10 Easiest Courses at Davis College

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Even at a Christian Bible College like Davis College which offers a Bible-based education designed to prepare students for service and ministry, students often find themselves struggling to manage their time with all their coursework. They often find that an effective strategy to maintain a decent GPA is to take easier courses that do not require too much time or effort. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Davis College.

1. ART111– Art Appreciation

This course surveys the role the visual arts have played in communication and the main divisions and subdivisions used in the field of Art History. Emphasis is on the major changes that developed over the centuries. The course examines the historical, religious, and cultural factors that have determined the direction the arts have moved in through the centuries.

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2. ECAD 1011 – Introduction to Early Childhood

In this course, students study an overview of the field, philosophies, methods, and current issues in early childhood education. Observations in local programs provide students with first-hand experiences that validate the theoretical knowledge of children’s appropriate development, activities, and environments of the vital importance of quality communication skills in meeting the needs of peers, children, and their families.

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3. ENGL 1011 – English Composition I

This is an introductory writing course that presents the basic tools of clear, effective written communication, guides the student through the process of writing effective paragraphs and essays from prewriting to the finished draft, and introduces techniques necessary for integrity in research with the MLA and APA forms of documentation.

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4. WORS 1022 – Creative Arts Seminar

This course explores how the arts can be effectively used in the context of the worship service to draw seekers and edify believers. The class works together as a creative arts team to construct a service that incorporates music, drama, media and the visual arts.

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5. ORGL 2011 – Biblical Concepts of Leadership

This course deals with leadership themes as found in the Bible. It examines these themes through a broad study of scriptural principles that are applicable to the study of leadership, as well as through the analysis of biblical leaders, including their character, the challenges that they faced, and the successful (or unsuccessful) leadership philosophy, strategies, and skills that they used.

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6. PHIL 1031 – Life, Ethics & Worldview

This course studies the basic principles that lead to a fulfilling life, stimulating the examination of the meaning and purpose of life. Emphasis is given to the students acquiring of principles and practices leading to continued growth and maturity, ethical behavior and decision-making.

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7. PSYC 1011 – General Psychology

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to the principles of the science of human behavior. The course considers the topics of the historical roots of psychology, the physiological basis of behavior, motivation, perception, learning frustration, emotions, personality and applied areas.

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8. SPCH 2011 – Fundamentals of Speech

As an introduction to public speaking, this course provides theory and practice in extemporaneous speaking. Class lectures cover presentation style, speech organization, gestures, facial expression, diaphragmatic breathing and vocal emphasis. Student speeches provide an opportunity for practice and critique of various kinds of speeches.

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9. SOCI 2322 – Introduction to Sociology

This course is an introduction to the study of sociology and sociological theory and research. The course focuses on the fundamental concepts of interrelationships and group activities. Principles involved in dyadic groups, primary groups, secondary groups, and institutions and society are examined through the lens of life and work environments.

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10. PHED 2111 – Health and Fitness

This course is designed to help students understand the importance of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being and to provide tools for practical application of knowledge gained. It is also designed to involve the student in a regular schedule of exercise and fitness as well as train the student in developing a lifestyle of healthy eating patterns.

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These courses will surely benefit both your GPA and your mental health, leaving time for you to find an internship, join an extracurricular activity or even simply read the Bible.

 

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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