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The lecturer, Matthew, was extremely engaging and had little song breaks, relevant to the topic in each lecture which was fun. The content presented was really good, with each topic almost being interlinked in a way. My tutorials with Simon were good too, he was really kind and provided comprehensive feedback for my assignments. Simon was also open to feedback and suggestions about what we could do in tutorials which was really nice. In the tutorials we did a variety of activities such as debating, discussion of readings and watching other students presentations. I found the essay planning assignment with peer review and feedback to be really helpful in writing my essay and its also good that the planning contributes to your overall grade as well. For the tutorial presentation assignment, I recommend that you prepare 1 visual slide with pictures to display on the projector and stand up to present with flashcards (as opposed to using your phone) as this scores well on the public speaking part of the assignment rubric, I feel like a lot of students in my tutorial neglected this part. Also for the tutorial presentation, don't forget to engage with the relevant topic readings as this can allow you to score higher on the content part of the rubric. For all the assignments, they provide you with a wide selection of essay topics to choose from, there is truly something for everyone to write about. There is no exam for this subject, only a final essay which was really nice as well. Overall, a really engaging subject that is easy to score a H1 in if you write your essays with an argument and with clarity. I recommend this subject for anyone interested in social sciences, geography or development as an arts elective or even as a breadth.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2022

This is a great subject, tutorials are engaging, content is amazing. BUT my tutor marked me very harshly & his comments were so generic... Like how can you tell me my essay was amazing but give me 70%, the work I put into it in comparison to my other subjects I definitely should have gotten like 80%. I also got 66% for my ESSAY PLAN??? and he did not provide much negative feedback so I do not understand. ANYWAYS content is really beneficial in general, a real eye-opening subject. You also get to focus on the particulars that you enjoy, so they give you a lot of freedom there.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2021

Very interesting topics and lectures were engaging. However there was very little guidance in assessment, especially for a level 1 subject. Also marked harshly like some other people have said, and vague feedback. Overall the subject was eye-opening and Bina had great insights to share each week.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2020

Bina is a great lecturer, super interesting content and engaging tutorials (Kate was a great tutor!). Essay had a lot of freedom to choose your topic, helpful feedback from tutor.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2020

Interesting topics covered. Tutorials allow for meaningful conversations, discussions and debates. Assessments good, as you get to chose your topic. Marked a bit harshly in my opinion, but may depend on tutor.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2020

This was an awesome subject! It was harshly marked but the content was so rewarding to learn. I feel as though this subject has shaped my world view and I'm thankful for that. It's also well organised, and Bina is a very kind and knowledgable lecturer. The assessments are somewhat difficult and take time to research but you learn a lot about your selected countries so it's alright. Also, the first assessment is just an essay outline so they ease you into it which is nice. Definitely do this subject if you want to learn a little something about important issues in the world!

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2020

Highly recommended! Such interesting content and I found the things I learned in the subject applicable to many of my subjects during my degree. Also, the lecturers/tutors were all super kind people who were great at explaining their topic. Assessments were pretty standard also.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2017

It was a very interesting subject with amazing staff all around. Bina is an amazing lecturer and manages to link every aspect of the subject in a very simple to understand manner. The guest lecturers were an interesting and welcomed addition to the subject. The tutorials were also highly thought-provoking, interesting and informative. Kerry was an absolutely amazing tutor! He managed to mediate great discussions and debates, as well as sharing his own views without overpowering your voice. A very interesting subject, and would definitely recommend.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

fantastic subject - great content, well organised lectures and tutorials and the assessments in the semester were good as you got to choose the topics.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018