FINDING A SUPERVISOR
Students will undertake research on a topic arising from an Ancient History unit which they have previously undertaken. Usually, supervisors will be the course convenor of the unit chosen. For your convenience, a list of academic staff and their research interests can be found at:
**Students are advised strongly to make contact with the relevant member of staff as soon as the unit guide is published and to set up a meeting as soon as possible to gain a staff member's approval to act in a supervisory capacity and to discuss a potential topic. (Staff contact information can be found at the url given immediately above.) The general rule is that staff members should not supervise more than three AHIS3000 students at a time. Students must contact one of the unit convenors by the end of the first week of the session to register their topic and the name of their supervisor.
There will be four group meetings in this unit. There will be two short meetings: one in Week 1 (Tuesday, 25th February, 9.00–11.00 in 140 Tutorial Room, 11 Wally's Walk) and
another in Week 7 (Tuesday, 7th April, 9.00–11.00am in 140 Tutorial Room, 11 Wally's Walk).
The first group meeting will be organizational and introductory (no preparation is required) and the second is intended to give students the opportunity to meet and discuss any issues which might have arisen in the course of their research. Attendance at the first meeting is essential but optional at the mid-session meeting in Week 7. Students will be reminded of the dates and times of these meetings via an Announcement on the unit's iLearn site.
Presenting at the mini-conference held on the mornings of the Tuesday and Wednesday of Week 13 (2nd and 3rd of June) is COMPULSORY. Students should consult with their supervisors about their research on a regular basis.
**It is also compulsory for students to have met at least twice with their supervisor and obtained feedback on their developing research project by the end of Week 4.
REQUIRED READING AND TEXTS
Students should consult with their supervisors regarding required and recommended reading.
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
The unit has an iLearn page which can be accessed at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/. PC and internet access are therefore required. Basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement. Please consult teaching staff for any further, more specific, requirements.
Please note that there are no formal examinations in this unit.
SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF UNIT
A student is expected to attempt all forms of assessment and is required to achieve an overall mark of 50% or above to complete the unit satisfactorily.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON FINAL MARKS
Please note with respect to the marks you receive for work during the session: that the marks given are indicative only; final marks will be determined after moderation. See further the note on Results in the Policies and Procedures section below.