Psyc2020 is the prerequisite course to this, a lot of the content from psyc2020 is relevant to this course. The assignments focus on developing the relevant skills for the honours project, so you can expect a number of written assignments strew over the semester. On the bright side, there's no final exam for this course.
The content is interesting, covering contemporary issues in neuroscience, all of which unresolved and presented to you by the top researchers in the field. The lecturers change almost every week, so it would be a good opportunity to interact with your potential adviser for the honours project next year. The content may be difficult to understand at times, some concepts may be difficult to get your head around it at first; there's also one lecturer that has an accent, so unfortunately i could only understand half of what he said. However, the purpose of the course is to simply acquaint you with the 12 contemporary issues, full understanding is not really required to do well for the assignments (other than the final essay).
A consistent effort is required to do well for this course. However, if you are able to that, then 7 is not too difficult to achieve, furthermore you would be better prepared for the written assignments in the following year.
Semester 1 - 2015
bachelor of arts
Is lecture attendance necessary?
Is the textbook necessary?
No final exam
Top researchers lecturing you what they are passionate about
Need to attend lectures every week/Make consistent effort