The Archaeology of Life and Death in Ancient Egypt

Ref: C2341109

The course aims to introduce learners to the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, looking both at their way of life and their treatment of death. We hope to include a visit to the recently refurbished Egyptian gallery at the New Walk Museum in Leicester. Everyone welcome; no previous knowledge assumed.

Course aim

The course aims to introduce learners to the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, looking both at their way of life and their treatment of death.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Outline a simple chronology of events in Ancient Egypt
  • List some of the key features of life and death in ancient Egypt
  • Discuss the nature of those features and their significance to ancient Egyptians
  • Describe the impact of Egypt’s geography on the development of the Egyptian civilisation

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Essential reading will be provided. Students will require a notepad and pen. They may also find it helpful to have a file in which to keep their notes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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The Archaeology of Life and Death in Ancient Egypt

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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