WOMENSTD 487 - Gender and Society in Ancient Egypt
Fall 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies


Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Some familiarity with Egypt is helpful.
Other Course Info:
(Gender in a Global Context).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


In this seminar, students will investigate gender in ancient Egyptian society. Using ancient texts in translation, scholarly readings and archaeological data as seen through a variety of approaches, students will explore the definitions of gender in Egyptian society, gender roles and relations, and the impacts of status, religion, sexuality, ethnicity and other factors on ancient Egyptian understandings of gender. Students will read ancient Egyptian texts in translation and study ancient Egyptian artifacts in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

Course Requirements:

Readings, in-class discussion, writing assignments, midterm exam, final presentation and paper

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. Although prior knowledge of ancient Egypt or gender studies will be helpful, it is not required.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute seminar style meetings weekly


WOMENSTD 487 - Gender and Society in Ancient Egypt
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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