An Exploration of Ancient Egypt and Nubia

Ref: C3745625

This course traces the history of the territory immediately to the south of ancient Egypt known as Nubia which comprises the south of Egypt and the north of Sudan today. Taught from an Egyptologists point of view this history is often intertwined with that of Egypt as we explore Egypt's occupations of Nubia, the constructions of an imperalistic Egypt and the interactions of Nubians and Egyptians. However we also consider periods of Nubian strength and automony from the little known 'A-Group' to the powerful Kerma culture of the 3rd cataract area and finally the 'Black Pharaohs' of Nubia who turned the table on the old imperalistic masters and ruled both Egypt and Nubia.

Course aim

To provide an overview of the history of ancient Egypt and Nubia

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • This is a live lecture delivered by a subject specialist in an online webinar video learning platform. You will need to be able to access the internet on a device with speakers or earphones. There will be opportunities to take part in discussions and chats. If you’d like to know how to use Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Well-illustrated presentations with opportunities for discussion

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

  • Outline in general terms the history of Nubia from Egypt's unification to the 25th Dynasty
  • Discuss the strength and power of the Kerma culture
  • Describe an Egyptian building in Nubia
  • Identify the Nubian pharaoh who conquered Egypt

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The focus will be on the live sessions, but Canvas will be utilised as a location for handouts and discussions.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Informal feedback, no assessed tests and exams, but an anonymous and optional zoom quiz at the start of each session on the work covered in the previous week.

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • 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
  • Lectures with the Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society www.tvaes.org.uk and others

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An Exploration of Ancient Egypt and Nubia

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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