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Rank your favourite units from uni!
« on: October 20, 2017, 11:55:58 am »
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We did this in the Monash thread a couple of years ago, but I thought it'd be pretty interesting for current and prospective students!

Basically, the idea is just to list all of the units you've completed at uni in order from favourite to least favourite. You can provide justification or a quick summary of each if you like! :D

Admittedly some can be hard to rank, but I'll start us off:

- ATS4230 Arts Honours Thesis (2016)
- ATS3673 History and Sociolinguistics of English (2015)
- ATS3681 Structure of English (2014)
- AMU1311 Sex, Gender and Knowledge (2015)
- ATS1338 The Language Game: Why Do We Talk the Way We Do? (2013)
- ATS2683 The Analysis of Discourse: Texts, Narrative and Society (2015)
- ATS3679 Psycholinguistics and Child Language Acquisition (2014)
- ATS2676 Sociolinguistics (2014)
- ATS3872 Topics in Indian Philosophy (2014)
- ATS2667 Language Across Time (2014)
- ATS1371 Life, Death and Morality (Introduction to Philosophy A) (2014)
- ATS4137 Special Reading Unit 1 (Honours) (2016)
- ATS4653 Honours Workshop (2016)
- ATS2637 The Human Body and the International Marketplace (2014)
- ATS1339 Describing and Analysing Language and Communication (2013)
- ATS3627 Global Cultures, Local Traditions: Creating and Consuming (Popular) Culture (2015)
- ATS3639 Poverty, Ecology, and International Justice (2014)
- ATS2640 The Ethics of Global Conflict (2015)
- AMU2906 Genders, Sexualities and Religions in Southeast Asia (2015)
- ATS1325 Contemporary Worlds 1 (2013)
- ATS1326 Contemporary Worlds 2 (2013)
- ATS1315 Human Rights Theory 2 (2013)
- AMU2450 Contemporary Media Theory (2015)
- ATS1314 Human Rights Theory 1 (2013)
- AMU3630 Governing the Global Economy: Stability, Efficiency, Justice (2015)
- PSY1011 Psychology 1A (2013)
- PSY1022 Psychology 1B (2013)
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Re: Rank your favourite units from uni!
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 12:28:43 pm »
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Not a fan of Human Rights Theory?!
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Re: Rank your favourite units from uni!
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 12:45:02 pm »
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Not a fan of Human Rights Theory?!

I knew you'd comment on that. 😂

Nah, still enjoyed it - the only units I genuinely didn't enjoy were PSY1011 and PSY1022. I just preferred the Linguistics units slightly more. ;)
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Re: Rank your favourite units from uni!
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 10:33:44 pm »
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I've only done one year of uni, but I'll give this a go nevertheless  ;D

[Monash University] 2017:

  • BMS1021 - Cells, tissues and organisms
    Started out as my most difficult and least favourite biomed unit in sem 1, but ended up being my favourite (after I put effort into learning the content...) :D Gave a pretty good intro to the various different fields within biomedical science
  • BMS1011 - Biomedical chemistry
  • BMS1062 - Molecular biology
  • BMS1042 - Public health and preventive medicine
    Liked the biostatistics part, but unfortunately all the other biomed units were a bit more interesting  ::)
  • CHM1022 - Chemistry II
    Quite an interesting unit. Learnt a lot about how chemistry is related to everyday things :) The labs were quite fun as well (after I was able to work out where all the equipment was located...)
  • MTH1020 - Analysis of change
    Content was similar to that of VCE spesh, so found it quite easy to keep up. I actually found the way the content is taught in this unit is allows for a much deeper understanding of the material compared to that in VCE, in that everything is taught from first principles i.e. "we have a problem that we want to solve, and now we'll teach you how we can solve it". Definitely think this unit has improved my mathematical writing. We also learnt things not on the spesh course, which kept me interested :)
  • ETC1000 - Business and economic statistics
    Went into this unit expecting more of a mathematical focus, but it ended up having more of a real life, applications focus  ::)
  • MKC1200 - Principles of marketing
    This being at the bottom has nothing to do with my hate for marketing (well, not in most cases anyway...), but rather the topic itself being "out of my comfort zone" (it was a commerce core unit, so didn't really have a choice  :P).

Definitely looking forward to doing the rest of my biomed units!  ;D
« Last Edit: October 20, 2017, 10:49:57 pm by VanillaRice »
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Re: Rank your favourite units from uni!
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 10:42:46 pm »
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 ^don't you mean MTH1020 - Analysis of change  :)

and yeah BMS1042 is a bit of a meme


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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 10:52:10 pm »
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^don't you mean MTH1020 - Analysis of change  :)
Oopsies, fixed, thanks Sine! Seems I'm already thinking about my units for next year  ::)
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 10:53:56 pm »
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Oopsies, fixed, thanks Sine! Seems I'm already thinking about my units for next year  ::)
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I'll rank all my units once I finish this exam season  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 11:04:03 pm »
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I knew you'd comment on that. 😂

Nah, still enjoyed it - the only units I genuinely didn't enjoy were PSY1011 and PSY1022. I just preferred the Linguistics units slightly more. ;)
Hahahahahahaha, every linguistic unit I read, "nice, makes sense", every Philo unit, "should be higher". hahahahahahahahaha
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2017, 11:05:48 pm »
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Hold on to your hats people, because this is an incredibly long list:

1. PTY1011 - Physiotherapy 1
Whilst there are aspects of PTY1022 that I preferred (i.e. physiology), I enjoyed the lower limb more than upper limb, and found it easier. The two units were also taught slightly differently to each other and I think I preferred a lot of the way that 1011 was delivered compared to 1022.

