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AHIS6201 – Ancient Historiographical and Historical Studies: Foundation

2021 – Session 1, Special circumstances

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Danijel Dzino
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to GradCertAncHist or MAncHIst
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

Students will undertake historiographical and historical studies in ancient sources and cultures relevant to their field of interest. This unit provides students with fundamental introductory knowledge and understanding in ancient sources and modern scholarship relevant to their field of interest. It is a foundational unit for students who do not have a degree with a major in the field of ancient world studies.

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: Acquire knowledge of a range of ancient cultures in their geographic and chronological contexts above undergraduate level.
  • ULO2: Understand how past societies developed and interacted worldwide and some of the principles, concepts and techniques used in the study of their history and/or archaeology above undergraduate level.
  • ULO3: Read ancient sources and literature from different historical and/or archaeological disciplines and interpret written and material evidence with appreciation and understanding above undergraduate level.
  • ULO4: Plan and present written arguments about ancient cultures and material in coherent and documented form above undergraduate level.
  • ULO5: Apply and adapt knowledge of a range of issues, questions and problems relating to the contemporary understanding of the past above undergraduate level.
  • ULO6: Demonstrate critical engagement with a variety of modern scholarly opinions.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Penalty

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.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Annotated bibliography 30% No 19/03/2021
Research plan 30% No 23/04/2021
Essay 40% No 04/06/2021

Annotated bibliography

Assessment Type 1: Annotated bibliography
Indicative Time on Task 2: 21 hours
Due: 19/03/2021
Weighting: 30%

 

Annotated bibliography of modern works related to the research for essay ca. 1500 words.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Acquire knowledge of a range of ancient cultures in their geographic and chronological contexts above undergraduate level.
  • Understand how past societies developed and interacted worldwide and some of the principles, concepts and techniques used in the study of their history and/or archaeology above undergraduate level.
  • Read ancient sources and literature from different historical and/or archaeological disciplines and interpret written and material evidence with appreciation and understanding above undergraduate level.
  • Plan and present written arguments about ancient cultures and material in coherent and documented form above undergraduate level.
  • Apply and adapt knowledge of a range of issues, questions and problems relating to the contemporary understanding of the past above undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrate critical engagement with a variety of modern scholarly opinions.

Research plan

Assessment Type 1: Plan
Indicative Time on Task 2: 21 hours
Due: 23/04/2021
Weighting: 30%

 

Research plan outlining the proposed research project, ca. 1500 words.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Acquire knowledge of a range of ancient cultures in their geographic and chronological contexts above undergraduate level.
  • Understand how past societies developed and interacted worldwide and some of the principles, concepts and techniques used in the study of their history and/or archaeology above undergraduate level.
  • Read ancient sources and literature from different historical and/or archaeological disciplines and interpret written and material evidence with appreciation and understanding above undergraduate level.
  • Plan and present written arguments about ancient cultures and material in coherent and documented form above undergraduate level.
  • Apply and adapt knowledge of a range of issues, questions and problems relating to the contemporary understanding of the past above undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrate critical engagement with a variety of modern scholarly opinions.

Essay

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: 04/06/2021
Weighting: 40%

 

Essay on a chosen research topic between 3,000-3,500 words in length.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Acquire knowledge of a range of ancient cultures in their geographic and chronological contexts above undergraduate level.
  • Understand how past societies developed and interacted worldwide and some of the principles, concepts and techniques used in the study of their history and/or archaeology above undergraduate level.
  • Read ancient sources and literature from different historical and/or archaeological disciplines and interpret written and material evidence with appreciation and understanding above undergraduate level.
  • Plan and present written arguments about ancient cultures and material in coherent and documented form above undergraduate level.
  • Apply and adapt knowledge of a range of issues, questions and problems relating to the contemporary understanding of the past above undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrate critical engagement with a variety of modern scholarly opinions.

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

Dear students

This unit is so-called 'shell' unit, which means that you need to attend some other teaching unit in order to pass this one - that is the reason why it is not listed on a student timetable. You must choose AHIS undergraduate unit, which suits your interests and inform course convenor of the unit to check if you can attend it, as some units have certain pre-requisites. There is no need to actually enroll in these units through eStudent, just to get approval from the convenor. As 'filling' for this unit you should do any of AHIS3000 ancient history/archaeology units offered in this semester except AHIS3000. The list of units on offer could be assessed through following link: https://coursehandbook.mq.edu.au/search?q=AHIS

Content of the unit you chose would be identical as undergraduate AHIS unit, but your assessment will be adjusted to postgraduate level. In consultation with course convenor you will chose topic of your long essay, and did preparatory assignments related to this essay such as Research Plan, Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography. Please check iLearn for details about these assessments.

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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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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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