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AHIS1140 – Ancient Hebrew A

2022 – Session 2, Online-flexible

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convenor
Trevor Evans
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B 148 Arts Precinct
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Credit points Credit points
10
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Corequisites Corequisites
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Unit description Unit description

This unit introduces students of ancient history to study of the Ancient Hebrew language. It provides a systematic introduction to the script, grammar (especially morphology and basic syntax,and vocabulary. The unit also aims to help students develop the skills necessary for reading original Ancient Hebrew texts,and explores the significance of Ancient Hebrew for the study of relevant ancient cultures.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Recognise and recall ancient Hebrew script and phonetic structure
  • ULO2: Learn Hebrew vocabularly and grammatical structures at elementary level
  • ULO3: Recognise and memorise foundational Hebrew vocabulary
  • ULO4: Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Hebrew texts
  • ULO5: Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Hebrew texts
  • ULO6: Recognize and recall linguistic technical terms

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Submission Penalty: Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, a 5% penalty (of the total possible mark) will be applied each day a written assessment is not submitted, up until the 7th day (including weekends). After the 7th day, a mark of ‘0’ (zero) will be awarded even if the assessment is submitted. Submission time for all written assessments is set at 11.55pm. A 1-hour grace period is provided to students who experience a technical issue. This late penalty will apply to non-timed sensitive assessment (incl essays, reports, posters, portfolios, journals, recordings etc). Late submission of time sensitive tasks (such as tests/exams, performance assessments/presentations, scheduled practical assessments/labs etc) will only be addressed by the unit convenor in a Special consideration application. Special Consideration outcome may result in a new question or topic.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Participation 15% No 23:55 09/08/2022; 30/08/2022; 11/10/2022
Prose Compositions 35% No 23:55 23/08/2022; 27/09/2022; 25/10/2022
Comprehension Test 15% No 23:55 201/11/2022
Final Exam 35% No during examination period

Participation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 9 hours
Due: 23:55 09/08/2022; 30/08/2022; 11/10/2022
Weighting: 15%

 

Three formative assessment tasks

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall ancient Hebrew script and phonetic structure
  • Learn Hebrew vocabularly and grammatical structures at elementary level
  • Recognise and memorise foundational Hebrew vocabulary
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Hebrew texts
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Hebrew texts
  • Recognize and recall linguistic technical terms

Prose Compositions

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 25 hours
Due: 23:55 23/08/2022; 27/09/2022; 25/10/2022
Weighting: 35%

 

Three exercises in translation from English to Ancient Hebrew

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall ancient Hebrew script and phonetic structure
  • Learn Hebrew vocabularly and grammatical structures at elementary level
  • Recognise and memorise foundational Hebrew vocabulary
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Hebrew texts
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Hebrew texts
  • Recognize and recall linguistic technical terms

Comprehension Test

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 9 hours
Due: 23:55 201/11/2022
Weighting: 15%

 

One comprehension test

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall ancient Hebrew script and phonetic structure
  • Learn Hebrew vocabularly and grammatical structures at elementary level
  • Recognise and memorise foundational Hebrew vocabulary
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Hebrew texts
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Hebrew texts
  • Recognize and recall linguistic technical terms

Final Exam

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 9 hours
Due: during examination period
Weighting: 35%

 

online non-invigilated exam

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall ancient Hebrew script and phonetic structure
  • Learn Hebrew vocabularly and grammatical structures at elementary level
  • Recognise and memorise foundational Hebrew vocabulary
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Hebrew texts
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Hebrew texts
  • Recognize and recall linguistic technical terms

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

Textbook

G. Athas & I.M. Young, Elementary Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar, 5th Edn (Croydon Park, NSW: Ancient Vessel Press, 2016).

Technology

This unit employs the following technology

• iLearn

• Echo

The unit has an online presence, through which all unit materials apart from the textbook are delivered. Login is via: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/

Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.

For technical support go to: http://mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/informatics/help For student quick guides on the use of iLearn go to: http://mq.edu.au/iLearn/student_info/guides.htm

Lecture Times

For lecture times and classrooms please consult: https://timetables.mq.edu.au

Satisfactory Completion 

Completion of all Assessment Tasks is required to complete the unit satisfactorily.

Submission and Extensions

Submission of all Assessment Tasks is electronic via Turnitin.

Extensions are available on medical grounds and may be requested under other special circumstances. Apply via ask.mq.edu.au

Unit Schedule

In this unit we will begin the study of the Ancient Hebrew language using the Athas and Young textbook (see Delivery and Resources above). We will work through Units 1–16 over the course of the teaching session.

We will also study short readings featuring original Hebrew texts from the biblical corpus.

Full details, including a weekly schedule of topics and a list of assessment due-dates will be provided on the unit's iLearn page.

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Results

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