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Course Description

(Cross-listed as HIST 0076 and CLS 0026.) Survey of roughly 4,000 years of ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern civilization spanning c. 3,200 BCE to 651 CE. Analysis of the interrelations between art, architecture, history, and ideology, as preserved in material culture, inscriptions, and literary texts: pyramids, temples, tombs, settlements and cities, exceptional masterpieces and artifacts of daily life. Multiple excursions into religion, diplomacy, hieroglyphic writing, and artistic technique. Examination of the internal and external relations of Egypt in the context of a world system that included the kingdoms and empires of the Near East and the Mediterranean: from the Sumerians, Assyrians, Hittites, and Babylonians, to the Achaemenid Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, and the Imperium Romanum.
 

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Section Title
Civ of The Nile & Near East
Type
Lecture
Days
T, Th
Time
4:30PM to 5:45PM
Dates
Sep 03, 2019 to Dec 05, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
33.8
Location
  • Medford/Somerville Campus
Instruction Method
On Campus  
Available for Credit
4 credit(s)
Section Notes

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: ARCH 0026 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus dates, content, and format are subject to change between now and the fall semester.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree – 3.0 GPA

Instructor Approval: Not required

Remission Eligible: Yes, first day of term; all university policies apply

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

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