Required and recommended texts and/or materials
Günther Hölbl, A History of the Ptolemaic Empire (London and New York, 2001)
J.G. Manning, The Last Pharaohs: Egypt under the Ptolemies 305-30 BC (Princeton, 2010)
Please read widely from the bibliographies given in each week’s iLearn section. Many items are in the unit readings. Please don’t draw a strong distinction between ‘required’ and ‘recommended’ reading. In general, don't aim to do the minimum in this unit
Unit webpage and technology used and required
Online units can be accessed at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/
PC and Internet access are required.
Basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement. Please contact teaching staff for any further, more specific requirements. But for any computer problems, teaching staff cannot help you. Go to Macquarie University IT support: Phone 02 98504357, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
University policy on grading
University Grading Policy http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/grading/policy.html
The grade a student receives will signify their overall performance in meeting the learning outcomes of a unit of study. Grades will not be awarded by reference to the achievement of other students nor allocated to fit a predetermined distribution. In determining a grade, due weight will be given to the learning outcomes and level of a unit (ie 1000, 2000, 3000, 8000 etc).
Graded units will use the following grades:
HD High Distinction 85-100
D Distinction 75-84
Cr Credit 65-74
P Pass 50-64
F Fail 0-49
Please hand your work in on time.
If this is impossible, use ask.mq to ask for Special Consideration. A medical certificate or equivalent will be required.
Please don’t ask the Unit Coordinator for an extension. He is not allowed to give extensions (the Special Consideration procedure is the only route to follow).
‘Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply―2 marks (out of a total of 100 marks) will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date―and (b) no assignment wilol be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.’
The paragraph above is an official wording. The supposition behind ‘2 marks (out of a total of 100 marks)’ is that each particular assignment is marked out of 100. The deduction is not 2% of the final percentage mark for the unit for each day late with an assignment. Because in this unit, assignments are marked out of 20 or 40, the deduction for each day late for the minor essay will be 2% of 20 marks, i.e. 0.4 of a mark, and so on.