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AHIS158 or AHIS1140 or AHIS258
This unit extends students' grasp of Biblical Hebrew by continuing to work through the textbook and by building reading skills. Students also read a prose text from the Hebrew Bible. Additionally, more advanced points of grammar will be covered. By the end of the semester students will be equipped with the tools and knowledge in order to read a large number of biblical texts.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Assessment tasks / assignments are compulsory and must be submitted on time. Extensions for assignments can only be granted for medical reasons or on compassionate grounds. Without documentation (medical or counselling certificates) or prior staff approval, late work will not be accepted. If required, applications for extensions should be made before the assignment's due date. No assignments will be accepted after assignments have been corrected and feedback has been provided (see also the clause below).
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.
Assignment tasks handed in early will not be marked and returned before the due date.
Tasks 10% or less. No extensions will be granted. Students who have not submitted the task prior to the deadline will be awarded a mark of 0 for the task, except for cases in which an application for Special Consideration is made and approved.
Tasks above 10%. No extensions will be granted. Students who submit late work without an extension will receive a penalty. This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for Special Consideration is made and approved.
For Special Consideration Policy see under Policies and Procedures.
Note on Assessment - To complete the unit satisfactorily you will need to achieve an overall mark worth 50% or above.
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.
2-hour online final exam
Short weekly exercises to practise vocabulary, grammar and syntax knowledge and the application of that knowledge.
2-hour online mid-term exam
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
This class is offered In Person (Internal) and Fully Online Virtually (OUA is Fully Online Virtual only) (External). Internal students will meet in-class for seminars while external students will access course material via the iLearn website. Seminars will be recorded every week and made available via iLearn for external students. Every student, whether internal or external, will need internet access that allows the downloading of unit content and additional resources in order to pass this course.
Elementary Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar. G. Athas & I. M. Young. Fifth Edition. (Croydon Park, NSW: Ancient Vessel Press, 2016).
You will work through the second half of Athas and Young's textbook.
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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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