10 of the Hardest Exams at Saint Mary’s University

If you are an incoming student, a lost upper year, or simply curious, you have come to the right place. The following list includes classes that one might think of as a “bird course”, yet you may be surprised by the actual outcome. Let us begin! Here are 10 of the Hardest Classes at Saint Mary’s University!

1. ENGL 1205 – Introduction to Literature

So I know what you’re thinking, “English? Really? I can speak English how hard can it be?” and let me tell you, not easy! Required readings vary depending on your Prof, so while you are memorizing every detail about Hamlet, your friend in another section is looking at Seamus Heaney’s poetry. The subjective nature of this course coupled with seemingly random selections of work lead to all-round frustration.

2. MGSC 1205 – Quantitative Methods 1

This class is a shout out to first year commerce students, we’ve all been there. With a name that might as well read “Mystery 101”, this course is all about math, so bring your calculator and get cracking. The math itself is not difficult, but wrapping your head around interest rates and annuities can lead to headache and misery.

3. MGSC 1206 – Quantitative Methods 2

You thought you were out of the woods already? Nice try amigo. Quant 2 is like Quant 1, because you can expect math. After that, the similarity ends. Some nice calculus right off the bat until the midterm, then the focus shifts onto probability. How do calculus and probability correlate? I couldn’t tell you, and you probably won’t know either.

4. MATH 1211 – Introductory Calculus II

This next one is for the science and engineering students. This won’t come as a shock to you guys like Quant 2 did for the commerce kids. You can expect grueling lectures on integration, volumes of a cylinder, and sequences and series.

5. PHYS 1100 – University Physics I

Bet you liked physics in high school and thought engineering would be cool. Nothing like the sweet bliss of naiveté! This “calculus-based physics course” will teach you about kinematics and Newton’s laws of motion. Here’s his fourth law “For every lack of student action there is an equal disappointing grade”. I know it doesn’t rhyme, but it is the most certain of his laws.

6. FINA 2360 – Business Finance 1

This is the point where finance students start regretting choosing the finance major. Ironically this is your first finance course, and boy will it be an awakening. This class is what stands between you becoming the next Wolf of Wall Street and switching to a marketing major. I hope you enjoy capital budgeting, because you won’t be able to escape it.

7. CHEM 1212 – General Chemistry II for Life Sciences

A great course for those who love chemistry, a mystery for those that do not. Equilibrium, kinetics, and electrochemistry are the focus of this class. You may find yourself searching for the meaning of life rather than the science behind it.

8. ACCT 2242 – Introductory Managerial Accounting

Welcome back Commerce students. This accounting course takes the best of Financial Accounting, and makes it applicable to managerial decision making. Prepare to understand theory and numbers, as you manage your way through this course.

9. LING 1200 – Introduction to Linguistics

Please carefully consider the fact that this is a full year course, and maybe not a good idea for an elective. Unless you really want to learn about where and how languages were made, I would suggest taking something a bit easier. The big killer with this class is the readings, which will likely cut into a majority of your Netflix time.

10. GRMN 1101 – Introduction to the German Language I

Just take French. German is a hard language to learn (der, die, das, all the same thing). If you already know German you should be taking a higher level, and if you know none then there are probably more useful languages to learn (French is Canada’s second official language). Consider your GPA before taking this jump.There you have it folks, the 10 hardest classes at SMU!

10 of the Hardest Exams at University at Buffalo

If you’ve ever thought “hmm…the volume of this banana peel is…” while eating a banana, you’ve taken a class at UB where you have also asked yourself “why would I ever need to know this?” But we all have that one class or 10 classes that make you lose you eat a 1000 calories of comfort food. Here are 10 of the Hardest Classes at University of Buffalo!

1. CIE 354 – Fluid Mechanics

Unless you’re really intrigued by the treatment of the dynamics of fluids, emphasizing incompressible fluids, this course will surely make you drink more coffee than you ever imagined drinking. The average is a low 30…even on the final.

 

2. APY 345 – Primate Anatomy

This course studies descriptive and functional primate anatomy, with relevance to the origin and adaptation of groups within the order of primates. While taking this class, you might not have the energy to understand how your brain is still functioning but you will have an understanding of why you were lucky enough to get the human brain.

