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Title: Subject Review Requests
Post by: charmanderp on November 19, 2013, 01:52:08 pm
Thought this thread might a good idea. The existing subject review thread is amazing but sometimes subjects you plan to do (like obscure arts ones cough cough) haven't been reviewed yet.

So I thought maybe here users could just ask if anyone has done a subject before and get either a short review ('Do it because...' or 'Don't do it because...' or 'Do it if....') or a full length review that could then go in the other thread.

University of Melbourne - Subject Reviews & Ratings

If you do post a review in the other thread according to a request here, make sure you come back to this thread with the link! (:

Just to kickstart, has anyone done 'SOCI10001 - Understanding Society'? Considering doing it sem 1 next year, would love some first hand info.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Hehetymen on November 19, 2013, 08:07:15 pm
Would like some input on EDUC10051 Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice.

Also biochem as a major.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: scribble on November 19, 2013, 08:12:33 pm
anyone done biom30003?
though i guess thats a pretty hard one to review since it'd be so different for everyone taking it :S
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Turtle on November 19, 2013, 08:43:29 pm
Would like some input on EDUC10051 Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice.

Also biochem as a major.

Sure, I'll do that one sometime this week. I did it last year. I can't recommend it highly enough! Super easy subject with absolutely no work. A pretty easy H1 if you ask me!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Sinner on November 19, 2013, 10:31:19 pm
Sure, I'll do that one sometime this week. I did it last year. I can't recommend it highly enough! Super easy subject with absolutely no work. A pretty easy H1 if you ask me!

Oh ya, those fall in the same group w/ the Music Psychology/Health ones and Forests in a Global Context.

It'd be nice to get second opinions on PHYS30001 and PHYS30008. Both (only) reviews were written by the same person, and the subjects themselves can't be that bad, otherwise the coordinators would have changed them for the better.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: LeviLamp on November 19, 2013, 10:36:36 pm
Sinner, could you give a very brief outline of how Comp Animal Physio was for you this sem? I'm doing it next semester and would love to have an idea of what I'm going into :3
Thanks :>
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Sinner on November 19, 2013, 10:42:12 pm
Sinner, could you give a very brief outline of how Comp Animal Physio was for you this sem? I'm doing it next semester and would love to have an idea of what I'm going into :3
Thanks :>

I was plannig to write one in 2-4 hours, it'll be done by then.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: charmanderp on November 20, 2013, 01:59:16 pm
If you do post a review in the other thread according to a request here, make sure you come back to this thread with the link! (:

Has anyone done the second year philosophy subject Ethical Theory?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Ballerina on November 20, 2013, 03:40:30 pm
Excellent idea.
Has anyone taken the following?

Were they demanding? Well-taught? Is 'Companion Animal Biology' as adorable as it sounds? Is the 2000 word assignment to pet kitties?! Would the knowledge gained from any be useful long-term, for example in third year physiology?

Please and thank you!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: vox nihili on November 20, 2013, 04:18:00 pm
I'd love one for Australian Politics. PLEASSSSE
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: crescendo on November 20, 2013, 05:36:57 pm
Oh ya, those fall in the same group w/ the Music Psychology/Health ones and Forests in a Global Context.

It'd be nice to get second opinions on PHYS30001 and PHYS30008. Both (only) reviews were written by the same person, and the subjects themselves can't be that bad, otherwise the coordinators would have changed them for the better.

Yes... I would also like reviews on the third year phys subjects ;D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: buzzwith on November 20, 2013, 06:09:37 pm
Neurophysiology anyone?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: simpak on November 20, 2013, 07:15:00 pm
Re: neuro Slumdawg and I are just really lazy.  We are gonna do it tho I think lel
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: LeviLamp on November 20, 2013, 07:17:04 pm
@Ballerina: Comparative Animal Physiology is probably more useful for physiology, and I've heard bad things about DASC subjects :/
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: aaackk on November 20, 2013, 08:00:36 pm
second year accounting subjects: cost management, business finance, intermediate financial accounting

third year finance subjects: derivative securities, investments, corporate finance

anyone? :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Shenz0r on November 20, 2013, 08:08:09 pm
I know there's a few people who are pretty curious for what some of the subjects are like in the MD.

Could somebody review the third-year Biomed cores? I know that there's some already (from 2011) but I'm just wondering if much of the subject has changed
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Ballerina on November 21, 2013, 10:29:11 am
@Ballerina: Comparative Animal Physiology is probably more useful for physiology, and I've heard bad things about DASC subjects :/

Thank you!! Could you expand upon what you heard of DASC subjects? Who/why/which/etc?

I'm trying to find a balance between not overwhelming myself with difficult subjects so as to achieve a GPA that allows me into postgrad, and taking such easy subjects that I'm a useless researcher when I actually do postgrad...would taking 2 breadths in second year and 2 breadths in third year, in addition to either a DASC/PHIL subject in second year, be much of a disadvantage in terms of prior knowledge for third year? I'm taking all the prerequisites and at least one recommended class for all my third year subjects, I'm just wondering if it's best to have as many classes with overlapping and relevant content as possible.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: LeviLamp on November 21, 2013, 01:56:53 pm
I haven't heard much about Companion Animal Biology other than that it's objectively "bad" (the assessment looks very nice, though), but I do have it on good authority that Applied Animal Physiology is hands-down the worst subject in the world and that you shouldn't even think of touching it if you want to live (from 5 people or so, and friends with 2nd year friends have apparently heard the same thing). As for other non-Animals in Society DASC subjects, I've heard little, so I don't think I'm qualified to say anything about them. But if you want to do an animal physiology subject Comparative Animal Physiology is apparently a recommended subject for physiology majors (or at least a prereq option, so it must be useful). Otherwise I guess you could just stick to humans?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Russ on November 21, 2013, 05:07:07 pm
I know there's a few people who are pretty curious for what some of the subjects are like in the MD.

Remind me if I forget but I'll try to do them after exams finish, sometime this weekend.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: davids96 on November 21, 2013, 05:33:23 pm
Any of the third year biochemistry subjects/developmental biology subjects.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: BelVP on November 21, 2013, 09:11:01 pm
ENGL30013 Gothic Fictions

I'm thinking of taking it as breadth but want to know what's it's like~
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: werdna on November 21, 2013, 09:29:24 pm
Has anyone done any of these?

Service & Relationship Marketing
Managing in Contemporary Organisations
Supply Chain Management

Thanks!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: charmanderp on November 21, 2013, 09:30:37 pm
For anyone that's done Intermediate Microeconomics, are the tutorials based around the lectures? Is there a blue sheet/pink sheet to do?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: aaackk on November 21, 2013, 09:59:03 pm
anyone thats done Organisational Behaviour, are the lectures useful?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: werdna on November 21, 2013, 10:03:49 pm
anyone thats done Organisational Behaviour, are the lectures useful?

Lectures are definitely useful, ideally you should attend the lectures in person since there's no screen capture or proper recordings online (it's just a crappy mp3 download). Videos are always shown in the lectures, and sometimes there are questions about these videos in your tute prep or tutes themselves. Lecturers will also tell you what will and won't be on the exam. I've posted up a review of OB in the subject reviews thread if you want to have a look.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Ballerina on November 22, 2013, 11:17:14 am
I haven't heard much about Companion Animal Biology other than that it's objectively "bad" (the assessment looks very nice, though), but I do have it on good authority that Applied Animal Physiology is hands-down the worst subject in the world and that you shouldn't even think of touching it if you want to live (from 5 people or so, and friends with 2nd year friends have apparently heard the same thing). As for other non-Animals in Society DASC subjects, I've heard little, so I don't think I'm qualified to say anything about them. But if you want to do an animal physiology subject Comparative Animal Physiology is apparently a recommended subject for physiology majors (or at least a prereq option, so it must be useful). Otherwise I guess you could just stick to humans?

Thank you darls! ♥ I'm veering toward the nutrition subject.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: M-D on November 22, 2013, 05:53:52 pm
could someone do a review of 'PHRM20001 Pharmacology: How Drugs Work' please. Thanks
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ChickenCh0wM1en on November 22, 2013, 06:02:22 pm
could someone do a review of 'PHRM20001 Pharmacology: How Drugs Work' please. Thanks

Someone just did it yesterday or the day before.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: M-D on November 24, 2013, 02:34:16 pm
Someone just did it yesterday or the day before.

Where? I can't find it.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: vox nihili on November 24, 2013, 02:43:52 pm
Where? I can't find it.

It's about the third of fourth last on the last page.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: M-D on November 24, 2013, 03:14:00 pm
It's about the third of fourth last on the last page.

yeah i found it. thanks for that.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: aaackk on November 24, 2013, 05:33:13 pm
Lectures are definitely useful, ideally you should attend the lectures in person since there's no screen capture or proper recordings online (it's just a crappy mp3 download). Videos are always shown in the lectures, and sometimes there are questions about these videos in your tute prep or tutes themselves. Lecturers will also tell you what will and won't be on the exam. I've posted up a review of OB in the subject reviews thread if you want to have a look.

Which page is it on? It hasnt been updated on the first page and I can't seem to find it
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: M-D on November 24, 2013, 05:53:03 pm
i had the same problem with finding the review of 'PHRM20001 Pharmacology: How Drugs Work'. I think all the new reviews need to be added to the first page of the Subject Reviews' thread.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: b^3 on November 24, 2013, 08:10:03 pm
The review page hadn't been updated since around midyears, so I've gone and added the links to it. But I've probably put a few in breadth that didn't need to be there and vice-versa (since I don't know how your breadth works exactly), and probably mixed up a few of the biomed/sci units. Also as I've finished it I've just realised that it's formatted slightly different to our Monash thread, so some of the links are out of order, but they're there. I'll try and fix the order of the links up now.

...and different parts of the post have different formatting. This is such a mess..... Going to split things by years and then subject codes.

EDIT: I think I've finally got it right, not sure about a few of the units in "other" though, and still don't like the way you guys originally had the majority of it formatted...

University of Melbourne - Subject Reviews & Ratings
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: neatfeet on November 24, 2013, 08:59:10 pm
Has anyone done any of the 3rd year neuroscience subjects besides principles? I was looking at doing NEUR30002 Neurophysiology and NEUR30004 Sensation, Movement and Complex Functions :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: M-D on November 24, 2013, 09:45:11 pm
I would greatly appreciate if students who have done the various majors offered by the MDHS center post a review of their major experience.

thanks
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Hancock on November 25, 2013, 02:20:55 am
What would be better is if everyone who wants to have a review done, does a review themselves. Makes this a little less "do mine!". I'll be doing:
COMP20003
ELEN30011
ELEN30012
MCEN30018
ECON10003

Over the next couple of days.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: LeviLamp on November 25, 2013, 02:41:28 am
I'll be doing:
BIOL10001
BIOL10005 (low demand)
CHEM10004 (low demand)
GERM10005

:)))
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: vox nihili on November 25, 2013, 02:55:34 am
Well I've done

PHYC10007
SPAN10002
MAST10016

and can do

BIOL10003 (if anybody really wants)


So somebody better start doing some first year and second year politics subjects, or I may just cry.  :'(
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Starlight on November 25, 2013, 11:33:22 am
Requesting OPTO30007 Visual Neuroscience :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: neatfeet on November 27, 2013, 05:22:17 pm
I'm thinking of taking HPSC20015 Astronomy in World History. Would love to see a review on this subject too :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: tonychet2 on November 27, 2013, 11:07:32 pm
PHYC10008 From the Solar System to the Cosmos please

thanks
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: LeviLamp on November 27, 2013, 11:13:53 pm
I have a friend who took that, I'll ask her about it and get back to you in depth if you like :D
From what I *recall* she said it's extraordinarily basic and very, very easy, especially for people with prior mathematical/physics knowledge. She also said that the workload is pretty low and the subject was fairly interesting.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: tonychet2 on November 27, 2013, 11:15:20 pm
I have a friend who took that, I'll ask her about it and get back to you in depth if you like :D
From what I *recall* she said it's extraordinarily basic and very, very easy, especially for people with prior mathematical/physics knowledge. She also said that the workload is pretty low and the subject was fairly interesting.

yaay! thanks
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: aa_ryan on November 28, 2013, 04:13:39 pm
If anyone has done any level-2 or 3 economics or finance subjects it would be great to start getting reviews for those subjects! Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: litaluta on November 28, 2013, 06:16:11 pm
Can someone plz write a review on level 3 microbiology subjects? And also level 2 microbiology subjects? There is one review for them,it will be nice if more people write about them :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: skyhigh on November 28, 2013, 07:05:40 pm
Hi all, if someone has taken CHEM20020 I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject! Thank-you in advance.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Groudon on November 28, 2013, 07:43:24 pm
Hi all, if someone has taken CHEM20020 I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject! Thank-you in advance.

I've done CHEM20020 this semester so I can write one for you.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: skyhigh on November 28, 2013, 07:48:14 pm
I've done CHEM20020 this semester so I can write one for you.

Fantastic - that would be great! Thank-you!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: MelonBar on November 29, 2013, 12:59:40 am
Would appreciate a review of a level 2 philosophy subject

they all look interesting but some look like gpa killers (PHIL20030 Meaning, Possibility and Paradox wtf)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ferrsal on November 29, 2013, 09:59:36 am
If anyone could do PSYC10003 Mind, Brain & Behaviour 1 or just tell me a couple of things/opinions about it, that would be gr8
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: lolalol on November 29, 2013, 11:23:32 am
This might be a bit of a long shot, but if anyone has done French 6 a review would be awesome :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ChickenCh0wM1en on November 29, 2013, 12:14:53 pm
If someone could do Music + Health or Music Psychology that would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: lzxnl on November 29, 2013, 02:08:41 pm
Chinese 9 please? Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: csc1 on November 30, 2013, 01:25:22 pm
LING20011 Grammar of English anyone? :)

Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: spalvains on November 30, 2013, 02:12:54 pm
Any of the compulsory subjects in the Cell and Developmental Biology major (Concepts in Cell & Dev Bio, or Molecular Aspects of Cell Bio) or on Animal Behaviour or Protein Structure and Function would be appreciated :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: yyajeed123 on December 01, 2013, 11:33:57 pm
ZOOL30004 Evolution and the Human Condition would be sooo good :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Turtle on December 02, 2013, 03:40:56 pm
Frontiers in Physiology anyone?  :D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Starlight on December 02, 2013, 05:43:33 pm
I like the idea of this thread but maybe we should collate the requests in the OP and cross them off if they are reviewed?
There are just a lot of requests and not many responses atm
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: charmanderp on December 02, 2013, 06:00:58 pm
I like the idea of this thread but maybe we should collate the requests in the OP and cross them off if they are reviewed?
There are just a lot of requests and not many responses atm
Yeah b^3 and I were thinking of doing this. Haven't had time as of yet though.

If someone would like to collate them, feel free to do so and send the list to me and I'll chuck it in the OP.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: mrym on December 21, 2013, 10:47:12 am
can someone do social and emotional development for third year psychology please?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ChickenCh0wM1en on November 09, 2014, 11:16:03 pm
Unsure whether I'm allowed to perform necromastery on this thread but I wanted to request subject reviews for:
-Cardiovascular physiology (PHYS30001)
-Drugs affecting the nervous system (PHRM30002)
-Drugs for treatment of disease (PHRM30003)
-Neurophysiology (NEUR30002)

Thanks!! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Starlight on November 09, 2014, 11:22:51 pm
Unsure whether I'm allowed to perform necromastery on this thread but I wanted to request subject reviews for:
-Neurophysiology (NEUR30002)

Shall be done during the summer holidays.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ChickenCh0wM1en on November 09, 2014, 11:42:49 pm
Shall be done during the summer holidays.

<333
Thanks so much in advanced El2012 !!!!!! ^^
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: neatfeet on November 10, 2014, 09:16:16 am
Unsure whether I'm allowed to perform necromastery on this thread but I wanted to request subject reviews for:
-Cardiovascular physiology (PHYS30001)
-Drugs affecting the nervous system (PHRM30002)
-Drugs for treatment of disease (PHRM30003)
-Neurophysiology (NEUR30002)

Thanks!! :)

I'm planning to write one up for PHYS30001, so stay tuned :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Turtle on November 10, 2014, 08:31:27 pm
Unsure whether I'm allowed to perform necromastery on this thread but I wanted to request subject reviews for:
-Cardiovascular physiology (PHYS30001)
-Drugs affecting the nervous system (PHRM30002)
-Drugs for treatment of disease (PHRM30003)
-Neurophysiology (NEUR30002)

Thanks!! :)

Will do cardio after my exams :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: NapoleonTriangle on November 10, 2014, 10:42:18 pm
Could someone please put up a subject review of:

-MUSI20186 Music Theatre: Singing Sondheim
-MUSI20187 Music Theatre: Singing the Golden Age
Interested to know what songs were studied.

Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: litaluta on November 11, 2014, 11:00:30 am
I have not yet decided on my major! Next year is my third year...so your reviews may save my life :d

reproductive physiology
Neurophysilogy
Developmental neurosicence
Developmemtal biology
Evolution and the human condition

I have exam at 12 and all I can think about is my next years subject. I'm gonna die :((
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: notveryasian on November 11, 2014, 01:45:43 pm
Can someone do a subject review for FNCE20001 Business Finance?

