10 Easiest Courses at SJFC

Many college students often find that one effective strategy to manage their time is by taking easier courses that do not require too much time or effort. This tends to benefit both their GPA and their mental health, leaving them time for their social life and a decent amount of sleep. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at St. John Fisher College (SJFC).

1. ACCT101 – Principles of Accounting I

This course introduces the student to the language of business. The course includes a study of the concepts underlying the measurement of income and the process of preparing basic financial statements. Other topics include a study of current assets, property, plant and equipment, intangible assets, and current and non-current liabilities.

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2. ARTS102 – Encounter with the Arts

This course aims to give students a firsthand experience of their cultural world through participation in such forms as cinematography, theater, painting, sculpture, music, poetry, dance, and architecture. Whenever possible, artistic events in the Rochester area, as well as classroom presentations by area artists, are incorporated.

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3. ARTS236 – Photo I: Art Photography

In this course, students develop an appreciation for the art of photography through the study of basic digital photographic skills and concepts. The course covers use of an SLR camera and the development of basic Photoshop skills. Students explore a range of photographic styles and subject matter and will discuss the work of professional photographers.

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4. COMM100 – Intro Mass Communication

In this course, students study audiences as users and producers of content, the changes occurring within media industries, and political and legal influences within the areas of strategic communication (public relations, advertising and social media marketing), entertainment (television, video games, books, radio and music), and journalism (online, print and broadcast).

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5. CRIM100 – Intro to Crim & Crim Jus

This course introduces students to the university-level disciplines that examine crime and its processing as empirical, social, economic, and legal phenomena. The course begins by having the student examine what we know about the nature and extent of crime. The course, then, focuses on the process and system developed in this country to deal with crime, offenders, and victims. Students learn why criminal justice is considered a system and what themes characterize each part of it, from policing and the courts through punishment and release. The law surrounding our justice process will be a primary focus of this examination.

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6. ENGL110 – Critical Reading & Writing

This course focuses on engaging students as writers and readers, building the reflective awareness needed for success in a wide range of college experiences. In this course, students write consistently, receive feedback on their writing and give feedback to others, and practice conventions of academic writing. In addition, students engage with challenging readings and begin putting others’ ideas in conversation with their own.

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7. PHIL100 – Basic Logic

This course covers a study of the principles of correct reasoning, with emphasis on the analysis of everyday arguments. Topics include the common fallacies, definitions, deduction, induction, and argument by analogy.

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8. PSYC100 – Intro to Psychology

This course provides the student with an integrated approach to psychology. Students are introduced to both the empirical and theoretical views of behavior within a discipline noted for its breadth and diversity of interests.

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9. SOCI101 – Intro to Sociology

This course provides students with a general introduction to the field of Sociology and the major concepts employed for studying the interrelations between the individual, groups, and society.

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10. WGST101 – Women & Gender Studies

This course is designed to introduce students to the academic study of the relationship between gender roles and power through an intersectional lens. Students develop a greater awareness of gender and its complex intersections with other social, cultural, and biological categories (sex, race, class, ability, age, nationality). Students gain an insight into the degree to which gender is a biological fact of human existence and the degree to which gender is socially constructed.

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These courses will surely be beneficial to both your GPA and your mental health, freeing up time in your schedule to focus on other important matters, such as finding an internship or joining extracurricular activities.

 

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10 Easiest Courses at St. Gregory’s University

Many college students who find themselves struggling with their coursework often find that one effective strategy to manage their time is by taking easier courses that do not require too much time or effort. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at St. Gregory’s University.

1. CO 1713 – Fundamentals of Speech Communication

This course is an introduction to the principles and elements of the communication process, with an emphasis on the application of those principles in a variety of contexts (i.e., interpersonal, small group, public speaking).
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2. CJ 2313 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course covers a description and analysis of law enforcement history and current practice, including an introduction to the concept of community-oriented policing, which deals with proactive policing in the context of a diverse and evolving community. The course includes such topics as: critical issues affecting law enforcement practice, community problems and power, crime prevention, cultural diversity, civil rights, victimology and crime victim compensation.
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3. EN 1013 – College Writing

This course is designed to help students become successful college writers. Students learn what makes writing effective, and learn about analyzing one’s writing situation, crafting paragraphs, drafting, revising, and editing.
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4. FA 1001 – Applied Performing Arts

This course provides students with hands-on experience in a variety of production aspects including performance, design, technical production and management.
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5. HU 1101 – First Year Experience I

This course is designed as an extended orientation program, exposing first-year participants to a variety of experiences, materials, lectures, discussions and activities which enhance student learning by enhancing student engagement.

