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dolbinau

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I need ideas, what other units are you doing next year? (First year units)

Is there anything that may help us or should we pick units purely out of interest?
 

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Everyone I know that did Psych said that PHIL137 Critical Thinking proved invaluable to their later studies. But hey, that's not first hand experience.
 

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That is very useful, thanks - I shall check it out.
 

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I need ideas, what other units are you doing next year? (First year units)

Is there anything that may help us or should we pick units purely out of interest?
PHIL137 - Is basically a course on formal logic, invaluable for anything requiring logic and as antisheep said, a fair few psych students take it up, but also other humanities/argumentative based courses.

List off some of your interests, it'll be easier to suggest based on them :)
 

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Pick based on interest. Especially if you are doing a Bachelor of Psych because the degree is so restricted by psych units in later years.

I did PHIL137 and CUL100 in my first semester, and am yet to complete two history units and CUL101 in my "second semester" which I am doing this year. (I took a year off uni for work)
 

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I took ARTS100 (Contemporary Australian Arts) and I found it good (if you enjoy creative arts) - assignments were easy and you get to create an artwork, and there were only 2 hours of contact hour in total :).
 

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i'm gonna do
psy104
hist115
ling109
phil137

and second semester
psy105
stat170
phil131
either anth150 or ahst101
 
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My main interest is music but Macquarie doesn't look like the best place for that, I really enjoyed HSC biology but not sure how that would be at a university level - likewise with Physics.

I'll take another look through the handbook.
 
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My main interest is music but Macquarie doesn't look like the best place for that
What kind of music/instruments are you into? Macquarie has a great contemporary music department - although I could understand if you're more into the classics.
 

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8th Grade Piano but I play contemporary music too - however apparently there is not much performance at 100 level and comparisons were drawn in another thread to the 'theory' of Music 1 for MUS100 (I suppose the Aural component?), which I'd rather be free of :p. Perhaps I need to seek more info directly from the uni if they have changed something.
 

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8th Grade Piano but I play contemporary music too - however apparently there is not much performance at 100 level and comparisons were drawn in another thread to the 'theory' of Music 1 for MUS100 (I suppose the Aural component?), which I'd rather be free of :p. Perhaps I need to seek more info directly from the uni if they have changed something.
Doubt it, we don't have a dedicated Classical Piano teacher, most of the department caters for production and performance of non-classical instruments and pieces, as evidenced by our DJing, Virtual Studio Production and African Drumming courses.
 

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My subjects will hopefully be as follows :)

Semester 1:
PSY104
STAT170
PHIL132
ENGL120
LING109

Semester 2:
PSY105
STAT170
PHIL131
ENGL107
WST110

There's so many electives that sound interesting!
 

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My subjects will hopefully be as follows :)

Semester 1:
PSY104
STAT170
PHIL132
ENGL120
LING109

Semester 2:
PSY105
STAT170
PHIL131
ENGL107
WST110

There's so many electives that sound interesting!
That's why I'm still here >.>
 

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ahhhh im confused.

do we need... 12 units.. or 14 units?

or can we just choose?

because of the undergraduate proposal form thing it says '14 crp' tick box or something.

im thinking of

psy104
stat170
hlth107
bbe100

for first semester


and for second

psy105
wst110
and other.. things?
 

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im writing a critical response for ext 2 english, and was wondering if anyone has done this course and can give me some insight into the basics of psychology....my major work is an exploration of detective psychology essentially
 
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ok i understand now. the 'approval' part .. yes yes.. i understand now.. thats just if you do more than you have to...

ive decided

1st semester
psy104
hlth107
stat170
bbe100

2nd semester
psy105
wst110
phil134
anth151



:S
LOL
BIG LOL
apparently
ian thorpe is starting psychology at macquarie this year.
LOL.
 

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im writing a critical response for ext 2 english, and was wondering if anyone has done this course and can give me some insight into the basics of psychology....my major work is an exploration of detective psychology essentially
Might be worth actually researching some basic Psychology then ?

ian thorpe is starting psychology at macquarie this year.
LOL.

He's been around since last year
 

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i have, but i was thinking it might be more proactive to talk to someone knowledgable in addition to the textbooks i have on this topic
 

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i have, but i was thinking it might be more proactive to talk to someone knowledgable in addition to the textbooks i have on this topic
I would think that a professional in this field would be more of a help than students that are studying/have studied psych..
 

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