Certificate in Egyptology

The Egyptology certificate program allows students to examine the history, culture, society, and identity of those living in Ancient Egypt.  Students will have the opportunity to examine cultural development and international connections through a variety of sources, such as art, archaeology, and textual evidence.  Courses explore the importance of the past on the present, by applying anthropological, historical, and art historical theory as well as a multi-disciplinary perspective. 

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Candidates must complete two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

A total of 18 units is required.

Must take a minimum of 9 units from the following: (9)9
Ancient Egyptian Archaeology
Culture and Society in Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptian History, Origins to c. 1700 B.C.E.
Ancient Egyptian History, c. 1700 B.C.E. to 1000 B.C.E
Ancient Egypt, c. 1000 B.C.E. to 495 C.E.
Total Units9
Must take a minimum of 3 units from the following classes: (3)3
Archaic Greece
Age of Augustus
Impact of Warfare in Antiquity
Trade, Travel, and Migration in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Total Units3
Students must take a minimum of 6 units from the following classes that are not repeated for the above sections (6)6
Ancient Egyptian Archaeology
Ancient Egyptian Art
Culture and Society in Ancient Egypt
Africa to 1870
Topics in Egyptology (class may be repeated for credit as the topics change)
Community-Based Project in Egyptology (Can be repeated for credit)
Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs (class may be repeated for credit if the topic or the level or the readings are different)
Archaic Greece
Age of Augustus
Impact of Warfare in Antiquity
Trade, Travel, and Migration in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Ancient Egyptian History, Origins to c. 1700 B.C.E.
Ancient Egyptian History, c. 1700 B.C.E. to 1000 B.C.E
Ancient Egypt, c. 1000 B.C.E. to 495 C.E.
Egyptian Mining Expeditions, Their Buildings, and Their Slaves
Internship in Egyptology
Independent Study in Egyptology (Can be repeated for credit as topic changes)
Total Units6

Current Faculty

Cary Barber , Assistant Professor
B.A. 2008, University Of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
M.S. 2010, Ohio State University
Ph.D. 2016, Ohio State University
Isabel Huacuja Alonso, Assistant Professor
B.A. 2005, Cornell University
M.A. 2009, Ph.D. 2015, University of Texas at Austin
Diana Johnson, Assistant Professor
B.A., 2010 Eastern Washington University
Ph D., 2017 University of California, Davis
Tiffany Jones, Professor, Chair
B.A. 1999, M.A. 2000, Dalhousie University
Ph.D. 2005, Queen's University, Canada
Ryan Keating, Assistant Professor
B.S. 2008, University of California, Davis
M.S. 2012, University of New Mexico
Ph.D., 2013, Fordham University
Kate Liszka, Assistant Professor
B.A. 2001, M.A. 2007, Ph.D. 2012, University of Pennsylvania
Jeremy Murray, Associate Professor
B.A. 2001, SUNY at Albany
M.A. 2004, Columbia University in the City of New York
Ph.D. 2011, University of California, San Diego
Timothy E. Pytell, Professor, Chair
B.A. 1985, Colorado Springs College
M.A. 1990, Ph.D. 1999, New York University
Marc Robinson, Assistant Professor
B.A. 2004, University of Washington, Seattle
Ph.D. 2012, Washington State University, Pullman
Richard Samuelson, Associate Professor
B.A. 1992, Bates College
M.A. 1995, Ph.D. 2000, University of Virginia
Pedro Santoni, Professor
B.A. 1978, University of Notre Dame
J.D. 1981, University of Puerto Rico
Ph.D. 1987, El Colegio de Mexico
David N. Yaghoubian, Professor
B.A. 1989, University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 2000, University of California, Berkeley

Emeriti

Elliott R. Barkan, Professor
Robert A. Blackey, Professor
Lanny B. Fields, Professor
Joyce A. Hanson, Professor
Ward M. McAfee, Professor
Stuart M. Persell, Professor
Cheryl A. Riggs, Professor
Kent Schofield, Professor