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AHIS6200 – Ancient Language Studies: Foundation in Ancient Language

2020 – Session 1, Fully online/virtual

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Danijel Dzino
Credit points Credit points
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to GradCertAncHist or MAncHIst
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

Students will undertake studies in an ancient culture relevant to their field of interest. This unit provides students with fundamental introductory knowledge and understanding in subject matter, ancient sources and modern scholarship relevant to their field of interest. It is a foundational unit for students who do not have a degree with a major in the field of ancient world studies.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Recognise and recall the script and phonetic structure of the ancient language.
  • ULO3: Recognise and memorize the vocabulary of the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • ULO4: Assess the grammar required for the translation of the texts in the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • ULO2: Identify and recall the grammatical structures of the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • ULO5: Integrate the knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing texts in the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • ULO6: Explore the significance of the ancient language for the study of relevant ancient cultures.

Assessment Tasks

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Delivery and Resources

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Dear students

This unit is so-called 'shell' unit, which means that you need to attend some other teaching unit in order to pass this one - that is the reason why it is not listed on a student timetable. There is no need to actually enroll in these units through eStudent, just to get approval from the convenor.  There is no need to actually enroll in these units through eStudent, just to get approval from the convenor. As 'filling' for this unit you should do one of AHIS ancient languages undergraduate units. Please contact course-convenor of the language unit of your choice to determine what level would be the most suitable for you, taking into account your existing knowledge of the language. List of units and course convenors could be accessed through this link:


The exact deadlines for the assessments will be determined by course convenor of the unit you choose as a 'filling'.

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Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/getting-started/student-conduct​


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