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Title:   Ancient Egypt (Online)      

Course Number:      CLS 0026A   
Room: Online

Course Description:

Survey of roughly 4,000 years of ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern civilization spanning c. 3,200 BCE to 651 CE. Analysis of the interrelations between art, architecture, history, and ideology, as preserved in material culture, inscriptions, and literary texts: pyramids, temples, tombs, settlements and cities, exceptional masterpieces and artifacts of daily life. Multiple excursions into religion, diplomacy, hieroglyphic writing, and artistic technique. Examination of the internal and external relations of Egypt in the context of a world system that included the kingdoms and empires of the Near East and the Mediterranean: from the Sumerians, Assyrians, Hittites, and Babylonians, to the Achaemenid Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, and the Imperium Romanum.
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This is an online course that will not meet on campus. Most course activities and interactions will occur asynchronously and online through TRUNK, Tufts' learning management system. You can take this course from anywhere as long as you have a reliable internet connection (broadband highly recommended). Online courses are held to the same academic standards as campus-based courses and students can expect high levels of interaction with faculty and classmates.
 
Online courses at Tufts are not self-paced, however they typically offer much more flexibility for students. Typically, course content is organized in a weekly structure, so students will be expected to login and participate regularly. However students can generally set their own schedule within each week as long as assignments and activities are completed on time.
 
All online courses will have regular instructor office hours where students have an opportunity to speak to their teacher, via telephone or web conferencing. Some courses may require a live session(s), where students are expected to login to a web conferencing site at a certain date and time.
 
Some online courses require proctored exams. Students in the area can come to the Medford campus to take these exams at a specific date and time. Students taking the course truly from a distance will need to identify an acceptable proctor and go through Summer Session's proctor verification process.
  

Instructor: Matthew Harrington           Instructor Website

Offered in: First session
Class Dates: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Friday, Jun 29, 2018
Day(s): Online           Online Session Times: Online
Credit Value: 4          Call Number:      50254

Audit Enroll Option: No                     
Status: Open

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