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6. PH 1013 – Introduction to Philosophy

This course explores an examination of some key issues, problems, and arguments in philosophy. Students will discuss the works of classical and contemporary philosophers. Possible topics for consideration include: theories of knowledge, theories of reality, ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and aesthetics.

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7. PY 1113 – Elements of Psychology

This course provides an overview of the psychology of the individual and also examines group behavior. Major components include: schools of psychology from a historical and scientific perspective, methods of research, biological and cultural influences on behavior, sensations and perception, learning and cognition, motivation and emotion, development and personality, as well as coping and mental health, abnormal behavior and psychopathology, therapy models and social psychology.

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8. SO 1113 – Introduction to Sociology

This course is designed to provide students an understanding of human behavior in the social environment. Major components include: societal impact upon the individual, social interaction, social institutions, changing society, and social science research.

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9. TE 1013 – Fundamentals of Acting

This course is a foundation for all theatre artists in understanding the actor’s role in theatre and basic character analysis. It allows students to explore and become better acquainted with the actor’s tools (voice and body) through improvisation and acting exercises. Students are introduced to and practice the fundamental acting theories of Stanislavski, and begin the development of a process for character creation and scene study.

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10. TH 1033 – Faith in the Modern World

This course is designed to examine the religious themes that ground the human condition and are common to all religions, to introduce the student to Christian revelation through guided readings of selections from the Old and New Testaments, and to show how the New Testament faith in Jesus Christ is lived in the Catholic Christian community, with emphasis on those things held in common by all Christian churches.

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These courses will surely be beneficial to both your GPA and your mental health, freeing up time in your schedule to focus on other important matters, such as finding an internship or joining extracurricular activities.

 

10 Easiest Courses at St. Francis College

For many college students, time management can be a very difficult skill to acquire, especially while taking numerous advanced classes within their major. Because of this, many students seek some peace in taking easier courses that don’t require as much effort and can still help keep up their GPA. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at St. Francis College.

1. ACC 1001 – Introduction to Accounting

This course is an introduction to accounting as the universal language of business. The course explores a study of the postulates and concepts underlying the preparation of basic corporate financial statements. The preparation of such statements is considered; analysis and interpretation of the statements are strongly emphasized.

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2. CJ 1020 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course introduces the student to the structure, operations, and philosophy of the American system of criminal justice.

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3. COM 1000 – Fundamentals of Speech

This course is an introductory course teaching basic diction, and the practice of extemporaneous speaking. The course is organized according to purpose, such as speaking to persuade, inform, or entertain. Emphasis is placed on ethics and critical thinking. Students receive an analysis and correction of individual speech problems.

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4. ENG 1000 – Introduction to Digital Humanities

How does digital representation work in the context of the Humanities? How is literary content created for digital media? Will digital media be the “death” of traditional print culture? This course examines, through an interdisciplinary viewpoint rooted in the Humanities, the ways in which technology can be used to present, archive, locate and evaluate information. It provides an overview of the Digital Humanities, using English literature as a foundation, and also examines questions about the appropriate use of digital media in creative and academic projects.

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5. PHI 1101 – Basic Problems in Philosophy

This course explores an examination at a strictly introductory level of the character of philosophical questioning. Instances chosen for treatment are from the several areas of philosophy such as ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics, and they are studied in the context of brief selections from the writings of philosophers from antiquity to the present.

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6. PSY 1100 – General Psychology

This course explores a general introduction to the basic concepts, methods, and findings of contemporary psychology.

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7SOC 1000 – Principles of Sociology

This course explores an analysis of the basic structure and dynamics of society; social interaction, social organization, social change, social processes; a summary of ideas of seminal sociologists.

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8. WRI 1000 – Basic Writing

In this course, basic writing skills are practiced to improve and enhance verbal and written communication for college work. Students learn a variety of strategies for composing, editing, and polishing of written papers through individual student attention and peer workshops. A portfolio with a self-reflective introduction is assembled, submitted, and evaluated for successful completion of the course’s requirements.