(I know that there aren't many commerce students who browse the UoM forums but a man can dream right? :P)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Starlight on November 11, 2014, 07:26:44 pm
I have not yet decided on my major! Next year is my third year...so your reviews may save my life :d

reproductive physiology
Neurophysilogy
Evolution and the human condition

The AN community can expect me to write subject reviews for principles of neuroscience, neurophysiology, deafness and communication, reproductive physiology, visual neuroscience and (potentially) sensations, movement & complex functions. litaluta, I strongly advise AGAINST choosing evolution as it is known to be a GPA destroyer (I heard that the average subject score was in the 50s).
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: LeviLamp on November 11, 2014, 07:39:06 pm
Would also advise strongly against taking Evolution, it looks easy but apparently the exam marking was absolutely ridiculous. My friend got >90 in his other classes and put equal effort in to it, and got a 54. I know someone else who took it and suffered the same fate, and there are some people on AN who seem to have had the same problem with the class :/

Would also love subject reviews for:
Developmental Biology
Reproductive Physiology
Ecology in Changing Environments
Fire in the Australian Landscape

Thanks so much to anyone who's planning to write them <3 All my other subjects for next year have reviews already and I don't believe I'm changing them :)

I'm planning on reviewing every subject that I took this year (including S1), i.e. Animal Structure and Function, Australian Wildlife Biology, Biochem, Fundamentals of Cell Biology, German 3, German 4, The Secret Life of Language, Comparative Animal Physiology, Plant Biodiversity and Ecology (and Marine Botany, which starts in two weeks).

Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: litaluta on November 11, 2014, 07:45:33 pm
The AN community can expect me to write subject reviews for principles of neuroscience, neurophysiology, deafness and communication, reproductive physiology, visual neuroscience and (potentially) sensations, movement & complex functions. litaluta, I strongly advise AGAINST choosing evolution as it is known to be a GPA destroyer (I heard that the average subject score was in the 50s).

Thank you inadvance El2012, u r the best :X:x:X and OMG then I will not even think about evolution :-s 

LeviLamp also thanks for your advise...if your friend got 54 I will probably fail the subject. shift and deleted the evolution in my brain :D

Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: spalvains on November 11, 2014, 10:54:18 pm
-MUSI20186 Music Theatre: Singing Sondheim
Developmental Biology
Reproductive Physiology
These will be coming soon :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: kaybee94 on November 12, 2014, 07:42:36 pm
Would love to see the 2 3rd year anatomy subjects being reviewed again (for a more updated feel)  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Turtle on November 12, 2014, 09:16:21 pm
Would love to see the 2 3rd year anatomy subjects being reviewed again (for a more updated feel)  :)

Will do all anatomy subjects soon, and the anatomy major (since it is my major) :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: MelonBar on November 14, 2014, 03:06:18 pm
The AN community can expect me to write subject reviews for principles of neuroscience, neurophysiology, deafness and communication, reproductive physiology, visual neuroscience and (potentially) sensations, movement & complex functions. litaluta, I strongly advise AGAINST choosing evolution as it is known to be a GPA destroyer (I heard that the average subject score was in the 50s).

Your reviews will decide my major  8)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Starlight on November 14, 2014, 04:19:40 pm
Your reviews will decide my major  8)

No pressure.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Belgarion on November 17, 2014, 10:18:15 pm
Could someone please review CEDB30004 Stem Cells in Development & Regeneration
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: pink0829 on November 20, 2014, 04:35:08 pm
Guys.. reviews for SMCF and drugs affecting the nervous system are on its way. I'm still recovering from having both exams in one day ::). I've been writing little notes throughout the semester about each subject so I can include them on the SES surveys and these reviews. I just have to find them. So expect the reviews during the weekend.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Dismounted on November 20, 2014, 09:21:57 pm
I'm looking for some additional insights into LING20005/6 Phonetics+Syntax. :) (Thoroughly enjoyed LING10001 SLL this semester, so... considering some more linguistics.)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: anazergal on November 20, 2014, 10:10:42 pm
I'm looking for some additional insights into LING20005/6 Phonetics+Syntax. :) (Thoroughly enjoyed LING10001 SLL this semester, so... considering some more linguistics.)

I've done both of them (my reviews are somewhere on AN I believe); what would you like to know? :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Dismounted on November 21, 2014, 09:10:26 pm
I've done both of them (my reviews are somewhere on AN I believe); what would you like to know? :)
I've read your reviews - but didn't know if you were still around! :)

With Phonetics, were they pretty clear as to what they expected from you? And was the workload reasonable, in terms of hours?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: anazergal on November 22, 2014, 07:56:44 pm
I've read your reviews - but didn't know if you were still around! :)

With Phonetics, were they pretty clear as to what they expected from you? And was the workload reasonable, in terms of hours?

Yeah, they were clear. I knew what was expected for the assignments, what would be tested on the oral and written paper, etc. I think a fair amount of work was required, mainly in terms of keeping up with the sounds and IPA symbols learnt, so you wouldn't be completely lost during the tutorials. It's not too bad if you have a reasonable ear for sound, and everyone learns to pronounce even the weirdest of sounds eventually.

I have the lecture notes for both subjects, if you want them! Just drop me a PM. :)

Edit: As you've taken SLL, I think you'll cope just fine on both subjects! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: saba.ay on November 22, 2014, 09:30:15 pm
Has anyone taken BLAW20002 (summer/feb subject) ? If so, I'd greatly appreciate a subject review. :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Whynot123 on December 03, 2014, 10:37:38 am
Anyone taken MIIM20001 this year ?
I heard that they've made a few changes to the course.
Would love a review if possible :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: pgebrehiwot on December 03, 2014, 04:56:04 pm
Anyone taken BLAW20002 Privacy Law or HPSC20002 A History of Nature? If anyone has any comments on either would be really appreciated!! thank you  :D :D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Inside Out on December 03, 2014, 06:36:02 pm
more differential equations reviews please :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Stick on December 04, 2014, 05:55:33 pm
Along with PHRM20001, UNIB30004 is my fallback subject for semester 2 next year if nothing else in BIOM20001 takes my fancy and makes me decide to pursue that area further in a selective (I already intend to take MIIM20002). I've only heard offhand comments and they have been very mixed - some people have urged me to do it while others have told me to steer clear. A subject review on it would be great, if anyone has indeed done the subject themselves.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: 90+FTW on December 04, 2014, 08:29:03 pm
(http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/56790342.jpg)

OH! Additionally, if anyone could also review CLAS20029 (Latin 3) I would be incredibly gratefully as well :)

I have heard that Cicero's Pro Caelio is more demanding than Ovid's Metamorphoses?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: dragondav3b on December 05, 2014, 03:37:31 pm
Could someone please post a review of SCIE20001 - Thinking Scientifically?

Would be nice to know what the assessment actually entails and how the subject works given it is completely online!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: HaydesZ on December 07, 2014, 06:05:05 pm
Anyone done ECON30017 Organisations, Economics and Incentives, FNCE30003 International Finance or FNCE30005 Real Estate Finance ?

Please review thanks.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: LOLs99 on December 21, 2014, 12:15:19 am
Investments FNCE30001 Thanks :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: summermagic2005 on January 22, 2015, 05:55:43 pm
Hello! have anyone done any of the second year history subjects? e.g the french revolution (HIST20068), the holocaust and genocide (HIST20013)

Please review! thank you :)!!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: uoiea on January 22, 2015, 07:54:03 pm
If anyone has completed

PHYC10008 From the Solar System to the Cosmos
 
could they review it? The only other level 1 Physics subject has pretty scathing reviews due to how poorly taught it is.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: IvyLaced on January 23, 2015, 11:02:04 pm
UNIB10014 Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Would love a review for this if possible, thanks!!!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ealam2 on January 24, 2015, 10:21:27 am
HPSC10002 Science and Pseudoscience
Reviews on this subject would be appreciated, thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: CHarro23 on January 24, 2015, 09:32:16 pm
Hey guys, I was just wondering if anyone has done any of:

APBL10003 Visualising Environments
ENVS10003 Constructing Environments
ENVS10004 Designing Environments

If so, I would greatly appreciate any insight especially regarding the studio work involved.
Thanks  :D :D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: mahler004 on January 24, 2015, 11:02:34 pm
HPSC10002 Science and Pseudoscience
Reviews on this subject would be appreciated, thanks!  :)

I did it in first year (so three years ago now.) For this reason, I won't write a subject review of it. Chances are, a lot has changed.

Anyway, on the whole, I thought the subject was average. The content was interesting enough, the assessment was very manageable (especially considering you could do the essay in the mid-semester break, you had a choice on when it was due.) The topics were interesting enough. After an introductory week, you basically take a series of topics (evolutionary biology, intelligent design, astrology, forensic science, climate science, etc,) and try to decide if it's 'science' or 'pseudoscience.' Some will be clear, some will be less then clear. There's assigned readings and all that jazz that usually comes with arts subjects.

This subject definitely focuses on the 'philosophy' of science.

Not a terrible subject by any stretch of the imagination, but not really fantastic either. I've heard the second semester subject (From Plato to Einstein) focuses more on the 'history' of science, if that's your thing.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ealam2 on January 25, 2015, 06:20:20 pm
I did it in first year (so three years ago now.) For this reason, I won't write a subject review of it. Chances are, a lot has changed.

Anyway, on the whole, I thought the subject was average. The content was interesting enough, the assessment was very manageable (especially considering you could do the essay in the mid-semester break, you had a choice on when it was due.) The topics were interesting enough. After an introductory week, you basically take a series of topics (evolutionary biology, intelligent design, astrology, forensic science, climate science, etc,) and try to decide if it's 'science' or 'pseudoscience.' Some will be clear, some will be less then clear. There's assigned readings and all that jazz that usually comes with arts subjects.

This subject definitely focuses on the 'philosophy' of science.

Not a terrible subject by any stretch of the imagination, but not really fantastic either. I've heard the second semester subject (From Plato to Einstein) focuses more on the 'history' of science, if that's your thing.

I've read from someone that this subject is very disappointing and badly taught. And not really keen on history of science. Thanks for your review! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: caution on January 27, 2015, 02:56:27 pm
hello :)
has anyone done: UNIB10013 Catastrophes as Turning Points?

Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ealam2 on January 27, 2015, 03:33:11 pm
Data Analysis 1 MAST10010  please
Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: HoyC on February 18, 2015, 02:28:21 pm
Hi all,

I am trying to decide which Animal subject to study for 2nd year science at Melbourne Uni. I am already doing foundations of animal health 1 and think that comparative animal nutrition and digestion (DASC20012) is pretty similar to the vet subject, content wise. It sounds really interesting, but so does companion animal biology (DASC20011) which covers things a little different from my vet subject. I was wondering if anyone knew what either of these subjects were like and which one they would recommend?

Thankyou!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: FTstarlingisland on February 18, 2015, 10:00:26 pm
Has anyone here done CEDB30004 Stem Cells in Development & Regeneration?? I haven't done any developmental subjects before, was planning on taking this as an elective so have no idea what to expect. I've done BCMB20002 so I meet the prerequisites but was wondering how difficult/demanding this subject is particularly if you don't have much previous exposure to developmental biology. (i'm a microbiology major but have covered a bit of developmental stuff in 2nd year anatomy). Any other info about the subject would be greatly appreciated! :)

Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Starlight on February 19, 2015, 09:22:49 am
Hi all,

I am trying to decide which Animal subject to study for 2nd year science at Melbourne Uni. I am already doing foundations of animal health 1 and think that comparative animal nutrition and digestion (DASC20012) is pretty similar to the vet subject, content wise. It sounds really interesting, but so does companion animal biology (DASC20011) which covers things a little different from my vet subject. I was wondering if anyone knew what either of these subjects were like and which one they would recommend?

Thankyou!

I haven't taken either of those subjects personally but have heard that comparative nutrition and digestion is a very interesting subject and seems quite manageable to score highly in
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: HoyC on February 20, 2015, 02:51:51 pm
I haven't taken either of those subjects personally but have heard that comparative nutrition and digestion is a very interesting subject and seems quite manageable to score highly in

Thankyou for your reply! I have decided to do this subject as I too agree that it sounds more interesting! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: yoodles on February 20, 2015, 07:57:44 pm
Can somebody do a review for Engineering Systems Design 1   (ENGR10004)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: cassiecate on February 20, 2015, 09:03:29 pm
Hey, has anyone done ANCW10001 Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia would like to provide some review? Either brief or detailed would be much appreciated :) :) In my first semester of uni and slightly worried whether an essay based breadth would be too much for freshman.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ChickenCh0wM1en on March 24, 2015, 11:33:20 pm
Some necromastery here! I wanted to ask if anyone could review "Thinking Scientifically"?
I would be forever appreciative !! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: MelonBar on March 25, 2015, 10:59:29 am
I hear thinking scientifically is sick do it with us next semester  8)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ChickenCh0wM1en on March 25, 2015, 11:18:13 am
I hear thinking scientifically is sick do it with us next semester  8)
Who yoy doing it with?
Hey mate msg me on fb XD
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: KBean on March 25, 2015, 10:53:04 pm
Who yoy doing it with?
Hey mate msg me on fb XD

I'm thinking of doing too, and would appreciate a review also :L
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: sjayne on June 17, 2015, 10:48:11 pm
Anyone done PHYC10008?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: MelonBar on June 18, 2015, 10:51:33 am
I'm thinking of doing too, and would appreciate a review also :L

I can only go by my friend who took it last semester but apparently, it knocks. When I saw the assignments though it was a bit bullshitty (do a brochure on any science topic) but I think it's a classic easy H1. 2nd year science credits too, probably the easiest at that level  8)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: jardinemitchell on June 18, 2015, 10:58:00 am
Anyone done MAST10010 Data Analysis 1???? Thinking of doing it next semester but I'm not too sure if it'll be too hard!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: piccy5 on June 19, 2015, 11:08:11 pm
Would like some input on EDUC10051 Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice.

Also biochem as a major.

I'll do one asap. Easy H1 for sure.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: piccy5 on June 19, 2015, 11:12:41 pm
Hey, has anyone done ANCW10001 Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia would like to provide some review? Either brief or detailed would be much appreciated :) :) In my first semester of uni and slightly worried whether an essay based breadth would be too much for freshman.

I haven't done it, nor am I an arts student, but I have 2 friends who did it and both loved it if that helps.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: fearless0125 on June 21, 2015, 01:48:14 am
also asking for phyc10008 from the Solar System to the Cosmos...emm there is a post about it but i would like to hear more comments on it...

and also there is one thing i particularly want to know..have you guys done any subjects that with interesting tutes? because most of my tutes are quite boring, it's just everyone listens to the tutor or do practice questions on our own...but i really need a tute that i could communicate with others, discuss things, or at least get to know my classmates :( that's actually what motivates me to do breadth subject...i did consider to do arts subjects but i'm afraid that i cant handle those essays...:(
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: spectroscopy on June 22, 2015, 05:58:37 am
can anyone who has done who has done business decision analysis please post a review of it
thinking of doing it instead of qm2 but there is not much info about it anywhere and id rather not go into a subject with no idea what to expect
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: cameronp on June 22, 2015, 11:16:56 pm
would love a review of MULT20011 Communicating Science and Technology if anyone has done it at all :)
Just replied on the UoM general chat thread.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: 90+FTW on June 22, 2015, 11:24:34 pm
I would really love to read a review of either:

Law, Justice and Social Change
OR
Criminal Law and Political Justice


PLEASE!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: notveryasian on June 22, 2015, 11:26:21 pm
I'd be eternally grateful if anyone could post a review for ECON20005 Competition and Strategy or either of the three 3rd year Economics major subjects.  :D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: teexo on June 22, 2015, 11:58:18 pm
Would love to read more reviews on the third year accounting and finance major subjects!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Mieow on June 23, 2015, 12:00:23 am
maybe I should just ask hobittle directly, but I'd be interested in subject reviews for any/all of the bioengineering subjects  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Amity on June 23, 2015, 12:27:51 am
I'd be eternally grateful if anyone could post a review for ECON20005 Competition and Strategy or either of the three 3rd year Economics major subjects.  :D

A friend told me that comp and strat was changing up a lot this year, so I'm not sure if a review would be all that worthwhile. Both people I knew who did it last year found it interesting and pretty easy compared to other second year subjects.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: notveryasian on June 23, 2015, 01:18:47 am
A friend told me that comp and strat was changing up a lot this year, so I'm not sure if a review would be all that worthwhile. Both people I knew who did it last year found it interesting and pretty easy compared to other second year subjects.

