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.
Attendance (internal students)
As the lectures are recorded, attendance at them is not mandatory. However, students may find it difficult to engage in the seminars and especially the tutorials if they have not listened to the lecture before they attend the seminar and tutorial. Participation in seminars and tutorials supports the the unit assessment, therefore attendance at seminars and tutorials is strongly encouraged.
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; the mid semester quiz will be administered in class during week 6.