Nov 23, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTH 256 - The Art of Ancient Egypt: History and Modern Myth

4 credits
In this course we study the art and architecture of ancient Egypt, from the Predynastic era through Roman rule, from the fourth millennium BCE to the fourth century CE. Students will master the major sites and monuments of ancient Egypt, achieving an in-depth understanding of the artistic, religious, political, and social contexts of these works. The second major goal of the course will be to study the historiography of ancient Egypt and consider contemporary constructions of the culture of ancient Egypt, examining the effect of global forces such as colonialism and discourses such as Orientalism on the creation of a history of Egypt. The strong local collections of ancient Egyptian art will be incorporated into the course through museum visits, discussion, and paper assignments. Offered spring semester in odd-numbered years. CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Breadth/Arts, CLA-Diversity International



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