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9. REL 1101 – Survey of the World’s Religions

This course explores an introduction to the beliefs and practices of the world’s religions, including traditions of Indigenous peoples, religions originating in India (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism), in China and Japan (Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto), and Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam).

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10. PSC 1202 – Introduction to Political Science

This survey of the major contemporary trends in political science research enables the student to understand and work with a variety of analytical tools.

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Taking these courses will certainly benefit both your GPA and your mental health, freeing up time in your schedule to focus on other important manners, including internships and extracurricular activities.

 

10 Easiest Courses at St. Francis University

Many college students often find that one effective strategy to manage their time with their coursework is by taking easier courses that do not require too much time or effort. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at St. Francis University.

1. ACCT 101 – Financial Accounting

This course is an introduction to the basic concept and techniques emphasizing the importance of accounting as a basis for decision-making by business people, investors and government officials and an analysis of business problems in which accounting issues are dominant elements. The basic structure of accounting systems and controls, working capital, accounting problems of the corporate entity, long term resources and depreciation, forms of business organization.

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2ART 111 – Introduction to General Drawing

This course is a practical course heavily concentrated on projects to develop mastery of line, form, texture, value, light, and space concepts through drawing.
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3. COMM 100 – Grammar for Media Professionals

This course is a foundational course for entry to any communications major covering the basics of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, style and usage. The course also provides extensive coverage of the basics of professional grade writing.

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4. EDUC 101 – Foundations of Education

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the foundations of education in the United States. It is an interdisciplinary approach (incorporating the historical, political, economic, legal, social, philosophical, and curricular foundations) to provide pre-service teachers with a clear understanding of the teaching profession and the issues and controversies confronting American education today.

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5. ENGL 100 – Fundamentals of Written English

This course covers extensive sentence and paragraph writing, with emphasis on the identification and correction of specific errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and usage.

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6. FNAR 101 – Exploration in the Arts

This course provides an interdisciplinary approach to the Fine Arts centering on campus cultural events in theatre, music, and the visual arts. Role of the arts and artist in contemporary society, elements, forms, styles, and the development of an educated audience are discussed.

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7. LANG 103 – Language and Culture

This course explores a study of verbal behavior as reflected principally in the languages of various cultures. The course covers analyses of readings and practical problems in language.

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8. PHIL 205 – Discovering Philosophy Reasoning and Responsibility

This course is an introduction to the basic philosophical issues of ethics, engaging students in the excitement and the discipline of examining their most intimately held beliefs and values. The course explores investigations of the foundations of ethical principles in theories of human nature, knowledge, religion, and reality.

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9. PSYC 101 – Introduction to Psychology

This course provides an overview of the major areas of study within psychology: experimental psychology, physiological psychology, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, psychology of consciousness, theories of learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, theories of personality, tests and measurements, abnormal psychology, and clinical psychology.

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10. PUBH 101 – Introduction to Public Health

This formative course serves as an overview of public health and is the initial bookend course in the major. This course is designed to give the learner the principles of population health, history, health professions, acute care institutions and public health systems, tools of public health, health informatics, preventing disease and disability, finding reliable data, basic statistical measures used in public health, social and behavioral factors, environmental issues, medical care, and the future of public health.

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These courses will surely be beneficial to both your GPA and your mental health, freeing up time in your schedule to focus on other important matters, such as finding an internship or joining extracurricular activities.

 

10 Easiest Courses at ASUMH

Many college students often find themselves struggling to manage their time with their coursework, especially while maintaining a decent amount of sleep each night and a beneficial social life. However, many students often find that one effective strategy to maintaining a decent GPA is by taking easier courses that do not require too much time or effort. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Arkansas State University – Mountain Home (ASUMH).

1. AGRI 1003 – Introduction to Agricultural Economics

This course explores basic economic principles and their application to agriculture. This course deals briefly with production, distribution, value, price, credit, land value, marketing, and related problems.

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2. ART 1013 – Design I

This course introduces the fundamental principles of design, creative problem solving, visual thinking, color theory and experimentation with various mediums, materials and hand tools appropriate to two and three-dimensional projects.

