The unit is taught as a "lectorial", which means lecture and tutorial are integrated as a 3-hour block. Each of these sessions will take place in person (though this is subject to change) and will also be recorded and made available the same day on the iLearn site over the Echo360 portal.
All relevant study materials, exercises and practice opportunities are offered through iLearn: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/
Students are required to access the online unit in iLearn by the end of Week 1 at the very latest and follow any relevant instructions and links for
downloads that may be required.
• For central technical support go to: http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/
• For student quick guides on the use of iLearn go to: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/tools-and-resources/ilearn/ilearn-quick-guides-for-students
Active engagement with the website is essential to successfully complete the unit. Discussion of items not covered in class can be conducted online via the Discussion Forum on the unit's iLearn site. Students are expected to complete the Exercises set in preparation for each class. This will enable them to participate actively in class, get feedback on what they have submitted when the exercises are discussed in class, ask pertinent questions, and integrate the new topics into a progressively more solid foundation.
All tests (five Vocabulary Tests, one Revision Test and one Final Test) will also be conducted via the website. For details on the submission of the two Assessment Tasks in Weeks 6 and 11) see the "Assessment at a Glance" section of the iLearn site.
Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient. External students are required to work through
the recordings and the accompanying exercises and practice material as directed. For students attending classes on campus we strongly encourage that you bring along your own laptop computer, ready to work with activities set for the unit.
The textbook is B. G. Ockinga, Concise Grammar of Middle Egyptian, 3rd edition (Mainz, 2012). This textbook is available to purchase in a limited number (in class in Week 1) but will also be made available in digital form to all students.
The various sections of this book contain all the materials you will need to successfully study Hieroglyphic Egyptian in AHIS1150 (Grammar, Vocabulary, Exercises, Reading Exercises, Sign List, Indices). It is also the essential reference work for the other language units taught: AHIS2150 and AHIS3150 (Hieroglyphic Egyptian B and C), and beyond.
Students who wish to continue with Egyptian studies should also acquire or get a digital copy (contact your Convenor!) of:
A. H. Gardiner, Egyptian Grammar 3rd ed. (Oxford, 1957 & reprints)
R.O. Faulkner, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian (Oxford, 1962 & reprints).
A transliteration font that can be used in iLearn and other platforms, which was developed by David Chapman, a Macquarie student, is available on iLearn to download with instructions on how to install it. The font can be used when doing vocabulary and translation tests in iLearn.