10 of the Easiest Courses at Broward

Many university students agree that taking numerous courses within one’s major can be extremely stressful and even damaging to his or her mental health. Thus, students find security in taking easier and usually introductory courses outside their major that do not require too much effort, which can be beneficial to their stress levels and their GPA. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Broward College.

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1. ARH2000 – Art Appreciation


This course is designed for non-art majors and introduces a chronological history of art including style, form, media, and meaning. The course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history, and in-depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative thought and processes.An image of three women observing art pieces

 

2. CJL1100 – Criminal Law


This course is concerned with the sources and elements of criminal law. The course emphasizes criminal law as related to law enforcement officers with particular attention given to the rights and responsibilities of officers in enforcing various criminal laws.An image of a gavel, handcuffs, and books

 

3. DIG2100C – Web Development 1


In this course, students learn the basics of using browsers to view websites, create a website and progress through the processes of analysis, design, development, and implementation of complete web sites using HTML, XHTML, XML language with text editors. This course includes Web Programming with HTML, XHTML, XML, with emphasis on CSS on layout and structure of websites, hyperlinks, multimedia, forms, tables, testing, maintenance and uploading web sites to servers applying good web design and web site usability.A drawing of a man coding a website

 

4. EDF1005 – Introduction to the Teaching Profession

This course provides an overview of the American education system and the teaching profession. The course focuses on teacher preparation for the 21st century. It examines the history of education, educational philosophies, school governance and funding, the rights and responsibilities of teachers and students, academic standards, teaching and assessment methods, and the needs of diverse learners.An image of a man teaching a group of students

 

5. FIL1100 – Screenwriting 1


This course is a workshop in which students develop their own original stories, while learning basic narrative structure for feature length screenplays. Students also learn to break down and analyze popular screenplays.An image of a typewriter

 

6. LIT2000 – Introduction to Literature


This course introduces students to the study of literature and a range of widely recognized authors and works. Students examine and interpret a diverse and representative body of works from genres such as short stories, poetry, creative non-fiction, plays and novels. Students learn to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts and ideas in each of the major literary forms.An image of numerous books

 

7. PGY1801C – Photoshop Design


This course develops students’ skills in digital imaging. Students learn through computer use how to create, edit and manipulate digital images from scanned photographs and artwork. Students utilize retouching technique to modify, enhance and reshape images, apply special effects, adjust color balance, manage files, and prepare their work for print output and web/electronic presentation.An image of a woman edited using Photoshop

 

8. PHI1100 – Introductory Logic


This course explores the study of the principles and evaluation of critical thinking including identification and analysis of fallacious, as well as valid reasoning. The course considers both traditional and symbolic logic and lays foundations for further study in each area.An image of a human head with a brain replaced by puzzle pieces

 

9. PSY2012 – General Psychology


This course reviews the scientific principles related to human behavior and mental processes. The course explores topics including the scientific method, neuroscience, learning, memory, and thinking, emotions, motivation, and health, life span development, personality, psychological disorders, and therapies, and social psychology.An image of the left versus right side of the brain

 

 

10. THE2000 – Theatre Appreciation


This course is designed to acquaint students with the elements of theatre and how they combine and interact to create the live theatre experience. Students investigate the nature and art of theatre, and also view videotaped and live stage plays to furnish examples of the various dramatic genres, including tragedy, comedy and musical theatre.An image of actors and actresses on stage

 

Taking these courses outside of your major will surely bring ease to your mental health and most likely help to boost your GPA. These courses do not require too much effort, which can free up much of your time to focusing on other courses, finding an internship, and joining extracurricular activities.

 

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10 of the Easiest Courses at UNO

For many college students, an easy way to maintain a decent GPA and manage one’s time better is by taking introductory courses outside one’s major. These courses are designed to provide an overview of numerous different topics and do not require too much effort. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at the University of New Orleans (UNO).

1. AADM-4302 Basics of Arts Marketing

In this course, students learn the processes by which theatre is produced and presented in both nonprofit and commercial business models. The course includes original producing, licensing and re-producing, and touring. Areas of focus include the role of participants in the process, financing, management and programming of theatrical venues, and related logistic, legal, financial and marketing issues.

