Courses for Fall 2019

  • Introduction to Classical Hieroglyphic Egyptian Writing and Language (Middle Egyptian I)

    Much of this two-semester sequence is spent learning the signs, vocabulary, and grammar of one of the oldest languages known. By the end of this introductory year, students read authentic texts of biographical, historical, and literary significance. The cornerstone course in the Department of Egyptology-essential for any serious work in this field and particularly recommended for students in archaeology, history, classics, and religious studies. No prerequisites.
    EGYT 1310 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Almansa Villatoro
  • Selections from Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts

    Readings from the various genres of classical Egyptian literature, including stories and other literary texts, historical inscriptions, and religious compositions. Students will be expected to translate and discuss assigned texts. Prerequisite: EGYT 1310, 1320.
    EGYT 1330 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Motte
  • History of Egypt I

    A survey of the history and society of ancient Egypt from prehistoric times to the end of the Eighteenth Dynasty (ca. 5000-1300 BC). Readings include translations from the original documents that serve as primary sources for the reconstruction of ancient Egyptian history.
    EGYT 1430 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bestock
  • The Science and the Medicine of the Ancient Egyptians

    This course presents a survey of the science and medicine of the ancient Egyptians in light of the primary sources. Only fields of learning represented in some systematic way in the primary sources are deemed worthy of study, mainly four: mathematics, medicine, astronomy, and time-reckoning. Zoology, botany, chemistry, architecture, etc., are not discussed. The Egyptians probably had some notion of the kinds of knowledge on which these subjects focus. But no systematic treatment of any survives in the extant sources and none probably ever existed. There are no prerequisites for this class.
    EGYT 1495 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Depuydt
  • Senior Seminar

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    EGYT 1910 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Allen
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EGYT 1910 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Depuydt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EGYT 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Rutz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EGYT 1910 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Bestock
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EGYT 1910 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Steele
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Late Egyptian

    Introduction to the grammar of the third historical phase of ancient Egyptian and readings from its various genres, including literary texts, letters, historical inscriptions, and tomb-robbing papyri. Students will be expected to translate and discuss assigned texts. Prerequisites: EGYT 1310, 1320.
    EGYT 2410 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Depuydt
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    EGYT 2970 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • Reading and Research

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    EGYT 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Allen
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EGYT 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Depuydt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EGYT 2980 S04
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the residency requirement and are continuing research on a full time basis.
    EGYT 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep