The concentration in Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies offers students a choice of two tracks: Ancient Western Asian Studies or Egyptology. The department promotes collaborations with other academic units at Brown devoted to the study of antiquity including Archaeology, Classics, Judaic Studies, and Religious Studies. Egyptology and Ancient Western Ancient Studies also collaborates with Brown's Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.
Students in this concentration will:
All concentrators may take a capstone in the form of a senior seminar (EGYT 1910), which results in a senior thesis. To qualify for Honors, concentrators must have compiled a 3.5 GPA by the end of their junior year and have the support of the department’s undergraduate advisor and two faculty readers, as well as the approval of the department chair. In the first semester of the senior year, the student must prepare a thesis plan (with the approval of the advisor and both readers) and in the second semester the student must enroll in a Senior Seminar. Please see department's website for a complete description of admission procedures and program requirements.
This concentration allows you to address the following Liberal Learning goals:
Graduates with a degree in Egyptology and AWAS have pursued graduate and law degrees.