Lectures, Seminars, and Tutorials
The lectures in this unit will cover the history of first millennium Egypt, concentrating on political and religious developments in this period. In the seminars, students will discuss as a cohort issues pertaining to our interpretation and study of ancient Egypt; there will be small amount of reading each week for seminars, but the discussion will mainly be based on students' personal reflections on the issues under discussion that week. Tutorials will focus on interpretation of the ancient sources, with a number of ancient sources, sometimes accompanied by related modern discussions of them, to be read each week and a worksheet supporting that reading.
- Lectures for this unit will take place every Tuesday from 2–3pm in 12 Second Way – 435 Active Learning Space.
- The lectures will be recorded for external students and placed on the Echo360 System along with the Lecture slides.
- Seminars for this unit will take place every Tuesday from 3–4pm in 12 Second Way – 435 Active Learning Space.
- Seminars will not be recorded: a weekly video webinar with associated discussion forum on the unit iLearn site will take the place of the seminars for external students only.
- Tutorials for this unit will take place every Tuesday from 4–5pm in 12 Second Way – 435 Active Learning Space.
- Tutorials will not be recorded: a weekly discussion forum on the unit iLearn site will take the place of the tutorials for external students.
Engagement in fora (external students)
Participation in the online webinar and tutorial discussion fora will help prepare for the mid semester quiz, the exam, and is essential for the debate. Discussion fora will only be kept open for the scheduled Week; no late postings (i.e. postings after mid-day Friday of that week) will be read. Keeping up with the recorded lectures is important to keep on top of the vital background to the assessments. The discussion fora are there to help you ask questions about the weekly worksheets and thus prepare for the mid semester quiz and the final exam. Questions about issues from the worksheets should be addressed in these fora.
There is no textbook for this unit. Required readings will be available via Leganto on the Macquarie University Library Website, and on the iLearn page.
The unit has an iLearn page which can be accessed at https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/index.php. PC and internet access are therefore required. Basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement. Material for this unit may be delivered via the unit iLearn page. The lectures will be recorded for external students. Both the plagiarism quiz and the mid semester quiz will be delivered online and will require computer and internet access.