10 of the Easiest Courses at SLCC

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Many college students who struggle with time management often find benefits in taking easier courses that do not require too much time or effort. This frees up time in their schedules which allows time to focus on other important matters, such as finding an internship. This can surely benefit both their GPA and their mental health. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).

1ACCT 2101 – Principles of Financial Accounting I

This course provides an introduction to financial accounting designed to give the student basic accounting tools for business and decision-making. Emphasis is on the corporate form of business organization and includes the analysis and recording of transactions for a merchandising operation. The course covers basic accounting for assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity, income determination, and the preparation of periodic financial statements. Emphasis is also placed on the analysis and use of financial statements.

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2. ANTH 1010 – Introduction to Anthropology

This course is an examination of the four subfields that make up anthropology. The students learn basic concepts that make up physical, archaeological, linguistic, and cultural anthropology. The course focuses on how anthropologists study humanity and the human condition. Importance is placed on elements of human evolution, functions of culture, and the methodology anthropologist employ in their work. The course provides an overview of cultural, linguistic, biological and archaeological sub-fields, including theory, evidence, and applied perspectives.

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3. ARTS 1010 – Design I

This course provides an introduction stressing the components of visual thinking, including basic theories of design, creative application in various media, and exercises in 2D and color.

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4. CJUS 1010 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course provides the beginning student with the necessary historical and philosophical background of police work, as well as police organizations, agencies and the role of policemen as officers of the court. The survey is organized around the three major components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.

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5. CMCN 1170 – Introduction to Film Production

This course provides an introduction to filmmaking theory and application by way of a project based orientation to production, lighting, acting, cinematography, editing, and sound.

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6. COSM 1002 – Properties of Skin, Scalp, and Hair

This course analyzes the skin and scalp according to structure and function. The course also explores diseases of the skin, scalp, and hair.

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7. ENGL 1010 – Rhetoric & Composition

This course exposes students to the critical thinking, reading, writing and rhetorical skills required in the college/university and beyond. The course introduces students to the importance and application of “writing as process,” audience awareness, genre conventions, citation and documentation, as well as effective prose style.

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8. INTC 1030 – Introduction to Graphics

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of mechanical drafting as related to industry. Using engineering drafting techniques, students gain knowledge of drafting equipment and its use in sketching, geometric construction, orthographic projection, sectional views, lettering and dimensioning standards.

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9. PHYS 1060 – Introduction to Astronomy I

This course focuses on the solar system. No physics background is required. The course provides an introduction to the astronomy of the solar system.

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10. PSYC 2010 – Introduction to Psychology I

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of behavior, including such topics as learning, memory, stress, personality, mental disorders, therapies, and social behavior. It emphasizes the understanding and application of psychological principles. While individual introspection and reflection on the course material is expected, the classroom climate is also very interactive.

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Taking these courses can surely be a benefit to both your GPA and your mental health. These easier courses will enable you to focus on harder classes, find an internship, and join extracurricular activities.

Author: Chelsea Wang

Undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing a B.S. in computer science with an additional major in mathematical sciences.

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