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AHIS8211 – The Athenian Empire 510-404 BC

2021 – Session 2, Fully online/virtual

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Ian Worthington
B170 Arts Precinct
by appointment
Paul McKechnie
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MAncHist or GradCertAncHist or MA in (Ancient History or Coptic Studies)
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit provides an in-depth study of Athens and its empire in the fifth century BCE, commencing with Cleisthenes' reforms. Athens' role in the Persian wars will be examined, and the evidence (documentary and literary) for the Delian League will be studied from the foundation of the League until its dissolution with the defeat of Athens in the Peloponnesian War.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Understand and remember primary source material (literary, epigraphic and archaeological) relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC
  • ULO2: Study and interpret published epigraphic and archaeological material relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC
  • ULO3: Study and interpret primary literary sources in translation relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC
  • ULO4: Read and evaluate modern academic studies of Athens and the Athenian empire in English
  • ULO5: Present written work to a high standard, with relevant footnoting and accurate bibliography
  • ULO6: Write analytical and argumentative studies relating to important questions in Greek history

General Assessment Information

1) Submit the written work via turnitin. The link to do so is on the iLearn site. Your essays must NOT exceed the maximum word limits; they should be typed, double-spaced, size 12 font, throughout. On a separate page at the end provide a bibliography listing all works consulted (the bibliography is NOT included in the word limit). The essay topics are given in the iLearn site where there are further details about them.

2) LATE PENALTY: Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.

3) IMPORTANT NOTE ON FINAL MARKS: Grading decisions for each assessment task will be moderated against the set criteria and standards before task results are released.

4) Do not plagiarise: plagiarism will not be tolerated; see 'MQ Academic Honesty': http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Minor Essay 1 25% No 23:59 15/08/2021
Minor Essay 2 25% No 23:59 12/09/2021
Major essay 50% No 23:59 07/11/2021

Minor Essay 1

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 25 hours
Due: 23:59 15/08/2021
Weighting: 25%

 

A 1,000 word essay (including footnotes but excluding bibliography) on a topic to do with the rise of Athenian imperialism.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Understand and remember primary source material (literary, epigraphic and archaeological) relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC
  • Study and interpret published epigraphic and archaeological material relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC
  • Study and interpret primary literary sources in translation relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC
  • Read and evaluate modern academic studies of Athens and the Athenian empire in English
  • Present written work to a high standard, with relevant footnoting and accurate bibliography
  • Write analytical and argumentative studies relating to important questions in Greek history

Minor Essay 2

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 25 hours
Due: 23:59 12/09/2021
Weighting: 25%

 

A 1,000 word essay (including footnotes but excluding bibliography) on a topic to do with Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Understand and remember primary source material (literary, epigraphic and archaeological) relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC
  • Study and interpret published epigraphic and archaeological material relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC
  • Study and interpret primary literary sources in translation relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC
  • Read and evaluate modern academic studies of Athens and the Athenian empire in English
  • Present written work to a high standard, with relevant footnoting and accurate bibliography
  • Write analytical and argumentative studies relating to important questions in Greek history

Major essay

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 50 hours
Due: 23:59 07/11/2021
Weighting: 50%

 

A 2,500 word essay (including footnotes but excluding bibliography) on a topic to do with the political exploitation of rhetoric, analysis of speeches, and with connections to today.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Understand and remember primary source material (literary, epigraphic and archaeological) relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC
  • Study and interpret published epigraphic and archaeological material relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC
  • Study and interpret primary literary sources in translation relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC
  • Read and evaluate modern academic studies of Athens and the Athenian empire in English
  • Present written work to a high standard, with relevant footnoting and accurate bibliography
  • Write analytical and argumentative studies relating to important questions in Greek history

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Schedule: All weekly lectures will be recorded.

Method: AHIS 8213 is delivered in blended mode as a Macquarie University unit of study.

Webpage: Online units can be accessed at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/

Technology used and skills required: PC and Internet access are required. Basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement.

Please contact IT staff for any further, more specific, requirements, to do with technology.

Required and recommended resources

eReserve readings (see 'Unit Readings' in iLearn Syllabus for information)

Office Hours

Please see iLearn Syllabus for details

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn Syllabus as the running order may change.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Changes from Previous Offering

This is a wholly redesigned unit from previous offering, with a new running order to the lectures, new assignments, new submission dates, and new teacher.