Technology used and required
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Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient. The preferred operating system is Windows 10.
Students are required to access the online unit in iLearn by the end of Week 1 and follow any relevant instructions and links for downloads that may be required.
This unit is taught on campus and in external mode. Both types of delivery have access to the same iLearn site but with separate Discussion Forums for the external students. There are online activities for both campus students and external students.
The unit is conducted as a lectorial in a 3-hour block, which means that lecture and tutorial are integrated allowing for more student participation.
The unit uses iLearn and the recordings on Echo 360 of the AHIS272 on-campus lectorials. The unit can be accessed through http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
Location of class: check the relevant MQ web-page http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/timetables
All students need to have the following book that we will work with throughout the semester. It is available in hard-copy and in electronic form.
- W.K. Simpson, R.K. Ritner, V.A. Tobin and E. Wente (2003) The Literature of Ancient Egypt. An Anthology of Stories, Instructions, Stelae, Autobiographies and Poetry (New Haven: Yale University Press) ISBN 9780300099201
For other the recommended resources, secondary literature, study aids and further instructions, see the AHIS272 Bibliography on the iLearn site.
To successfully complete this unit students actively participate in all the learning activities and assessment tasks of this unit - external students in the forums on the iLearn site, and campus students both in class and on the accompanying iLearn site. Students need to log on to the iLearn site regularly for supportive materials, forums and assessment (Quizzes in Weeks 6 and 12). External students need to note that weekly contributions online are equivalent to participation in class. Silence is considered absence. - Students absent due to illness or other valid reasons should notify the Unit Convenor or the Department Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org / phone: 02 9850 8833). Repeated unexplained absences will result in a deduction of percentage points from the final result of the unit or the exclusion from the unit. For the rules on Extensions and Penalties, see below.
Students are expected to participate actively in the lectorials and in the online component of the unit on iLearn.
Students are expected to arrive on campus on time for classes (arriving late is disruptive).
Preparing for the weekly classes and online forums (for the externals) means completing the readings and reflecting on the focus questions. The on-time submission of assignments are integral part of the unit. Both the class/forum discussions and your written work aim at building your competence in understanding and analyzing the unit material. Regular and thorough preparation enable you to participate actively in class and also enhance and strengthen your learning process. Ultimately this will lead to a positive learning experience.
Students are expected to invest 3 hours of work per credit point per week over a 15-week period to satisfactorily complete the unit. This means a total of 135 hours. This time includes the attendance/listening to the lectures and the tutorials.
Students are expected to complete all the assignments by the due date (for details see section "Assessment Tasks"). To pass the unit successfully, the student will need to reach a minimum of 50% across the Assessment tasks.