Module code & title: SC1101E Making Sense of Society
Grading: 15% Class Participation, 1 short paper (15%), midterms 20%, finals 50%
Lecturer & tutor:
Lecturer: Dr George Baylon Radics/Dr Lou Antolihao
It’s my favourite Prof Radics again!!!!(okay I admit I’m a fan.) I love his teaching style and he’s engaging and interesting and approachable. Weeks 1-6 was Dr Radics and the next 7 weeks were Dr Antolihao. Im not a fan of the latter.
What it’s about: everything you ever need/want to know in a soci intro module. It covers broad spectrum. A lot of brainless content really. and it sounds common sense. But it’s not the details that are important as much as the concepts.
Assignment workload: Do the readings. And actually a whole load of being able to score for the module is to INTEGRATE concepts. In soci mods like this and SC3101 you need to learn to think how to integrate concepts as seen in real life. So that’s how to work for the A grade, everyone can write but not everyone can get the A. Lectures aren’t webcasted but read the textbook, and all the secondary readings (if you plan to skip lectures).
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Readings: Textbook: slightly brainless, dry and a lot of boredom. that. The articles for secondary reading were interesting, and short.
Exam (briefly format and difficulty): okay for the midterm – they combine topics and ask interesting questions – like what qualities do you want to see in a country leader and why? or why did X author say this and do you agree with him? it’s about taking the concepts and spinning it to fit your situation/argument. Final exam – first part is 30 MCQ questions. this one you cannot escape doing readings, it’s factual. The second part of the exam is where there’s one big macro question and you use whatever relevant concepts you think you should use to answer it. We either answered – what do we think of the CMIO quota housing policy OR what has the invention of the automobile done to change family society and economic dynamics of the world. Both were interesting 🙂
Recommended if…you need to take the module for soci major or you’re just looking for a level 1 accessible module to chill and study basic soci concepts.
Rating (in terms of how much you enjoyed it) – 3/5/5
Expected grade: A+