ATS2925 - Ancient Egyptian language: Intermediary stage - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Centre for Ancient Cultures


Associate Professor Colin Hope

Not offered in 2017


This unit builds upon the skills acquired in Ancient Egyptian language: the basics, and aims to provide students with a firmer grasp of the language and aspects of ancient Egyptian culture transmitted through historical and literary texts. Advanced grammar will be studied and used in the translations of key texts to study how the ancient Egyptians expressed their cultural ideology.


On successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. acquire a comprehensive understanding of the structure and grammar of the language;
  2. be able to translate full texts;
  3. be able to write confidently in hieroglyphic script;
  4. be able to relate translations to the broader cultural framework of Egyptian society - the actual meaning of the text.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS2924 or ATS3924