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2. ACCT-2100 Principles of Accounting

This course explores an introduction to the accounting model and financial statement preparation with emphasis on the concepts and terminology needed to understand a typical corporate report. The course covers current and long-term assets current and long-term liabilities, stockholders’ equity, revenues and expenses.

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3. ARTS-1000 Introduction to the Arts

This course serve as an introduction to the interdisciplinary nature of the arts. The aesthetic qualities of the visual, literary and performing arts will be examined individually and collectively, with emphasis placed on points of convergence. The course explores the influence of the arts on society and society’s influence on the arts.

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4. EDUC-1010 Introduction to Teaching as a Career

This course is designed to acquaint prospective teacher candidates with the major issues associated with the teaching profession. This course addresses the UNO Teacher Education Conceptual Framework that prepares teacher candidates to be reflective practitioners. Prospective teacher candidates learn to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing, technological performance and basic effective communication skills needed in the education profession.

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5. FA-1010 Art Appreciation

This course provides an introduction to art in which the visual elements and principles are examined through a study of the key monuments in the history of art from cave paintings to the present. The course explores important styles of painting, sculpture, architecture, and twentieth century media with attention to the personalities of the artists and the cultures in which they lived.

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6. FTA-1000 Theater Appreciation

The course explores an appreciation and analysis of theatre. Its focus is on the artists and technicians who create theatre and the components involved in the production process. However, the course does not involve the actual production of a play or performance.

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7. JOUR-2700 Introduction to Journalism

This course explores an introduction to news gathering and writing for both print and digital media. The course is designed to teach students to think like journalists, analyze and critique the news media and introduce them to basic writing, reporting, interviewing and editing skills and habits.

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8. PHIL-1000 Introduction to Philosophy

This course explores an introductory study of basic philosophical concepts and problems. The course focuses on 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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9. SOC-1051 Introductory Sociology

This course explores the study of human beings in society using basic concepts and methods of sociology. The course focuses on the influences of social groups on individuals’ attitudes and behaviors, stability and change in the family, and social inequality.

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10. WGS-2010 Introduction to Women’s Studies

This course explores an introduction to the social, historical, and cultural dimensions of women’s role in society. The course draws on feminist ideas and scholarship in developing historical, theoretical and cross-cultural frameworks for the comparative study of women and gender.

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Taking these courses can be a benefit to both your mental health and your time management. Without putting too much effort and time into these courses, you can turn to focus on other classes, finding a summer internship, and joining extracurricular activities.

10 of the Easiest Courses at NKU

Many college students find stress relief and peace in taking interesting courses outside their major that may not require as much work, but can still keep up their GPA. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Northern Kentucky University (NKU).

1. ACC 150 – An Overview of Accounting


This course provides an introduction to financial information generated by typical business organizations, with special emphasis on the use and interpretation of this information in managerial and financial decisions making processes by entrepreneurs.

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2. ART 210 – Photography I

This course explores basic digital camera work in black and white; basic camera controls, photographic vision, photo history; contemporary trends; and introduction to current software and digital printing techniques.

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3. BLS 100 – Introduction to Black Studies

This course is designed to engage students in the study of the seven core areas of Black studies: Black History, Black Sociology, Black Religion, Black Economics, Black Politics, Black Psychology, and the humanities (Black Literature, Art, and Music).

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4. BUS 101 – Introduction to Business

This course provides students with basic knowledge of organizational structures, business functions, and types of business enterprises; assistance in decisions about majors and careers; and socialization to expectations and behaviors associated with careers in business.

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5. DSC 101 – Introduction to Data Science

This course describes the field of data science and data science careers and orients students to data science in the College of Informatics, including experience with commonly used tools and labs.

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6. ENG 101 – College Writing

This course explores the study and practice of writing with attention to audience, purpose, and conventions appropriate to writing situation. The course includes reading, writing, and analyzing a variety of texts, including written, digital, or visual.

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7. JUS 101 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system; organization and operation of police, courts, and corrections; race, ethnicity, gender, and criminal justice decision-making, current trends and future prospects.