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3. ART 1803 – Introduction to Digital Photography/Photoshop

This course introduces basic digital photographic concepts, terminology, and techniques. The course includes instruction on input, output, workflow, organization and management of digital files. Emphasis is placed on photographic composition and the manipulation of digitized images for print and online publication utilizing digital cameras, scanners, and Adobe Photoshop software.

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4. CRJ 1003 – Fundamentals of Criminal Justice

This course introduces students to the criminal justice system by describing the various agencies of the American criminal justice system and the procedures used to identify and treat criminal offenders. The course also explores and analyzes the critical issues in criminal justice and their impact on the justice system by focusing on critical policies and issues.

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5. ENG 1003 – Composition I

This course explores the principles and techniques of expository and persuasive composition, analysis of texts with introduction to research methods, and critical thinking.

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6. GEOG 1103 – Introduction to Geography

This course explores and emphasizes the patterns of human societies and physical environments of the earth. 

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7. PE 1002 – Concepts of Physical Activity

This course provides knowledge and appreciation of the importance of physical activity for lifelong health, wellness, and a quality life. This course provides opportunities for psychomotor development. 

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8WELD 1024 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW/Stick)

This course teaches the basic knowledge required to operate shielded metal arc welding equipment, function safely in the welding shop and develop basic welding techniques. The course requires students study welding nomenclature, design of welding joints, electrode classification and practice fillet welds in the at and horizontal position. 

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9. SPCH 1203 – Oral Communication

This course investigates the theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small group, and public speaking emphasizing proficiency in speech organization, delivery, and critical thinking/listening applications. 

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10. PHIL 1103 – Introduction to Philosophy

This course explores basic problems of philosophy based upon readings in the works of selected leading philosophers. The course explores topics found in classical philosophical writings, such as the nature of truth and knowledge, mind and body, freedom and determinism, right and wrong, and the existence of God.

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These courses will surely be beneficial to both your GPA and your mental health, leaving time in your schedule to focus on other important matters, such as finding an internship or joining extracurricular activities.

10 Easiest Courses at Rivier University

Many college students often find that one effective strategy to manage their time with their coursework is by taking easier courses that do not require too much time or effort. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Rivier University.

1. CJ 160 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

Through readings, discussions, papers and experiential learning, students in this course become familiar with the broad outlines of the criminal justice system, the causes of crime, strategies to deter and prevent crime, and the investigation and punishment of crime.

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2. ED 102 – Issues and Influences in Education

In this course, historical and contemporary issues in general and special education are examined in relation to principles of social justice and a culturally diverse, information-age society. School finance, organization, and governance, characteristics of effective teaching and teachers, classroom culture and management, and the educator’s legal rights and responsibilities are explored.

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3. ENG 102 – Introduction to Writing

This course introduces thinking strategies and practices all areas of the writing process.

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4. PHI 205 – Theories of Ethics

What makes an action morally good or bad? This course is designed to be a comparative study of the major classical, modern, and contemporary ethical theories concerning the origin and nature of moral value.

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5. PHY 101 – Introduction to Physical Science

This course introduces students to fundamental concepts in the physical sciences. Examples from everyday life are used to identify and promote an understanding of some basic principles that govern the physical world. Logical reasoning, critical thinking, modeling, and communication skills are emphasized.

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6. PSY 101 – General Psychology

This course is an introduction to the aims and methods of modern psychology and a survey of the central areas of psychological investigation. Topics include but are not limited to: research methods, biological foundations of behavior, sensation and perception, emotion, learning, memory, human development, personality theory, psychological disorders, and social psychology influence and interaction.

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7. SOC 101 – Introductory Sociology

This course is an introduction to social behavior, social structures, and social processes such as socialization, social change, modernization, social stratification, and discrimination. It is a study of interaction in groups, from small groups such as families to large groups as corporations and nations, and the effect of groups on social behavior and social life.

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8. SW 108 – Introduction to Social Work

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the profession of social work. This includes a survey of the variety of populations and settings in which social workers practice, as well as study of the mission, values and historical development of social work. A consideration of the issues involved in becoming a helping professional with attention to the principles and competencies of the social work practitioner is also an integrating focus of the course.

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9. ECE 201 – Curriculum Development I: Infant and Toddler

This course examines the theories regarding the physical, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and moral development of young children from conception to age 3 in diverse home, school, and community settings. Students collaborate with families and early childhood professionals as they apply knowledge of developmentally and ethically appropriate practice to create instruction and assessment. 

