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Covers the ‘basics’ of physics; it is basically the level of physics that would have been covered in VCE physics. If you intend to do the GAMSAT, PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION! This subject will be very helpful. It was a bit difficult, but doing questions helped a lot. You eventually get the hang of it. The Knight textbook (College Physics) was extremely helpful and had plenty of questions.”

Would you recommend this subject? YES

“Mostly boring. The participation experiment as part of assessment took up half of the two hour lecture every week and although comical to hear the cohort’s comments, was mostly just time consuming and not very insightful. i did the readings for the first couple of weeks but really you don’t need to unless you’re completely inept with the Australian political system. really hoping that International Politics will be more interesting”

Would you recommend this subject? NO

 

“Good subject; interesting lectures (good guest speakers), relevant content, but don’t buy the book…hardly used it.”

Would you recommend this subject? YES

 

“Presumably really boring and a bludge if you are a local student, but incredibly fascinating if you are an international student interested in politics. It’s also a good chance for those interested in politics to work out their political stance.”

Would you recommend this subject? YES

“Didnt really like this subject- was a bit too abstract for my liking. we basically looked at different tribal groups and characteristics of them as well as the way family and community were organised and defined. some topics included cannibalism, family and gender. Weekly readings had to be done before the tutorials. assessment consisted of an essay and a test (the test involved writing summaries for 10 of the weekly readings!!)

Some of the topics were interesting, but in general, was a but to ‘out there’ for me. “

Would you recommend this subject? NO

“Arabic is a beautiful language and it’s great fun studying it….however IT IS SO VERY DIFFICULT! Strongly recommend people who are taking it to think twice. The teacher may say it’s easy and they teach from the basic (what they told me), but what they did not tell you is that everything is taught in a SUPER FAST SPEED! It took me about 4 hours a week just to finish the homework, and seriously if you don’t study for like 8 hours a week for this subject you are very likely to fail. This is not the kind of subject that you get easy marks. Still if you think you are a hard-working student and are able to take the challenge, Arabic is a wonderful language and it feels fantastic when you can read out a menu in Arabic and stunned your friends. :)”

Would you recommend this subject? YES

“In a word: Fun. Falling under the ‘History and Philosophy of Science’ discipline in the Arts faculty, ‘From Plato to Einstein’ will awaken your inner-Scientist. Kristian (the lecturer) is amazingly organised, providing notes prior to the lectures, and presents the week-to-week topic in an engaging and interesting way. The lectures are always intellectually stimulating, and although a lot of the material will go over your head (particularly if you’re an Arts student with only a minimal knowledge of Science/Physics), you are guaranteed to be amazed by the complicated words used such as ‘Electromagnetism’ and the mix of nonsensical mathematical laws (you won’t need to know these, don’t worry!).

I would recommend this subject for anyone with an interest in science, but doesn’t have a lot of background knowledge.”

Would you recommend this subject? YES