10 of the Easiest Courses at Castleton University

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College can be a hassle, especially while taking difficult classes. Finding a balance between classes is the key to success during the next four years. That means taking easier courses on top of those you may find challenging. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Castleton University.

1. ARH 1010 – Introduction to the History of Art

In this course, students will learn about the history of visual arts. This course will take students through a chronology study of history from around the world. Topics to be discussed include the aesthetics of art, painting, sculpture, and architecture.

An illustration of a man painting.

2. ART 1011 – Drawing I

In this course, students will examine the techniques of drawing. Topics to be discussed include anatomy of drawing, proportion, volume, structure, creating a message through art, and how to incorporate your own expression.

An image of a drawing.

3. ART 2301 – Photography I

We have all taken a selfie or pretended to be a professional photographer with our handheld devices. This course will reiterate the basics of operating a professional camera. Students will learn about black and white images, printing a photo, and film exposure.

An image capturing the photo of a camera.

4. PED 1070 – Fitness Swimming

The objective of this course is to introduce students to some of the benefits of aerobic and cardiovascular fitness movements. Students are encouraged to enhance some of the skills learned into fitness swimming classes that will take place throughout the semester.

An image of a woman swimming.

5. PED 1280 – Pickleball

We have all seen some of the greatest tennis players win outside, but have you ever wondered what it’s like to play the sport differently and with a new set of rules inside? In this course, students will learn the basic rules and fundamentals of pickleball. Pickleball is similar to tennis. The only difference is that it is played inside of gym. This new and exciting sport will have you moving!

An image of a pickeball.

6. PED 1310 – Pilates

This course will integrate yoga practices to create a high-energy level conditioning system that will help students to tone their own body. Students will learn how to balance and support themselves through a series of breath control activities that will be incorporated throughout the semester.

A Pilates class in action.

7. GEO 1060 – Fundamentals of Geography

In this course, students will learn about the fundamental concepts and principles used in geography. This course is designed to help students learn about physical geography and human geography. Students will also learn how to read and analyze a map of regions and even the world.

A map of the world.

8. MUS 1010 – Music Appreciation

What is music? What role does it play in the world we live in? This course will take students through a series of music listening activities and exercises where they will be given a basic understanding of the styles and genres of music. Students will also learn about the history and cultural influence that music has on the world.

An illustration representing music on a staff.

9. DAN 1040 – Introductory Dance Workshop

This introductory level course will introduce students to the fundamental techniques that are used in the dance world. Students will learn about techniques and styles from ballet, jazz, modern, and tap dance. This workshop will be helpful for those looking to improve on basic dance skills or those who are looking to learn about dance itself.

An image of a ballet production.

10. SOC 1010 – Introduction to Sociology

This course will introduce students to social behavior, organization, and interactions in societies. Students will study how tools of sociology are used to examine and evaluate societies and communities around the world. Topics to be discussed include social interaction, social action, the diversity of humans, and social organization.

An image of the introduction to sociology.

These courses are designed to help students find a balance to fit their own college lifestyle. Whether its planning ahead or just taking off some of the workload that comes with most college classes, you’ll surely find a balance to fit your needs by taking some of these classes!

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