HA 318 — Repositioning Ancient Egypt and Rethinking Egyptology

3 credits; 3 lecture hours

Recontextualizes ancient Egypt within the history of ancient Africa and African society. Through readings, discussions, and field trips, students examine how scholars have often framed ancient Egypt as part of the “West” rather than Africa and evaluate past and current biases in our understanding and reconstruction of ancient Egyptian culture. (G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations).