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If you have strong essay writing skills, this subject is an easy H1. Two of the assignments include a weekly multiple choice quiz worth 10% of your final grade, and a weekly tutorial reflection worth 20% of your final grade. The multiple choice is easy to score 9+/10 in, and the weekly tutorial is easy to score 100% in. I score an overall score of 9.1/10 for the quizzes, and 100% for all 10 tutorial reflections. So, right off the bat I had 29.1% of my final grade finished, as did most students. The other two assignments are essays, these are more difficult to do well in. What most students miss in their essays is critical engagement. But, if you're a psychology student or a philosophy student and have practiced writing essays it's possible to do very well in these essays - in fact, multiple students scored 100% for the first essay. As for the lecturer, there was a pretty big divide on whether students liked him or not. Some students thought he was quite arrogant whereas others thought he was entertaining. In all honesty, I thought he was okay and pretty engaging; however, I didn't feel like the content discussed in the lectures really helped me prepare for the essays so I rarely attended the lectures. Overall, I'd recommend this subject to students who want to do well in a 3rd year science subject but don't have any prerequisites. The course is easy to get an H1 with minimal work in but only if you have strong essay writing skills.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2022

The subject is challenging if you don't have a background in social sciences and familiarity with basic economics, so be warned - this is not an easy H1 if you're new to ideas in social science. However, the lecturer is clear about expectations and gave us plenty of opportunities to ask questions and clarify things we didn't understand. If you put in the work and write towards what they mark for you can get 90+ on essays, with some people even getting 100s. As a science student (studying psych) who had a developing interest in economics and social sciences, this subject was perfect for me. If you're not interested in economics and social sciences, however, I wouldn't recommend this subject, as it can be quite difficult if you don't find it interesting. If you are familiar with ideas in these fields, this subject should be pretty manageable, and perhaps slightly easy.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2021

Lecturer ebbs arrogance, assessments are very difficult to do well in. Not an enjoyable subject at all.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Lecturer's attitude wasnt very good but overall a very interesting subject. Mid term and final essay is very difficult though so be prepared.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

Interesting content, and the tutorials were well-organised and led to some really great, in-depth discussions. I didn't really like the lecturer's attitude overall, but he was quite engaging.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

I found this subject really interesting as I learnt a lot of new things. The lecturer is really engaging and so are the lectures, tutorials and readings.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017