Ahh I see, thanks. I hear really good things about comp and strat from a lot of people, I hope it remains a cool elective this year. I think it might be changed because there is a new lecturer for this year? Not too sure. Also turns out the Inter Macro lecturer from previous years isn't lecturing anymore. :( So I hope the subject is taught well (given you said the content is challenging, haha)

Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Amity on June 23, 2015, 06:37:55 pm
Ahh I see, thanks. I hear really good things about comp and strat from a lot of people, I hope it remains a cool elective this year. I think it might be changed because there is a new lecturer for this year? Not too sure. Also turns out the Inter Macro lecturer from previous years isn't lecturing anymore. :( So I hope the subject is taught well (given you said the content is challenging, haha)

Unlucky! Chris Edmond was great. It's probably not super hard to get a H1 in it, but to get a deep understanding there were some subtle points that are pretty easy to miss, and I felt like there was a lot of content in it. You never know, a new lecturer could (and probably will) make it easier, for better or worse.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ilikepeanutbutter on June 23, 2015, 11:35:00 pm
Can anyone comment on FOOD20006 Food Microbiology and Safety? Im thinking of doing it together with MIIM20002: Microbes, Infections and Responses  and BIOM20002: Human Structure and Function and was wondering if that would be really heavy as I hear both subjects are already content heavy. Any responses would be appreciated, thanks! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Kaleidoscope on June 24, 2015, 02:32:04 pm
Could anyone make a review of PHYC10008: From the Solar System to the Cosmos? Would be much appreciated! Thanks :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: sjayne on June 24, 2015, 02:46:14 pm
Could anyone make a review of PHYC10008: From the Solar System to the Cosmos? Would be much appreciated! Thanks :)
I'm interested in knowing what these labs/workshops are
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: auds on June 25, 2015, 04:13:41 pm
In the latest BLAW10001 Principles of Business Law review (sem 2 2013) it said that the course was changing a bit in 2014.


Can anyone who did the subject in 2014/2015 do a quick review?
Loved it, great break from my other subjects. Covered lawmaking bodies (parliament and courts), contract formation and terms, contract performances and breaches, remedies for contract breaches, vitiating factors that invalidate a contract, Australian Consumer Law, tort law (focus on tort of negligence), agency law.

If Tanya is lecturing for Semester 2, she's great. I really enjoyed her lecturing style. Assessment isn't too difficult either 2 MCQ tests during semester worth 10% each (/40 marks)  and MCQ exam worth 80% (/60 marks)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Jawnle on June 25, 2015, 09:11:22 pm
BLAW10002 Free Speech and Media Law please!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Jawnle on June 25, 2015, 09:14:11 pm
Loved it, great break from my other subjects. Covered lawmaking bodies (parliament and courts), contract formation and terms, contract performances and breaches, remedies for contract breaches, vitiating factors that invalidate a contract, Australian Consumer Law, tort law (focus on tort of negligence), agency law.

If Tanya is lecturing for Semester 2, she's great. I really enjoyed her lecturing style. Assessment isn't too difficult either 2 MCQ tests during semester worth 10% each (/40 marks)  and MCQ exam worth 80% (/60 marks)

I'd just like to add how the practice tests/exam can be quite simple compared to the real thing. It's not a really good indication of the type of questions asked in the real tests/exams. Imo I see it as testing your knowledge with basic questions that you can grab off of lecture slides but the real tests/exam require focuses heavily more on the examinable case studies.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: hobbitle on June 26, 2015, 09:01:28 am
Any reviews for

CEDB30004 Stem Cells in Development and Regeneration
or
BCMB30004 Cell Signalling & Neurochemistry
or
BCMB30001 Protein Structure and Function

:)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: bluepanda on July 03, 2015, 07:07:30 am
Hi! I am a study abroad student coming to Melbourne this semester (2). I am looking for advice on the following classes:

BOTA20002: Plant Biodiversity
BTCH20002: Biotechnology
CEDB30004: Stem Cells in Development & Regeneration
GENE20003: Experiments in Genetics

Any help would be appreciated!!!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: vox nihili on July 03, 2015, 02:40:15 pm
Any reviews for

CEDB30004 Stem Cells in Development and Regeneration
or
BCMB30004 Cell Signalling & Neurochemistry
or
BCMB30001 Protein Structure and Function

:)

Re: University of Melbourne - Subject Reviews & Ratings
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: spectroscopy on July 21, 2015, 08:49:21 pm
has anyone done https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/2015/MULT10013 MULT10013 Sustainability in Developing Communities
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: notveryasian on July 21, 2015, 11:15:28 pm
Has anyone done MAST30022 Decision Making?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ilikepeanutbutter on July 25, 2015, 09:24:26 am
If any one could review or comment on FOOD20006 Food Microbiology and Safety (https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/2015/FOOD20006) it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!  :D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: cterminal on August 17, 2015, 07:09:31 pm
Would love to read a review on
BCMB30004 Cell Signalling & Neurochemistry

since it's offered sem 2...willing to wait till end of semester!
thanks! :D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: khimberleigh on September 13, 2015, 06:45:31 pm
Applied mathematical modelling and any of the third year ATOC subjects would be swell.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Nikaf on November 06, 2015, 08:43:38 pm
Can anyone tell me about the different Arts Foundation Subjects? Thanks :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: literally lauren on November 06, 2015, 08:49:10 pm
First para of my SR of Reason goes into some general details.

(I've only done the one, but knew people in almost all the others so word got around.)
If I had my time over I probably would've done Language instead, but pick one that vaguely suits something you want to major in if you get a chance. They're all pretty generic and dull from the sounds of things :P ESPECIALLY THE GODDAMN WORKSHOPS

Let me know if you have any questions :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Nikaf on November 07, 2015, 08:46:44 pm
Thanks so much. Looking forward to them :-\

Also, this is not specifically about subjects, but do you know what it's like to do a Diploma of Languages?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: literally lauren on November 07, 2015, 09:08:30 pm
Thanks so much. Looking forward to them :-\

Also, this is not specifically about subjects, but do you know what it's like to do a Diploma of Languages?

Haha, tbh the content in some of the Foundation Subjects is kind of interesting, but they're not too well run and the idea that it's a helpful introduction to the skills needed in Arts subjects is total nonsense :P

Re: Diploma of Languages; not something I've had any experience in - though I have done a few Language electives which've been really good. In general it just means you have to overload in a couple of semesters, or extend your degree by half a year (I think?) but if you're keen on learning a new one or adding to your current proficiency then definitely look into it online or on open days.
Maybe read through any current subject reviews for the language you're interested in (if there are any) or just let us know which one(s) you're thinking of doing and someone else might be able to jump in with some feedback :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: katiesaliba on November 09, 2015, 01:17:45 am
Could someone please write a review of French 1? I'm dying to do it, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to handle the workload  :-\ thank you :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: vox nihili on November 09, 2015, 12:19:52 pm
Could someone please write a review of French 1? I'm dying to do it, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to handle the workload  :-\ thank you :)

I didn't do it, but based on my experience with level 1 languages and what people who've done French 1 have told me, it's fairly easily manageable. Personally, I was pleasantly surprised by how little work there was to do for Spanish 1 compared to my other science-based subjects.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: spectroscopy on November 09, 2015, 07:18:02 pm
Could someone please write a review of French 1? I'm dying to do it, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to handle the workload  :-\ thank you :)
I didn't do it, but based on my experience with level 1 languages and what people who've done French 1 have told me, it's fairly easily manageable. Personally, I was pleasantly surprised by how little work there was to do for Spanish 1 compared to my other science-based subjects.
yep can confirm level 1 chinese was one of the slowest paced subjects i have ever done without much to learn, very clear, fair and i dare say easy assessments and fun classes with a good atmosphere

EDIT: also, from what i've heard from most of my friends, the 5th language subject (eg; chinese 5, spanish 5, french 5(especially french)) is generally where things get difficult/annoying/less enjoyable. i dont think i know a single person whose done  "insertlanguagehere 6"
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: nino quincampoix on November 09, 2015, 07:23:23 pm
Could someone please write a review of French 1? I'm dying to do it, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to handle the workload  :-\ thank you :)

A friend of mine took French 1 this year, and I helped with the h/w. It's not too hard I don't think. I think you'll find the subject easier if you engage regularly with the language. Learn the vocab, the conjugations, the grammar, etc. Trying to cram that stuff won't be easy, nor will it be pleasant. The group project from memory wasn't too hard (I helped correct it), but you'd need to learn your lines for the presentation. That's all I can say considering I didn't actually take the subject!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: vox nihili on November 09, 2015, 10:53:15 pm
EDIT: also, from what i've heard from most of my friends, the 5th language subject (eg; chinese 5, spanish 5, french 5(especially french)) is generally where things get difficult/annoying/less enjoyable. i dont think i know a single person whose done  "insertlanguagehere 6"

Can confirm, Spanish 5 was a lot trickier. Although, it was still a lot of fine. French 5 has a terrible reputation; one it seems to have earned. Know plenty of people who've done it and all say it's dreadful.

Could someone please write a review of French 1? I'm dying to do it, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to handle the workload  :-\ thank you :)

Of course though, what you should really be thinking of is Spanish 1 rather than French 1

Spanish >>>>> French
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: katiesaliba on November 09, 2015, 11:23:21 pm

Of course though, what you should really be thinking of is Spanish 1 rather than French 1

Spanish >>>>> French

Confession: I learnt French from Years 7-11.  ;)
However, I really don't remember much. Thanks so much guys! I think I shall do it :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Paulrus on November 10, 2015, 01:43:18 am
I have a few friends who did German 5 and they said it sucked as well, so clearly there's something up with the level 5 language subjects haha.

Has anyone done Indonesian 1? If so it'd be great if someone could do a review of it. I need to find a breadth subject for next semester and I really like languages, so I'm kiiiinda leaning towards it. I would have loved to do French and Spanish (or Greek if they offered it), but Arts kids can only do Asian languages as breath so I'm leaning towards Indo instead.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: spectroscopy on November 10, 2015, 02:14:15 am
I have a few friends who did German 5 and they said it sucked as well, so clearly there's something up with the level 5 language subjects haha.

Has anyone done Indonesian 1? If so it'd be great if someone could do a review of it. I need to find a breadth subject for next semester and I really like languages, so I'm kiiiinda leaning towards it. I would have loved to do French and Spanish (or Greek if they offered it), but Arts kids can only do Asian languages as breath so I'm leaning towards Indo instead.
seriously consider chinese 1. it is very very easy (if you do the work, of which there is little) and it is arguably one of the most useful languages to learn + people will look at your transcript and say "wow such a good score in chinese? isnt it a really hard langauge? this lad must be smart"
classes are also great fun, everyone is friendly, teachers are awesome, basically its the best case scenario imaginable for a university subject LOL
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Stick on November 10, 2015, 12:50:16 pm
Haha just going to jump in and say that Italian 5 is also known for not being a terribly great subject either (and it's rather difficult). XD Italian 1-4 shouldn't be a problem though, and the workload was lighter than all my Biomedicine/Science subjects.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: vox nihili on November 10, 2015, 02:11:59 pm
Confession: I learnt French from Years 7-11.  ;)
However, I really don't remember much. Thanks so much guys! I think I shall do it :)

I'd be surprised if they let you do French 1 then. They're pretty strict nowadays on entry because plenty of people had, previously, been taking language subjects to bump up their GPA.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Stick on November 10, 2015, 02:46:59 pm
I'd be surprised if they let you do French 1 then. They're pretty strict nowadays on entry because plenty of people had, previously, been taking language subjects to bump up their GPA.

^

With Year 11 knowledge your entry point will most likely be French 3. They'll make you sit an online placement test just to be sure, but if they found out you did French in Year 11 (remember, VCE Units 1 & 2 subjects do show up on the transcript) you'd have to make a pretty good case to be allowed into the French 1 class. If you're lucky, they might ask you to wait a semester and enter in at French 2, but I strongly doubt you'd get permission to join French 1.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: nino quincampoix on November 10, 2015, 11:55:22 pm
^

With Year 11 knowledge your entry point will most likely be French 3. They'll make you sit an online placement test just to be sure, but if they found out you did French in Year 11 (remember, VCE Units 1 & 2 subjects do show up on the transcript) you'd have to make a pretty good case to be allowed into the French 1 class. If you're lucky, they might ask you to wait a semester and enter in at French 2, but I strongly doubt you'd get permission to join French 1.

Can confirm that year 11 knowledge will place the student into French 3 under normal circumstances.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Stick on November 11, 2015, 12:25:12 am
Can confirm that year 11 knowledge will place the student into French 3 under normal circumstances.

Well the scenario in question was the exact same one I was in at the start of first year having done Year 11 Italian, and I was allocated into the Italian 3 class.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: katiesaliba on November 11, 2015, 04:52:29 pm
Well the scenario in question was the exact same one I was in at the start of first year having done Year 11 Italian, and I was allocated into the Italian 3 class.

This is annoying because I barely learnt anything from years 7-10 (bad school). I don't feel that I ever actually learnt the fundamentals, which is why I didn't take it in year 12. Oh well  :( Thanks for the heads up, guys  :)

(I tried taking a placement test but the program crashed so I exited it and now I can't redo the test...??)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Stick on November 11, 2015, 05:38:51 pm
This is annoying because I barely learnt anything from years 7-10 (bad school). I don't feel that I ever actually learnt the fundamentals, which is why I didn't take it in year 12. Oh well  :( Thanks for the heads up, guys  :)

(I tried taking a placement test but the program crashed so I exited it and now I can't redo the test...??)

Honestly, don't let it worry you. I found that I learnt very little new content grammar-wise in Italian 3 - most of it was content covered in Years 10-11 of high school Italian. Rather, the focus was on becoming more confident with the aspects of the language that was learnt in Italian 1 and 2 (so we did a lot more speaking and listening to each other in Italian - for the first time everything we did was in the Italian medium). I mainly started learning new grammar points in Italian 4, and there was a noticeable shift away from "growing comfortable and using the language" so to speak. Obviously, I'm not sure I can say the same for the French subjects, but I'd presume there would be some similarity.

If it's particularly concerning you, having a talk to the French staff about where your skills are at and where you should be placed might be worth it. To me, the chances of you potentially being asked to enter in at French 2 seem viable, but I'm still doubtful they'd let you in at French 1.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Paulrus on November 11, 2015, 07:22:25 pm
seriously consider chinese 1. it is very very easy (if you do the work, of which there is little) and it is arguably one of the most useful languages to learn + people will look at your transcript and say "wow such a good score in chinese? isnt it a really hard langauge? this lad must be smart"
classes are also great fun, everyone is friendly, teachers are awesome, basically its the best case scenario imaginable for a university subject LOL
Yeah I was considering Chinese as well but the idea of learning all the characters/tones seems really daunting haha. If you're saying it's not that bad though then I might start leaning towards it... Hm maybe I should write up a pros and cons list lol
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: spectroscopy on November 12, 2015, 12:32:22 am
Yeah I was considering Chinese as well but the idea of learning all the characters/tones seems really daunting haha. If you're saying it's not that bad though then I might start leaning towards it... Hm maybe I should write up a pros and cons list lol
should've clarified that the characters are pretty bad :P but you get used to it and the rest of the language is pretty simple and pretty cool. tones aren't too bad either, especially in the first year of chinese they take it very easy on you with the tones. all in all indonesian or something would probably be easier, but alot of the kids that do jap + chinese say that chinese is easier than jap so im thinking the difficulty scale is something like indo<chinese<<<japanese
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Stick on November 13, 2015, 02:55:44 pm
Has anyone done or know someone who has done LING20011 Grammar of English? I really wanted to study a linguistics subject at university and I was intending to do LING10001 The Secret Life of Language until EURO10002 Eurovisions became a thing (both are in semester 2, so I can only pick one). XD This one's available in semester 1, is a level 2 breadth and doesn't seem to require any prior linguistics knowledge. Is it one of those problem-based subjects? How demanding is the workload? Is it any good? Anything else I should know? Thanks.

If that doesn't work out, I'll probably do FOOD20003 Food Chemistry, Biology and Nutrition.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: literally lauren on November 13, 2015, 04:38:44 pm
Has anyone done or know someone who has done LING20011 Grammar of English? I really wanted to study a linguistics subject at university and I was intending to do LING10001 The Secret Life of Language until EURO10002 Eurovisions became a thing (both are in semester 2, so I can only pick one). XD This one's available in semester 1, is a level 2 breadth and doesn't seem to require any prior linguistics knowledge. Is it one of those problem-based subjects? How demanding is the workload? Is it any good? Anything else I should know? Thanks.

If that doesn't work out, I'll probably do FOOD20003 Food Chemistry, Biology and Nutrition.
Yarp. Did it Semester 1 this year and would absolutely recommend it. I'll hopefully post a full review sometime next week - I was holding off till the end of this Semester since I did Syntax and wanted to assess them after doing both.

Pre-emptive spoiler: it's an awesome subject that was run by Lesley Stirling when I did it (an utterly wonderful lady and amazing lecturer) but will most likely be taken by Peter Hurst next year (who was the lecturer for Syntax and was magniflorious) so you've pretty much got the best in the department. Not having done any linguistics at all isn't much of a disadvantage since the first few weeks go through all the basics, but it ramps up a tiny bit when you start getting into fluid sentence structures and 'thematic variations' eg. (what is the role of 'it' in 'It's raining today'?) but so long as you've got a grip on the lingo, you'll be fine.

