Content

This unit will give students a comprehensive overview of the main archaeological sites in Egypt from Late Antiquity, looking at both communal monasteries and semi-anchoritic settlements, analysing their characteristic components and their evolution in time. Students will also study the representation of wall paintings presented in the most important monastic sites. This unit will also consider how textual information pertaining to the various theologies present in late antique Egypt is reflected in monastic architecture, as revealed archaeologically.

Unit Code: AH8140A

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Explain how to interpret an archaeological site and associated findings within an overall historical context.

2.

Identify the main monuments and artefacts from Christian Egypt

3.

Distinguish between different architectural techniques and patterns, and decorative art styles;

4.

Analyse the relation between literary, archaeological, and art historic aspects

5.

Critically evaluate the theological significance of monastic architecture

Pedagogy

Face to Face: 12 weekly sessions consisting of lectures, presentations, and class discussion.

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Individual (oral) presentation [15 mins] + one 1,000 word summary equivalent to 1,500 words.

25.0

Group (oral) presentation [15 mins] + one 1,000 word summary equivalent to 1,500 words.

25.0

Create a museum catalogue equivalent to 3,000 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-25 13:50:24 +1100