Power H2A Complete Notes

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Reviews

Interesting but lectures were not always relevant to assignments. My tutor and tutorial class were great though, so that made discussing the heavy readings much easier.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Readings were very theoretical and not as relevant to assignments and lectures as I thought they would be. I would have liked if the content related to real-world examples of power - although someone with a strong interest in political/social theory may think otherwise. Found the subject VERY theory-heavy overall.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Fantastic subject to take in your first year. The head lecturer, Andy, is really entertaining and incredibly engaging. A couple of the guest lecturers could've been a bit more interesting. A couple of the lectures were also cancelled which sucked. The readings can be a little stale at times but will compel you to start developing your own critical analytical skills. It's a great introduction if you're thinking of majoring in politics, criminology or sociology.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Lectures and tutorials were mediocre. The assignments were bombs.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

Fascinating and engaging subject, also a good introduction to the liberal arts as a whole.+ as long as you do the readings all the content is easily manageable.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

This subject is good if you're either majoring in or interested in politics. However the content was often very complex and not explored by lecturers and tutors in a comprehensive manner. There seemed to be a bit of disorganisation in the coordination of the subject, with lectures often being cancelled, but this was usually made up for. Some tutors were better than others. This subject is for you if you can cope with dense readings, broad and complex ideas and can teach yourself a lot of the content. Definitely don't take it just because everyone else seems to be. It was quite difficult and dry at times

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Would not recommend this subject to anyone. Firstly, it was poorly organised. Almost every week there a lecture cancelled, and sometimes they didn’t tell us until 1 hour before. Secondly, the content was dry. Other than Andrew’s lectures at the start and a few good ones towards the end, the content was so boring and dense. Readings were near impossible to get through and barely helped with assessments. Lastly, tutors were useless and it was obvious they hated coming to class just as much as we did. Tutorials were the biggest waste of time. Filled with students regurgitating the readings & no genuine discussion. Useless subject that I’ll never need, only took it cause I had to.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Brilliant subject. Was intellectually challenged to the very end. Found it difficult, but learned stuff which will definitely help me through the rest of my time as a student.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

A good foundation subject for criminology and politics. Intersects with a lot of other subjects, I would recommend if you're doing those majors.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

Power is a great subject for anyone interested in the power dynamics that control society and the individual. It is recommended to anyone undertaking a major in Politics, which I agree with, as it often draws upon key political theorists. The subject is heavy in theory, and sometimes requires heavy reading, however it is generally quite interesting and worthwhile. It is the most popular of the foundation subjects, and explores questions such as: - What makes us accept/acquiesce to power? - Who holds the power? - What is power? The answers explored are actually really thought-provoking and sometimes confronting. Most of the lecturers do a great job, and all of them are very enthusiastic about their topics.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2018