There are weekly assignments that are definitely worth doing, plus two bigger ones over the course of the Semester. The exam was pretty fair, and no surprise to those who had been keeping up with work in tutes. It's not as problem-based as Secret Life in which you get a whole bunch of data sets (ie. lists of words or clauses from different languages with translations) and are told to break apart which words or sounds are which.
eg. pg 2 and 4 of this thing are like amped up versions of what's done in Secret Life.

But because GofE centres on English in particular, there's a bit more theory and rationalisation behind the scenes as opposed to just logic puzzles. There were still quite a few Science and Biomed kids in GofE doing it as a breadth though, and it's certainly not as 'artsy' as stuff like 'Language and Society in Europe,' but even amidst some of the drier content weeks, you'll look at cool things like why adjectives have to be in a certain order (ie. you have to say 'the tall cruel American man' and can't say 'the American tall cruel man' without it sounding weird) or how
... well I think it's cool, at least  :P

Happy to PM you a sample of the tute exercises if you want an idea of what those were like :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Stick on November 13, 2015, 05:41:11 pm
Yarp. Did it Semester 1 this year and would absolutely recommend it. I'll hopefully post a full review sometime next week - I was holding off till the end of this Semester since I did Syntax and wanted to assess them after doing both.

Pre-emptive spoiler: it's an awesome subject that was run by Lesley Stirling when I did it (an utterly wonderful lady and amazing lecturer) but will most likely be taken by Peter Hurst next year (who was the lecturer for Syntax and was magniflorious) so you've pretty much got the best in the department. Not having done any linguistics at all isn't much of a disadvantage since the first few weeks go through all the basics, but it ramps up a tiny bit when you start getting into fluid sentence structures and 'thematic variations' eg. (what is the role of 'it' in 'It's raining today'?) but so long as you've got a grip on the lingo, you'll be fine.

There are weekly assignments that are definitely worth doing, plus two bigger ones over the course of the Semester. The exam was pretty fair, and no surprise to those who had been keeping up with work in tutes. It's not as problem-based as Secret Life in which you get a whole bunch of data sets (ie. lists of words or clauses from different languages with translations) and are told to break apart which words or sounds are which.
eg. pg 2 and 4 of this thing are like amped up versions of what's done in Secret Life.

But because GofE centres on English in particular, there's a bit more theory and rationalisation behind the scenes as opposed to just logic puzzles. There were still quite a few Science and Biomed kids in GofE doing it as a breadth though, and it's certainly not as 'artsy' as stuff like 'Language and Society in Europe,' but even amidst some of the drier content weeks, you'll look at cool things like why adjectives have to be in a certain order (ie. you have to say 'the tall cruel American man' and can't say 'the American tall cruel man' without it sounding weird) or how
... well I think it's cool, at least  :P

Happy to PM you a sample of the tute exercises if you want an idea of what those were like :)

Thanks so much, Lauren! :) To be honest, it sounds pretty interesting! I've always been interested in learning languages and after finishing Italian last year I feel like there's been a bit of a void in my studies. However, I like the different focus linguistics brings to the whole subject area. The fact that it isn't as problem-based actually doesn't bother me that much - like perhaps many Science/Biomedicine students, I'm just not keen on essay writing (which eliminates a tonne of subjects). :P Most seem to opt for Commerce subjects, but personally I find that area boring as. =_= And I'm not up for those rather creative intensives that many flock to.

My biggest concern is the disadvantage in not having done LING10001 beforehand. One thing that caught my attention is the lack of "recommended background knowledge" in the handbook. Honestly, would it be at all jarring or difficult to take LING20011 without LING10001? If not, I think I may lock it in for next year! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Nikaf on November 13, 2015, 07:34:12 pm
Has anyone done ENGL30046 Romancing the Medieval, or anything else similar?

Thanks so much :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: literally lauren on November 14, 2015, 02:05:06 pm
Thanks so much, Lauren! :) To be honest, it sounds pretty interesting! I've always been interested in learning languages and after finishing Italian last year I feel like there's been a bit of a void in my studies. However, I like the different focus linguistics brings to the whole subject area. The fact that it isn't as problem-based actually doesn't bother me that much - like perhaps many Science/Biomedicine students, I'm just not keen on essay writing (which eliminates a tonne of subjects). :P Most seem to opt for Commerce subjects, but personally I find that area boring as. =_= And I'm not up for those rather creative intensives that many flock to.

My biggest concern is the disadvantage in not having done LING10001 beforehand. One thing that caught my attention is the lack of "recommended background knowledge" in the handbook. Honestly, would it be at all jarring or difficult to take LING20011 without LING10001? If not, I think I may lock it in for next year! :)
Having done both Secret Life and GofE I'd say doing the former isn't a necessity since that course has a much wider scope. Secret Life takes you through a whole bunch of different fields: Morphology (word-internal structure, eg. affixes, why 'run' changes to 'ran' in past tense etc.) Syntax (sentence structure) Phonetics/Phonology (speech sounds) [+reviews pending for all these 2nd year subjects too!] It's actually a really well-designed first year course for those planning on doing a Linguistics major/minor because it's got a great depth/breadth balance for all the subjects offered at a higher level.

GofE is just about syntax and grammar, and whilst there's a teensy bit of sociolinguistics and historical linguistics, it's definitely much more focused, and goes into more depth than Secret Life without assuming prior knowledge. It's kind of like Secret Life is a subject about all the different kinds of fruits and vegetables in the world, and Grammar of English is like an in depth study of green apples - technically those who did Secret Life know some things about green apples, but their study was much more disparate, and GofE goes into so much more depth with all the different parts of the apple that everyone's basically on equal footing by that stage.

From memory, when we were asked in the first tute if anyone had done other Linguistics subjects or English Language in VCE, there was a bout a 50/50 split, and after a few weeks, there was no discernible division in the class other than those who 'got it' because they were on top of the work, and those who relied on native intuitions rather than learning the actual theory. Honestly, the fact that you've had experience learning Italian will more than make up for not having done the first year subject. You might be like me and have a few 'OMG THAT'S WHY THE VERB CONJUGATES THIS WAY' moments when you learn the rationale behind why your first and/or second language behaves the way it does, but speaking with the bias of someone who is totally smitten by linguistics, that just made the subject more enjoyable for me :)

Also, Grammar of English is, unsurprisingly, just about English, which makes it waaaaaay easier than subjects like Syntax that throw Scots Gaelic and Basque and obscure Indigenous languages at you every single week  ::)

I don't think it'd be jarring at all, and there's absolutely no essay writing - it's all short answer questions and a few problem solving exercises. Also, the staff are incredibly approachable and always up for a nerdy chat about language-y things, so if you feel a bit perplexed by something then you can always let them know after a lecture or see them during office hours.

Btw, don't buy the textbook - it's about $80 from the co-op and the library has two or three copies in the high-use section anyway. I managed to find a couple of versions online + sneaky pdf link so that can be a good reference point too :)

Has anyone done ENGL30046 Romancing the Medieval, or anything else similar?

Thanks so much :)
I haven't done this specific subject, but I don't think there are many other English students floating around, let alone ones who have done 3rd year subjects, so I might be able to help.

I've done the two first year English subjects, plus Shakespeare and Performance, Modernism and the Avant Garde, American Classics, and Gothic Fictions. According to the handbook Romancing the Medieval is run by Stephanie Trigg who I've had as a lecturer occasionally and seems quite good. The texts also seem pretty decent, and I believe David McInnis might take a few (incl. Canterbury Tales) and having had him in Lit & Performance as well as the Shakespeare subject, he's brilliant.

In general, the 3rd year English subjects are much better run than the 2nd year ones since they're a bit more specific and tend to be handled by just one or two people who take all the lectures and tutes. Compare this to the way 2nd year subjects are run (or at least, Mod&AV and American Classics) where you're getting a different lecturer almost every week and the tutes are totally out of step with them anyway :/

If you've never done an English subject or are looking for a breadth, I can't recommend picking up a 3rd year one. They tend to have a bizarre standard of marking where people very rarely score above a 70, and (quote from a tutor: 'we don't give you anything higher than 85 unless it's good enough to be published.') That said, I've seen such vastly different expectations in each subject to the point where my marks would fluctuate drastically with little explanation. Some of the content has been fairly interesting across the different subjects, but the rather poor way things are run kind of undermines that.

For instance, this is a screencap of the American Classics LMS page from this semester:
(http://i.imgur.com/ijiCiTi.png)
Maybe this emptiness is typical in other diciplines, but every single other unit I've done (incl. Linguistics, Art History, Genetics, Philosophy, Botany, Ancient World Studies, Education, Classics, and even a Sign Language breadth) were all far better with communication and providing necessary information.
The 'Subject Home' tab just had links to the other tabs; the 'Subject Information' took you to another site that just reworded what was in the handbook and gave you links to the lecture notes (no recordings >:() 'Announcements,' as you can see, was blank for the entire semester, and the 'Assessment' portal took you to a dodgy thing that wasn't the normal Turnitin and gave you no confirmation that you'd submitted your essays... not that it mattered much because you had to hand in a hardcopy anyway for no adequately explained reason.

This is definitely an extreme example since even the other English subjects I've done weren't this bad, but it's still symptomatic of some serious problems within the discipline that a couple of subjects in particular seem to fall victim to. I don't know whether Romancing the Medieval is one of these, and again, my experience with 3rd year subjects is that they are much more organised, but you may have to have quite a bit of patience to get through it.

On the plus side, based on its handbook details, the subject it seems most like is Gothic Fictions, which was excellent; and it looks like you'd be studying a few texts over a few weeks, rather than the one-per-week system in most of the other subjects. Plus, the fact that you only have two essays plus some class participation means you'll have a fairly light workload excluding the amount of reading (which can all be done over the Summer, or Winter since it's a Sem. 2 subject.) If you really wanted to, you could try doing what I've done a couple of times at the beginning of Semester and get a feel for the lectures and tutes in the first two weeks. If it seems like it's worth sticking around for, then keep it, but plan to have another option or two up your sleeve, and do a little bit of reading up on each one before it starts just in case you want to switch.

I'm a tad disillusioned with the English department though, save for two or three good subjects, so I've tried to keep this objective but you may still have a totally different experience. If you're familiar with the English department so far then let that inform your decision :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Stick on November 14, 2015, 02:08:19 pm
Having done both Secret Life and GofE I'd say doing the former isn't a necessity since that course has a much wider scope. Secret Life takes you through a whole bunch of different fields: Morphology (word-internal structure, eg. affixes, why 'run' changes to 'ran' in past tense etc.) Syntax (sentence structure) Phonetics/Phonology (speech sounds) [+reviews pending for all these 2nd year subjects too!] It's actually a really well-designed first year course for those planning on doing a Linguistics major/minor because it's got a great depth/breadth balance for all the subjects offered at a higher level.

GofE is just about syntax and grammar, and whilst there's a teensy bit of sociolinguistics and historical linguistics, it's definitely much more focused, and goes into more depth than Secret Life without assuming prior knowledge. It's kind of like Secret Life is a subject about all the different kinds of fruits and vegetables in the world, and Grammar of English is like an in depth study of green apples - technically those who did Secret Life know some things about green apples, but their study was much more disparate, and GofE goes into so much more depth with all the different parts of the apple that everyone's basically on equal footing by that stage.

From memory, when we were asked in the first tute if anyone had done other Linguistics subjects or English Language in VCE, there was a bout a 50/50 split, and after a few weeks, there was no discernible division in the class other than those who 'got it' because they were on top of the work, and those who relied on native intuitions rather than learning the actual theory. Honestly, the fact that you've had experience learning Italian will more than make up for not having done the first year subject. You might be like me and have a few 'OMG THAT'S WHY THE VERB CONJUGATES THIS WAY' moments when you learn the rationale behind why your first and/or second language behaves the way it does, but speaking with the bias of someone who is totally smitten by linguistics, that just made the subject more enjoyable for me :)

Also, Grammar of English is, unsurprisingly, just about English, which makes it waaaaaay easier than subjects like Syntax that throw Scots Gaelic and Basque and obscure Indigenous languages at you every single week  ::)

I don't think it'd be jarring at all, and there's absolutely no essay writing - it's all short answer questions and a few problem solving exercises. Also, the staff are incredibly approachable and always up for a nerdy chat about language-y things, so if you feel a bit perplexed by something then you can always let them know after a lecture or see them during office hours.

Btw, don't buy the textbook - it's about $80 from the co-op and the library has two or three copies in the high-use section anyway. I managed to find a couple of versions online + sneaky pdf link so that can be a good reference point too :)

I'm sold. Thanks so much for the help, Lauren! :D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: appleandbee on November 14, 2015, 02:29:46 pm

I haven't done this specific subject, but I don't think there are many other English students floating around, let alone ones who have done 3rd year subjects, so I might be able to help.

I've done the two first year English subjects, plus Shakespeare and Performance, Modernism and the Avant Garde, American Classics, and Gothic Fictions. According to the handbook Romancing the Medieval is run by Stephanie Trigg who I've had as a lecturer occasionally and seems quite good. The texts also seem pretty decent, and I believe David McInnis might take a few (incl. Canterbury Tales) and having had him in Lit & Performance as well as the Shakespeare subject, he's brilliant.

In general, the 3rd year English subjects are much better run than the 2nd year ones since they're a bit more specific and tend to be handled by just one or two people who take all the lectures and tutes. Compare this to the way 2nd year subjects are run (or at least, Mod&AV and American Classics) where you're getting a different lecturer almost every week and the tutes are totally out of step with them anyway :/

If you've never done an English subject or are looking for a breadth, I can't recommend picking up a 3rd year one. They tend to have a bizarre standard of marking where people very rarely score above a 70, and (quote from a tutor: 'we don't give you anything higher than 85 unless it's good enough to be published.') That said, I've seen such vastly different expectations in each subject to the point where my marks would fluctuate drastically with little explanation. Some of the content has been fairly interesting across the different subjects, but the rather poor way things are run kind of undermines that.

For instance, this is a screencap of the American Classics LMS page from this semester:
(http://i.imgur.com/ijiCiTi.png)
Maybe this emptiness is typical in other diciplines, but every single other unit I've done (incl. Linguistics, Art History, Genetics, Philosophy, Botany, Ancient World Studies, Education, Classics, and even a Sign Language breadth) were all far better with communication and providing necessary information.
The 'Subject Home' tab just had links to the other tabs; the 'Subject Information' took you to another site that just reworded what was in the handbook and gave you links to the lecture notes (no recordings >:() 'Announcements,' as you can see, was blank for the entire semester, and the 'Assessment' portal took you to a dodgy thing that wasn't the normal Turnitin and gave you no confirmation that you'd submitted your essays... not that it mattered much because you had to hand in a hardcopy anyway for no adequately explained reason.

This is definitely an extreme example since even the other English subjects I've done weren't this bad, but it's still symptomatic of some serious problems within the discipline that a couple of subjects in particular seem to fall victim to. I don't know whether Romancing the Medieval is one of these, and again, my experience with 3rd year subjects is that they are much more organised, but you may have to have quite a bit of patience to get through it.

On the plus side, based on its handbook details, the subject it seems most like is Gothic Fictions, which was excellent; and it looks like you'd be studying a few texts over a few weeks, rather than the one-per-week system in most of the other subjects. Plus, the fact that you only have two essays plus some class participation means you'll have a fairly light workload excluding the amount of reading (which can all be done over the Summer, or Winter since it's a Sem. 2 subject.) If you really wanted to, you could try doing what I've done a couple of times at the beginning of Semester and get a feel for the lectures and tutes in the first two weeks. If it seems like it's worth sticking around for, then keep it, but plan to have another option or two up your sleeve, and do a little bit of reading up on each one before it starts just in case you want to switch.

I'm a tad disillusioned with the English department though, save for two or three good subjects, so I've tried to keep this objective but you may still have a totally different experience. If you're familiar with the English department so far then let that inform your decision :)

Just wondering, which 1st and 2nd year English subjects are decent? I'm not going to be an English major (I'm planning to do Economics and probably Philosophy) but I'm may do a few English subjects if they are any good.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: literally lauren on November 14, 2015, 04:49:21 pm
Just wondering, which 1st and 2nd year English subjects are decent? I'm not going to be an English major (I'm planning to do Economics and probably Philosophy) but I'm may do a few English subjects if they are any good.

Out of the ones that are available at the moment (keeping in mind that these tend to change year by year, so some might be added/ditched depending on the numbers)

(ones I've done in red)
1st year:
Literature and Performance
Modernism and Contemporary Literature

2nd year:
Australian Imagery
Romanticism, Feminism, Revolution
Modernism and Avant Garde
Adaptation and Transgression
Theatre Experience
American Classics
Poetry, Love, and Death
Modern and Contemporary Drama
Reverberations of Terror: 1789-1900
Shakespeare in Performance

To address the 2nd year subjects first, you've got a pretty broad array of choices which is a good thing. Out of the ones I've done, Shakespeare in Performance would be the only one I'd recommend. I'm writing up Subject Reviews for the others at the moment, but suffice it to say that any interest I had in either Modernism or American Classics was quelled by the poor coordination and vague assessment outlines/ feedback.

