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AHIS3150 – Hieroglyphic Egyptian C

2022 – Session 1, In person-scheduled-weekday, North Ryde

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Lecturer
Camilla Di Biase-Dyson
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Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(20cp at 2000 level including AHIS279 or AHIS2150) or AHIS378
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
AHIS3150 Online
Unit description Unit description

This unit builds on AHIS2150 and is designed to expand and deepen your knowledge of the Egyptian hieroglyphic script and the grammar and syntax of Middle Egyptian language. You will be introduced to the grammatical and lexical tools necessary to do advanced work in Egyptian language. You will do a close reading (in the hieroglyphic script) of classic Middle Egyptian texts, in the course of which the grammar and syntax of each text will be analysed in detail and the literary and historical background will be discussed. You will be introduced to the main features of Old Egyptian and how it differs from Middle Egyptian and gain an understanding of the place of Middle Egyptian in the history of the ancient Egyptian language.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: recognize and recall Egyptian script and how it functions at an advanced level.
  • ULO2: recognize and recall Egyptian vocabulary at an advanced level.
  • ULO3: assess the grammar required for the translation of Egyptian texts appropriate to level of study.
  • ULO4: explore and appraise relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools.
  • ULO5: employ linguistic technical terms at an advanced level.
  • ULO6: integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing advanced Egyptian texts.
  • ULO7: analyse the significance of Egyptian for the study of ancient Egyptian culture.

General Assessment Information

Guidelines for preparing the assessment tasks as well as assessment criteria are available on iLearn. The assessment tasks are compulsory in this unit. Each assessment task has a due date and students are expected to submit their work on time.

Prerequisite: To take this unit, students are required to have completed AHIS2150 Hieroglyphic Egyptian B or its equivalent. To successfully complete the unit, students are required to complete all assessment tasks on time by the due dates specified on iLearn and achieve a minimum of 50% for all components.

Your work will be assessed against: 1. Accuracy of transliteration of hieroglyphic texts (Translation Tasks, Lexicographical Report); 2. Accuracy of translation (Translation Tasks); 3. Comprehensiveness and accuracy, employing appropriate linguistic metalanguage, of grammatical commentary (all assessment items); 4. Appropriate use of secondary literature, clarity of argument, structure and expression (Essay). The marking rubric for the essay is provided on iLearn.

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. For Special Consideration policy see below under Policies and Procedures.

Please note that grading decisions for each assessment task will be moderated against the set criteria and standards before task results are released.

The grade a student receives will signify their overall performance in meeting the learning outcomes of a unit of study. Grades will not be awarded by reference to the achievement of other students nor allocated to fit a predetermined distribution. In determining a grade, due weight will be given to the learning outcomes and level of a unit (ie 100, 200, 300, 800 etc). Graded units will use the following grades: HD High Distinction 85-100 D Distinction 75-84 Cr Credit 65-74 P Pass 50-64 F Fail 0-49.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Lexicographical Report 15% No 23:55 on 13.03.2022 (Week 3)
Translation Task 60% No 23:55 on 27.03, 10.04, 22.05, 05.06.2022 (Wks 5, 7, 11, 13)
Essay 25% No 23:55 on 08.05.2022 (Week 9)

Lexicographical Report

Assessment Type 1: Reflective Writing
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: 23:55 on 13.03.2022 (Week 3)
Weighting: 15%

 

Students will use databases and dictionaries to analyse the word of their choice.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • recognize and recall Egyptian script and how it functions at an advanced level.
  • recognize and recall Egyptian vocabulary at an advanced level.
  • explore and appraise relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools.
  • employ linguistic technical terms at an advanced level.

Translation Task

Assessment Type 1: Reflective Writing
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: 23:55 on 27.03, 10.04, 22.05, 05.06.2022 (Wks 5, 7, 11, 13)
Weighting: 60%

 

A set of four translation tasks will be set throughout the semester, each worth 15%.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • recognize and recall Egyptian script and how it functions at an advanced level.
  • recognize and recall Egyptian vocabulary at an advanced level.
  • assess the grammar required for the translation of Egyptian texts appropriate to level of study.
  • explore and appraise relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools.
  • employ linguistic technical terms at an advanced level.
  • integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing advanced Egyptian texts.

Essay

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: 23:55 on 08.05.2022 (Week 9)
Weighting: 25%

 

Students will write an essay on a literary historical aspect of a selected Egyptian text.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • analyse the significance of Egyptian for the study of ancient Egyptian culture.

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

The unit is taught in a block of 3 hours, Lecture and Tutorial combined. The class takes place in person (subject to change) and is recorded on Echo360. External students will be required to listen to and work through the recording of the class which will be available shortly after the conclusion of the on-campus session. The unit also has an iLearn website to which all students have access. You will be expected to read carefully the material on the site, download material for the classes and upload assignments.

Students will require reliable internet access and a computer.

Required Textbooks  

B. Ockinga, A Concise Grammar of Middle Egyptian 3rd ed. (Mainz, 2008)

R.O. Faulkner, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian (Oxford, 1962 & reprints)

Also recommended: A.H. Gardiner, Egyptian Grammar 3rd ed. (Oxford, 1957 & reprints)

Unit Schedule

A weekly schedule will be provided in iLearn.

Policies and Procedures

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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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