BubblegumBitch wrote: »
Hey guys! Anyone know what Anthroplogy and Greek & Roman Civilisation are like in first year arts?
JonnyMcNamee wrote: »
I'm thinkin of taking Nua Gaeilge and either History or English! Any info on the Irish course or any of the other ones?
plumpote wrote: »
I'm doing Nua-Ghaeilge and I absolutely LOVE it.
In first year you have 2 modules per semester-one grammar and one literature/culture...
The grammar in Semester 1 isn't too hard-verbs, pronouns etc; if you know your basics you'll get through it fine. In 2nd Sem it gets a bit harder, you start doing numbers and adjectives (sounds grand but its a bit more complicated than you'd think!)
In the other half of the course you'll have poetry and prose in S1 and Drama and History in S2.
The staff in the department are really helpful and assignments are very manageable. For Grammar (NG101 and NG103 are the module codes for S1 and S2 respectively) you have a 2-hour tutorial every week. The tutorials are sorted by level, and are quite relaxed. They're enjoyable though. In terms of assignments, you get short enough written pieces, which count for a good portion of the continuous assessment (CA), and then you have the exam, as well as an oral in 2nd Semester.
For the other half (NG102 and NG104), you're assessed by exam only.
If you've any questions, fire away!
JonnyMcNamee wrote: »
I thought they would be expecting you to write big long essay style pieces as assignments!
JonnyMcNamee wrote: »
What kind of stuff do you do on the poetry and prose sections? Is it like LC where you analyse them under different themes and headings or what?
Geo10 wrote: »
Hi, I hope to be doing Arts this year and I plan to take Geography, Business & Economics. I'm aware what the modules in each of these are and what they entail (from the NUIM website) but one thing that I was wondering about was the Continuous Assesment. If anyone did any of these 3 subjects in 1st year can you give me a summary of what the CA entails? Like is it essays or class tests or...? Especially for the People & Places module in Geography (GY124) and the Business Landscape module in Business (MN172) as they are both 100% CA. Are those modules easier or more challenging because of that?
If anyone could give me any information it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
DylanII wrote: »
I'm a finance and Economics Student with a minor in geography. So I have info on Economics and Geography.
GY124 is 100% continuous assessment. A lot of the marks go for group work. Particularly a group glossary. If you submit all of your assignments it is nearly impossible to fail and very easy to get a high mark in the subject. You get marks for attending lectures and tutorials. Almost all of the assignments are very short - they generally have a limit of 300 words. You are encouraged to get as much information as possible in the smallest amount of words.
From what I remember Gy114 was marked from tutorials and small assigments to be submitted before the turorial, these are every second week.One Multiple choice test and an exam at the end of the year
GY123 consists of one mid semester MCQ worth 33.33% and one exam.
Im not sure but I think GY111 was one MCQ and one exam.
For economics -
Microeconomics EC101 You will have to attend a tutorial every week, they are worth 5% of your finAal grade. You will have two longish assignment worth 10% (5% each) an MCQ worth 10% and the final exam.
Macroeconomics EC102. There will be one MCQ(10%) and one Long assignment (10%) - you should work on this from the start of the semester/as soon as it is given. There will also be the exam. You must attend one computer lab and one tutorial on alternating weeks. Worth 5%
Macroeconomics 2 EC101B - There will be an MCQ worth 10% and Two assignments/set of questions worth 5% each. There will then be one tutorial per week, worth 5% and the final exam.
Quantitative Analysis EC105A - Sounds more difficult that it is. You have two assignments 5% each, once MCQ at 10% and tutorials/labs on alternating weeks worth 5%. Plus the final exam.
The economics assignments were generally short enough (A few pages with the graphs). They were a mix of giving opinions, working out definite answers/solving problems creating graphs and excel spreadsheets and analysing data. You will be asked to "discuss" relevant news paper articles and provide possible solutions to problems presented.
If you have any questions just ask me
Really?? wrote: »
I'm considering going back as a mature next year. I'm looking at MH110 BA Digital Media. My worry is about how much maths might be involved as I am lost when it comes to maths.
I do have a huge interest in digital media, should I be offput by the maths element?
jDicey wrote: »
Ah, you're a gem. I meant geography, but I couldn't get mathematics out of my head. Haha. I grasp what I have studied of maths very well, but looking at the modules it seems they start right off with calc which was really my main concern there as I've never taken a calculus course. Thank you so much!
TheGoldenAges wrote: »
I did maths through arts this year and found it challenging but rewarding. Calculus wouldn't be my strongest field but I found it manageable. The maths support centre is great if you need extra help but I found the tutorials to be all the help you need.