Content

This unit deals with the period in which Egyptian culture underwent a number of cultural and religious transformations, between the arrival of Alexander the Great (332 B.C.) and the Arab conquest (640 A.D.). What can archaeology tell us about continuity and discontinuity in everyday life, especially when it comes to religion and popular beliefs?

Unit Code: AH8400A

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.

Describe how Egypt functioned as a diverse multiethnic and multilingual society in this period

2.

Explain the religious and social transformations that took place in Egypt in the wake of the arrival of Christianity and the centuries to follow, until the advent of Islam.

3.

Analyse the cultural seedbed (Pharaonic/Greek/Roman) in which Egyptian Christianity developed in Late Antiquity

4.

Critically evaluate the interaction between cultural continuity and religious transformation

5.

Analyse the legal and political framework of Egypt in this period

Pedagogy

Face-to Face: 12 weekly sessions, required reading and additional reading resources.

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Essay (3500 words)

60.0

Project Report (2500 words)

40.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-25 14:47:31 +1100