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Overview

Overview

Cradle of writing, cradle of the state, impetus for Western antiquity and thus for today's European culture (s) - these are just some of the meanings of ancient Egypt that are relevant to today's society. But there is also a focus on the otherness of ancient Egyptian culture. The effects of studying Egyptology must therefore be fathomed and understood both in one's own roots and in others.

Egyptology - institutionalized academically since 1831 with the first chair for the subject at the Collège de France - encompasses the entire ancient Egyptian culture (s) over a period of several millennia. Starting with prehistoric cultures of the 5th and 4th millennium, through the pharaonic Egyptian state (from approx. 3000 BC to the 4th century AD) to the Coptic Christians and their legacies in the 1st millennium A.D. The subject covers the geographical areas of the Egyptian Nile Valley, but also the bordering Sudan, Sinai and the deserts east and west of the Nile.

A special feature of German-speaking Egyptology is that, in contrast to other ancient science disciplines, which only deal with parts of a culture - e.g. archeology, philology and / or history - it tries to capture the entire ancient culture. The students are made familiar with the languages ??and scripts, but also with the art, history, religion and the archaeological remains of ancient Egypt; they learn to recognize and describe particularities of the ancient Egyptian culture, to draw parallels to other cultures and to understand the afterlife of ancient Egypt in the western cultures of antiquity and modern times.

The imparting of basic knowledge is just as much a focus of interest during the course as current topics in cultural studies.

The 30 CP module offering does not cover the entire subject of the course (see course structure).

Program Structure

As a 60 CP module offer, Egyptology is combined with a 90 CP core subject. As a 30 CP module offer, Egyptology is combined with a suitable 120 CP core subject or a 90 CP core subject and a further 30 CP module offer.

The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan.

The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module examination. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Egyptology as a 60 CP module offer

Profile area Egyptology

Basic module Basics of Egyptian archeology
Extension module Archaeological Module I
Extension module Archaeological Module II
Extension module Archaeological Module III
Basic module Introduction to Egyptian Script and Language - Middle Egyptian
Extension module Reading module Older Egyptian A: Literary texts
Extension module Reading module Older Egyptian B: Religious texts
Extension module Reading module Older Egyptian C: Letters, economic and administrative texts
Extension module Reading module Older Egyptian D: Historical texts

Egyptology as a 30 CP module offer

Basic module Basics of Egyptian archeology
Basic module Introduction to Egyptian Script and Language - Middle Egyptian

An elective combination has to be completed

module Archaeological Module I and Archaeological Module II
module Reading module Older Egyptian A: Literary texts and reading module Older Egyptian B: Religious texts
module Reading module Older Egyptian C: Letters, economic and administrative texts and reading module Older Egyptian D: Historical texts

Additional entry requirements

English (level B1 GER)

Career Prospects

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. Since Egyptology is studied as a module as part of a combined bachelor's degree, the chosen core subject usually shapes the professional qualification.
 


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