Yale undergraduates may choose the Egyptology
track from several possible tracks within the department of Near
Eastern Languages and Civilizations. As with all tracks within
the department, this major requires that the student complete twelve
term courses that apply specifically to the major. For the Egyptology
track, at least four of these courses will be in ancient Egyptian
language: two terms of Introduction to Middle Egyptian and two
terms of Intermediate Egyptian text courses or their equivalent.
All advanced text courses listed in the Graduate Bulletin are open
to qualified undergraduate majors. Students may also choose from
a variety of lecture courses on Egyptian history, religion, and
archaeology and may apply to their major appropriate courses from
other departments, such as Anthropology and Religious Studies.
Photos: Left, the Rayayna desert. Right, Copying rock inscriptions
near Gebel Tjauti.
Students may also begin the study of
a related ancient Near Eastern culture, such as Assyriology, or
the study of modern Arabic. Qualified undergraduate students may
also participate when possible in Yale sponsored expeditions, both
during the summer and winter recesses. During their final year
of classes, each Yale undergraduate writes a Senior Essay in his
or her major field, of either one or two semester length. Yale
undergraduate majors are encouraged to develop their own research
projects based on a variety of sources, including material from
Yale expeditions and artifacts housed within the Yale Art Gallery,
the Yale Peabody Museum, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript
Library. As appropriate, the Egyptology program at Yale is able
to fund the participation of qualified undergraduates in national
and international conferences as well as participation in both
Yale-sponsored and outside field work.
Copyright 2006 Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt
Supported by the William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Endowment for Egyptology