Unless otherwise posted, there will be recordings of the day course posted to iLearn each week. Like in many external seminars, there will be shortcomings in the sense that only the lecturer will be miked up, making it difficult to hear student responses. However, the same questions will be discussed on the weekly forums, with their being posted on Tuesdays.
ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUMS:
As part of your participation mark, you will need to answer weekly questions on the assigned topic and confer with your peers. These will be posted Tuesdays, and instruction feedback to the discussions and points raised will be posted over the weekend.
David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown and Craig Benjamin, Big History: Between Nothing and Everything, New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. The basic text from MHIS115.
David Christian, Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004). More expansive than basic text with very useful bibliography.
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.
In all, you have 3 options for purchasing ‘Big History: Between Nothing & Everything’. Please read the options carefully before choosing which to purchase!
1. PRINTED TEXTBOOK
RRP $87.95 AUD. ISBN 9780073385617. Purchase 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. Learn more about SmartBook here:
$47.95 AUD. 1 year access. Purchase from McGraw-Hill Education at:
A downloadable eBook. Allows you to search, highlight and add notes.
$46 USD. (This transaction will likely be converted back to AUD by your bank and this will be at the currency rate of the day.) Purchase from McGraw-Hill Education at:
*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.
SUPPORT: If you need any technical support when buying or using SmartBook or the eBook please take a screenshot of the issue and visit http://mpss.mhhe.com/contact.php to contact McGraw-Hill’s Customer Experience Group.