SOSC1011 – Social Being: Power, Structures & Agency21.2
This course could have been somebody, it could have had it all! oh but it just did not. I don't know if it was the many factors which stood against it in the first place such as the early start and the course material which should be turned into a tablet for insomniacs, but unfortunately it did not get any better from there.
The lectures were uninspiring and delivered in a monotone fashion which really did not help learning about old white dead guy says this, about a topic you think anyone who reached university in the first place would have known already. Social structures and theorists don't get exciting at all, and maybe they have the potential to but it is not experienced here. The slides as mentioned were text text text, no fun videos here! I mean unless that tickles your pickle I suppose.
Accompanying this course is a giant readings book full of even more boring topics which must be involved into all projects which are also bland and could be improved by a big overhaul of the whole subject. The lecturer doesn't sound like they want to be there either, which makes it even more painful to undertake.
However it is improved by tutorials, I was lucky enough to have a very nice tute teacher who would involve people in discussions and group activities. It makes you wonder if it could be just taught that way, would it be improved?
A random mid sem exam in the very cramped lecture hall was poorly planned and had rather long answers required for such a short amount of time. Maybe it has had some improvements since my experience, I hope so for everyone who has to do it.
SOSC1011 – Social Being: Power, Structures & Agency55.2
The information itself is easy enough to follow - upon exam review.
I've never found a lecture to be so boring in my life. Perhaps it was the 8am start, perhaps it was the slides that were choc-a-block full of text, but i'm going to lay the blame on the lecturer talking at her lectern in the same tone for two hours.
I'm sorry, but it's much better to just read the slides for the exams and then participate in the tutorials. I wouldn't recommend actually turning up to the lectures... you just want to stab yourself in the hand because there's nothing else to stimulate you (apart from your self-hate for enrolling in an early class that sends you straight back to sleep.
The content is only interesting in the tutorials. If you're lucky, you get a lively, argumentative one.