ARTH 399: Special Topics in the History of Art

ARTH 399-DL1: Nubia and the Black Pharaohs
(Fall 2021)


Section Information for Fall 2021

This class will study the art and archaeology of the people of ancient Nubia (modern Sudan), who became pharaohs of Ancient Egypt’s 25th Dynasty around 750 BCE.  We will highlight the sophisticated history of Nubian cultures as well as the nature of their interactions with Egypt. We will encounter issues such as state formation, religious change, and imperialism. Students will learn current research in the archaeology of North-East Africa and discuss the ways in which these debates influence notions of cultural heritage and identity in the contemporary world. 

ARTH 399 DL1 is a distance education section.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics vary. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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