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AHIS6100 – Ancient Languages Foundation

2022 – Session 1, Online-flexible

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convenor
Ian Plant
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Room 164, Level 1, 25B Wally's Walk
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Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MRes or GradCertAncHist or MAncHIst
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
AHIX6100
Unit description Unit description

This unit provides students with fundamental introductory knowledge and understanding of an ancient language relevant to their field of interest, with attention to vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills. Students will undertake language studies in an ancient language relevant to their research interests.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates

Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Recognise and recall the script and phonetic structure of the ancient language.
  • ULO2: Identify and recall the grammatical structures of the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • ULO3: Recognise and memorize the vocabulary of the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • ULO4: Assess the grammar required for the translation of the texts in the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • ULO5: Integrate the knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing texts in the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • ULO6: Explore the significance of the ancient language for the study of relevant ancient cultures.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Penalty

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, online tests

Your Language Assessments

Your language choice will determine the dates for the submission of assignments. The ilearn page for your chosen language will provide the details. Contact the convenor of your language of choice for confirmation of assignments and due dates.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Online quizzes 20% No Weeks 1-13
Examination 40% No Exam Period
Translation 30% No Weeks 1-13
Participation 10% No Weeks 1-13

Online quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: Weeks 1-13
Weighting: 20%

Online quizzes


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall the script and phonetic structure of the ancient language.
  • Identify and recall the grammatical structures of the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Recognise and memorize the vocabulary of the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of the texts in the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Integrate the knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing texts in the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Explore the significance of the ancient language for the study of relevant ancient cultures.

Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: Exam Period
Weighting: 40%

Examination


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall the script and phonetic structure of the ancient language.
  • Identify and recall the grammatical structures of the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Recognise and memorize the vocabulary of the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of the texts in the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Integrate the knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing texts in the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Explore the significance of the ancient language for the study of relevant ancient cultures.

Translation

Assessment Type 1: Translation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 21 hours
Due: Weeks 1-13
Weighting: 30%

Translation exercises


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall the script and phonetic structure of the ancient language.
  • Identify and recall the grammatical structures of the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Recognise and memorize the vocabulary of the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of the texts in the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Integrate the knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing texts in the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Explore the significance of the ancient language for the study of relevant ancient cultures.

Participation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 6 hours
Due: Weeks 1-13
Weighting: 10%

Online exercises testing engagement with unit content.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall the script and phonetic structure of the ancient language.
  • Identify and recall the grammatical structures of the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Recognise and memorize the vocabulary of the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of the texts in the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Integrate the knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing texts in the ancient language at the appropriate level.
  • Explore the significance of the ancient language for the study of relevant ancient cultures.

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

This unit is a 'shell' unit, which means that you take lectures/tutorials/seminars from another teaching unit in order to pass this one - that is the reason why it is not listed separately in the student timetable.  You may choose any one of the AHIS ancient languages undergraduate language units for your content. The History and Archaeology Department offers units in following languages: Latin, Ancient Greek, Ancient Hebrew, Hieroglyphic Egyptian, and Coptic Egyptian. You choose level A language if you have not previously undertaken any study in that language. If you have already undertaken some study in that language, you should contact the course-convenor of the language unit of your choice to determine what level would be the most suitable for you, taking into account your existing knowledge of the language. You can contact me to get the name of the unit convenor or for any other advice about your choice. A list of units is accessible through this link:

https://coursehandbook.mq.edu.au/search?q=AHIS

 

Please inform me which unit you choose, as I must organize your enrolment in iLearn for that unit. Your access to iLearn should start in the first week of teaching - let me know if you do not have access then (not before). 

The content of the unit will follow the undergraduate unit you chose, but the assessments and deadlines will differ in order to be adjusted to postgraduate level. These tasks will be set by the course-coordinator (not myself), individualised for your chosen ancient language, and aligned with the assessment tasks set for AHIS/AHIX6100.

You do not enroll in the undergraduate version of the unit you have chosen. 

The failure to chose and attend AHIS unit will result with 0 mark for this unit.

I hope this is clear - let me know if you need more information (please use e-mail for communication).

Unit Schedule

Refer to the ilearn page for the ancient language you have choosen.

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Results

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