Assessment in this course takes the form of:
You will be required to give a tutorial presentation on or related to one of the topics explored in this course. The presentation should be no more than 10 minutes in length and designed to stimulate informed discussion.
The Criteria and Standards Marking Sheet (see ECP for this course) will be used in marking your essays and tutorial presentations.
This essay should be no more than 2000 words in length. You can research and write about one topic from the following list, or you can frame your own topic in consultation with your tutor.
This research essay must be based on research conducted through the course of the semester. It must demonstrate evidence of a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the subject. Students may chose to investigate a question from the following list. Alternately, they can devise and investigation a question in consultation with their tutor on an aspect of topics covered in this course that they have found particularly interesting.
Both the mid-semester essay and the research essay must be based on careful research and reading. You will be required to provide relevant evidence and arguments in essaying your chosen topic. Essays must be fully referenced, and must have a bibliography of all sources you quote or consulted.
In submitting your first essay you must use Turnitin
Ensure that you submit a hard copy and an electronic copy of your essay. The electronic copy must be submitted through eLearning@UQ on the same day your submit your paper copy to receive a grade for the report.
Turnitin is compulsory in all courses within the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics.
If you cannot submit an assignment by the due date, you should email the lecturer immediately concerning the possibility of an extension. Students with provisional email approval for an extension should submit an “Application for Extension of Assessment” form: http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/forms/exams/progressive-assessment-extens... Please supply any relevant documents (for example a medical certificate) with your application to the School office (E306 Forgan Smith Building). The School policy is that unapproved late essays may be subjected to an automatic penalty of 1% of the final grade for each day that they are late for a maximum of two weeks (at the discretion of the Course Coordinator). Unless special arrangements have been made essays more than two weeks late may not be accepted.
The School of History Philosophy Religion & Classics has adopted standard assessment criteria for all undergraduate courses. All students are expected to be familiar with its policy relating to assessment on the School’s Webpage. The Criteria and Standards Marking Sheet (appearing in the ECP for this course and also available on the School webpage) will be used in marking your essays and research reports.
Students can expect to PASS (4) if their assessed work demonstrates acquisition of some or all the graduate attributes specified in the course “aims and attributes” (see above). A grade of CREDIT (5) indicates a capability for some analytical skill, including evidence of research initiative or interpretative originality. DISTINCTION (6) is evidence of an understanding of the deeper and more complex aspects of the subject under study and of original evaluation and interpretation. This will also include extensive research and some understanding of the intellectual debate about a particular topic. To gain a grade of HIGH DISTINCTION (7) students must demonstrate considerable originality and sophistication in their approach. High Distinction is evidence of excellence in research, written expression, critical analysis and scholarly understanding. A CONCEDED PASS (3) is awarded in cases of work that is close to satisfactory, but fails to reach basic Pass level; in may also be awarded in some cases where work is incomplete. A grade of FAIL (2) is given in cases where work does not satisfy the basic requirements of the course. Work of totally unsatisfactory standard is given a SERIOUS FAIL (1).
7 = 100-85% 6 = 84-75% 5 = 74-65% 4 = 64-50% 3 = 49-45% 2 = 44-25% 1 = 24-0%