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Unit convenor and teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer
40cp at 1000 level or above
This unit is an introduction to archaeological study of ancient Mediterranean societies, with particular reference to Greek culture. It investigates how archaeological fieldwork is conducted and focuses on the artefacts and sites of the ancient societies, all with the aim of better understanding the people who made and used those artefacts and who lived out their lives in those sites. This unit also incorporates practical analytical exercises of artefacts in the University's Museum.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Rubrics and other guidance for the Assessments will be posted on our iLearn site. We will also discuss the artefact and research essays in class, and one of our tutorials will be devoted to the topic of “How to Write a Research Essay.”
EXTENSION REQUESTS AND MISSED TUTORIALS:
Please let us know ahead of time if you are having difficulty completing an assessment or if you will not be able to attend a tutorial. It's always helpful for me to know what is going on with you (to the extent that you feel comfortable letting me know, of course). If you are going to miss a tutorial for a valid reason, I may be able to offer a way to make up the work that you missed.
But – keep in mind that we will have to adhere to the University policy on Special Considerations:
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON FINAL MARKS:
Please note with respect to the marks you receive for work during the session: that the marks given are indicative only; final marks will be determined after moderation. Because of this, I do not release the final marks until moderation has occurred and the marks have been approved. See also the note on Results in the Policies and Procedures section below.
|Artefact Presentation||20%||No||23:59 06/05/2022|
|Research Essay||40%||No||23:59 03/06/2022|
|Online Quizzes||40%||No||Weeks 2-11|
Students will analyse and research an artefact from the Museum’s collection as an archaeologist would, and then prepare a media presentation on it.
The students will research an archaeological site in order to discuss the society of the people who lived there.
There will be 10 online quizzes.
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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
Lectures: In person and pre-recorded
There will be a mix of lectures presented on campus and lectures pre-recorded. You need to consult the unit weekly program in iLearn to determine which lectures will be presented in person on campus. You will be able to access all lectures through the Echo360 link on our iLearn site after the completion of the set lecture times.
Tutorials for Internal Students: All tutorials will be held on campus.
It is important for this class that you do two things before the tutorials: (1) watch and engage with the lecture using the Tutorial Questions (which will be posted each week to the iLearn site) as a guide AND (2) make sure to read all of that week's assigned readings,
Tutorial Work for External Students: Online Forums
Each week that an internal-student tutorial is held, there will be a corresponding online forum for external students. This is an opportunity for external students to ask questions, make comments on the topic, and to generally engaged with your lecturers and other external students. It is a chance to discuss all topics covered by the unit wth your lecturers. Each weekly forum will open on Tuesday
There will be 10 multiple choice quizzes (Weeks 2-11). Each quiz will be worth 4% of your final mark, for a total of 40% over 10 weeks. The quizzes are then important and you must be certain to take all of them. They will be found in the iLearn section for each week in which there is a quiz. Once commenced, the quizzes must be completed in one 10 minute session.
The quiz questions cover the content of the lectures and the set readings. They are an important means by which you can determine if you have understood the topic of the particular lecture and readings.
Please consult the MQ library site Leganto for readings in this unit.
The two textbooks are
Biers, W. R. 1996. The Archaeology of Greece: An Introduction, 2nd Edition. Cornell University Press.
Alcock, S. and Osborne, R. 2012. Classical Archaeology. Wiley-Blackwell. EBook available from MQ Library
Set readings and additional required readings are listed on our iLearn site for each week. The material can typically be accessed by Leganto
I will post the Powerpoint of the lectures to the relevant Week's section of our iLearn site.
We will also be using the new Macquarie University History Museum and its collection of artefacts, but how much we are able to do with them will depend on the covid regulations in place at the time.
Unit Webpage and Technology Used
This unit will use the iLearn system (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/) to communicate with the students, so you will need access to a computer and a good internet connection. Basic computer and word-processing skills are also required.
Please see our iLearn site for our full schedule of lectures and tutorials.
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.
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
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|17/02/2022||Mistake detected. The essay is due 03/06/2022 (not 03/07/2022 as currently stated)|