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10. ENG 205 – Introduction to Creative Writing

This course is an introduction to writing fiction and poetry with a focus on technique and voice. Students produce several pieces of short fiction and several poems. The course includes reading and analysis of contemporary short fiction and contemporary poetry.

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These courses will surely be beneficial to both your GPA and your mental health, freeing up time in your schedule to focus on other important matters, such as finding an internship or joining extracurricular activities.

10 Easiest Courses at Wingate University

Many college students who find themselves struggling managing their time with their coursework often find that one effective strategy to maintain a decent GPA while still enjoying the social aspect of college is by taking easier courses that do not require too much time or effort. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Wingate University.

1. American Sign Language 101 – Elementary American Sign Language I

In this course, ASL is taught using a communicative approach with the majority of class time spent using the language to develop the necessary skills to communicate effectively at an elementary level. Study of deaf culture plays an integral role.

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2. Art 108 – Studio Art for Non-Majors – 2D

This course is an introduction to elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Projects explore the elements of line, shape, value, texture, color and methods of organizing elements into a uni ed composition. A variety of media is used.

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3. Art 115 – Basic Photographic Techniques

This course explores the fundamentals of making better photographs. Practical experience includes photographic principles, camera operation, camera handling techniques, and composition. Students explore creative approaches to their own personal photography through a series of projects under the professor’s guidance.

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4. Communication 101 – Public Speaking

This course explores the fundamental techniques and basic principles essential to effective public speaking.

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5. English 110 – University Writing and Research

This course emphasizes on writing expository essays, conducting research, and reading discursive prose.

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6. Music 156 – Global Influences on Music in the U.S.A.

This course introduces students to the musical influences of countries and cultures from around the world on music created in the United States by American composers. Focus is placed on classical music, jazz, music for cinema, music for theatre, and popular music.

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7. Philosophy 101 – Introduction to Philosophy

This course explores a close examination of philosophical perspectives from Socrates to the present, showing how human beings have discovered and pondered truths and applied them to life’s challenges. The course covers Greek development of standards for thinking rationally and arguments about the existence of God and the nature of evil and suffering. Modern perspectives on the relationship of mind and body and contemporary views on politics, values, and morality are covered.

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8. Physics 120 – Introduction to Astronomy

This course covers a broad survey of astronomy. Topics include the structure and formation of the solar system, the birth and death of stars, galaxy formation, and the evolution of the universe. The topics of gravity, motion, energy, and the properties of light and matter are examined to provide a context for astronomy.

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9. Psychology 101 – General Psychology

Psychology is defined as the science of behavior and mental processes. This course is designed to introduce students to the types of behavior and mental processes that psychologists deal with. Students are introduced to both clinical and nonclinical topics.

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10. Sociology 101 – Introduction to Sociology

This course explores basic sociological concepts, issues, and methods of analysis. The course also covers a close examination of the impact of social structure on individual behavior.

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These courses will surely be beneficial to both your GPA and your mental health as you can enjoy the benefits of college, while also focusing on important matters like finding an internship and joining extracurricular activities.

 

10 Easiest Courses at GFC MSU

Many college students often find that one effective strategy to maintain a decent GPA while managing their time with their coursework is by taking easier courses that do not require too much time or effort. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Great Falls College Montana State University (GFC MSU).

1. ARTH 160 – Global Visual Culture

This course introduces the students to forms of creative expression within visual arts, encouraging the students to more actively explore art verbally and in written form. The course material focuses on various issues of aesthetic expression rather than the historical development of the arts.

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2. ARTZ 105 – Visual Language – Drawing

This course introduces the fundamentals of drawing with consideration for line, form, space and perspective in rendering from three-dimensional shapes, still life, landscape or the human form utilizing a variety of drawing materials. Emphasis is placed on learning to see and render basic shapes, line quality, value, light and shadow, texture, mass, perspective and composition.

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3. COMX 102 – Interpersonal Skills in Workplace

This course covers the basic elements of communication in the business environment, including listening, speaking, and reading. It also looks at the importance of nonverbal communication, ethics, and professional courtesy. It discusses the importance of internal skills within the business and external skills with customers. Skills of the employment process are also included.