I'd definitely recommend the first year subjects over the second year ones though. Lit and Performance is really well run with a broad range of texts (two Shakespeare plays, some poetry, three Victorian novels and two proto-Modernist plays) and very clear overview of what the three essays require of you. The Semester 2 subject was a little less impressive (full explanation here) but I'd still consider worthwhile.

However, having spoken to people in other English subjects too (Poetry, Love, and Death; Adaptations; & Reverberations of Terror) the 2nd year subjects don't make for very good breadth/elective options. Even in the second semester subject in first year, I lost track of the amount of times a lecturer or tutor would say something like '...which is something you will have covered in first semester,' so going into a 2nd year subject without having done the first might cause some disorientation when it comes to assessment, even if you're able to handle the content. If you're doing Philosophy then you should be alright with the essay side of things, but if you get a dodgy tutor - as has happened to me in the past - then it's a struggle to work out what you need to do to understand the assessment, let alone bolster your marks.

Unfortunately, although I'd love to recommend the third year subject Gothic Fictions, it looks like they're changing the lecturer and a bunch of the texts for next year, so I'm not too sure how that one will be in the future. I'll be doing Genre/Pop Fiction and Decadent Lit. next year which both look good, as well as the Capstone (Critical Debates) so I'll get around to reviewing those too.

I know absolutely nothing about the Economics Department because I have a mortal fear of commerce, but the Philosophy Department is really good! There's a tonne of really interesting lecturers who I could listen to for hours, and they're way clearer about essay requirements and general course information than most of the other faculties are. If I had my time over, I probably would've just done Linguistics and Philosophy with the odd English elective, but hindsight's 20/20 :/
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Nikaf on November 15, 2015, 02:27:40 pm
Thanks so much for your help  :) :D :)

Do you know anything about 2nd and 3rd year Classics Subjects? And what about Ancient World Studies and History? Are subjects like "ANCW30004 Beyond Babylon" and "HIST30006 The Renaissance in Italy" interesting?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Jawnle on November 19, 2015, 04:34:24 pm
MKTG20004 Market and Business Research please!

Dunno whether I should do this or QM2 as the core math requirement. Planning to major in Finance & Marketing.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: sjayne on November 19, 2015, 05:34:56 pm
Anyone know much about 2nd year english/history subjects?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Rishi97 on November 19, 2015, 05:59:06 pm
ZOOL20004 Australian Wildlife Biology please :)

Gracias!  :D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: makeevolution on November 19, 2015, 07:44:21 pm
Expand the subject reviews for major subjects (really need reviews for engineering majors, probably mechanical ones)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: LeviLamp on November 19, 2015, 10:33:38 pm
ZOOL20004 Australian Wildlife Biology please :)

Gracias!  :D

It's great, and not too hard. Do it!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: khimberleigh on November 20, 2015, 04:38:23 pm
Anyone know much about 2nd year english/history subjects?

I did Rebels and Revolutionaries (2nd year history) as a breadth. It was really good. Subject was organised and well coordinated since they've been running it for years, content was interesting and only 2 assessments (+tute participation).
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Nikaf on November 22, 2015, 02:04:38 pm
Has anyone done any Ancient World Studies subjects? Thanks so much  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: silverpixeli on November 25, 2015, 11:01:11 am
Hey guys I'm posting this in the unimelb chat board as well, but could anyone who has completed MAST30012 Discrete Mathematics please write a review (or message me your thoughts on the subject)? I can't find one and I'd like to know more about the structure and style of the subject, and stuff like whether lectures are recorded or not.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: user999 on November 25, 2015, 01:47:51 pm
Hey guys I'm posting this in the unimelb chat board as well, but could anyone who has completed MAST30012 Discrete Mathematics please write a review (or message me your thoughts on the subject)? I can't find one and I'd like to know more about the structure and style of the subject, and stuff like whether lectures are recorded or not.

Thanks!

I just wrote one.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: silverpixeli on November 25, 2015, 02:03:17 pm
I just wrote one.

Thankyou!

Great review!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Smiley_ on November 25, 2015, 03:01:12 pm
Anyone know much about UNIB20012 Water for Sustainable Futures?
Deciding between that and one of the music and health/psychology subjects.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: LeviLamp on November 25, 2015, 03:29:15 pm
Anyone know much about UNIB20012 Water for Sustainable Futures?
Deciding between that and one of the music and health/psychology subjects.

I didn't take it, but a close friend did. She said it was rather easy and surprisingly insightful :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Dismounted on November 26, 2015, 02:36:57 pm
Looking for any of the Electrical Systems major subjects

(Digital System Design, Signals and Systems, Electrical Network and Design, etc)

Sorry, I don't have time to write full reviews, but here goes:

Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: RKTR on November 27, 2015, 10:59:45 am
Did anyone do inter micro or business finance?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: spectroscopy on November 27, 2015, 01:10:53 pm
There are a couple inter micro reviews on the review thread but I am also very keen for a business finance review if someone could do one :P

EDIT: oh there's just 1 inter micro review, my bad!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: notveryasian on November 27, 2015, 01:28:59 pm
There are a couple inter micro reviews on the review thread but I am also very keen for a business finance review if someone could do one :P

EDIT: oh there's just 1 inter micro review, my bad!

The review page hasn't been fully updated yet. The user Amity wrote a great BusFi review on page 30 on the reviews thread.

My personal recommendation is to do BusFi in sem 1. The MST and exam in sem 2 seemed way harder than the ones given in sem 1. Joshua Shemesh is also a pretty good lecturer, assuming he teaches in semester 1 again like he did in 2015.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: RKTR on November 27, 2015, 01:36:25 pm
hey spec, did you do intro macro by any chance? i'm considering doing it as a breadth. how did you find it? any other commerce subjects that you found interesting? i already did intro micro and finance this year.


The review page hasn't been fully updated yet. The user Amity wrote a great BusFi review on page 30 on the reviews thread.

My personal recommendation is to do BusFi in sem 1. The MST and exam in sem 2 seemed way harder than the ones given in sem 1. Joshua Shemesh is also a pretty good lecturer, assuming he teaches in semester 1 again like he did in 215.

thank you!!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: khimberleigh on November 27, 2015, 07:46:12 pm
Has anyone done Applied Mathematical Modelling?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: spectroscopy on November 27, 2015, 09:41:35 pm
The review page hasn't been fully updated yet. The user Amity wrote a great BusFi review on page 30 on the reviews thread.

My personal recommendation is to do BusFi in sem 1. The MST and exam in sem 2 seemed way harder than the ones given in sem 1. Joshua Shemesh is also a pretty good lecturer, assuming he teaches in semester 1 again like he did in 2015.
cheers for that man !!
gotta do it in summer to graduate on time though HHAHAh just wanted to see what i was up against

hey spec, did you do intro macro by any chance? i'm considering doing it as a breadth. how did you find it? any other commerce subjects that you found interesting? i already did intro micro and finance this year.
yeah man i did intro macro. it was a pretty good subject, it was kinda difficult but you learn pretty interesting stuff if you put in the effort to conceptually learn it. i really enjoyed it. if you did vce eco it is pretty reminiscent of that in parts. alot of people dont like the lecturer though but i thought he was an ok lad but i also thought the micro lecture was cool too which alot of ppl disagree with. overall good subject and interesting content. it probably wont help you as much in your professional or personal life as much as micro or finance but it will make you a better voter and will make you be able to read pretty much any economic article and fully understand what is going on. if you have 1 more level 1 breadth space and wanna do a comm subject id definitely reccomend macro over management. cant speak for marketing but people generally enjoyed that one.

good luck with whatever you choose
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: CossieG on November 28, 2015, 10:24:04 am
Has anyone done any of the following subjects?

Project Management
Web Info Technologies
Elements of Data Processing

Would love reviews if so!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Ruffini on November 28, 2015, 12:08:21 pm
Has anyone done BCMB30004 Cell Signalling and Neurochemistry? If so, a review would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Mieow on November 28, 2015, 12:19:35 pm
Japanese 5, anyone?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: notveryasian on November 29, 2015, 05:48:28 pm
Would love to read reviews of any of the Economics Major subjects (or hear some general thoughts about them)
ECON30010 Microeconomics
ECON30009 Macroeconomics
ECOM30001 Basic Econometrics/ECOM30002 Econometrics
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: MelonBar on November 29, 2015, 08:28:06 pm
A number of requests for a BCMB30004 (Cell Signalling & Neurochem) review so I will write a short one here and maybe a full length one later on.

Negatives:
The subject timetable wasn't uploaded until like week 3. Prof Cheng (main lecturer/subject coordinator) uploads dozens of files onto the LMS, ranging from extra lectures from different scientists to molsoft (protein visualizing software) files. There is never any clear indication as to what amount of detail you are expected to know for the assessments, from the lectures (he goes into tons of detail in some) and from these extra learning materials for A/prof Cheng's part. He insists that everything is important but going through everything would take all the time in your life, so try and be smart about what you decide to leave out of revision. You also had to listen to a number of pre-recorded lectures (from previous years?) to be fully prepared for the MSTs and the exam. Many of the slides by A/prof Cheng and one or two other lecturers were chaotic and made revision much harder, which I think has been brought up in other subject reviews.

The MSTs are oddly timed at the end of week 8 and in week 11, meaning mst1, a 7.5% exam assesses 7 weeks of content in like 40 mins while MST2 only tests like 3. The saving grace was that if you knew your lectures very well (Tip: learn how to draw/explain things in a diagram) getting H1s on both was quite possible, or so I was told  :P For the 15% essay you get to choose from a range of topics given by each of the main lecturers. I chose Prof Cheng's, which had no clear link to the course content of Cell Signalling and Neurochemistry. The topic was interesting though.

I wasn't a fan of many of the lecturers either whose lecturing styles I thought were very uninspiring. One of the guest lecturers went into tons and tons of detail and left many things on the slides out of her explanations. Many of the lectures feel disjointed, partly because 'Cell Signalling' and 'Neurochemistry' are mostly separate concepts.

With that said there were positives as well: A lot of the things I found really interesting, like how the molecular phenotype of Alzheimer's and Parkinsons' disease, and how post-translational modifications play such a big role in disease and physiological process. Prof Cheng makes an effort every year to update his slides so you know what you learn is current. Some of the lecturers were great (Guest lecturer Dr Nandurkar and A/prof Bogoyevitch come to mind) and were passionate about their research. I found the assessments to be fair if you knew everything, although there was lots and lots of detail to know at times. The assignment (although I can only speak for Prof Cheng's topic) was marked fairly and my friends who put in the work for it got good marks. Some of the lecturers did state clearly what level of detail is expected, which were very helpful when it came to revision. Some of the tutorials was dedicated to molsoft viewing of proteins and exploring how structure affects function, which was also a really good idea to promote student engagement and understanding of the content. I think all biochem subjects should consider doing something like this.

So that's my honest review of BCMB30004, hopefully you guys find it useful  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: freddiegibbs on November 30, 2015, 09:24:14 am
Has anybody taken MULT20003 Critical Analytical Skills or POLS20023 Comparative Politics? I'd really like to know what, if any, the prescribed texts for these subjects are.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: linniesugar on December 05, 2015, 05:33:28 pm
Anyone have any input on HIST20070 Australia in the World 1914 to 2014?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: csimioni on December 06, 2015, 01:49:33 pm
If someone could post a review for MIIM30014 Medical Microbiology: Virology that would be great!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: dannyjay on December 09, 2015, 04:21:30 pm
Hey Melbourne Uni Students,
Has anyone done Ancient Greek for arts or breadth I would like a review please? I have a Greek background but not fluent in any way. Is it similar to Modern Greek in any way?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Cilantro on December 10, 2015, 10:06:11 pm
Could someone please write a review of BCMB30010 Advanced techniques in molecular science? (the previous review has gone missing)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: M-D on December 12, 2015, 07:33:23 pm
Hi guys,

If someone could post a review for NEUR30005 Developmental Neurobiology it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: vox nihili on December 17, 2015, 01:52:02 am
Hey Melbourne Uni Students,
Has anyone done Ancient Greek for arts or breadth I would like a review please? I have a Greek background but not fluent in any way. Is it similar to Modern Greek in any way?

There are already two reviews about Ancient Greek:

Re: University of Melbourne - Subject Reviews & Ratings
Re: University of Melbourne - Subject Reviews & Ratings

Could someone please write a review of BCMB30010 Advanced techniques in molecular science? (the previous review has gone missing)

I would, but I really hate coriander....


Remind me in the next week or so and I'll try to get on to one. TL;DR: a challenging subject, you'll never work harder but the reward at the end of it is absolutely worth it. Hands down the most useful subject I've done at uni, great cohort, well organised, lots of support, excellent experiences. Do it.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Cilantro on December 17, 2015, 09:46:40 pm
XD very funny Mr T-Rav!
challenging as in you have to put a lot of work into it, or difficult to understand? I'm majoring in physiology but thinking about doing BCMB30010 because i have an empty slot and did biochem and BCMB20005 (i haven't done any of the level 2 subjects for any other majors besides physiology and human structure - so I'm a bit worried about doing e.g. level 3 neuroscience when i haven't done any similar subjects in the past
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: vox nihili on December 18, 2015, 04:28:36 pm
XD very funny Mr T-Rav!
challenging as in you have to put a lot of work into it, or difficult to understand? I'm majoring in physiology but thinking about doing BCMB30010 because i have an empty slot and did biochem and BCMB20005 (i haven't done any of the level 2 subjects for any other majors besides physiology and human structure - so I'm a bit worried about doing e.g. level 3 neuroscience when i haven't done any similar subjects in the past

I don't think that the content is particularly challenging. Certainly, the exam is difficult because you're really short on time, but it's definitely manageable. The content is actually quite interesting, so that helps. It's difficult because of the amount of work that goes into it. You certainlywon't work harder for 12.5 points. With that said though, it is a wonderful subject and, as I said, it's well worth the effort.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: M-D on December 23, 2015, 03:13:07 pm
Hi everyone,

If someone could post a review for Mechanisms of Human Disease and Frontiers in Human Disease it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: slinkykitty on December 28, 2015, 10:12:10 am
Hello everyone,

Has anyone done the summer intensive  " A taste of Europe : Melbourne Intensive" ?

https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/2016/EURO20007
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: sjayne on December 29, 2015, 03:28:59 pm
Anyone with experience  of 2nd/3rd yr history subjects could you please msg me? (:
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Stick on December 29, 2015, 05:18:40 pm
It's odd - I woke up this morning starting to feel uneasy about selecting Eurovisions as a breadth subject next year, and then I find this neat review written just one day ago. I thought I'd share it for anyone else interested in taking the subject. :)

https://antagonisticasian.wordpress.com/2015/12/28/unimelb-euro10002-eurovisions/
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: spectroscopy on December 29, 2015, 06:10:48 pm
Anyone with experience  of 2nd/3rd yr history subjects could you please msg me? (:
plz if someone does this post it up here i am also thinking of doing one of these as a breadth
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Inside Out on January 03, 2016, 10:48:28 pm
geol20001 Geology of Southeast Australia please :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: TJL on January 04, 2016, 12:46:10 am
Hi,

Just wondering if anyone could do a review on Intro Econometrics, Intro Macro and OB. They are all compulsory subjects but I don't really know if there's going to be a "better" semester to do the subjects due to different lecturers, lecture size, consultation hours, exam difficulty, etc?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: SSHR06 on January 04, 2016, 11:36:14 pm
Hi,

Could someone review Business Forensics and Fraud (ACCT20006) please?

Thanks
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: hebete11 on January 30, 2016, 09:27:40 am
Hey, does anyone know about Ancient World Studies subjects? Really keen to try some  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: fightingchance on January 30, 2016, 07:39:37 pm
Philosophy:The Big Questions (PHIL10002), The Global Environment  (EVSC10001), From Graffiti to Terrorism (CRIM10001) and Data Analysis 1 (MAST10010) reviews would be really awesome if anyone had the time.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: KYtho on January 30, 2016, 08:09:33 pm
Hi, if anyone could do PSYC10003 - Mind, Brain & Behaviour 1 that would be great. Cheers
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: sjayne on January 30, 2016, 09:01:00 pm
Hi, if anyone could do PSYC10003 - Mind, Brain & Behaviour 1 that would be great. Cheers

I've reviewed it! see if you can search the other thread for the review- some of them aren't pinned to the first page
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: KYtho on January 30, 2016, 09:10:33 pm
Oh I see; thanks so much!!

