My Undergraduate Degree 


From 1980 to 1982 I took my undergraduate degree at
Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. It was
somewhat complicated by the fact that I was a
Faculty of Science Scholar, which meant that I had the
freedom to study any subjects and/or modules that I
chose, but for which I had to obey the rules:
The wording of the second rule is carefully chosen to allow that when doing very large amounts of work, it's not always possible to get 95% or more in each exam. The chap who did two full degrees only got 70% or so in his exams, but that was consistent with his status, given his workload. The composition of my degree was largely standard. For my first year subjects I took Maths, Math Methods, Physics, and Computer Science, each 25% of a year's work. For my second year subjects I took Pure Maths (40%), "Maths" (40%), and first year philosophy (25%), adopted as a second year minor (which would normally be 20%). The subject "Maths" was made up of 3 applied maths units, 2 statistics units, and a Pure Maths unit that was new, and therefore which I hadn't covered in Pure Maths the year before. This was only possible because of the chronological skew of my timetable. For my third and fourth years I simply did Pure Maths. The third year course consisted of 10 units. Chronologically, in my first year of attendance I took the first year subjects (of course) and the complete Pure Maths module, thus undertaking 140% of a year's work. In my second year I did the other maths module, first year philosophy, and 8 of the 10 third year pure maths modules, making a total of 145% of a year's work. For my third chronological year I took the remaining two third year modules, all of the Honours year, and a Science German reading course, which was about 20% of a year's work. Again, this then totalled 140% of a year's work. 
If you care about any of this (and I really do see no reason why you should!) then you can read some of the Essays In Philosophy what I wrote.

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