Egyptology 101

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July 19, 2021 - August 11, 20217/19 - 8/113 WeeksOnlineOpenOnlineJessica Tomkins

Course Description

Pyramids! Hieroglyphs! Cats! This is a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating world of Egyptology, a complete crash-course in the study of ancient Egypt.

This course will guide students through some of the main topics of Egyptological research, including Egyptian religion, history, literature, art and archaeology, daily life, women's lives, hieroglyphs and the practice of collecting Egyptian objects in museums, providing a complete foundation to any further study of ancient Egypt. By heavily emphasizing the use of primary sources (tomb paintings, translations of texts, museum objects) as the basis of our learning, students will learn to critically assess a primary source, a very valuable skill that can be transferred to any other field. Students will also learn to research material objects using online museum catalogs. The research and learning methods of this class will provide students with the foundations needed to succeed in any Humanities course while covering the fascinating subject of ancient Egypt. Welcome to the world of the Pharaohs!

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Prerequisites: Absolutely none!

Course Information

  • Course Code: CEEG0910

Program Information


Brown’s Pre-College Program in the liberal arts and sciences for students completing grades 9-12 by June 2021.

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