Class Schedules & Information

Summer 2015 Class Schedule

New History Course: HIST 395: Topics in History course in the Fall, TR 8 a.m.-9:50 a.m. will be taught by Dr. Kate Liszka, the new Egyptologist starting in the Fall. The course’s title will be Introduction to Ancient Egypt.

This course is an introduction to Ancient Egyptian history and society. It focuses primarily on Egypt in the second and third millennium BCE, but it will touch on the history of the first millennium as well. This course will examine how aspects of Egyptian society evolved and adapted over three millennia. It will also investigate major aspects of Egyptian civilization and the modern study of that culture though archaeological, textual, and representational evidence. Some topics to be covered include tomb robbing, kingship, economy, magic, women, and religion. We will delve into detail of the history of individual pharaohs, such as Ramesses the Great, Hatshepsut, Tutankhamun, and Akhenaten. International relations between Egyptians and their neighbors will also be explored.