Religion of the Pharaohs, Spring 2016



The past century has witnessed a fascination with all things ancient Egyptian. From the earliest version of the film, "The Mummy" to the traveling art exhibit of the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb (twice!) to the millennium party at the pyramids, the previous hundred years was marked by an obsession with ancient Egyptian religion and culture. This course will examine the religious beliefs and practices of ancient Egyptians and the portrayal of ancient Egypt in popular culture. Specific topics to be studied include: Egyptian royal and social history; Egyptian language and literature; mythology and cosmology; death and the afterlife; temple rituals and architecture; pyramids, tombs and other burial architecture; the intersection of religion with ethnicity, gender, social class, and political power; narratives of the Hebrew Exodus; colonialism and the modern "discovery" of ancient Egypt; and ancient Egypt in film and popular culture.





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University of the Pacific
RELI 104
Prof. Caroline T. Schroeder (“Dr. S”)
Spring 2016
T/Th 1-2:45
WPC 219

Fulfills GE I-C (Global Studies)
Fulfills University Diversity requirement

You can find me at:
cschroeder [at]
WPC 101
Office Hours T 3-4 pm, Th 9-10 am, by appt.
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