COMU1002 – Crossing Bridges: Communicating between Cultures73.1
This course is quite interesting and anyone can take it and get an easy 7 if you put in some effort. It looks at how different cultures interact and is good for people who are interest in cultural studies. The textbook has everything you need and you could google or read the textbook rather than attending the lectures. Although the downside is that the textbook is extremely detailed (even the tutors don't like the textbook but it's the only textbook with all the content) and is not worth the $100+ so just buy it secondhand. The lectures are quite long but interactive. Though, I wouldn't say it's really necessary to attend the lectures. Same with the tutorials. It's only really worth going when they talk about assessment.
The concept quiz is extremely easy - just study the notes leading up to the quiz and you'll pass, they make it so easy that everyone can pass. The only difficult part was that there were questions about stuff covered in the lectures. The tutors and the lecturer will give you a guide to structuring your essays (film review and bibliographic journal) and they're fairly easy to write. The only thing I'd suggest is keep an eye out for your referencing and reflect on your own intercultural experiences. The group project is a hit or miss; make it entertaining and you'll get a good mark.
Most people would say this is a bludge course and I'd agree, little effort required but when you do put in the effort to know the content, it's actually pretty interesting.
Semester 2 - 2014
Bachelor of Arts
Is lecture attendance necessary?
Is the textbook necessary?
Yes - but not worth paying full price
Interesting content that anyone can relate to
Assessment is quite easy and a lot of help is provided
Lectures and tutorials can be skipped
Marks for essays and group project are not released online