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8. PHI 110 – Philosophy, Individuals and Society

In this course, students explore a variety of philosophical views about the nature of individuals, social structures and the relationships between them. Students critically examine different philosophical perspectives and theories that arise from questions about human nature, personal identity, free will and moral responsibility, the nature of mind, and the ethical, social and political dimensions of human existence.

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9. PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology

This course explores the systematic and scientific study of behavior from biological, behavioral, and cognitive perspectives; methods, history, biopsychology, perception, learning, development, cognition, personality, mental disorders, therapy, and social psychology.

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10. SOC 100 – Introduction to Sociology

This course seeks to develop students’ ability to observe and think critically about their own and other societies and to become more sensitive to behavioral and value differences among people. Students learn that sociological concepts, theories, and methods are powerful analytical tools for making connections between personal problems and larger social issues and for understanding how local, regional, national and global communities are intertwined.

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These courses are designed to scratch the surface of more general topics, thereby easing workload and providing students with time to focus on other studies. By taking these courses, you will be able to manage your time better, and both your mental health and your GPA will thank you.

10 of the Easiest Courses at ACPHS

For any college student, juggling extracurricular activities, internship hunting, and networking along with keeping up a decent GPA can be quite the struggle. For this reason, many students turn toward easier classes that may take some pain off all their work and allow time for other important matters. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS).

An image of a ACPHS sign1. ART 105 – Introduction to Drawing


This course assumes that anyone can learn to draw better if they first learn to see better. Following Betty Edwards’ Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the course presents the different problems people encounter when trying to draw what they see (or think they see). Class time is primarily spent drawing, although there are some brief quizzes on the reading. Students keep a sketchbook outside of class, write three essays and one museum paper, participate in biweekly critiques and turn in a portfolio of drawings and papers at the end of the semester.

An image of a teacher observing a student's drawing of a museum piece2. BSS 102 – Seminar in Health Professions


This seminar course provides an introduction to many health and science related professions. The goal of the course is to present a wide variety of options and give a forum in which to discuss these career choices and the academic paths. As part of this course, students prepare a résumé including a detailed outline of their plans to enhance their résumé over time. Students also read a book and learn about the idea of public health through that process.

An image of medical students learning CPR3. CLK 799 – Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Plus (IPPE Plus) – Community Pharmacy


This elective course exposes students to the basic day-to-day operations of a community pharmacy and is offered to students who have very little or no community pharmacy work experience. The course objectives mirror the CIPPE course objectives with emphasis on communication skills and medication knowledge. Specific assignments have been designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained through classroom and laboratory instruction into an actual practice setting.

An image of a pharmacist speaking to a customer4. COM 101 – Academic Reading and Writing


This course introduces students to critical writing and reading in academic contexts and offers them the opportunity to develop essential skills in comprehending, analyzing and evaluating college-level texts; effectively addressing writing assignments; inventing, drafting and revising; and seeking, providing and responding to constructive feedback. Through multiple writing activities and individualized coaching, students are presented with and practice the fundamentals of academic communication such as synthesizing multiple sources, sustaining a coherent argument and revising for clarity of style.

An image of a hand writing on a worksheet5. COM 120 – Introduction to Public Speaking


This interactive, workshop-style course introduces students to the core communication skills required for effective public speaking. Students will learn to design and present messages in two primary genres: speaking to inform and speaking to persuade. Specific skills/topics to be addressed include: verbal and nonverbal delivery mechanics, managing speech anxiety, grabbing attention, organizational structures, language style, Powerpoint design and usage, audience analysis, and job interviewing skills. In addition to scripted messages, students will develop confidence with extemporaneous (improvisational) speaking.

An image of a woman holding a microphone and speaking to an audience6. IPS 301 – Integrated Problem Solving Workshop I


In this course, students are required to solve problems which incorporate information from the courses offered during that term as well as previously mastered material. The goal of this workshop is to assist students in mastering course material in an active learning environment and in a manner that develops problem solving skills. The workshop is designed to cross disciplinary boundaries so that students need information from more than one class to solve the problem and to foster deeper understanding of the material by the student.

An image of a hand writing over an outline of problem solving 7. LIT 130 Creative Writing


This course is designed to guide students in creative writing. In this course, students explore the creative writing process by reading and writing fiction, non-fiction and poetry. In a writing workshop setting, students also read and respond to each other’s work. The course includes analysis of literary models (professional writings in each genre), individual and class criticism of work in a workshop mode, and lecture on and discussion of literary techniques in each genre.

