The Department of History is pleased to offer a Certificate in Egyptology for CSUSB undergraduate students and the community. It is particularly well suited for students interested in History, Anthropology, and Art History. Egyptology is inherently a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field that incorporates art, texts, archaeology, anthropological theory, sociological theory, and science into the study of people in the past. Additionally, studies in Egyptology bring to the forefront issues of diversity, globalism, and the importance of the past in today’s world.
The CSUSB certificate program is unique because students will get to learn from real Egyptian artifacts at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art and learn from primary archaeological data from survey and excavations at the Ancient Egyptian amethyst mining region of Wadi el-Hudi. Students have the opportunity to study from a variety of Egyptologists, because the Department of History also hosts an annual visiting professor as the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence and houses a full time Egyptologist, the Benson and Pamela Harer Fellow in Egyptology, currently held by Kate Liszka. Moreover, some students will also have the opportunity to go to Egypt to learn from a study or work abroad experience or conduct Egyptological internships in museums or archives.
Students of Egyptology will learn how to debate, interpret, research, and write history from diverse and incomplete sources, a pedagogy that trains them to become critical thinkers in the world today. This Certificate is helpful to people generally interested in Ancient Egypt, K-12 teachers who want to bring Ancient Egypt into the classroom, museum docents, students who eventually want to complete an advanced degree in Egyptology, and people who work with museum collections to understand the connection between object and history.
Requirements (18 units)
Certificate in Egyptology Coordinator
Dr. Kate Liszka
Tel: (909) 537-5437