RELN2512 – A History of Western Magic: Magic, Meaning and Ritual90.0
I had Michael Ostling. This course is fantastic. The lectures are interesting, and the small class meant there was time to discuss things and ask lots of questions, which was also strongly encouraged. The course is well structured and the content is interesting. The debate assessments get you to think about the topics from all angles, which I have not experienced anywhere else. Michael is a great lecturer, obviously knowledgable and very engaging. The tutes were fantastic, encouraged deep conversations and thought, and were just incredibly interesting. This course has been my favourite of any in my degree because of the way it challenges you to think more broadly, especially about things you may previously have simply dismissed. There is no set textbook as all readings are on Bb. There can be a fair bit of reading, but you're not really expected to have read everything, just at least one, which is good because sometimes they got a little bit dry. The assessments are also varied and interesting. I don't think it would be hard to do well on this course as long as you are happy to think a lot.
Semester 2 - 2014
BA history extended major
Is lecture attendance necessary?
Yes, attendance is marked
Is the textbook necessary?
All readings are on blackboard, so no textbook
Interesting and varied assessment
Fantastic conversations in tutes
Attendance at both lectures and tutes is recorded, but going is definitely worth it!