College of Communication and Fine Arts Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Course Descriptions

Below is a listing of courses offered at The University of Memphis which are relevant to the Egyptology programs. Courses in the Art History and Ancient History programs are included. This list is derived from the on-line Graduate Bulletin entries for Art History and History.

6000 are entry-level graduate.
7000 are M.A. level.
8000 are Ph.D. level.

NOT ALL COURSES ARE OFFERED EVERY SEMESTER.
Check course availability each semester.



ART HISTORY (ARTH)

ARTH 6111. Art and Archaeology of Egypt. (3). Pre-dynastic to Late Period.

ARTH 6112. Egyptian Art and Archaeology in the Old and Middle Kingdoms. (3). Art, architecture, and archaeology, 3000-1500 BC.

ARTH 6113. Egyptian Art and Archaeology in the New Kingdom and Late Period. (3). Art, architecture, and archaeology, 1500 BC. to 642 AD.

ARTH 6121. Ancient Art of the Near East. (3). Architecture, sculpture, painting, and the minor arts in Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Syria-Palestine.

ARTH 6123. Greek Art. (3). Architecture, sculpture, and painting from the Bronze Age to the end of the Hellenistic period.

ARTH 6124. Roman Art. (3). Architecture, sculpture, and painting from Etruscan Rome to the fall of the Empire.

ARTH 6125. Art and Archaeology of Pompeii. (3). Pompeii's excavations, art, artifacts, and architecture in reconstructing ancient Roman daily life.

ARTH 6129. Studies in Ancient and Medieval Architecture. (3). Selected topics comparing the architecture of ancient Egypt, the Classical world, and Medieval Europe.

ARTH 7110. Advanced Individual Study in Art History. (3). Historical periods of art history with emphasis on individual research. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

ARTH 7115. Middle Egyptian I. (3). Grammar and translation of hieroglyphs.

ARTH 7116. Middle Egyptian II. (3). Readings in hieroglyphs. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 7115 or equivalent.

ARTH 7117. Middle Egyptian Literature. (3). Readings and translations of major literature of Ancient Egypt. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 7116 or equivalent.

ARTH 7118. Middle Egyptian Historical Texts. (3). Readings and translations of ancient Egyptian works of history. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 7116 or equivalent.

ARTH 7119. Late Egyptian. (3). Readings in literature and other texts. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 7116 or equivalent.

ARTH 7121. Graduate Problems in Ancient Art. (3). Selected areas or specific problems in Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, or Roman Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies.

ARTH 7125. Egyptian Art and Archaeology. (3). Topics and problems in Egyptian art and archaeology. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies.

ARTH 7130. Art History Methods and Practice. (3). History of the discipline along with current research methods. Students develop research presentations in oral and written formats.

ARTH 7996 Thesis. (1-6). Preparation and defense of a thesis prepared under direction of major professor. Studio Art thesis requires an exhibition. (Grade of S, U, or IP is given.)

ARTH 7110. Advanced Individual Study in Art History. (3). Historical periods of art history with emphasis on individual research. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

ARTH 7660. Directed Individual Study. (1-12). Individual investigation of special research problems or projects. May be repeated upon recommendation of advisor.



HISTORY (HIST)

HIST 6273. Islamic Egypt. (3). Political, economic, social, and cultural development of Egypt from Islamic conquest (640 A.D.) to the present.

HIST 6320. Ancient Near East. (3). From the beginnings in Mesopotamia down through the early empires (Assyria, Babylon, Persia).

HIST 6323. Egypt of the Pharaohs. (3). A historical survey of ancient Egyptian civilization, covering major political and social developments and topics such as religion, writing, and literature, Egypt's relations with the rest of Africa, and sample problems that illustrate how Egyptologists approach the past.

HIST 7070/8070. Research Seminar. (1-3). Emphasis on original research and writing in topics drawn from the fields generally covered by the Studies courses. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. PREREQUISITE: One 7000-level historiography course in any field.

HIST 7310/8310. Ancient Historiography. (3). Examines scholarship of ancient history and controversial problems in the field with a view to developing a more sound historical methodology for reconstructing ancient history; usually focuses on Egypt, but may address another area of ancient history. May be repeated when focus area changes.

HIST 7320/8320. Studies in Ancient History. (3).

HIST 7991/8991. Independent Readings. (1-12). Arranged on an individual basis for history students only. May be repeated. NOTE: History majors may not use this course to fulfill degree requirements.

HIST 7996. Thesis. (1-6). The student must write and defend satisfactorily a thesis on a subject approved by the major professor.

HIST 9000. Doctoral Dissertation. (1-12). No more than 12 hours may count toward the degree. PREREQUISITE: Admission to candidacy. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.



The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers undergraduate courses in beginning and intermediate modern standard Arabic.

ARABIC (ARAB)

ARAB 1010. Elementary Arabic I. (3). (1101). Principles of pronunciation; everyday expressions; basic sentence patterns through oral practice, writing and reading. (f)

ARAB 1020. Elementary Arabic II. (3). (1102). Continued study of sentence patterns through oral and written practice. PREREQUISITE: ARAB 1010 or equivalent. (s)

ARAB 2010. Intermediate Arabic I. (3). (2201). Continued study of sentence patterns through oral and written practice. PREREQUISITE: ARAB 1020 or equivalent. (f)

ARAB 2020. Intermediate Arabic II. (3). (2202). Continued study of sentence patterns through oral and written practice. PREREQUISITE: ARAB 2010 or equivalent. (s)
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