Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT EGYPT II
Code ALGY116
Coordinator Dr V Chauvet
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
V.Chauvet@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

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

 

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

ALGY116 is designed as a year one module which aims to provide students with an overview of Ancient Egyptian culture. In particular it has as its core aim the development of students' understanding of the broader thematic aspects of Egyptian society, such as writing, religion, art and social structure.  The emphasis will be on the use of primary data (written and material culture), and on awareness of how major archaeological sites fit within this framework


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will gain a broad understanding of Ancient Egyptian culture.

(LO2) Students will develop their critical skills in primary and secondary sources (including standard textbooks) for the understanding of Ancient Egypt)

(LO3) Students will develop through study and their written work the critical techniques of evidence-based argument into creation of in creating synthetic contextualised discussions of Ancient Egypt that focus on communicating an independent understanding of the limits of our knowledge

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

(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - critical analysis

(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - academic writing (including referencing skills)

(S4) Information skills - critical reading


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture:
The teaching is lecture based, with a programme outlining the key themes and issues covered in the module. Students will be provided with specific reading tasks in preparation for many of the classes in order to familiarise themselves with the data and develop a critical awareness of modern scholarship. These reading tasks will be posted on Canvas in advance of lectures where necessary. Similarly, relevant reading will be posted on Canvas after lectures, allowing students to revise the content.

Tutorial:
There will also be two tutorial cycles in which students will be expected to prepare their own evidence based arguments for the particular case studies under discussion. The tutorials will provide an opportunity to explore certain issues in greater depth and to discuss these within the context of a peer group. Once again, preparatory material will be made available on Canvas.


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module may include:

Geography;

Visual culture;

Tombs;

Temples;

Religion;

Politics;

Society;

Architecture;

Empire;

Written culture.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24

  2

      26
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 124
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
24 hour online exam. There is a reassessment opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  24 hours    70       
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.  -1500 words    30       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.