Fascinated by ancient Egypt?
Cal State San Bernardino now has a certificate for this.
The university’s history department is launching a new Egyptology program for undergraduates and the community.
As part of the program, ancient artifacts from the university’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Art Museum will be used along with archaeological data from surveys and excavations in the ancient Egyptian amethyst mining region Wadi el-Hudi, according to a press release.
While all students will study with a variety of Egyptologists, some will have the opportunity to travel to Egypt for a study or work experience abroad, or to do Egyptological internships in museums or archives. .
Kate Liszka, Pamela and Benson Harer Fellow in Egyptology and assistant professor of history at the university, said in the statement that students will learn to debate, interpret, research and write history from diverse and incomplete sources.
The certificate will help those interested in ancient Egypt, K-12 teachers who want to incorporate Egypt into their classes, and museum teachers, among others, Liszka said in the statement.