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UNE unit code: ANCH112

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  • Trimester 3 - Online
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  • Yes
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit is an introduction to the history and culture of ancient Egypt (the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms) and the Near East. Utilising both documentary sources of information and archaeological evidence, the unit explores a wide variety of aspects of ancient life in the "Cradle of Civilization": the origins of farming and the growth of towns, cities and empires to religious beliefs, art, literature, law, daily life and political and economic administration. The unit explores the relationships between these societies and connections with neighbouring cultures in the Mediterranean and elsewhere.

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Mode/location
Trimester 3Online

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Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Notes

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Megan DanielsLecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate specialised knowledge of the main political and social phenomena of the early civilisations of ancient Egypt and the Near East and their relationship to neighbouring societies;
  2. analyse human behaviour and concerns in a historically different context of these civilisations;
  3. apply critical analysis to ancient evidence, literary, archaeological and artistic, for these civilisations;
  4. produce clear and effective written work;
  5. apply basic research skills to learn about these civilisations; and
  6. demonstrate cogent, logical arguments (including the ability to select and use evidence).

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We understand the challenges faced by busy adults studying at home. We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality, support and overall experience.*

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