On that note, can someone please review BLAW10002 : Free Speech and Media Law?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Deshouka on January 30, 2016, 09:17:32 pm
Can someone review Japanese 7 please? thanks
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: literally lauren on January 30, 2016, 09:21:31 pm
I've reviewed it! see if you can search the other thread for the review- some of them aren't pinned to the first page

Whoops, there were actually two reviews for that one that were misattributed in the first post as Mind, Brain, and Behaviour 2 - fixed now! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: appleandbee on January 30, 2016, 11:23:54 pm
Probable a long-shot, but it would be amazing if someone could review/provide opinions on the following subjects:

Chinese 5-7 (is it even worth doing if you are native?-grew up in Macau)
Japanese 1/2 (mixed reviews?)
International Relations: Key Questions (heard that it's theoretical?)
Any 2nd year Philosophy subjects like PHIL20043 History of Early Modern Philosophy, PHIL20038 Nietzsche and Critics or PHIL20041 Phenomenology and Existentialism
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: sjayne on January 31, 2016, 08:01:49 am
Anyone know anything about;

HIST20060 Total War: World War II
HIST20065 Rebels and Revolutionaries
ENGL20020 Romanticism, Feminism, Revolution
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ChickenCh0wM1en on January 31, 2016, 11:57:32 am
Probable a long-shot, but it would be amazing if someone could review/provide opinions on the following subjects:

Japanese 1/2 (mixed reviews?)

I posted a Jap1 review a few years back :O
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: literally lauren on January 31, 2016, 12:22:11 pm
Any 2nd year Philosophy subjects like PHIL20043 History of Early Modern Philosophy, PHIL20038 Nietzsche and Critics or PHIL20041 Phenomenology and Existentialism
I haven't yet done any 2nd year Philosophy subjects myself, but I've got a friend who's done almost all of them, and apparently they're all very well taught. I'm making my way through this vimeo series that's meant to complement PHIL20030: Meaning Possibility and Paradox, which seems to overlap a bit with the Phenomenology one. I don't know any of the coordinators for the ones you've listed, but the department in general is one of the better ones in Arts.
If you're considering one of those subjects, you could just crash a few lectures for all three of them in the first few weeks and see how they look :P

Anyone know anything about;

HIST20060 Total War: World War II
HIST20065 Rebels and Revolutionaries
ENGL20020 Romanticism, Feminism, Revolution
Total War has been reviewed once here and seems decent. Don't know anything about Rebels and Revolutionaries except that, like Philosophy, the History department has a pretty good rep aside from the fact that they're apparently super strict about referencing.

I can help with RFR though since someone asked about it here (+ a follow-up). I haven't done it so can't give a full review, but it's taught by Tom Ford who's brilliant, so if the texts sound interesting to you then I'd highly recommend it :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: gillamate on January 31, 2016, 03:53:51 pm
GEOM20013 - Applications of GIS. The internet is silent on this one.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: TrebleClef on January 31, 2016, 06:22:21 pm
Can anyone review MAST20006 and whether it would be easier than MAST20030? Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Redoxify on January 31, 2016, 06:35:44 pm
can anyone review gend10001?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: cassiecate on February 12, 2016, 07:02:17 am
GEOM20013 - Applications of GIS. The internet is silent on this one.
Thinking about doing it this semester as well, though a bit concerned about the large portion of group assignments…(Got horrible experience in group assignments last year ???)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: cassiecate on February 12, 2016, 11:03:54 am
Philosophy:The Big Questions (PHIL10002), The Global Environment  (EVSC10001), From Graffiti to Terrorism (CRIM10001) and Data Analysis 1 (MAST10010) reviews would be really awesome if anyone had the time.
Hey I've just reviewed Data Analysis 1 here, feel free to PM me if you have any other questions about it.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: hebete11 on February 13, 2016, 11:48:23 am
Hey Everyone! Choosing subjects, and tossing up between "ANCW10001 Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia" and "HIST10007 Medieval Plague, War and Heresy". Does anyone know much about these subjects?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: seretide on February 14, 2016, 02:51:56 pm
Hey guys a review for PSYC30013 Research Methods for Human Inquiry would really be helpful or if it's too time consuming to pm me just to get a couple questions answered. Thanks!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: nhmn0301 on February 23, 2016, 01:30:03 pm
Hi guys, if anyone has done ECON30010 Microeconomics, do you mind doing a review about it? Thank you so much :)!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Redoxify on February 25, 2016, 11:39:44 am
anyone who can review physics life sciences would be awesome haha :P
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Nightwing on March 05, 2016, 10:44:29 pm
Would anyone who's done MCEN30017-Mechanics & Materials be able to do a review for it? Thanks a bunch  ;D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Hernandes on May 12, 2016, 05:40:55 pm
If anyone could review AGRI30016: Irrigation and Water Systems, that would be much appreciated :)
Can't find reviews for it anywhere!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: RKTR on May 24, 2016, 09:32:21 pm
anyone did GENE20003 Experimental Genetics? thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: notveryasian on May 28, 2016, 12:56:04 pm
Not sure if anyone cares, (maybe I overestimate the amount of prospective Economics majors out there), but I'll upload a review for ECON30010 Microeconomics after exams and possibly ECON30009 Macroeconomics after next sem.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: scarletmoon on May 28, 2016, 09:53:26 pm
Free Speech and Media Law
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: thaoot on June 07, 2016, 02:35:59 pm
Hi!

Could somebody please review Sex, Gender and Culture: An Introduction?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: someone011 on June 07, 2016, 07:39:41 pm
Hi!

Could somebody please review Sex, Gender and Culture: An Introduction?

It's the best subject! Do yourself (and humanity) a favour and definitely take it, and try to get Shane as a tutor if you can. To be honest, I didn't even go to lectures for it, but found in-class discussion really stimulating and really made me think about the world differently. Plus the blog assessment is really easy marks if you just post something every week (90% of people do it the night before it's due). Easy H1 and super interesting!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: dankfrank420 on June 08, 2016, 02:08:15 pm
Will be giving a review of the infamous QM1, it was an interesting semester to say the least.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: JellyBeanz on June 08, 2016, 05:04:56 pm
Will be giving a review of the infamous QM1, it was an interesting semester to say the least.

I await this review :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: h545 on June 09, 2016, 02:09:38 pm
Hey, I'd really appreciate reviews of any of these subjects:
ACCT20006 Business forensics and fraud
MGMT30012 Management consulting
ECON30020 Mathematical economics
Thanks in advance!  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: theshunpo on June 18, 2016, 10:53:59 pm
Has anyone done BLAW20002: Privacy Law and Social Networks as a July intensive?
Taking a two week cut to my winter break to get another subject down, should be worth it :D

Cheers!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: hebete11 on June 20, 2016, 01:33:59 pm
Did anyone here study ANCW10001 Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia last semester?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: MiffyFanBubbles on June 22, 2016, 11:19:02 am
I'd really appreciate a review for Global management consulting and Foundation of information systems
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: M-D on June 27, 2016, 11:11:39 pm
Hi,

I would really appreciate if someone could please review PATH30003 Frontiers in Human Disease and NEUR30005 Developmental Neurobiology.

Thanks
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Rod on June 28, 2016, 08:21:18 pm
Has anyone done; MUSI20150 Music and Health??

cheers
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: fayato on July 02, 2016, 10:56:07 am
Hi, can someone review MAST30030 Applied Mathematical Modelling
Thanks a lot
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: LeviLamp on July 04, 2016, 06:54:16 pm
Does anyone want reviews for botany or zoology-type subjects? Note I won't be able to review Field Wildlife Bio, Exp Marine Bio, Evo/Human Condition, or Applied Ecology, and I'm not doing Veg Management for my botany diploma cos I'm an idiot.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: silverpixeli on July 04, 2016, 07:11:04 pm
I wrote VERY detailed reviews for COMP30024, COMP30023, SWEN30006 and BMEN20001. They are like 2-4k words each. I don't know if I should post them in their current form. They contain a lot of detail about the entire experience, from subject content / breakdown to assessment information. I have tried to keep ranting to a minimum and share only information that will benefit future student choices. What do you guys think, will these fit in on the subject reviews thread? If not, I'll keep them and write abridged reviews that just describe the basic feel of the subject to aid in quick elective-choosing, I guess.

Here's a sample (beware of typos and other errors haha):

BMEN20001 Biomechanical Physics and Computation
Subject Code/Name: BMEN20001 Biomechanical Physics and Computation

This is a relatively new subject, 2016 semester 1 marked its second offering. It's still got some teething problems to grow out of, which I would put down to an underexperienced teaching team.

The subject's aim is to serve as a combination of ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics and COMP20005 Engineering Computation, embedded in a biomechanics context. That is, we study the same topics but where engineering students might focus on steel bars supporting loads we'll look at human limbs holding weights. We also spent some time considering the complications that arise when analysing organic materials such as bone and skin.

The intended audience is biomed students looking to master the physics foundations necessary for studying biomechanics. I don't fit this description, as a Physics and Computing student interested in applying what I know in a new context. For someone like me, this subject wasn't that bad. It acted as an interesting extension of VCE Physics topics (the 'mechanics' core AoS and the 'structures and materials' detailed study) plus an introduction to yet another programming language (MATLAB).

However, for someone with zero background in physics or computation (the intended audience), I think this subject would have been a lot more difficult to manage. I'd say possible with a fair bit of work getting up to speed on the basics, but otherwise the necessary time wasn't really spent laying those foundations, and the MATLAB learning experience was liable scare anyone new to computing away from the field for good.

The rest of this review is pretty long. I've included a lot of detail about the topics we covered, the class experience, and the assessments. I hope it aids people in their decisions about this subject, and helps people taking it / required to take it know what kind of experience to expect.

Workload:
Three 1h lectures (less on average, however; see comments!)
One 2h workshop (sometimes a tutorial, sometimes a MATLAB class)

Assessment:

5% - Assignment 1
10% - Assignment 2
10% - Assignment 3
15% - Assignment 4, groups of 4

10% - Mid-semester test
50% - 3h exam in exam period

Lecture Capture: Y

Past exams available:
There were no past exams available because all of the previous exam questions had been included as tutorial questions (only one previous exam this time round).

Lecturer:

The content lectures were presented by Vijay Rajagopal.

Additionally, there was a guest lecture from one of the tutors, a series of three guest lectures on head injury by Andrew Short, and a series of three further guest lectures from various biomechanics researchers.

Year & Semester of completion: 2016 Semester 1

Rating: 3/5

Your Mark/Grade: 95

Technologies:

This subject served as an (admittedly poor) introduction to programming using MATLAB. Learning MATLAB was the focus of most of the workshops, and the first three assignments were mostly programming.

Textbook Recommendation:

There were four recommended textbooks, from which the course material was drawn. These were:
- Humphrey JD, and Delange SL, An Introduction to Biomechanics
- Nihat O. Nordin M, Goldsheyder D, and Leger D, Fundamentals of Biomechanics, 3rd Edition
- Meriam Jl and Kraige LG, Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, 7th Edition
- Hibbeler RC, Statics and Mechanics of Materials, 3rd Edition

I personally used a very old edition of Hibbeler (like 1991 or something, I think it's technically not even the same book as it was just called 'Mechanics of Materials') and I found it absolutely fantastic, but that's coming from a strong maths and physics background and with a preference for comprehensive textbooks that leave no ambiguity and don't shy away from complexity. It was also a regular engineering text, with no biomechanical context. Nevertheless, it was an enlightening read; one of those textbooks that answers all of your questions as soon as they form, and also really gives you a big-picture view of the material.

Some of the other texts might serve as a better introduction to these physics concepts, but they seemed to also assume a bit of a background in biology, of which I had none. Therefore, I recommend the Hibbeler option for anyone with my background.

Comments:

Content:

The 'physics' in 'biomechanical physics and computation' stands for statics (the study of materials undergoing forces but not moving), and dynamics (the study of objects in motion). These topics were the focus of the lectures. The 'computation' represents an approach to these problems that utilises computers, which can do the grunt work of crunching numbers, repeating calculations and plotting graphs. This was the focus of the workshops. Of course, everything was looked at through a biomechanics perspective.

In terms of statics, we quickly whizzed through the basics of forces and moments (a.k.a. torques, shout out to VCE Physics students) and then looked at the much more confusing topic of internal forces and moments (like within bones or at joints). After that was a look at the concepts of stress and strain (normal and shear), extending to applications of forces in 3D, as well as other material properties (especially those relevant to biological materials, like skin). We were going to discuss beams but skipped that topic and went straight to axial loading, and finally looked at thin-walled spherical and cylindrical pressure vessels (arteries/veins and aneurysms!).

For dynamics, again we quickly touched on the basics of motion and relative motion of particles - position, velocity, and acceleration. We also looked quickly at work and energy. We then spent some time on linear momentum (for collision analysis) and things like the coefficient of restitution, and then on rotational motion and angular momentum. Finally, we had a brief look at rigid bodies (bodies bigger than a particle, where rotation matters) and some more powerful and general equations of motion that can be used to analyse rigid body systems.

Despite the appearances from the handbook entry, I think this subject was pitched a little too fast as an introduction to these physics concepts. I think for someone completely new to mechanics (statics and dynamics), a bit much was assumed and the basics/foundational points were skimmed over. I would recommend that someone in this position try very hard to master the basics before tackling the later topics, and recommend resources such as khanacademy's high school motion playlists for this purpose.

The 'computation' part spanned everything from variables and data types to control structures (branching and looping) and functions. Despite the presence in the handbook, numerical methods for solving differential equations were not explored. Numerical simulations were carried out, but they were for simple projectile motion situations. This was the domain of the majority of the workshops, which I'll talk more about later.

Lectures:

Vijay's lectures weren't bad, but I'd say as a relatively new lecturer he's definitely got some improvement to do in terms of presenting these concepts. This semester, there were a few topics that seemed to be lost on students. One was a matrix method for converting between 3D stresses and strains, but this was identified and I think Vijay is going to use a much more intuitive approach next semester. Another (this wasn't so much the feeling of the cohort but of myself) tricky point that was neglected was the difference between tensorial shear strain and engineering shear strain. It turns out that tensorial shear strain (ε), used in the matrix equations, actually has twice the value of engineering shear strain (γ), used in other formulas. This subtle point was hidden in the definitions of the matrix equations on the slides and I feel like more attention could have been drawn to it, and a very clear distinction made between the shear strains.

Apart from a few tricky points like this, it's easy to see why Vijay always looks so happy and cheerful when he's lecturing - you can tell he loves sharing his passion for biomechanics with people and teaching the concepts too. He was very kind, friendly, and approachable. His priority was everyone's understanding, which is why he always went out of his way to give the best explanations possible (e.g. repeating a lecture or two in response to student questions). Because his heart is demonstrably in the right place, I have no doubt that he'll continually improve his teaching quality in semesters to come.

Vijay also adopted the unconventional (but effective, IMO) strategy of offering lectures dedicated to working through problems, as a demonstration of how to apply the equations and laws we were learning. This was good because particularly in physics, getting into the process of using theory to solve problems is just as important as getting your head around the theory in the first place. I am glad that this was reflected in the lecture schedule.

The other thing about these problem classes, along with the large number of guest lectures (7 in total) and the mid-sem test, was that it left a reduced number of content-lectures. From 3 lectures a week, there ended up being 18 assessable content lectures. This made for a fairly light revision load, and it was very manageable to master the material in swotvac (fine-tuning understanding of pre-MST statics content, and conquering dynamics too).

Workshops:

Unfortunately, the workshops for this subject were quite a big let down. Since I came with prior knowledge in computing, I was able to ignore the explanations of the foundational programming concepts. I fear, however, that other students were not so lucky. Nothing that was presented in the workshops was useful beyond what a short online MATLAB (or any other programming language) tutorial would offer, and some of the explanations were outright incorrect and potentially damaging to students' basic understanding of programming concepts.

I don't have faith that the tutors will improve in future semesters (unless they are replaced). If I'm right, then for anyone new to computing and interested in taking this subject, I recommend treating everything presented in the workshops as suspect. Then, I'd advise taking the list of content presented and seeking alternate resources for learning those things. I didn't get a chance to explore it, but I'd be willing to bet that this online course from MIT (the small part of it that is relevant) runs rings around these guys. Short of that, you can PM me on ATAR Notes to help explain a piece of MATLAB code. You can search on Google. Anything other than trusting the demonstrators with your impressions about computing - it's such a wonderful area of study and it really hurt me to see it presented like it was.

A few of the workshops were not allocated to MATLAB, but instead to worked examples, kinda like in the lectures. Due to the general incompetence of the demonstrators, this was equivalent to working through the problems alone or with peers. This does bring me to a small point of confusion, though. Each week, topical 'tutorial' questions were uploaded. Sometimes, a selection of these questions were covered in an example-lecture. Other weeks, the workshop was dedicated to working through them. Either way, the tutorial sheets were just a source of application questions (with accompanying solutions, of varying correctness) even though there was no official 'tutorial'.

Assignments:

The first three assignments involved a mechanics problem followed by a short MATLAB scripting task. The problem was that the instructions weren't clear, and often the incomplete information given was not really enough to complete the tasks. In several cases, LMS announcements came out afterwards clearing up some of these points, but I think it's really important to minimise this kind of thing - obviously assignment tasks should be as complete as possible upon release so that students are not disadvantaged in the time they have to complete them waiting for things to be cleared up. Also, any assumptions made should not later by invalidated by LMS announcements. These issues generally didn't affect me, but they made the assignments come across as incredibly unpolished overall. I hope that in the future these little glitches can be ironed out before assignment release.

Then came the fourth assignment. In about week 7 it was announced that the final assignment would involve group work, which was the first we had heard of it. During week 9, a set of three guest lectures on head impact and head injury was presented by guest lecturer Andrew Short. That week, the workshop was replaced with a fake-head-dropping experiment, after which we were ushered into groups of 4 students and vaguely told that the final assignment would be a four-part practical report based on these experiments.

Later, more detailed information (almost in the form of an assignment specification!) surfaced. The report was to have four parts: a literature review on impact testing, a report on the experimental procedure and equipment, and analysis of the results, and a discussion of the findings and any compliance issues with respect to an impact testing standards document we were given. Most of the descriptions of the expectations were ambiguous. Some of it was incomprehensible. Within my group, I took primary responsibility for the analysis section since nobody else really wanted to use MATLAB. This section, in particular, was a shambles. Part of the task was to analyse the motion of a fake head as it fell and bounced on different materials. This was meant to be conducted by manually tracking some dots attached to the head form in video recordings of the drop tests. This frame-by-frame tracking (as demonstrated in the week 10 workshop) was quite a long process, and we were looking for a way to automate it. In the week 11 workshop, we were provided with some MATLAB scripts that attempted to track the dots for us. However, these scripts were very fragile, and even after repeated updates released by Andrew, failed to analyse all of the videos without crashing. I ended up streamlining the manual tracking script and using that instead.

In the final week (much to my frustration, for the same reasons as above), Andrew took the LMS discussion forums to construct an FAQ list, detailing things assignment advice (mostly things that should have been in the initial specification). At this point, it was far too late to perform our analysis again and so we just had to stick with our manual data. We did manage to incorporate some advice into the other sections. However, it just shouldn't have been expected that we would be completing the majority of our work in the final week before the due date.

Worst of all, one night before the due date, another (apparently, finally working) version of the analysis script was released. Other scripts were still broken and I never had a chance to try the new analysis script but I have a hunch that it wouldn't actually be free of bugs, but attempting to release the required material for the assignment the night before the due date when it should have worked from the beginning really angered and upset me.

I think the entire cohort felt miserable about the impossibly frustrating final assignment. I can't imagine it will survive the SES reviews unchecked, and I sincerely hope that it is improved for future iterations of the subject.


The assessment was plagued by other small administrative issues such as the due-dates not being announced with the assignments, and LMS resubmissions before the due-date being accidentally disallowed on 3/4 of the assignments (those administered by the demonstrators, ha) just caused a lot of unnecessary stress.

MST and Exam:

Though tutorial and lecture examples were a mix of typical engineering examples and simplified biomechanical examples, the questions on the MST and final exam were largely drawn from a biomechanical context. Both tests were fairly well-balanced in terms of time and difficulty, with the majority of questions being similar to those found in lecture examples or tutorial sheets. I made an effort to work through every tutorial question before the exam and was rewarded for that this preparation by an exam with no surprises. However, the difficulty of the final exam questions was a little higher than that of most of the tutorial questions. I'm certainly glad we had three hours because I needed all of it to complete the paper.

Overall:

In taking this subject I accomplished my goals of learning about applying my physics and computing knowledge to a new and interesting domain. However, as a subject aimed at introducing biomedicine students to physics and computation, BMEN20001 has a fair way to go.

The assignments needed to be better thoughtout, and to provide all necessary information at release time. The demonstrators were shocking, and the workshops were possibly worse than useless. The pacing of the content was out of step with the impression given by the handbook entry, and more attention could have been paid to the foundational concepts (or more careful attention; it's just very important to avoid introducing confusion at that level because it underlies the rest of the entire subject and indeed all of Classical Mechanics!).

Hopefully, the coordinators listen to the feedback they receive and take steps to improve on some of the points. For those considering taking this subject, think about what you want to get out of it. For those who need to take this subject, I'm sure you'll be able to get through it, and feel free to PM me with any questions you might have!

The rest are similar in size and scope. Thoughts?

EDIT: Maybe the trick is to use spoiler tags and a tl;dr summary to make them more approachable?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Stick on July 04, 2016, 09:00:14 pm
LMAO you make me feel bad because my reviews are longer and contain war and peace about how my mental state was during the semester. Having read yours I personally think it's fine, but I'm someone who sets time aside to read the subject reviews in detail. I can't comment on what other people do with the reviews and whether or not making them shorter will be more useful.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: stolenclay on July 04, 2016, 10:11:54 pm
If not, I'll keep them and write abridged reviews that just describe the basic feel of the subject to aid in quick elective-choosing, I guess.
No no, definitely keep the details!! And as you say,
Maybe the trick is to use spoiler tags and a tl;dr summary to make them more approachable?
just so it's more friendly for someone to navigate the page haha (either to other reviews or to different sections of your reviews)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: silverpixeli on July 04, 2016, 10:16:50 pm
LMAO you make me feel bad because my reviews are longer and contain war and peace about how my mental state was during the semester. Having read yours I personally think it's fine, but I'm someone who sets time aside to read the subject reviews in detail. I can't comment on what other people do with the reviews and whether or not making them shorter will be more useful.

I had to fight the urge to do that! I think writing these (and writing about all the personal highs and lows of the semester) is a really great way to let of steam after a long semester, and I have felt a lot of satisfaction and closure drafting these up.

Thanks for taking the time to read, I think I'll work on them a little more and make sure you don't have to set aside too much time to get something out of them

No no, definitely keep the details!! And as you say,
just so it's more friendly for someone to navigate the page haha (either to other reviews or to different sections of your reviews)

Good point - don't want to make those pages too hard to scroll through!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: wu82 on July 05, 2016, 08:14:40 pm
Has anyone done MUSI20174 The Laptop Recording Studio?
Thanks
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: just_jordan on July 06, 2016, 04:01:54 pm
Has anyone done INFO20003?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Hernandes on July 06, 2016, 05:20:15 pm
Does anyone want reviews for botany or zoology-type subjects? Note I won't be able to review Field Wildlife Bio, Exp Marine Bio, Evo/Human Condition, or Applied Ecology, and I'm not doing Veg Management for my botany diploma cos I'm an idiot.

Hi Levilamp, could you do a review for BOTA20002: Plant Biodiversity?

Would be much appreciated :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: silverpixeli on July 06, 2016, 10:55:56 pm
Has anyone done INFO20003?

Yup I am planning on writing a review soon let me know if there's anything specific you're interested in
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: LeviLamp on July 07, 2016, 04:58:44 pm
Hi Levilamp, could you do a review for BOTA20002: Plant Biodiversity?

Would be much appreciated :)

Yep, sure :) I did it in 2014 but I'll try and remember the specifics! Apparently it hasn't changed much since then.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Hernandes on July 11, 2016, 12:16:27 pm
Yep, sure :) I did it in 2014 but I'll try and remember the specifics! Apparently it hasn't changed much since then.

Thank you LeviLamp! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: spectroscopy on July 11, 2016, 12:29:39 pm
looking for reviews on MKTG20007 Entrepreneurial Marketing, Shakuhachi 1, and any history subjects (french revolution/modern southeast asia?).

also super keen for a review on any drawing/art subjects!!
thx guys
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: sak47 on July 13, 2016, 07:42:21 am
Has anyone done Database Systems?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: silverpixeli on July 13, 2016, 12:23:42 pm
Has anyone done Database Systems?

Yep, I am struggling to write a review. anything you're interested in reading about in particular?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: silverpixeli on July 13, 2016, 10:46:59 pm
Has anyone done INFO20003?

Has anyone done Database Systems?

I finally got a review together. I left out a lot of detail about how negative the experience was for me because I think a lot of it was quite personal frustration and it was starting to become 'here's how I would have delivered the subject if I was the coordinator'. Hopefully the finished review is less destructive and at least a little useful for anyone interested in the subject or hoping to get a heads up about what to expect.

Feel free to PM me if you have any extra questions after reading the review
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: student1289 on July 17, 2016, 10:06:28 am
Arts students: Has anyone studied the Arts foundation subject MULT10017 Representation? If yes, was it difficult (content & assessment wise), especially the section analysing art/performance, and how did it compare to the other foundation subjects? Thanks :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: QUADRATUS on July 19, 2016, 05:21:53 pm
Has anyone done these 2 subjects?

MCEN30020: Systems Modelling and Analysis

Or

ELEN30012: Signals and Systems

Would be appreciated if someone can tell me how these subjects were
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: rnbwunicorn on July 19, 2016, 08:09:50 pm
Can someone please review NEUR30005 Developmental Neurobiology? I'd like to know what the workload is like. Also has anyone taken this in second year before? Thanks
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Maths Forever on July 20, 2016, 02:05:03 pm
I just posted a review for CHEM20018. Does anyone know how to link this to the 'index' page. Also, could someone please tell me how to link the subject name to the handbook.

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: RKTR on July 20, 2016, 02:08:14 pm
I just posted a review for CHEM20018. Does anyone know how to link this to the 'index' page. Also, could someone please tell me how to link the subject name to the handbook.

Thanks  :)
the moderators will update the index page. replace the "insert link here" part with your link
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Maths Forever on July 20, 2016, 02:08:52 pm
the moderators will update the index page. replace the "insert link here" part with your link

Thanks! I really appreciate it!  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: literally lauren on July 20, 2016, 02:11:49 pm
I just posted a review for CHEM20018. Does anyone know how to link this to the 'index' page. Also, could someone please tell me how to link the subject name to the handbook.

Thanks  :)

Don't worry about linking to the front page; that's something myself or another moderator will take care of :)

To link the subject name, fill in the following:

[u rl=post the url for the handbook page here]CHEM20018 - Chemistry: Reactions and Synthesis[/url]

^doing that on the forums lets you post a url but edit the text so I can link to something random like this
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Maths Forever on July 20, 2016, 02:20:30 pm
Don't worry about linking to the front page; that's something myself or another moderator will take care of :)

To link the subject name, fill in the following:

[u rl=post the url for the handbook page here]CHEM20018 - Chemistry: Reactions and Synthesis[/url]

^doing that on the forums lets you post a url but edit the text so I can link to something random like this

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Maths Forever on July 20, 2016, 08:59:25 pm
If anyone has time, could a review of PHYC20013: Laboratory and Computational Physics 2 please be made? I'll be taking this subject soon and would like to hear what it involves.

Thanks in advance!  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: silverpixeli on July 21, 2016, 11:25:58 pm
If anyone has time, could a review of PHYC20013: Laboratory and Computational Physics 2 please be made? I'll be taking this subject soon and would like to hear what it involves.

Thanks in advance!  :)

Unfortunately, you'll be part of the first ever cohort, as it's a new subject this year!

You might find some info about the labs in parts of previous PHYC20009/10/11 reviews, but the 'computational' side will probably be new stuff, and even the labs will probably be pretty different as they're literally ripping all labs out of the old second-year physics subjects and making them into their own subject, so I imagine things will change.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Maths Forever on July 22, 2016, 08:04:06 am
Unfortunately, you'll be part of the first ever cohort, as it's a new subject this year!

You might find some info about the labs in parts of previous PHYC20009/10/11 reviews, but the 'computational' side will probably be new stuff, and even the labs will probably be pretty different as they're literally ripping all labs out of the old second-year physics subjects and making them into their own subject, so I imagine things will change.

No worries, thanks silverpixeli! I'll have a look at some of the reviews for those subjects. I know there has been a major restructuring for second year physics!

Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Nightwing on July 23, 2016, 08:14:34 pm
Would anyone who's done MCEN30014-Mechanical Design before be able to give a quick run down of it at least and what's involved if not a whole review. Thanks in advance  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Hernandes on August 12, 2016, 02:12:00 pm
If someone could review Thinking Scientifically, that'd be super!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Edward Elric on August 20, 2016, 10:30:22 pm
Can anyone review Digital System Design(it it like part 1 of ESD 2) and Electrical Network Analysis and Design? Cheers
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: nobody008 on September 15, 2016, 09:11:01 pm
Can someone do a review on PHYC20011 Electromagnetism and Optics?

Im considering on taking another physics subject but I didnt do so well in 1st yr phy1 &2. I was wondering if this subject is quite broad like the two above?Or is it a new subject?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Maths Forever on September 16, 2016, 07:58:39 pm
Can someone do a review on PHYC20011 Electromagnetism and Optics?

Im considering on taking another physics subject but I didnt do so well in 1st yr phy1 &2. I was wondering if this subject is quite broad like the two above?Or is it a new subject?

Hi nobody008,

PHYC20011 won't be running next year, nor will PHYC20009 and PHYC20010.

Instead, PHYC20012, PHYC20013, PHYC20014 and PHYC20015 will be replacing these three subjects. It might be worth looking these up in the handbook, since these new subjects started this year, so will run for the second time in 2017.





Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Orb on October 14, 2016, 03:05:30 pm
Could someone do a review on

FNCE30008: Street Finance?

After reading the subject description, it sounds like a fantastic subject and opportunity. However, i'm also quite wary that job applications generally require 1st and 2nd year subject results.

Three written lesson plans (45%)
Assessment of 1 (out of 3) school presentations (25%)
Reflective essay: 2,000 words (30%)

The assessment seems like it leaves a lot down to subjectivity (i tend to prefer quantitative subjects where there's a strong correlation for effort to reward).

Any experience would be greatly appreciated! :)

Alternatively, if you know anyone who has done it, could you please let me know? Thanks!!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Escobar on October 17, 2016, 04:31:57 pm
can someone please give an indication of how hard & how much workload is involved in: thinking scientifically (SCIE20001) and Business Analytics (ISYS30008)?
these both look quiet easy and I am considering doing them as breadths
also, is there any coding in business analytics? I did computing so I can do it but I'm not really prepared to spend much time on it
otherwise, can anyone suggest an easy level 2 or 3 breadth for a commerce/actuarial student that isn't useless/uninteresting?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Maths Forever on October 18, 2016, 12:13:35 pm
Hi,

I made a review for CHEM20018 on 20 July 2016, but there doesn't seem to be any link on the index yet. Is there some way that I can link it?

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: literally lauren on October 18, 2016, 12:16:28 pm
Hi,

I made a review for CHEM20018 on 20 July 2016, but there doesn't seem to be any link on the index yet. Is there some way that I can link it?

Thanks  :)

Ahh, that's my bad! I haven't updated the first post since the end of last semester - thank you for the reminder! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Maths Forever on October 18, 2016, 12:17:09 pm
Ahh, that's my bad! I haven't updated the first post since the end of last semester - thank you for the reminder! :)

No worries!  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Paulrus on October 28, 2016, 01:28:26 pm
This is probably a long shot cos I don't think there are many psych people on here, but has anyone done PSYC30018 - Neuroscience and the Mind or PSYC30013 - Research Methods for Human Inquiry? Would be massively appreciated if someone would be able to share their thoughts on those, or knows someone who did them.
Thanks heaps in advance!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: tashhhaaa on November 13, 2016, 08:46:41 pm
BIOL20001 please if anyone has done it :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: sweetcheeks on November 17, 2016, 03:42:37 pm
Sorry if this has been asked before. CHEM100009 Advanced Chemistry for the Biosciences.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: unleashed-my-freedom on November 18, 2016, 11:59:44 am
Hi. Can anyone do a review for painting techniques? Do you have to buy alot of painting equipment too?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: cameotodd on November 18, 2016, 12:49:47 pm
Hi, if anyone has done Sports Economics, please review it  ;D

it looks interesting haha :P
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Orb on November 22, 2016, 03:03:10 pm
Hi guys,

If anyone majored in management for BComm, would really appreciate if you wrote up a review for your 3rd year subjects/maybe even shoot me a PM just to talk about your experience?

Spoiler
Seriously contemplating switching from economics to management now :3
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: idontknow7 on November 24, 2016, 07:03:40 pm
This is probably a long shot cos I don't think there are many psych people on here, but has anyone done PSYC30018 - Neuroscience and the Mind or PSYC30013 - Research Methods for Human Inquiry? Would be massively appreciated if someone would be able to share their thoughts on those, or knows someone who did them.
Thanks heaps in advance!

