To complete the unit successfully, you will need to achieve an overall mark of 50% or above.
Extensions for assignments can only be granted for medical reasons or on compassionate grounds. Requests for an extension must be made through Ask.Mq: https://ask.mq.edu.au
Faculty Late Submission Penalty
“Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – two (2) marks out of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted more than seven (7) days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests.”
The unit will include reading of Herodotus and Thucydides each week. There are electronic copies of these texts readily available eg. at perseus.tufts.edu. You may choose to use any edition of Herodotus or Thucydides. If you are buying a copy, I recommend you obtain one of the two editions of each text listed below.
Herodotus:R. B. Strassler (ed. 2007) The Landmark Herodotus, New York.
Thucydides: R. B. Strassler (ed. 1996, 1998) The Landmark Thucydides, New York, Simon and Schuster; Touchstone Paperback.
Seminars & online discussion
There will be one 2-hour seminar each week. All students are required to participate online each week by contributing to the seminar discussion.
There will be a unit iLearn site, on which readings and resources will be placed.
PC and Internet access, basic computer skills (e.g. internet browsing) and skills in word processing are required to complete the unit.
Assessment Submission. All written work must be submitted through the turnitin links for each assessment item on iLearn.