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garrc90

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Vic Uni Questions...
« on: January 28, 2009, 12:55:27 pm »
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I just enrolled in a bachelor of Arts yesterday! :P
Majors in Japanese & Drama

ok i have a few questions.........
Writing books... are we told what we need to buy ?
like should i have a book for each uni??

I'm also trying to work out my subject timetable and im trying to be the for only 3 days..
and to make that possible i have to do 2 classes with a duration of 5 hours.. with no break.
eg.. one class finishes at 12 then the next starts at 12...
do lecturers/ teachers mind if ur late? can u eat/drink in classes?

I'm wanting to do a major in Japanese..
i have done VCE japanese last year... Do I choose "Japanese 3 & 4" in first year?
Then "Japanese 4&5" in second year?? Then Advanced Japanese in third year??
Can I do the "core Japanese" units in second year? or does it have to be in third year?

Am I able to choose elective units from creative Arts & cultures?
If so where do i find units about this?

Can I do Grad. Dip ed. in my forth year at VIC UNI.. or do i go elsewhere?

Can anyone tell me if i can do honours at VIC UNI & how does that work??

Thanks heaps !
hope you can understand this! :D

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Re: Vic Uni Questions...
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 01:30:06 pm »
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Hey garrc90.
I'll try to give you some advice.

No. You are not told what writing books/materials are required - They only usually tell you what textbooks to get. You can bring whatever writing materials you want to the lectures...so maybe exercise books, lecture pads or maybe looseleaf.
I use exercise books for some subjects but sometimes the lecturers may put up some lecture slides on their uni website for downloading and you can bring them into the lectures and scribble on them..thats usually the case with me.
I recommend one book per subject.

If you want to have a lecture timetable that goes for only 3 days per week, go for it...but make sure you have some break times between your lectures so you don't burn out.
Im not sure if lecturers do mind if your late to classes...they usually ask you to be on time but not everyone sticks to that rule.
Eating and drinking in lectures? In my experience, lecturers don't care...and sometimes I sit at the front of the lecture theatre munching on a banana or something...and they never say anything :P

And the rest of the questions you have there...I'm not sure how to answer them because I don't go to Victoria Uni.
Hope this had helped you so far :D


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Re: Vic Uni Questions...
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009, 04:36:41 pm »
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My timetable has been 3 days for all of last year, and by the looks of things, next semester too. In my opinion, it's great. Also, it saves you travel costs, if you have them.

Lecture etiquette changes depending on how big your lectures are. If they're very big it's not unusual to see people sleep and go on facebook during lectures. If they're small (like, under 20 people or so), it's embarrassing to draw that kind of attention to yourself. Either way, if you eat, make sure it isn't chips or something that smells or whatever, because that could distract your peers and even the lecturer. Try not to be more than a couple of minutes late if you can help it. Even though most lecturers let you be late, most of them seem to find it distracting to have people arrive whilst in the middle of explaining an important point or something. Obviously though, sometimes lateness is just unavoidable.

I'm not sure for Vic Uni, but in most universities, if you've studied a language before they have you do a test and then advise which level you belong. Contact the university about sitting the test, if they have it. You'll also have to ask them about your other units.

In arts, you can complete honours after your third year, provided that your grades are good enough. It adds on another year and during the year you write a thesis which is of a fairly big length (usually 10,000 words depending on the university and the discipline). Also, I think you can do a dip. ed. at Vic Uni, but there are many other places you can complete it.

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Re: Vic Uni Questions...
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 02:34:57 am »
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Ok, I have some stuff to say here.
1. Where are the mods? 'hard' is seriously being mean. By looking at his karma, I cannot believe my eyes. Victoria University is a decent University where I among others love attending.
2. Japanese and Drama sounds awesome! :)
3. STFU 'hard'.
4. Others have covered most other things I know about your questions. :P

One other piece of advise is about your subject selections; look at the course guide (somewhere on the uni website)

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Re: Vic Uni Questions...
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 02:35:39 pm »
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Ok, I have some stuff to say here.
1.  'hard' is seriously being mean.
i'm just being honest.
3. STFU 'hard'.
awww poor you.