Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: HIS                                     Course Number: 370                                    
Course Title: Ancient Egypt
Subject: History
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will survey Ancient Egypt, tracing the development of Egyptian society and government from its prehistoric agrarian origins (approx. 4000 B.C.E.) through the death of Cleopatra and the Roman conquest (30 C.E.). In addition to the major political developments, students will be expected to master the major shifts in Egyptian religion and thought, the changing notion and democratization of Egyptian afterlife, and how Egypt remained insular while becoming increasingly cosmopolitan and imperialistic. The course will also examine the role that geography played in the development of Egyptian society and will trace Egypt?s interactions with her neighbors in Africa and the greater Mediterranean world to examine how these relationships affected the Egyptian religion, culture, and economy. Primary and secondary sources will be used to encourage class discussion and as the basis of written exercises and exams.

Prerequisite: ENG 201, and any 200-level History course
Start Date:    01/27/2014                         End Date: