At 200 level students are expected to:
- provide evidence of learning beyond replication of content knowledge or skills relevant to the unit's learning outcomes
- display substantial understanding of fundamental concepts in the field of archaeological study and the ability to apply these concepts in a variety of contexts
- use convincing argumentation with appropriate coherent justification
- communicate ideas fluently and clearly in terms of the discipline conventions
To complete the unit satisfactorily you will need to achieve an overall mark worth 50% or above.
Even if you are not a student of the ancient world, or if you have limited experience of history or humanities-based study, I am certainly happy to have you in this course! I want to share this knowledge with everyone. You can let me know, though, if this type of study is new to you.
- All written work must be submitted through the iLearn website. Please upload your assignment to the drop-box for the relevant week. Save your assignment as a pdf or a doc file (a pdf is best).
- All assignments must include the following at the start: Student name; Student Number; Assessment Task Title or Question; and Word Count. Any assignment submitted without these will not be marked.
- All written assignments will be returned via the ‘turnitin’ tool on the iLearn Unit site, and will contain feedback from the marker within them.
- Further instructions on your submission can be obtained through iLearn.
- Your work is expected to be a formal written presentation with references (footnotes/endnotes and bibliography) listed according to the Ancient History Style Guide that can be downloaded from Ancient History web address. You may include images if you think it is helpful to make a point clear, but again make sure you provide a bibliographic reference, with the page/plate number, for all the images you use.
- If your work is submitted without proper referencing, i.e., with few or no page numbers or no bibliography, it will receive an automatic fail.
Extensions and penalties
Please avoid asking for extensions. If you anticipate any difficulty in meeting assigned due dates, it is important that you contact me as early as possible. Application for an extension must be made prior to the submission date of the assignment. Such a request will be considered only if you are facing a serious crisis that can be documented in some way (e.g., with a medical certificate).
* 2% of credit will be deducted per day (including weekends) for assignments handed in late without an extension.
If your assessment task is more than one week late, and you do not have special consideration, you will need to gain the permission of the unit convenor before submitting that task. Tasks more than one week late, without special consideration, will be marked on a pass/fail basis.
*10% of credit will be deducted for assignments that fall short of the word limit or exceed the word limit by 10% or more.
Assignments handed in early will not be marked and returned before the due date.
I will aim to mark and return all submitted work within three weeks of the due date.
There are no examinations for this unit.
Preparation and Participation
Attendance of lectures and tutorials is strongly encouraged. I have made preparation and participation 10% of your grade. This is because I want you to get the most out of this class as you possibly can! The lectures and tutorials will complement each other, and it is always so much better to experience them in person -- and particularly so if you are prepared!