Speaking of choices (see my last blog post) there are a couple more things I’m currently thinking about. One of them is choosing my new modules for next year.
We had a few lectures before the end of term, in which the lectures explained their respective modules, what they would entail and what kind of knowledge we can expect to gain from them. I’m now choosing the modules, although the deadline should be the end of next month.
The great thing is that whatever module I choose, I’m sure to get! And it’s not so obvious, believe me! I’ve witnessed my housemates and friends struggle to get the modules they wanted, especially last year. We don’t have optional modules in our Second Year, which is a pity. But I’m so excited for the ones in Third Year! Knowing that I’m sure to get the modules I want, I need to think which ones those modules are gonna be.
There aren’t any topics that I definitely hate. Sure, I like some more than others, but hate is a big word! So I need to approach this choice with a different perspective.
I came to the conclusion that it’s all about how these modules are going to help me after I graduate. For example, I know I want to take Clinical Psychology next year. I won’t necessarily get into Clinical after graduating, or specialize in Clinical, but I’ sure the topics covered will help me if I want to get into Counselling or anything related to emotional/psychological support.
Then there’s something else I’m considering. Legal Psychology. Like, I’m not into it right now, but I do recognise it could be useful, as it would give me useful background and an overview on a whole different side of psychology, one I’m not ready to give up yet. It’s more career-oriented, rather than merely academic. On the other hand, topics like Cooperation & Conflict and Evolutionary Psychology are interesting as well!
It’s a hard choice! But I have exams to think about, not to mention my dissertation. So the sooner I make up my mind about it, the better it’ll be! You’ll know my final choices, as I’ll be blogging about them next year! 😉