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4. CJUS 121 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course offers exposure to the fundamental perspectives and terminology of the criminal justice system in the United States. It includes the study of the interaction of the individual with the criminal justice system. Students also examine the causes of criminal behavior and the history, influences, and related fields of knowledge that are connected to the criminal justice system.

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5. EDU 200 – Introduction to Education

This class explores the profession of teaching by connecting theory to real-life experiences in the field. Students cover the development of students, diversity, learning strategies, motivation, classroom management, assessment of learning, and construction of a professional portfolio through seminar discussions, in school observations, interviews, and personal reflection.

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6. GDSN 101 – Design Topics & Principles

This course explores an overview of the graphic and web design programs and shows how they prepare students to enter the career fields of graphic and web design. Students gain insight on the different career opportunities, expectations of the profession and programs, job outlook, and salaries.

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7. LIT 110 – Introduction to Lit

This course provides the student an opportunity to study the three major literary forms – fiction, poetry, and drama – including examples of works from several time periods. Selections include works by and about minorities and women.

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8. PHL 101 – Introduction to Philosophy

This course is an introduction to philosophy through examination of the thought of selected great philosophers or of traditional positions on classical philosophical problems.

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9. PHOT 154 – Exploring Digital Photography

This course covers fundamental concepts and techniques of photography, including aesthetics and technical aspects as a basis for creating a photographic image. The student learns to use the camera, practice digital processing, and examine composition. Students are introduced to the techniques of digital photography and computer imaging. Students learn how to use photography as a creative tool for self-expression and still documentation.

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10. PSYX 100 – Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to the nature and scope of the field of psychology as a scientific and human endeavor. Major topics include: historic development of the field; biological and developmental processes; consciousness and perceptions; learning, remembering, and thinking; motivation and emotion; personality and individuality; social behavior; normal stress and coping; and abnormal psychology and treatment methods.

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These courses will surely benefit both your GPA and your mental health as you free up time in your schedule for other important matters, such as finding an internship or joining extracurricular activities.

10 Easiest Courses at Menlo College

Many college students who tend to struggle managing their time with their coursework often find that one effective strategy is to take easier courses that do not require too much time or effort. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Menlo College.

1. ART 121 – Introduction To Painting And Collage

This is a studio art course providing an introduction to painting and collage. Students learn basic techniques.

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2. ENG 101 – English Composition 1

This course provides instruction in writing expository prose. Emphasis is on organization and development of various forms of expository writing about subjects of general interest. Non-fiction and imaginative literature are read and discussed primarily as a basis for learning techniques of interpretation supported by specific evidence.

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3. HUM 150 – Introduction To The Humanities

This course introduces students to the Humanities as a field of study and as a way of looking at and understanding the human experience. The course is a thematic one, with the theme changing each time the course is taught. Students examine the given theme in a variety of cultural contexts as it appears in art, music, literature, history, and philosophy.

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4. LIT 150 – Introduction To Literature

This course introduces students to the serious study of literature. It includes sample works from the major genres that constitute literature: short story, poetry, drama, novel, and essay. As a survey course, it covers diverse cultures and historical periods. Reading imaginatively across boundaries of time, geography, history, culture and ideology, students learn what constitutes great literature as they gain insight into the human condition.

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5. MCM 151 – Media And Society

This course focuses on social issues pertaining to mass media. The influence of television, radio, film, print media, music reporting, and Internet communication is analyzed in a sociological context. Ethical, legal, technological, economic, and cultural perspectives are discussed. Basic models of communication as well as a wide range of mass communication theories, research, and regulations are also examined. Contemporary issues are discussed by students participating in debates in which opposing sides of relevant media topics are presented.

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6. PHI 160 – Logic And Critical Thinking

This course is an introduction to the skill of rational argument, including analysis of grammatical structure as related to forms of argument; testing for argument validity; and identification of fallacies. Students apply the principles to everyday life and philosophical thought and study both deductive and inductive argument forms.

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7. PSY 101 – Introduction To Psychology

This course is an introductory survey of the subject matter, fields, and methods of psychology. This course addresses theoretical perspectives as well as findings from experimental research. The basic topics for inquiry include consciousness, perception, learning, cognition, motivation, emotion, development, personality, and social psychology. Applications to industry, organizations, and management of human resources are also considered.

