UNIT REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
This unit will be taught following a flipped classroom model, in which students first gain exposure to new material outside of class via (required) reading and watching recorded lectures. Extensions resources will be provided. The tutorial time is used to do the harder work of assimilating and applying knowledge acquired.
This unit is comprised of 2 key elements:
- 3 hours of instruction (1-2 hours of pre-recorded lectures and 1 hour tutorials delivered either on campus or online via Zoom);
- and individual study and preparation.
- Students are expected to attend all tutorials, unless there are extenuating circumstances. A log will be taken to record attendance.
- Pre-recorded lectures will be available on the iLearn site before the week they are due. Students are expected to have watched the lecture material and completed the required readings before attending their scheduled tutorial.
iLearn will play a pivotal role throughout the session and it will be your central hub for information and instructions. Each week will be structured as follows:
- Step 1 | Preparation
- Listen to the pre-recorded lecture content.
- Complete the required tutorial readings before attending class (available via iLearn) in preparation for the weekly online quiz.
- Step 2 | Assessment
- Complete an online quiz based on the required readings and prepare for the tutorial discussion.
- Step 3 | Engage with your peers
- Lead/participate in group discussion in your assigned teams and participate in the weekly tutorial discussion/activities via Zoom;
- Step 4 | Consolidate your knowledge
- Journal of Learning - write a short reflection on the weekly readings, lecture content or tutorial discussion in your learning journal on iLearn.
REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED TEXTS AND/OR MATERIALS
There is no required textbook for this unit. A list of Required and Extension Learning Materials will be provided on the unit's iLearn site each week with information on how to download the readings online.
Recommended texts - those marked with an * are strongly recommended.
- Baines, J. Visual and written culture in ancient Egypt (Oxford, 2007).
- Baines J. and Malek, J., Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt (New York, 2000, rev. edition).
- * Carruthers, W., (ed.) Histories of Egyptology: Interdisciplinary Measures (New York, 2015).
- Frood, E., and McDonald, A (eds.) Decorum and Experience: Essays in ancient culture for John Baines (Oxford, 2013).
- Kemp, B.J., Ancient Egypt. Anatomy of a Civilisation (London, New York, 3rd ed. 2018).
- * Lloyd, A. B. (ed.) A Companion to Ancient Egypt. 2 volumes (Chichester, 2010). Full text available from Blackwell Reference Online (access through MQ library catalogue)
- * Shaw, I. & Bloxam, E. (2015). The Oxford handbook of Egyptology (Oxford, 2015). Online access through MQ library catalogue.
- Shaw, I. (ed.), The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt (Oxford, 2003).
- * Wendrich, W., (ed.) Egyptian Archaeology (Chichester, Malden, 2010).
- Wengrow, D. The Archaeology of Early Egypt: Social Transformation in North-East Africa, 10,000 to 2650 BC (Cambridge, 2006).
UNIT WEBPAGE AND TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
This unit will use iLearn: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/
PC and Internet access are required. Basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement. Please consult teaching staff for any further, more specific requirements.
ONLINE STUDENT LED DISCUSSIONS | ZOOM MEETINGS
If you have registered for the online tutorial, we will meet via Zoom at the assigned time. A Zoom link will be provided on iLearn each week for this purpose. Click here for a summary of the basics of Zoom from the MQ L&T Blog.
It is your responsibility to pre-configure your computer to use this software prior to the first Zoom tutorial in Week 1.
- To access Zoom and set up and meeting, go to https://macquarie.zoom.us/ and enter your MQ OneID and password.
- Please make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the web conferencing software.
- Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC or Mac is available at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697-Getting-Started
Please note that this link is only for Set up. Once you have completed the setup, close down the link and use the link provided on iLearn to access the room for the first meeting, which will be an informal get to know everyone session and we will also assign the tutorial discussion topics to each of you for the session.