FINDING A SUPERVISOR
Students will undertake research on a topic arising from an Ancient History unit which they have previously undertaken. Usually (but not always), supervisors will be the convenor or co-convenor of the unit chosen. For your convenience, a list of academic staff and their research interests can be found at:
**Students are advised strongly to make contact with the relevant member of staff as soon as the unit guide is published (11 July 2022) and to set up a meeting as soon as possible to gain a staff member's approval to act in a supervisory capacity and to discuss a potential topic. NB Names of staff who are unavailable to act as supervisors will be provided on the AHIS/AHIX3000 iLearn site. The unit homepage will go live on 18 July 2022.
The general rule is that staff members should not supervise more than four AHIS/AHIX3000 students at a time. Students must contact one of the unit convenors by the end of the first week of the session to register their topic and the name of their supervisor. Deatiled instructions will be provided on the unit homepage.
There will be THREE cohort meetings in this unit: Week 1, Week 3, and Week 7. These meetings will be delivered in 21WW 2300 (the Active Learning Space located on Level 1 of Macquarie Theatre). NB External/OUA students can EITHER attend at the scheduled time OR audit the recording of the livestreamed seminar.
- 5:00-700pm, Tuesday 26 July 2022. This meeting will consider how the Capstone will help you to consolidate your learning from previous units of study in Ancient History and Archaeology, rather than learning new content; reflect on the knowledge, skills and capabilities you have acquired and how to demonstrate these in your transition from final year to workplace or further study; stimulate thinking about realistic and feasible topics for your Research Paper; and explain how you will develop and capture both your learning process during the unit (campus and online discussion) and your final learning products (bibliography and research plan; book review; presentation; research paper)
- 5:00-7:00pm, Tuesday 9 August 2022. This meeting will consider how your Weeks 1-3 Capstone activities have helped you to consolidate your learning from previous units of study in Ancient History and Archaeology; reflect on the knowledge, skills and capabilities you have acquired in your degree and how you will demonstrate these in your Week 4 Assessment 1; prepare for your first meeting with your Research Supervisor; and review how you have developed and captured your learning process in the online Research Forum and your future learning products (book review; presentation; research paper).
- 5:00-7:00pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022. This meeting will consider how your Weeks 4-7 Capstone activities have helped you to consolidate your learning from previous units of study in Ancient History and Archaeology; reflect on the knowledge, skills and capabilities you have acquired in your degree and how you will demonstrate these in your Week 8 Assessment 2; prepare for your second meeting with your Research Supervisor; and review how you have developed and captured your learning process in the online Research Forum and your future learning products (vodcast/Q&A; research paper).
There will also be TWO final meetings in Week 13: one meeting for the INTERNAL cohort; and one meeting for the EXTERNAL/OUA cohort. NB Attendance at the relevant meeting is mandatory.
- 5:00-7:00pm, Tuesday 1 November 2022: INTERNAL students only.
- 7:00-9:00pm, Wednesday 2 November 2022: EXTERNAL/OUA students only.
Students will attend the relevant meeting on Tuesday (campus) or Wednesday (online) in Week 13. You will present a 1-2min synopsis of your Vodcast, contribute to a 2-3min Q&A session relating to your presentation, and hear about the research undertaken by fellow students.
Students will be reminded of the dates and times of these meetings via an Announcement on the unit's iLearn site.
ADDITIONAL NOTE ABOUT SUPERVISION
Students should consult with their supervisors about their research on a regular basis. It is also compulsory for students to have met at least twice with their supervisor and obtained feedback on their developing research project by the end of Week 4.
REQUIRED READING AND TEXTS
Students should consult with their supervisors regarding required and recommended reading.
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
The unit has an iLearn page which can be accessed at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/. PC and internet access are therefore 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.
Please note that there are no formal examinations in this unit.
SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF UNIT
A student is expected to attempt all forms of assessment and is required to achieve an overall mark of 50% or above to complete the unit satisfactorily.