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8. STS 100 – Transition To College

The purpose of this course is to help new students make a successful transition to Menlo College, both academically and personally. This course aims to promote engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life of the college, foster community engagement with a service project, articulate to students the expectations of the college and its faculty, help students develop and apply appropriate academic strategies to their coursework, and assist students as they continue to clarify their purpose, meaning, and direction.

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9. SSC 150 – Introduction To Social Science

This introductory course identifies the similarities and differences between the disciplines within the social sciences. The course addresses major topics that are common to these disciplines such as: the concept of self; socialization; group processes; culture; and, diversity. Applications to employment in fields such as government, business, and non-profit organizations are also surveyed.

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10. STS 101 – Microcomputer Software Literacy

This tutorial-based course develops basic user literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation graphics software. Students learn the basic features of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint by completing lab-based tutorials in each of the four software packages.

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These courses will surely be beneficial to both your GPA and your mental health as you shift your focus onto other important matters, such as finding an internship and joining extracurricular activities.

 

10 Easiest Courses at Dordt College

Many college students who find themselves struggling with time management often find that an effective strategy is to take easier courses that do not require too much time or effort. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Dordt College.

1ART 201 – Drawing I

This course explores acquiring the basic skills of drawing through an objective investigation of reality. Common media and tools are used.
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2. ASTRONOMY 121 – Solar System Astronomy

This course is an introduction to the structure and diversity of the solar system, focusing on both the historical development of understanding of our cosmic “neighborhood” from the ancient Greeks to Einstein, as well as recent discoveries and their implications for an improved understanding of our Earth. Students obtain hands-on experience observing the heavens with naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes.
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3. COMMUNICATION 105 – Workplace Communication

In this course, students explore the types of formal and informal communication encountered in a workplace setting. Where we work is a fundamental part of who we are so it is vital that students learn about and practice the various kinds of communication that take place in an organization. The course involves discovering the communication process, improving listening skills, developing public speaking and presentation skills, improving interpersonal communication, and examining cross-cultural influences.
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4. ENGLISH 120 – English Composition

In this course, students write a number of essays and a research paper. As they work on these, they become aware of writing as a process and develop skills in generating ideas, revising, and editing. They also review traditional grammar and principles of usage and style.

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5. CRIMINAL JUSTICE 101 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course covers an overview of the criminal justice system, including criminal justice research, criminal law, procedure, evidence, criminology, victimology, policing, the courts, and corrections. Students explore how our views of crime and the criminal justice system have been influenced by government leaders and the media. Students also seek to apply biblical norms to our analysis of the criminal justice system with suggestions on reform.
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6. EDUCATION 101 – Introduction to Education

This course is designed to introduce students to the domain of education and to induct them into an initial understanding of teaching and the teaching profession. Emphasis is on the development of a distinctively Christian approach to education.
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7. GEOGRAPHY 151 – World Regional Geography: Peace and Justice on the International Stage

This course is a survey of major geographical regions of the world including politics, economics, and cultures. Emphasis is on the interrelatedness of regions and how peace and justice are linked to human flourishing.
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8. ENGLISH 241 – Introduction to Journalism

This course is an introduction to reporting and writing news for the print and broadcast media. Students examine the reporter’s role in society and the current state of the news media. The course includes practice in writing several types of news stories, an overview of the historical and cultural foundations of journalism, and a critical examination of the theoretical foundations of journalism.

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9. EDUCATION 155 – Children’s and Adolescent Literature

This course focuses on the classroom use of literature for children and adolescents. It includes a variety of genres, fiction and nonfiction, technology- and media-based information, and non-print materials. It introduces the student to a wide range of authors and literature, including a variety of cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and perspectives. Ways to encourage reading and interacting with texts in the content areas are discussed and practiced.
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10PSYCHOLOGY 201 – Introduction to Psychology

Explaining human behavior is a wonderfully complex task, and this course introduces students to the scientific study of topics such as memory, personality, development, social influence, disorders, and others. Along the way, the course uses a biopsychosocial (spiritual) model to frame the study and compares a biblical perspective on being human to several historical perspectives in psychology.
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These courses will surely be beneficial to both your GPA and your mental health, freeing up time in your schedule to focus on other important matters, such as finding an internship or joining extracurricular activities.