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AHIX1140 – Ancient Hebrew A

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
Trevor Evans
Eveline Handby
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Credit points Credit points
10
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Corequisites Corequisites
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Unit description Unit description

This unit is an introduction to classical Hebrew for students who have not previously studied Biblical Hebrew. This unit provides students with an introduction to the Hebrew alphabet, and to the grammar and vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew, in preparation for the study of a number of biblical texts.

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: Recognise and recall ancient Hebrew script and phonetic structure
  • ULO3: Recognise and memorise foundational Hebrew vocabulary
  • ULO2: Learn Hebrew vocabularly and grammatical structures at elementary level
  • ULO4: Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Hebrew texts
  • ULO5: Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Hebrew texts
  • ULO6: Recognize and recall linguistic technical terms

General Assessment Information

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.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Mid-term exam 25% No 23:59 12/09/2021
Translation exercises 35% No 23:59 08/08/2021 + six more (no room to record)
Final Exam (Take Home) 40% No 23:59 07/11/2021

Mid-term exam

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 9 hours
Due: 23:59 12/09/2021
Weighting: 25%

 

A 2-hour Mid-term Exam (total hours includes time spent studying for the exam)

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall ancient Hebrew script and phonetic structure
  • Recognise and memorise foundational Hebrew vocabulary
  • Learn Hebrew vocabularly and grammatical structures at elementary level
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Hebrew texts
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Hebrew texts
  • Recognize and recall linguistic technical terms

Translation exercises

Assessment Type 1: Translation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 39 hours
Due: 23:59 08/08/2021 + six more (no room to record)
Weighting: 35%

 

Translation exercises

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall ancient Hebrew script and phonetic structure
  • Recognise and memorise foundational Hebrew vocabulary
  • Learn Hebrew vocabularly and grammatical structures at elementary level
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Hebrew texts
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Hebrew texts
  • Recognize and recall linguistic technical terms

Final Exam (Take Home)

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 9 hours
Due: 23:59 07/11/2021
Weighting: 40%

 

2 Hour final exam, completed online.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall ancient Hebrew script and phonetic structure
  • Recognise and memorise foundational Hebrew vocabulary
  • Learn Hebrew vocabularly and grammatical structures at elementary level
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Hebrew texts
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Hebrew texts
  • Recognize and recall linguistic technical terms

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

Technology

This unit employs the following technology

• iLearn

• Echo

The unit has an online presence, through which all unit materials are delivered. Login is via: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/

Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.

For technical support go to: http://mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/informatics/help

For student quick guides on the use of iLearn go to: http://mq.edu.au/iLearn/student_info/guides.htm

Satisfactory Completion

Completion of all Assessment Tasks is required 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.

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.