What is the course about?
Become personal with Sir Flinders Petrie (1853-1942), the pioneer of scientific archaeology in Egypt and Palestine. Spend the afternoon up close with his archaeological treasures in the nearby Petrie Museum at University College London.
What will we cover?
The life and career of Flinders Petrie; his great discoveries and their contribution to our understanding of Egyptian civilisation; his museum collection: its history and significance; afternoon visit to the Petrie Museum.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- explain the importance of Sir Flinders Petrie
- describe and discuss 3 archaeological treasures in his collection
- evaluate the importance of the Petrie Museum.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is taught at Level 2 and no skills are required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor presentation with questions and answers; discussion and debate; local museum visit; the provision of follow-up reading and links to appropriate websites will enhance the learning experience.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other 'Ancient history' courses.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details