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AHIX2225 – Rome and the Caesars

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
Ray Laurence
Loren Demol
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
40cp
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

Rome and the Caesars focuses on the political and institutional history from the murder of Julius Caesar (44 BC) through to the First Tetrarchy (AD 284-305). Students will study the lives and policies of Roman emperors, as well as the impact of Rome on the provinces. Training will be provided in the study of literature, coins, inscriptions and archaeological evidence.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: illustrate a broad knowledge of historical developments, research principals and discipline specific methodologies for the study of Roman imperial history
  • ULO2: examine and critically evaluate historical data with initiative and judgement and illustrate competency through devising and sustaining arguments and solving of problems relating to Roman imperial history
  • ULO3: examine and critically evaluate historical data with initiative and judgement and illustrate competency through devising and sustaining arguments and solving of problems relating to Roman imperial history.

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

 

Grading decisions for each assessment task will be moderated against the set criteria and standards before task results are released.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Essay 40% No 11:59pm 08/10/2021
Take Home Examination 40% No During Examination Period
Coin Assignment 20% No 11:59 20/08/2021

Essay

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 40 hours
Due: 11:59pm 08/10/2021
Weighting: 40%

 

The essay will be an assessment of your ability to develop an evidence based evaluation of historical data, using your own judgement and drawing on the research principles and methodologies of the discipline, to devise and sustain arguments to solve a problem or problems presented by the essay question.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • illustrate a broad knowledge of historical developments, research principals and discipline specific methodologies for the study of Roman imperial history
  • examine and critically evaluate historical data with initiative and judgement and illustrate competency through devising and sustaining arguments and solving of problems relating to Roman imperial history
  • examine and critically evaluate historical data with initiative and judgement and illustrate competency through devising and sustaining arguments and solving of problems relating to Roman imperial history.

Take Home Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 40 hours
Due: During Examination Period
Weighting: 40%

 

This exam will test your broad knowledge of historical developments, your ability to present evidence based expositions of knowledge and ideas about Rome and the Caesars, using your own judgement and drawing on the research principles and methodologies of the discipline, to devise and sustain arguments to solve a problem or problems presented by the exam questions. One question will be focused on the critical evaluation of historical data.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • illustrate a broad knowledge of historical developments, research principals and discipline specific methodologies for the study of Roman imperial history
  • examine and critically evaluate historical data with initiative and judgement and illustrate competency through devising and sustaining arguments and solving of problems relating to Roman imperial history
  • examine and critically evaluate historical data with initiative and judgement and illustrate competency through devising and sustaining arguments and solving of problems relating to Roman imperial history.

Coin Assignment

Assessment Type 1: Report
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: 11:59 20/08/2021
Weighting: 20%

 

An evidence based report that is founded on a study and critical evaluation of an example/examples of Roman imperial coinage that shows awareness of descriptive techniques associated with the study of coins (numismatics).

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • examine and critically evaluate historical data with initiative and judgement and illustrate competency through devising and sustaining arguments and solving of problems relating to Roman imperial history
  • examine and critically evaluate historical data with initiative and judgement and illustrate competency through devising and sustaining arguments and solving of problems relating to Roman imperial 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

Weekly recorded Lectures by Associate Professor Caillan Davenport. Weeklly online forum for discussion of key topics that are directly related to the assessment including the examination. Resources are available from iLearn page

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

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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. 

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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.

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