session afterwards.


Syllabus

 

Lectures and seminars around a range of relevant topics, such as:

The meaning of death;

Body and soul;

The Body's preservation;

The Body's protection;

The tomb as a place of burial: Architectural environment;

The tomb as a memorial: Visual and textual self-presentation;

The tomb as a place of ritual.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 18

2

2

      22
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 128
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Online Exam. There is a reassessment opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  24 hours    50       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Essay. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2000 words    50       

Recommended Texts

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