10 Easiest Courses at GBC

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College is an exciting chapter of one’s collection of experiences, and the composition of such experience is different for everyone. In order to hopeful help alleviate some of the stress off your shoulders, here is a short list of electives that are considered to be a bit on the easier side at Goldey-Beacom College.

1. CJ 150 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

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This 3 credit course strives to provide insight on the general realm of the criminal justice system. Some of the topics covered include the American judicial system, law enforcement, crime problem, and more. By taking this course, students will become more familiar with the procedure aspect of criminal justice as well as the historical context of the material at hand. There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

2. HUM 103 – Humanities I: Our Cultural Heritage

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This 3 credit course is designed to introduce students to the core of Western society in a cultural and intellectual approach. Some of the focus will be placed on the search of meaning as well as expression. Some other topics covered in this course include that of the historical, philosophical, literary, and the aesthetic among many. There are no prerequisites listed for this course.

3. HUM 104 – Humanities II: Roots of the Modern World

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This 3 credit course is designed to further the topics of the cultural and intellectual roots of man. It will further observe the thought patterns in the context of the secular and scientific. It will also observe such material in regards from the Renaissance to twentieth century. Some other lens which the material will be viewed through include the philosophical, historical, literary, and the aesthetic. There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

4. PSY 160 – Introduction to Psychology

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This 3 credit course is designed to expose students to the world of psychology. Not only will it touch on the theories, principles, and concepts within psychology, but it will also discuss how psychology has had an influence in human behavior, development, adjusting, and perceiving abilities among many others. There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

5. SOC 161 – Introduction to Sociology

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This 3 credit course is designed to teach students about the foundations of sociological perspective applications in the context of the theoretical and the practical. It will also expose students to fundamental concepts, theories, research, and more – all within the context of sociology. Some of the topics covered include social structure, the self, deviance, bureaucracy, government, and much more. There are not listed prerequisites for this course.

6. CJ 250 – Criminology

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This 3 credit course is designed to introduce students to the subject of criminology and the topics under it. The course will not only cover the causes of crime, but also the mindset of those that commit the crime. This course will observe the various aspects within criminology, such as that of the biological, psychological, and sociological. The listed prerequisites for this course are CJ 150 and SOC 161.

7. ENG 175 – Critical Writing I

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This 3 credit course is designed to better students’ understanding and ability to compose exposition. This course will further expand the knowledge of writing by also focusing on various subjects, such as that of unity, development, coherence, and more. Some other components under review include accuracy, grammar and vocabulary. There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

8. SPN 105 – Conversational Spanish

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This 3 credit course is designed to expose students to Spanish and the basic components of it. Such topics will include vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. Special focus is placed on oral abilities alongside grammar in order to enhance communication. The structure of this course is by practice to truly maximize conversation abilities. There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

9. SOC 253 – The American Family

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This 3 credit course is designed to go over the history, developments and roles of the family within the US. It will focus on how the past three hundred years have changed or continued certain functions of the family in America. The listed prerequisites for this course are SOC 161 or with permission from the instructor.

10. ITG 148 – Desktop Applications: MS Word

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This 3 credit course is a companion course, ITG 149, is required for all students, and will go over how the application is used in business careers. It will cover the learning objectives as listed in the Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2016 exam. There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

Hopefully this list was at the least a bit helpful in providing insight on the numerous options available to boost your GPA. No matter what course you choose to enroll in, best of luck for your future journey ahead.

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