A History of Egypt in 100 Objects

Ref: C3743035

The course will be based on powerpoint presentation and individual objects will be shown while their importance will be discussed.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to view ancient Egyptian objects in Egypt and museums and highlight their importance for the ancient Egyptian culture.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • List important objects associated with the decipherment of hieroglyphs.
  • Recognize objects belonging to Old Kingdom.
  • List important objects associated with the rule of Akhenaten.
  • Name 10 objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun.
  • The student will be able to identify objects that are exhibited in the British or Petrie Museum in London.

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
  • Lectures, discussions, homework, powerpoint presentations.

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Pen and paper; any reference books advised by lecturer.

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
  • Any books from the series: the Short introduction to... would be helpful.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course information sheet

A History of Egypt in 100 Objects

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

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