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AHIS6201 – Ancient Historiographical and Historical Studies: Foundation

2022 – Session 1, Special circumstances

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Ian Plant
Please email me with any queries or to make an appointment to speak with me.
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to GradCertAncHist or MAncHIst
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
AHIX6201
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://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-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 – 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.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Annotated bibliography 30% No Week 1 - Week 13
Research plan 30% No Week 1 - Week 13
Essay 40% No Week 1 - Week 13

Annotated bibliography

Assessment Type 1: Annotated bibliography
Indicative Time on Task 2: 21 hours
Due: Week 1 - Week 13
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: Week 1 - Week 13
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: Week 1 - Week 13
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 Writing Centre 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

Please check iLearn for more details. This unit is called a 'shell' unit, which means that you need to attend lectures and tutorials or seminars in some other teaching unit in order to pass this one - that is the reason why it is not listed on a student timetable. You do not also enroll in these units through eStudent: contact me (Ian Plant: ian.plant@mq.edu.au) and I will add you to the ilearn page for the unit of your choice and inform the convenor of that unit. Also, please contact me as the course-convenor of the Graduate Certificate (ian.plant@mq.edu.au) to let me know your choice or discuss your options. You may choose any of the 3000 level AHIS units (except AHIS3000) that are offered in this session. Note you may take AHIS6201 in a different session if the unit you wish to take is not on in this session. A list of units may be accessed through this link:

https://coursehandbook.mq.edu.au/search?q=AHIS

The exact deadlines for the assessments will be determined by the course convenor of the unit you choose. Assessment tasks in the Graduate Certificate will differ in some ways from those of the undergraduate unit you are accessing and be assessed at graduate level. You will need to discuss this with the convenor of the unit you have chosen. See the AHIS/AHIX6201 ilean site for more information. 

Unit Schedule

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You should also check there (and confirm with the convenor of that unit) the due dates for the submission of your assessment tasks.

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