Module taken in Sem 1 AY2014/15
Professor: Dr Cha Yeow Siah
Professor Review: I was really excited for this module as it’s like part 2 of social psychology and i really enjoyed social psych. Dr. Cha is a pretty good lecturer, he gives enough personal anecdotes to keep us entertained and manages to link all the topics to current affairs and random movies (though this causes lectures to end late sometimes, which i find a good trade for all the videos shown during lectures).
Module Review: He also gives the chance for optional extra credit assignments (there’s 4 throughout the sem i think), in which you can get bonus marks (capped at 5). i find it good writing practice, because there’s nothing to lose if you don’t score, and the tutor writes comments to the essays as well.
The most interesting aspect of the module is the group project, for which you can choose any activity to do as long as it has a ‘group’ aspect to it. there are people who cooked, did pranks, parodies of music videos, etc. during the first tutorial, you’re grouped up with people whom you (claim you) don’t know. it provides a chance to make friends with people from the same major, and for me it was a really fun and novel experience (even though it took up a lot of time – from the idea planning to the filming to the video editing to the presentation and written report).
Mid terms were mcqs and fill-in-the-blanks, which i found pretty difficult (for the first time ever, the cohort did pretty averagely). finals were even harder – it was my hardest paper this sem. there were mcq, fill-in-the-blanks and short essay questions combined with case studies. the case studies killed me. +_+
I’d have to say this mod is hard to score in, but it still was an interesting mod!
Rating – 1 being least and 5 being most.
Difficulty in understanding: 2/5
Self-study time: 4/5