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: AH1409A (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: History

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes


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


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.


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


Evaluate the interaction between cultural continuity and religious transformation


Online delivery will include articles and lecture notes, video lectures and online discussion forums.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Discussion Forum Posts (equivalent to 1500 words) (Online)

0 40.0

Essay (2500 words)

0 60.0

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

Unit record last updated: 2019-01-25 11:51:39 +1100