|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer
Dr. Camilla Di Biase-Dyson
Contact via Email
Arts Precinct, Level 1, Office B 121
Dr. Susanne Binder
Contact via Email
Arts Precinct, Level 1, Office B 111
Admission to MAncHist or GradCertAncHist
This unit examines central historical issues of the New Kingdom with a focus on the Amarna Age (from the reign of Amenhotep III to Tutankhamon) based on an interpretation of a range of written sources (royal and non-royal) against the background of the archaeological record, art and architecture.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Your work will be assessed against: Appropriate use of secondary literature (Documentary Project, Essay), clarity of argument, structure and expression (Documentary Project, Essay, Exam). The marking rubric for the essay is provided on iLearn.
EXTENSIONS and DISRUPTION to STUDIES (Special Consideration) Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – two (2) marks out of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted more than seven (7) days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests. For Special Consideration policy see below under Policies and Procedures
GRADES 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 100, 200, 300, 800 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
IMPORTANT NOTE ON FINAL MARKS: Please note with respect to the marks you receive for work during the session: 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.
|Documentary Project||30%||No||To be determined when topics are assigned.|
|Contribution to Tutorial discussion board||10%||No||After the first documentary project has been presented.|
|Essay||30%||No||09.05.2021 (Week 9)|
|Exam||30%||No||Week 13 (date TBC)|
Students will write a documentary project on a specified topic based on the analysis of textual, iconographic and archaeological evidence. They will prepare a PPT presentation, that includes audio narration, on the results of their research.
Students will participate in an online tutorial in which the material presented in the Documentary Projects will be discussed. They will make a written contribution to a discussion board.
Students will write an essay on a topic on the history of the late 18th Dynasty. The essay will require an evaluation of secondary sources based on the analysis of primary sources (textual, iconographical and archaeological).
Students will do an exam that involves the analysis and discussion of the historical significance of specific texts and iconographic and archaeological sources; answering questions on specific historical issues of the late 18th Dynasty
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
The unit is delivered via iLearn and Echo360 which links the audio recording and the video capture of the visual material used to illustrate the lecture. External students will be required to listen to and work through the recordings of the classes.
PC and Internet access are required. Basic computer skills (e.g., internet, iLearn, word processing, Powerpoint) are also a requirement. Please consult teaching staff for any further, more specific requirements.
Aidan Dodson, Amarna Sunset (Cairo, 2009)
Aidan Dodson, Amarna Sunrise (Cairo, 2014)
Barry Kemp, The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Amarna and its People (London, 2012)
David O’Connor & Eric H. Cline, Amenhotep III. Perspectives on his Reign (Ann Arbor, 1998)
Ronald T. Ridley, Akhenaten. A historian’s view (Cairo, 2019)
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.
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 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 email@example.com
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The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources.
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
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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.
|10/02/2021||Essay submission date pushed forward one week.|
Unit information based on version 2021.01 of the Handbook