An image of a book with drawings sprouting from its pages8. MUS 110 The World’s Music


This course explores world cultures through their music. A primary goal of this course is to help students move beyond some preconceived notions of music in order to open minds and ears to a wide variety of music through a selection of case studies, including Africa, Asia, Latin America and ethnic immigrant cultural communities in North America. The music of these cultures is explored both as a product and reflection of culture and as a form of artistic expression.

An image of a map with various instruments located on the continents9. PHM 318 – Foundations of Pharmacy


This course provides dynamic introduction to the profession of pharmacy. Coursework is a hybrid combination of online activities and live coursework that is designed to expose students to a comprehensive introduction to pharmacy practice. This course formally introduces the concept of professionalism and serves to initiate the professionalization of all students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.


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10. SOC 101 – Sociology


The ultimate goal of the course is to develop an understanding of the complexity of the world around us and gain new insight into how that social world functions to shape our behavior. The course explores the assumptions, theories and methods that sociologists use for gaining greater insight into the social world, looks at the basic processes that shape the interactions we engage in every day, and makes critical application of theories and methodologies to everyday events and interactions.


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Taking these classes will allow you to blow off some steam by providing you with the time necessary to focus on other things, like finding an internship and joining extracurricular activities, while still maintaining a decent GPA. By taking these courses, you can easily improve your mental health while also preparing for the future.

 

10 of the Easiest Courses at NGTC

Taking numerous difficult college courses at a time can be a threat to one’s mental health and GPA, both of which can be very important in the quest for both present and future opportunities. One solution to this is by taking relatively easier classes that might not be intended for one’s major, but may still be a grade-booster course. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at North Georgia Technical College (NGTC).

1. PSYC 1101 – Introductory Psychology


Psychology is the academic and applied study of the human mind and behavior. In this introductory course, students have the opportunity to understand the science of psychology and how psychologists measure mental function and behavior. Students gain insight into the history of the field of psychology, as well as explore current theories and issues in areas such as cognition, motivation, and wellness.


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2. ENG 1101 – Composition and Rhetoric


Reading and writing are essential for success in both college and everyday life. Through the critical engagement of a variety of texts, including written, oral, and visual, this course prepares students to become careful readers, critical thinkers, and skilled writers. Drawing upon rhetorical theory, it emphasizes the practices of analytical reading, informed reasoning, effective writing, and sound argumentation.


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3. CUL 122 – Baking Principles


The art of baking remains a fundamental skill and is important for nutrition. This course includes experiential learning, which builds the skills necessary for a successful career in the food service industry. Students study fundamental and advanced food preparation techniques, especially in the baking field.


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4. PHOT 1103 – Camera Techniques I


This course introduces students to the basics of photography using a digital camera. Emphasis is placed on capturing technically perfect images, utilizing both natural and artificial light. Students are also introduced to the techniques and strategies for integrating principles of composition and design into their images.

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5. BUS 1190 – Digital Technologies in Business


This course assists students in developing technological proficiencies in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, communications, Internet use, ethics, and careers using technology applications. Simulations and projects promoting teamwork, leadership, and workplace skills offer further opportunities for application of knowledge and skills.

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6. COSM 1000 – Introduction to Cosmetology Theory


Barbers and cosmetologists are considered important in society today as they continue to train and learn to create a number of styles and looks that the average individual may not be able to perform oneself. In this course, students explore careers in the cosmetology industry. To prepare for success, students must have academic knowledge, technical knowledge, and skills relative to the industry.

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7. AIRC 1005 – Refrigeration Fundamentals


This course teaches the skills required to diagnose, maintain, and repair refrigeration equipment. Students learn refrigeration through work with freezers, cold rooms, and ice machines.

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8. ECCE 1101 – Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)


This course presents an  introduction developmentally effective strategies that promote positive physical and emotional development for young children. The course emphasizes relationships between child development and positive guidance and examines strategies for children with special needs.

