Course title:
The Golden Age of Egypt with Gary Slator
Tutor:
Gary Slator
Course ID:
C2346371
Start date:
18/01/2022
End date:
05/04/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 18 Jan 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 25 Jan 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 01 Feb 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 08 Feb 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 15 Feb 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 01 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 08 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 15 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 22 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 29 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 05 Apr 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 11
Total number of classroom hours: 22
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 22
Date
Tue 18 Jan 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 25 Jan 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 01 Feb 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 08 Feb 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 15 Feb 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 01 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 08 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 15 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 22 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 29 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 05 Apr 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
11
Total number of classroom hours:
22
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
22
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£0.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Recommended reading: “Ancient Egypt” Lorna Oakes & Lucia Gahlin (Hermes House Press) 2018
Course aim:
This course aims to give an insight into the history and culture of Egypt’s New Kingdom as it evolved in the middle Bronze Age, covering the 18th Dynasty and its key personalities.
Course description:
This course aims to chart the course of ancient Egyptian history as the first independent kings of Egypt emerged from the earlier dominion of the foreign Hyksos or "Shepherd Kings", and the successive difficulties and crises that Egypt faced during that period. We will examine the character of Egyptian kingship and society that arose during the 16th century BC, and its key features. We will also look at the development and usage of the Valley of the Kings, and the changing nature of the cult of Amun. We will also attempt to reconstruct family relationships for the kings of the early 18th dynasty, and how political and religious power may have been divided. We will assess the threat and challenges posed by the political enemies of Egypt, and try to assess the character of the middle Bronze Age diplomatic and political makeup of the Near East.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Provide at least three key reasons why the native Egyptian kings of Thebes won their struggle over the Hyksos
2. Provide a basic outline of the reign of Amenhotep I
3. Define at least two distinctive features of the early tombs of the Valley of the Kings
4. Briefly describe military achievements of Thutmose I
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We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

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