Most of the content of MHIS115 is available online and can be accessed through the iLearn site: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
Times and Locations for Lectures and Tutorials
Lectures: 2 x 1 Hour per week. • Lecture No. 1 is on Monday at 2 pm in E7B Mason Theatre and Lecture No. 2 is immediately after, from 3 pm, also in E7B Mason Theatre.
The lectures for this unit will be recorded using the ECHO system. The recordings can be accessed through your iLearn unit. The link to ECHO is to the right of the screen. For more information on using ECHO, please refer to the ECHO student guide: http://www.mq.edu.au/ iLearn/student_info/ lecture_recordings.htm
Tutorial times and classrooms: For current updates please consult the MQ Timetables website: https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2017/ .
If you are an external student and visit the campus during one of these times, you are welcome to attend.
Texts & Readings for this course
Required text: David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown and Craig Benjamin, Big History: Between Nothing and Everything, New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014.
- David Christian, Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004 or 2011).
- For the second half of the course you may find David Christian, This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity (2008), helpful as a short overview of human history.
- Particularly useful for the synoptic essay will be Fred Spier, Big History and the Future of Humanity (2010, 2nd ed., 2015).
Where to Get Texts: Required and Optional texts will be available for purchase at the Co-Op bookstore on campus. External students can also contact the Co-Op via phone at (02) 8986 4000, fax at (02) 8986 4099 and the internet at http://www.coop-bookshop.com.au and arrange for texts to be sent to them.
You have a few options for purchasing ‘Big History: Between Nothing & Everything’. Please read the options carefully before choosing which to purchase!
1. PRINTED TEXTBOOK
ISBN 9780073385617 Can be purchased from the Co-op Bookshop:
An adaptive online eBook. SmartBook facilitates the reading process by identifying what you know and don’t know. As you read, the material continuously adapts to ensure you are focused on the content you need most to close specific knowledge gaps. AU$64.96
1 year access. Purchase from McGraw-Hill Education at:
http://www.mheducation.com.au/9781259324604-aus-smartbook-online-access-for-big-history-group · be sure to select SmartBook format before adding to basket.
This is a downloadable eBook which can be viewed online for a year or students can access a perpetual downloaded copy on several devices including their mobile, laptop and desktop. Students can make notes, share notes, make highlights and of course, the search functionality makes finding relevant content much easier! AU$57.95
http://www.mheducation.com.au/9781121743687-aus-cust-ebook-big-history-between-everything-and-nothing *You will need to download the VitalSource bookshelf. Please read separate eBook download instructions before purchasing*
If you have any queries regarding these options, please visit https://www.mheducation.com.au/
contact-us to contact McGraw-Hill Education.
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