Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 8 hours per week: Total time commitment 96 hours
|Prerequisites:||Completion of at least 12.5 points of second year ancient world studies|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. |
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CoordinatorDr Andrew Jamieson
This subject will introduce students to New Kingdom imperial Egypt, Aegean-Greece, and explore their relationships with Canaan, Philistia, and ancient Israel. During the Late Bronze Age (1700-1200 BCE), this region enjoyed unprecedented prosperity, artistic creativity, and internationalism. Topics such as trade, sea faring, diplomacy, military conquests, and the transmission of cultural influences will be explored. Widespread destructions in 1180 BCE marked the decline of Aegean and Canaanite cultures, and a test of Egyptian military power through confrontation with the mysterious “.Sea Peoples.”. These events resulted in migrations, the formation of new ethnicities (Philistines and Israelites), and the emergence of a new Age of Iron. These topics will be examined through a study of key sites, monuments, artefacts and literary sources. This subject will also look at the reigns of the Egyptian king Akhenaten and his successors.
Students who successfully complete this subject should...
|Assessment:||A journal assignment of 250 words 10% (due week 3 of semester), a class paper/essay of 2000 words (including a 7-10 minute presentation) 45% (presentations during semester, and papers due at end of semester), a take-home examination of 1750 words 35% (due during the examination period), and tutorial participation 10% (throughout the semester). Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject.|
D Preziosi & L A Hitchcock
Aegean Art and Architecture
D B Redford
Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in Ancient Times
Princeton University Press 1993.
Selected texts will be available on LMS.
A E Killebrew
Biblican Peoples and Ethnicity: An Archaeological Study of Egyptians, Canaanites,Philistines and Early Israel, 1300-1100 BCE
Society of Biblican Literature 2005
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject should
Ancient World Studies |
Ancient and Medieval Studies
Ancient and Medieval Studies
Ancient, Medieval && Early Modern Studies Major
Classical Studies && Archaeology Major
Classical Studies and Archaeology
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