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9. WLD 1005 – Welding and Cutting Fundamentals


This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxyacetylene and arc welding, including welding and cutting safety, basic oxyacetylene welding and cutting, basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy.

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10. HORT 1030 – Greenhouse Management


This course introduces principles of greenhouse operation and management for commercial production of floral crops. The course also explores greenhouse construction and operation, regulating and controlling the environment and applying cultural practices as they affect plant physiological processes and influence plant growth and development, and management of a greenhouse business.

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These classes are designed to provide students with interesting and relatively easier material, while also taking the stress off some more difficult courses. With these courses, you will be able to manage your time better and also engage in extracurricular activities or even find a summer job. Take advantage of these grade-booster courses while you can!

 

10 of the Easiest Courses at WMU

College courses can be very difficult to manage, especially with the pressures of finding an internship, joining many extracurricular activities, and even maintaining a decent GPA. Because of this, it is important to take courses that may be of less stress but can still provide a good grade. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Western Michigan University .

1. SWRK 2100 – Social Work Services and Professional Roles

This course introduces students to the social work profession: its code of ethics, value base, and commitment to social justice. The course examines the evolution of social work as a profession, acquaints students with contemporary social work roles and fields of practice, and examines the profession’s responsibilities in the delivery of social work services to minority and majority groups in the public and private sectors.

2. WMS 3500 – Psychological Perspectives on Gender

This course investigates the meanings of gender in diverse segments of American society. Study focuses on psychological and sociological perspectives on the formation of gender roles and characteristics. The course provides a theoretical and practical analysis of the behavior, thoughts, and feelings of men and women and examines the ways gender is structured through parental and institutional socialization.

3. HOL 4700 – Relationship-Centered Skills

This course provides students with a holistic approach to interpersonal process and communication in order to prepare them to function effectively in health care and relationship-centered settings. Students are exposed to theory and practice in the following areas: key principles of effective communication, holistic approaches to interpersonal process, and relationship-centered approaches to providing health and human services. This course is intended for students pursuing either the minor in holistic health or one of the majors in health and human services.


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4. HSV 4100 – Legal Issues in Health and Human Services

This course explores an overview of the law and its administration as it applies to the policies and procedures that are designed to improve and protect the health and social well-being of the population. The course will provide a survey of the basic concepts and content in the major areas of health and human service law, an explanation and identification of sources of legal authority and responsibility, and a familiarity with legal language.

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5. OT 6600 – Research in Occupational Therapy I

This course explores research in occupational therapy and related fields while developing research skills. It includes principles of research design, analysis and critique of research, ethical research practices, proposal development, and beginning familiarity with statistical analysis.

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6. ENGL 3690 – Writing in the Elementary School

This course focuses on writing development of preschool through middle school children, and on ways one can encourage and respond to student writing, assess writing growth, and use writing as a means of learning. The course fosters a theoretical understanding of the writing process in part by writing in varied genres and forms and emphasizes writing as an integral component of the entire curriculum.

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7. HSV 4810 – The Health System and Its Environment

This course provides a descriptive analysis of the organization of the health system. The student who participates can expect to gain an understanding of the structure of health services as well as the processes of operation of the service system and the ways in which consumers make use of the system. The analysis focuses on the interplay of forces within the system as well as behind the system and its environment.

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8. SOC 4540 – Juvenile Delinquency

This course provides a study of juvenile delinquency as a social problem. The course covers extent, causative factors, methods of treatment, and programs of prevention and control. When feasible, students visit community programs.

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9. HPER 1810 – First Aid

The importance of first aid is hard to overestimate. It affords people with the ability to provide help during various emergency situations, and it helps ensure that the right methods of administering medical assistance are provided. This standard course in first aid techniques will lead to Red Cross certification.

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10. ENGL 3140 – African Literature

African literature offers an opportunity to hear the voices of African people rather than just stories about Africa as written by visitors, which can be an essential component in understanding the culture and history of the area. This course explores a study of works selected from the great literature of Africa, including both traditional and contemporary material. Works are studied in English.

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These classes are designed to provide students with interesting and relatively easier material, while also taking the stress off some more difficult courses. With these courses, you will be able to manage your time better and also engage in extracurricular activities or even find a summer job. Take advantage of these grade-booster courses while you can!