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#1 blackbird

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

Hi, I have just been accepted into a Psychology degree where will be studying psychology as my major then any electives I want from anywhere in the uni as long as I meant any conditions for that topic.

My course co-ordinator said that the 1st year can be a lot of "fun" and to pick a good range of topics that I might enjoy and then get more serious in 2nd and 3rd year.

This made me wonder about the definition of fun original.gif

What topics did you enjoy?

I have picked An introduction to animal behavior, An introduction to political ideas and policy, An intro to sociology, an intro to biodiversity and conservation and I am still deciding on an intro to Australian justice system as the only lecture on starts soon after school does and it might not work so might have to pick something else, I wanted to do human resources but it is only on in semester 1 and clashes with my psych classes.

#2 ~Nodnol~

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Do some history units.


*says the History major*  biggrin.gif

#3 lisacat

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

What line of psychology do you want to work in? Try and find something that helps with that

Eg child psychology do a basic teaching class

#4 feralangel

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

English Literature is better  wink.gif

OP, Intro to political ideas and Intro to Sociology should provide you with a lot of stimulating, thought provoking material.

If it's an undergrad programme, then select units which interest you.

#5 bakesgirls

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

From my first degree (Business Management), I really enjoyed doing Australia and the Global Economy. Sounds boring I know, but it was actually quite fascinating.



#6 Guest_Spunkrat_*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

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Edited by Spunkrat, 25 April 2013 - 05:51 PM.


#7 kadoodle

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Philosophy.  Things will never look the same again.

#8 ubermum

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:31 PM

I really enjoyed sociology. It was my major in my first degree and I did one subject of sociology in my nursing degree. I always describe it as being a subject that is the psychology of society.

#9 ~Mo+Moosh~

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

I did a Bcomm and my absolute favourite subject was Accounting Theory. Sounds super boring but the lecturer was amazing and was so passionate about the subject you couldn't help but love it.



#10 noi'mnot

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

I agree that sociology and politics will both give you a lot of mental stimulation, and be useful down the track in life. You could also consider anthropology, if your uni offers it. But what are your other interests? You could learn a language, dabble in science, whatever you want!

ETA: My favourite random elective subjects (over many years of uni, several separate quals) were from the following areas: anthropology, public health policy, gender studies, peace studies, health sociology, and epidemiology.

Edited by noi'mnot, 07 December 2012 - 07:39 PM.


#11 Feralina

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE (~Nodnol~ @ 07/12/2012, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do some history units.


*says the History major*  biggrin.gif


*Nods in bearded, bespectacled, vested, bow-tied agreement*

#12 No girls here

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

I really think just pick subjects that you are interested in.  Unlike PPs I thought sociology was a complete waste of time, but just goes to show that different people have different interests.  

I didn't do a psych degree but I always found the psych subjects the most interesting.

#13 Angelot

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

I did a unit in the history and philosophy of science, which looked at the relationship between questions of faith and science over the last thousand years or so.  It was brilliant.  (And not entirely irrelevant to psychology, either).

#14 feralangel

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE (kadoodle @ 07/12/2012, 08:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Philosophy.  Things will never look the same again.


Oh yes, definitely!  The philosophy units "awakened" parts of my brain that I never knew existed.

OP, whatever you decide, it will all become useful down the track.

Good luck and enjoy!

#15 blackbird

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

I would like to do an art history subject but they are restricted to creative art students sad.gif I might be able to ask and try to get in, thank you for all the replies, I am doing an undergrad so will most likely do a cert once my degree is finished to specialize in a particular area that I find the most fitting, I am hoping to get a good taste of a wide range of subjects during this degree, I like the idea of environmental science and ecology but I don't think I would enjoy the "field work" but I guess I will find out as one of the topics I have chosen has a one week field trip lol

I originally thought I might like counselling or human resources or recruiting but I am going to keep my options open, hopefully do some work experience in different places and just take each step as it comes, its a big deal for me to have got into the degree, 1st one in my generation in my family to get into uni original.gif

#16 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

I did all psych courses, but I did a combined degree so not many choices anyway since I had to fit in subjects for two degrees. Have you looked at later year courses you might want to do? I found myself stuck with very few choices in my last year as I didn't have the prerequisite first year courses for many subjects.

#17 Stellajoy

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

QUOTE
I did a unit in the history and philosophy of science, which looked at the relationship between questions of faith and science over the last thousand years or so. It was brilliant. (And not entirely irrelevant to psychology, either).


Ha we are reversed. I did a unit in religion (loved it), in my science degree. Also did philosophy of science.

I highly recommend it.

#18 **Tiger*Feral**

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

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Edited by Tyrone Finkelmeyer, 26 March 2013 - 08:52 PM.


#19 Wahwah

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

Another vote for units from the history and philosophy of science. I liked the History of Astronomy and also The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

I did a psych major and genetics minor. Subjects in Population genetics were fascinating.

#20 blueberrymuffin

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

Probably way off the mark here, but I'd go commercial law or intro economics.

#21 Gen71

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

Physiology was my favourite! The human body is amazing, and the more you discover the more you want to know.

Congrats on getting in to uni & make sure you choose things you enjoy.

#22 purplekitty

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

Pharmacology.You love it or hate it.



#23 niggles

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:38 PM

Diagnostic microbiology was my hands down favourite unit.

#24 *CalamityJane*

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:43 AM

I didn't get an option to choose electives in my undergrad, but my favourite unit over the 4 years was neuroscience.

While I was still deciding what to do with my life, I did a year of a Biology degree and the intro animal and plant biology units were fascinating (you need to be prepared to kill and dissect things for animal biol, wouldn't recommend it if you're squeamish).

#25 RHJ

Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:33 PM

I did a midwifery degree, but my favourite subjects were the anatomy and Physiology ones. They were probably the hardest content wise as it was a big workload, but it was fascinating and I absolutely loved them. I only did one elective subject in my course, and chose Palliative care. I thoroughly enjoyed that though as it was really interesting seeing life in a totally different viewpoint.

For me- the teaching staff played a huge role in which subjects I really enjoyed and which I didn't.




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