2. PTY1022 - Physiotherapy 2
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Re: Rank your favourite units from uni!
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2017, 11:10:41 pm »
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25602   Ethics in Finance
24108   Marketing Foundations
21129   Managing People and Organisations
26134   Business Statistics

(Mix and match the rest of my other technical units)

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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2017, 11:19:19 pm »
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I got roasted* earlier tonight for saying that my least favourite units were what they were, but here's my list:

PSC1042: Multi-Disciplinary Pharmaceutical Science. Whipped cream and food. Enough said.
PSC1012: Physiology I
PSC1031: Physical Chemistry I
PSC1041: Scientific Inquiry
PSC1032: Physical Chemistry II
PSC1012: Physiology II
PSC1021: Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry I
PSC1022: Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry II. I really didn't like this unit, and it was more of a mess than I was this semester haha :P

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Re: Rank your favourite units from uni!
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 11:35:52 pm »
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This is gonna be interesting

MATH2621 Higher Complex Analysis
ECON1101 Microeconomics 1
MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics
MATH2701 Abstract Algebra & Fundamental Analysis (at least, the analysis part is really fun)
MATH1081 Discrete Mathematics
MATH2601 Higher Linear Algebra
FINS1613 Business Finance
MATH1251 Mathematics AS&F 1B
ACTL1101 Intro to Actuarial Studies
MATH1151 Mathematics AS&F 1A
MATH2931 Higher Linear Models
ACCT1511 Accounting 1B
MATH2111 Higher Several Variable Calculus
ACCT1501 Accounting 1A
ACTL2111 Financial Mathematics for Actuaries
SCIF1121 ......

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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2017, 06:57:22 am »
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I'll update this thread peridocially, when I complete more course in my 4 year program. Also for every year you go up, the courses become more and more of a shitshow.... hmmm

GEOM2083: Applied Geospatial Techniques. I made many mistakes, but still enjoyed learning about how important Surveying, GIS and Cartography is to creating a project.
GEOM2077: Cartography 1. If you know me well enough, this is a given
GEOM1033: Spatial Information Science Fundamentals
GEOM2088: Surveying 1
GEOM1022: Physical Geography
MATH2211: Mathematics for Scientists
PHYS1080: Introduction to Physical Modelling. Course had its issues, but I can give it some credit for the learning aspect. 
ONPS2338: Scientific Communication. sigh... I also do a version 2.0 of this in 4th year called Professional Practice. sigh..     
 

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Re: Rank your favourite units from uni!
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2017, 01:52:49 am »
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the only units I genuinely didn't enjoy were PSY1011 and PSY1022.

Relate to this so much hahaha
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2017, 02:28:40 am »
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Goodness. I have two degrees so this will be interesting:

Highest in list = loved, lowest in list = not-so-loved (clean version.. it's for the best)

IT degree from La Trobe (search codes):
- CSE1OOF Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals - my highest score ever (95). has a special place in my heart
- CSE3OAD Object Oriented Application Development - did this 3rd year sub as a 2nd year with MJRomeo81
- CSE1PE Programming Environment - ended up tutoring this, my first real programming unit at uni
- STA1DCT Data based Critical Thinking - grouse lecturer, changed my attitude towards mathstats completely
- CSE3BDC Big data management on the cloud
- CSE4DMI Data mining - did this as an undergrad for a challenge
- CSE1IOO Intermediate object oriented programming
- STA2ABS Applied biostatistics - something different, mix-and-match programming/stats in R
- CSE2DBF Database fundamentals
- CSE2ALG Algorithms and data structures
- MAT1DM Discrete mathematics
- STA3BS Biostatistics
- CSE2NEF Network engineering
- CSE1ITF Info Tech Fundamentals
- CSE3PE Professional environment
- CSE2DES System design engineering
- CSE1IS Information Systems
- CSE3NSW Networks systems and web security
- CSE5DWD Data warehousing - did this as an undergrad for a challenge
- STA1SS Statistical science
- CSE3SDM System design and methodologies
- CSE3MQR Metrics quality and reliability
- BUS1AFB Accounting and finance - poorly organised back when I did it
- MGT1FOM Foundations of management - same as above
- CSE2ISD Info Systems Development - zzzz

Master of Teaching from Monash (search codes):
- EDF5941/5942/5943/5944 Placements A-D (4 x 15 days = 60 overall). by far the most valuable + rewarding part
- EDF5145/5146: ICT Education Secondary - loved the IT method units. Mike & Michael are great
- EDF5810 VCAL and VET (Applied Learning) masters level double-credit - learnt a ton of valuable stuff here
- EDF5016 Inclusive teaching - special and inclusive ed. rewarding
- EDF5161/5162 Maths Education Secondary
- EDF5017 Numeracy
- EDF5019 Teacher as leader
- EDF5018 Curriculum assessment and reporting
- EDF5041 Engaging adolescent learners
- EDF4120 Learning at heart of teaching
- EDF4121 Teaching the power to change
- EDF5040 Navigating youth transitions: Learning, work, and identity
- EDF4122 Teaching partnerships - didn't like this unit one bit personally
- EDF4123 Literacy across the years - yeah. not my cup of tea

Jeez, that was hard work. I sat here for a good 15 mins debating the order
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