The past century has witnessed a fascination with all things
ancient Egyptian. From the earliest version of the film, "The Mummy" to
the traveling art exhibit of the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb
(twice!) to the millennium party at the pyramids, the previous hundred
years was marked by an obsession with ancient Egyptian religion and
culture. This course will examine the religious beliefs and practices
of ancient Egyptians and the portrayal of ancient Egypt in popular
culture. Specific topics to be studied include: Egyptian royal and
social history; Egyptian language and literature; mythology and
cosmology; death and the afterlife; temple rituals and architecture;
pyramids, tombs and other burial architecture; the intersection of
religion with ethnicity, gender, social class, and political power;
narratives of the Hebrew Exodus; colonialism and the modern "discovery"
of ancient Egypt; and ancient Egypt in film and popular culture.
Caroline T. Schroeder ("Dr. S")
Fulfills GE I-C (Global Studies)
Fulfills University Diversity Requirement
cschroeder [at] pacific.edu
Office Hours M 1:30-2:30 pm, W 1:30-2:30 pm, by appt.
|Course Requirements||% of Final Grade|
|Quality class participation and attendance||10%|
|Daily Reading Responses
|OK/MK blog post||15%
|NK blog post||15%|
|Field Trip Blog Post||12.5%|
|Popular Culture Blog Post||12.5%|
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