|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Convenor & lecturer
Dr Karin Sowada
Contact via email
Room 167, Level 1, 25B Wally's Walk, Arts Precinct
This unit examines the origin and development of the "state" in Egypt and the ancient Near East through investigation of the archaeological, historical, textual, and artistic evidence. Particular attention is given to the processes involved in the formation of the first states in Egypt and Mesopotamia, as well as secondary states elsewhere in the Near East, in particular Israel. Theoretical models for understanding what a state is and does will form the foundation upon which the actual ancient evidence is overlaid.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE UNIT
To complete the unit successfully you need a minimum mark of 50% overall.
N.B. You must attempt every piece of assessment to pass this unit. In accordance with Clause 129 of the University Assessment Policy, non-submission of an Assessment Task will result in a FA grade - Fail Absent.
F / FA: 0-49% P: 50-64% CR: 65-74% D: 75-84% HD: 85-100%
LATE SUBMISSION OF ASSESSMENT TASKS - PENALTY
Unless a formal online 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.
No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON FINAL MARKS
Please note with respect to the marks you receive for work during the session: grading decisions for each assessment task will be moderated against the set criteria and standards before task results are released. See further the note on Results in the Policies and Procedures section below.
It is highly recommended that you come to all seminars. Further, you should complete the readings and any other work for any given week before that week's meeting.
|Weekly Research Question||10%||No||09:00 hrs 20/08/2021 & 09:00 hrs 29/10/2021|
|Oral Presentation||40%||No||1700 hrs 05/11/2021|
|Annotated Bibliography||50%||No||1700 hrs 01/10/2021|
Students must complete the assigned weekly readings and answer a weekly research question. Students will be prepared to discuss their answers to these questions in class.
Short oral presentation (30 min.) on a topic from a list of topic choices.
Produce an annotated bibliography (min. 20 references) from a list of topic choices.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Access to the internet, MQ library, and various online databases will be necessary for successful completion of this unit. Ability to work with word processing programs and powerpoint (or comparable programs) will also be necessary to complete unit assessments.
There is no textbook for this unit; readings will be drawn from a number of sources, all of which will be available via the unit's Leganto page.
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