Subject: MULT20003 Critical Analytical Skills
3 Comments on MULT20003 Critical Analytical Skills
(Note: compulsory for several majors) Look, it’s compulsory for a reason. If you’ve ever mention the acronym “CAS” around a Politics or Sociology major, they will in nearly all cases respond with a scowl and a world-weary sigh as they think back to a strange group assignment, lectures that make paint drying sound positively fascinating, and mysterious phrases that you memorise for the in-class tests and never think of again. If you’re thinking of doing this for breadth or as an elective, don’t. This is one of the two compulsory subjects for completing a Politics major (amongst other majors), and the bane of many a second year BA student (that and when the kale smoothie isn’t blended properly).
Not the most interesting subject, but it is compulsory for several majors. The teaching does make it fairly clear what is expected in the assessments, so just follow what's expected, learn the buzzwords and phrases from the readings and lectures and you'll get through this one pretty easily.
Don't do this subject unless you genuinely have to for a major requirement. I haven't met a single student ever who hasn't hated CAS - the lectures and readings are painful (not that I attended/read many of them), the tutes drag out and the regular tests are irrelevant and frustrating. Compulsory subjects are compulsory for a reason!