Hey, I'm a psych person *comes out of lurking and waves hands in air*. I did RMHI this year and just posted a review in the subject reviews thread if you want to check it out. Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions or anything about the subject. :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Wilsonj on November 24, 2016, 07:12:44 pm
If anyone here has done HPSC20022 Electricity: An Experimental History I'd love to see a review as I'm considering taking it in semester 2 this year.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Paulrus on November 24, 2016, 07:25:46 pm
Hey, I'm a psych person *comes out of lurking and waves hands in air*. I did RMHI this year and just posted a review in the subject reviews thread if you want to check it out. Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions or anything about the subject. :)
Thank you so much! Your review is super comprehensive, that's really helped me a lot haha. The handbook is pretty vague so it's good to get a solid idea of what to expect in terms of the content and assessments. Cheers again!  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: RKTR on November 25, 2016, 01:01:20 pm
ABPL20031 Principles of Property thanks!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: hopelesswanderer on November 28, 2016, 03:04:53 pm
If Anyone has done FOOD30010 Functional Foods, I would appreciate a review!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: kawfee on November 29, 2016, 06:01:18 pm
If anyone has done ITAL10008 - please review-- really appreciate it! :))))
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Gentoo on November 29, 2016, 07:56:17 pm
Hi, if anyone has done Sports Economics, please review it  ;D

it looks interesting haha :P

The handbook says it's not running in 2017 unfortunately.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: daisycalloway on December 07, 2016, 07:30:06 pm
Hi Lauren, did you ever do genre fiction or decadent fiction and would you recommend? Thank you!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Stick on December 07, 2016, 08:58:00 pm
If anyone has done ITAL10008 - please review-- really appreciate it! :))))

I know a lot of people that did it and they said it was really good. Well run and taught. Despite it being hard work, one of my friends said she got the highest mark on her transcript with the subject. I can't offer anything more, but I'm pretty sure it's a good subject. :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: unleashed-my-freedom on December 12, 2016, 11:47:40 am
Hi,

I am thinking of doing austronomy in world history. Can anyone do a review of it or can anyone recommend any february intensive course?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: nebula24 on December 18, 2016, 04:12:05 pm
Principles of Neuroscience (NEUR30003) and Astronomy of World history (HPSC20015) please!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: hebete11 on December 18, 2016, 07:53:09 pm
Principles of Neuroscience (NEUR30003) and Astronomy of World history (HPSC20015) please!

You can find three Principles of Neuroscience reviews here:
Re: University of Melbourne - Subject Reviews & Ratings
Re: University of Melbourne - Subject Reviews & Ratings
Re: University of Melbourne - Subject Reviews & Ratings

And an Astronomy of World History review here:
Re: University of Melbourne - Subject Reviews & Ratings

Hope this helps! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: jameshalo22 on December 18, 2016, 11:02:53 pm
Anyone done IBUS30004 or UNIB20019?
Thankssss!!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: TJL on January 01, 2017, 02:55:19 am
Has anyone here done Econometrics last semester? Heard they changed the syllabus...

Also was hoping to hear from someone who has done MULT10013 Sustainability in Developing Communities (esp someone without a science background).

And also FNCE30006 Entrepreneurial Finance. Have heard pretty mixed reviews about this one too.

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Mintk on January 13, 2017, 12:25:16 am
CRIMINOLOGY - from Graffiti to Terrorism!
Crim10001 !!! PLEASE
i wanna do this for breadth...
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: ingridtan on January 14, 2017, 01:31:03 am
Has anyone done a biomedical science research project? Need some opinions on that thanks!!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: anakhl on January 15, 2017, 01:40:55 pm
Anyone done the the level 2 breadth 'Language and Computation' and can give their thoughts about it?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: literally lauren on January 24, 2017, 11:14:32 am
Hi Lauren, did you ever do genre fiction or decadent fiction and would you recommend? Thank you!
Super delayed reply, soz, but I have done Genre Fiction and found it decent - will add full a review soon!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: dab on January 24, 2017, 01:02:42 pm
Can someone please do a subject review or even give me a little insight on the following subjects:

- PSYC40012 Models of Psychological Processes
- PSYC40004 Current Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
- PSYC40001 Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
- PSYC40002 Current Topics in Social Psychology
- Or any of the compulsory subjects in the fourth year Psychology program

Any help would be much appreciated! :)

Thank you!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: T3ggley on January 26, 2017, 07:50:45 pm
Is French 3 entry point a big jump from high school French?
Also how much is the workload?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: vox nihili on January 28, 2017, 01:18:37 pm
Is French 3 entry point a big jump from high school French?
Also how much is the workload?

It really shouldn't be. French 5 is suitable for those who did reasonably well in high school French.
In terms of workload, it's all relatively. Language subjects can be challenging, but French 3 should be fairly breezy if you've just finished VCE French.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Alter on January 28, 2017, 01:47:36 pm
I agree with vox. You should also keep in mind that many people doing French 3 have only learned French for <1 year of their life, by doing 1 and 2 at university. Logically, if you've been doing it since year 7 (or whenever you started), then you should be a fair cut above. Best of luck.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: T3ggley on January 31, 2017, 02:17:08 pm
It really shouldn't be. French 5 is suitable for those who did reasonably well in high school French.
In terms of workload, it's all relatively. Language subjects can be challenging, but French 3 should be fairly breezy if you've just finished VCE French.

I agree with vox. You should also keep in mind that many people doing French 3 have only learned French for <1 year of their life, by doing 1 and 2 at university. Logically, if you've been doing it since year 7 (or whenever you started), then you should be a fair cut above. Best of luck.

Ok thanks guys
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: asapwhat on February 09, 2017, 01:41:28 pm
Has anyone done FNCE1002: Principles of finance?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: RKTR on February 09, 2017, 02:09:45 pm
Has anyone done FNCE1002: Principles of finance?
it's a new version of the subject FNCE10001 and it is just starting this coming semester.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Kalopsic on February 21, 2017, 06:49:19 pm
Anyone done MKTG30009 Digital Marketing?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: weedow on March 01, 2017, 09:26:28 pm
Anyone done CRIM20006? Would appreciate a quick review about the assessment methods and etc.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Nightwing on March 28, 2017, 08:57:54 pm
Would anyone be able to do one for Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics in the Mechanical Major?
Much obliged  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: FW14 on April 02, 2017, 11:30:07 pm
Anyone done COMP30027 Machine learning pls?  Quite interested in that and COMP30024 (AI), but only have room for 1. Much appreciate the response! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: M909 on April 16, 2017, 08:17:21 pm
Has anyone done CHEN20011, Chemical Process Analysis? I'm thinking about doing it next year as 1 of my two breath subjects in the actuarial major (so the other breath would obvs be CHEM10003), as I can only have 12.5 points at level 1. I'd rather do something in science/engineering as my breath, but I won't have the recommended background knowledge (CHEN20010), as I wouldn't have enough free subjects! Thanks
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: kawfee on June 19, 2017, 06:52:25 pm
Please - FOOD30010 Functional Foods.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: dooyeon1998 on June 29, 2017, 09:08:38 pm
I would appreciate one for Classical Mythology
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: 96n_n on August 03, 2017, 09:59:13 pm
If anyone's completed BTCH30002, MAST30011 or EVSC30003 and can write a review or pm about those subjects I would greatly appreciate it! Also, it anyone know's any easy Level 3 Science Subject please suggest some to me. Thank you :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: jayzee385 on August 08, 2017, 11:56:16 am
Hi Peoples, anyone done PATH30001, 30002, 30003, 30004, i.e. the whole Pathology major? Would really appreciate some info about the topics covered, etc.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Wilsonj on October 13, 2017, 08:08:52 am
I'd really love to see reviews for ELEN30009 Electrical Network Analysis and Design, ELEN30010 Digital System Design, Numerical Programming for Engineers (ENGR30003) and Media Computation (COMP10003). Thanks!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: dankfrank420 on November 22, 2017, 02:57:58 pm
Any third year economics major reviews please?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: notveryasian on November 22, 2017, 06:55:09 pm
Any third year economics major reviews please?

I was thinking about doing this last year and this year but they restructured the major this year so that you can do any 2 ECON subjects and any 1 ECOM subject for the major. Also I heard they drastically changed 3rd yr Micro this year (thank fuck) and made things less mathsy.

If you got any general questions regarding the major I’ll be happy to answer them in the thread or via PMs
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: dddknight on November 25, 2017, 01:29:16 pm
Could someone please do a review on BCMB30002 Functional genomics and bioinformatics? The one on the forum is dead?

Sorry if this has been asked before. CHEM100009 Advanced Chemistry for the Biosciences.
Just look at the biomed's CHEM10006. They're basically the same. It's simply CHEM10006 delivered to science kids with the same lecturers. But when i did it, it was held at an 8am time slot

Mod edit: Please do not double post. Edit your existing one.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: dankfrank420 on November 25, 2017, 09:46:29 pm
I was thinking about doing this last year and this year but they restructured the major this year so that you can do any 2 ECON subjects and any 1 ECOM subject for the major. Also I heard they drastically changed 3rd yr Micro this year (thank fuck) and made things less mathsy.

If you got any general questions regarding the major I’ll be happy to answer them in the thread or via PMs

Yeah if you could briefly go over the main topics covered, and the differences in style/difficulty from the intermediate level 2 econ subjects to the level 3 ones that'd be awesome :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: yeahm8 on November 27, 2017, 11:31:38 pm
If anyone has done any of  FNCE30010 - Algorithmic Trading, FNCE30006 - Entrepreneurial Finance, FNCE30003 - International Finance or FNCE30009 - Ethics in Finance  and could write a review or pm me about them that would be awesome  :)

Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: appleandbee on December 22, 2017, 06:23:29 pm
If someone could do a review or shoot me a breakdown of topics for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (UNIB10014), that would be amazing. Admittedly, I'm one of those people who would like a review or a breakdown of topics before I do a subject (it's annoying when they send subject outlines just before the semester, and when you try to change to another subjects as a result, it fucks up your timetabling).  :D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Wilsonj on December 27, 2017, 10:48:28 am
If anyone here has done Numerical Programming for Engineers (ENGR30003), I'd love to see a review!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: randomnumbers210099 on January 20, 2018, 10:53:04 am
Hi, has anyone done these following subjects and have any insights on them because I am struggling to pick subjects for my third year as an Economics major.

ECON30009 Macroeconomics
ECON30010 Microeconomics
ECON30005 Money & Banking
ECON30018 Economics of the Law
ECON30019 Behavioural Economics
ECON30022 Experimental Economics
ECOM30002 Econometrics 2
ECOM30004 Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
 
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: silverstars on January 21, 2018, 05:51:53 pm
Hi, if anyone could do a review on the following subjects it'd be wonderful, thanks in advance!

MKTG30010 Advertising and Promotions
BLAW20002 Privacy Law and Social Networks
MGMT20004 Managing Human Resources
MGMT30015 Managing Work and Your Career
MKTG30006 Retail Management
MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour
EDUC20080 School Experience as Breadth
ABPL20030 Foundations of Architecture
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Knarf on January 22, 2018, 10:07:39 pm
If anyone has done Latin 3 CLAS20029 before, a review would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: 96n_n on February 22, 2018, 01:21:54 am
If anyone could do a subject review on:

MAST30011 (Graph Theory)
MAST30020 (Probability for Inference)
MAST30027 (Modern Applied Statistics)

it would be greatly appreciated! And if you did all three/two which subject did you like best and which one would you recommend? Thank you!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Chelsea f.c. on March 01, 2018, 08:52:33 pm
Won't do a subject review but I've done a prob and stats diploma and did modern applied stats... not to be unkind the subject was a bit of a mess last sem as hee Jung shim arrived the day before sem started and inherited the content where lectures and tutorials did not complement each other as they were written by different people over different years or taken out of books... nevertheless I would still recommend it as if your doing linear models which I enjoyed as it builds on top of and complements it and hee Jung shim was nice and assignments and exams were not too difficult and were fun... hopefully with a full year to prepare youll get a better product than we did...

as a second year I heard of the reputation of differential equations under Barry Hughes but seeing as with a new lecturer I found it not too difficult where it had previously been ridiculously hard I thought nothing of it and foolishly enrolled in applied mathematical modelling which was nightmare where people I know with h1 averages got h3s... I precede prob for inference with this as prepare to work hard under kotsya as though I have not done it it's got a bit of a reputation... though if your interested in financial maths I.e. Quant trading kotsya could be your man as his the guru on financial mathematics (big demand for masters thesis ;) )

Graph theory's supposedly interesting and not hard (for a maths subject ;) - as I'm really BCom) and do linear models and stochastic =)

(Not sure if I'll get in trouble for posting in this friend as I'm really a lurker come results but hopefully this helps!)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: 96n_n on March 14, 2018, 11:19:20 pm
Thank you so much Chelsea f.c. for giving me your opinion and insight! I appreciate it very much!!!  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: appleandbee on April 28, 2018, 04:56:34 pm
If anyone has more recent reviews (even short ones!) on the following subjects, it would be greatly appreciated:

Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics (GENE30001)-potentially out of the questions since I'm not intending to do Genes and Genomes which is a pre-req sujbect
Human and Medical Genetics (GENE30005)
Developmental Neurobiology (NEUR30005)
Drug Treatment of Disease (PHRM30003)
Drugs: From Discovery to Market (PHRM30008)
Frontiers in Physiology (PHYS30008)-probably out of the question as well since I haven't considered doing any other Physiology subject (which is a pre-req) apart from Human Physiology
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Broseph on June 11, 2018, 03:35:48 pm
Has anyone done 'Rock Music: From Roots to Retro (MUSI10219)'?


Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: beaua on June 29, 2018, 03:05:45 pm
Keen to hear the thoughts of anyone who has done Geology for Engineers (ERTH10003)!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: samuel011 on June 30, 2018, 10:48:25 pm
Would really appreciate a review of:

MAST30022 Decision Making
MAST30013 Techniques in Operations Research

Thanks!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Wilsonj on July 02, 2018, 08:39:01 pm
Would love to see reviews of the following subjects:
Sex in Science (HPSC20023)
Numerical Programming for Engineers (ENGR30003)
Numerical Methods & Scientific Computing (MAST30028)

Thank you!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: manutd on July 02, 2018, 09:13:16 pm
how hard is it to achieve a WAM of 70+ in the first year. Also, whats the competition like for a transfer to commerce - and would it be easier to transfer mid-semester or at the end of the year?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: thesplaaashman on July 10, 2018, 11:17:57 am
Can someone please review Music and Health (MUSI201590. Still deciding if I want to do it as a breadth. Even a very short review is alright.
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Bavleen on July 10, 2018, 09:37:36 pm
Can some please please add a review for NEUR30004 Developmental Neurobiology? I'm planning to do it next semester which starts in less than 2 weeks and I have no information about the written assignment or the structure of the exam and MSTs. Would highly appreciate it  :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: nightboat on November 11, 2018, 04:15:47 pm
Could anyone review CWRI20007 Poetry (Level 2) please, or has any opinions?
Would be very much appreciated :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: tasmia on November 13, 2018, 05:27:43 pm
Does anyone have any inputs or opinions on Perception, Illusions and Art (OPTO20004)? Cheers :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: xjiaa on November 15, 2018, 07:44:12 am
Just wondering could someone who has taken CLAS30004 Intensive Beginners Latin before provide some insight and review in terms of workload, subject structure and difficulty? Is it suitable for someone who has no background in Latin at all?

Thanks in advance :)

Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: clarke54321 on November 15, 2018, 06:43:33 pm
Just wondering could someone who has taken CLAS30004 Intensive Beginners Latin before provide some insight and review in terms of workload, subject structure and difficulty? Is it suitable for someone who has no background in Latin at all?

Thanks in advance :)

You can find a review here :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: MrPenguin on November 20, 2018, 01:08:32 pm
Has anyone done any of the drawing subjects as breadth/core such as Arts and Botanic or Drawing with Anatomy, and could perhaps share some thoughts on: how hard it is to achieve a high score, what is hard about these subjects, and would you recommend them as a summer breadth.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: lovebiology on November 22, 2018, 08:19:10 pm
Can someone who has done Ethics in Finance please do a review on it? Thank you!!!!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: walnut on January 18, 2019, 12:36:47 am
Could someone please do a review on UNIB10006
Thanks!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: MB_ on January 18, 2019, 08:52:07 am
Could someone please do a review on UNIB10006
Thanks!
UNIB10006 has two reviews under the 'University Breadth' part of the subject review thread
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: tiffanylps09 on January 18, 2019, 02:37:06 pm
Does anyone have a review for UNIB10007?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: JacobBiviano on January 18, 2019, 08:07:54 pm
Is there any subject reviews from the Bachelor Of Design ?

Thankyou
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: cdiamond on January 20, 2019, 12:08:32 pm
Could somebody do a subject review on CULS10005, ASIA10001 and PLAN10002 please?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: rainbowsparkles15 on January 27, 2019, 02:10:17 pm
Could someone please review EDUC20077 :D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Coffee on January 29, 2019, 10:29:52 am
Has anyone done UNIB10014 Philosophy, Politics and Economics? Would really appreciate it if you could review it or PM me! :)
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Roryr99 on February 19, 2019, 08:13:22 pm
can someone please review uni melb Latin 3 class 20029?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Anonymous-oreo on March 10, 2019, 03:06:14 pm
Can someone please review ARBC30004 (Arabic 5)? Or give their opinion on how it compares to Arabic 4? Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: Gianni Farfaglia on April 27, 2019, 01:20:01 pm
Can someone review PHYS30005?
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: mcc0034 on May 21, 2019, 07:11:33 pm
would love to see a review of any of

- clas10005 ancient greek 2
- ancw10002 myth, art, and empire: greece and rome
- classics or ancient world studies in general
hope someone sees this lmao
cheers :D
Title: Re: Subject Review Requests
Post by: sqluxy on June 19, 2019, 10:10:21 am
Can anyone review the following subjects? Much appreciated!!
- info10003
- comp30019
- comp30020
Thank you so much!