1. Delivery mode Internal and External
2. Lectures: Lectures have been pre-recorded for each of the thirteen weeks of the course. These lectures are available on the unit's website. There are notes to accompany each lecture: these and a list of topics are on the website too. You may set your own pace and listen to the recorded lectures at a time most convenient to you. There are no lectures to attend.
Tutorials: There are tutorials for eleven of the thirteen weeks of the course. Your tutor and your classmates will discuss the tutorial topics with you: for internal students that will be in class, for external students that will be online. External students should note the need both to answer the questions set and to respond to posts by other students. The tutorial topics are found in the weekly schedule for the unit on the website.
There is a summary list of lecture and tutorial topics on the website.
3. Online resources and requirements: Access to the unit's webpage is essential. Online you will find: recorded lectures, lecture notes, discussion of tutorial and lecture topics, essential unit information, the quizzes, submission links for your written assignments, and contact with teaching staff. The unit can be accessed online at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/.
PC and Internet access are required. Basic computer s kills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement. Please contact teaching staff for any further or more specific information.
4. Essential Textbook: Ian Plant, Myth in the Ancient World (Palgrave Macmillan: Sydney, 2012). There is reading set from this book for each tutorial. All ancient sources required for the tutorials are in the textbook.
5. Modern Scholarship: For each tutorial, some modern scholarship has been chosen to supplement the textbook. These readings are available in E-Reserve through the Macquarie University Library’s website. You can access these readings online. Further reading may, of course, be found in the Macquarie Library too. Do not google a general website (such as Wikipedia) and think you have read what is required!