3. MGF 407 – Financial Derivatives

No one really knows what derivatives are…well they do not really know how to explain it- one knows it or he/she does not. Therefore, if you want to learn about the wide range of derivative financial securities developed over the past fifteen years and you are ready to be one who knows or doeshttp://i.giphy.com/asEfvSxfUEEjC.gif not know, you are more than welcome to gamble your intelligence in this game of financial derivatives.

 

4. ECO 713 – Adv Econometric Methods

If you have hated switching regression models in your preliminary business stats course, I would recommend staying as far as you can from this course.

5. GER 102 – Elementary German

As a senior who need this class to graduate because somehow learning 2 semesters of language in college will make a huge difference in your career, this class will give you nightmares especially when you go to class. The professor only speaks German with you and even though you bought the solutions book, you are struggling with handing in homework on time.

6. CHE 225 – Organic Chemistry 1

Let us just say your hopes of becoming a pharmacist or a doctor will burn as you burn down the Chemisty lab because you never really understood while Chemical X cannot be mixed with anything at a high temperature in Chem 101.

7. MGG 300 – Career Planning

Attendance is 5 points for this Monday morning 8:00 AM mandatory class. If you fall asleep listening to why you cannot wear khakis to a certain type of networking event for the 7th time, you do not get those 5 points. If you are 10 minutes late, that is another 5 points off.

 

8. MTH311 – Intro to Higher Math

The name of the course does not seem like anything you cannot handle. Jokes on you! If you did not know the following:the countability of the rationals and the uncountability of the real numbers; boundedness; upper and lower bounds; lub’s and glb’s; lub and glb property; density of the rationals in the reals etc. Now you can say that you have heard about such topics. This is a course where you will enjoy learning about “higher math”.

9. BIO 200 – Evolutionary Biology

If you are one of those lucky freshman who get to take BIO 200 with Dr Herreid, just know that you better pay attention in your ENG 101 essay writing course because you will have to write an essay in addition to 50 multiple-choice questions and a couple of short answers. Moreover, all the exams are cumulative. So if you do not know the material for the first exam, you are pretty doomed for the next 2.

10. UGC 111 – World Civilization 1

Yes, you have to take 2 semesters of world civilization. No, you will never need to know them again while you are finding the cure to cancer. But yes, you will have to know about the art technique of Frida Kahlo for the same day as your fluid mechanics exam day because your finals are back to back and neither department allows make-ups. Sorry, fam.

10 of the Hardest Exams at the University of Alberta

So going to University of Alberta this year? Check out the list below and see which 10 courses you want to be careful about and put more effort in! Here are 10 of the Hardest Classes at University of Alberta!


1. CHEM 261 – Organic Chemistry I

If you are a premed, organic chemistry(OC) is your worst nightmare. You might ask why? Well, its like learning a new language. It is different than general chemistry where concepts are straightforward. OC require hours of practice, memorization of endless mechanisms. Good news is that after a while the mechanisms and electrons start floating in your mind. There is pre-lab quizzes and time consuming post-lab assignments after a gruelling 3-hour weekly labs with added bonus of smelling like acetone afterwards.

2. BIOCH 200 – Introduction to Biochemistry

Now this course is not hard in terms of its content, it is more to do with its exams. The content involves enzymes, nucleic acids and proteins, which can vary on The midterm is in the evening around 7 P.M., a time where I am drained energetically& my focus is dwindling. Second, the questions themselves have 5  answers options each and asked in the most convoluted way as possible. Biochem is basically a memorization course but an interesting subject.

3. BIO 108 – Introduction to Biological Diversity

For most freshman in Faculty of Science programs, this course is nightmare best forgotten. This is due to the fact of memorization involved in learning different phylums and species. In other course sections, students had to learn the roots of the words, which are useful but a pain to remember during the exams. I personally did not find the labs that fun except the last one where we got to dissect a fish and often the lab report marks varied between TAs. The lab final exam was brutal due its emphasis on answering with specific words and 8 answer choices multiple choice questions. If this course is not required for your program, give it a pass unless you like learning about insects and fungus.

4. ENGL 123 – Literatures in Global Perspectives

Bad news is that English courses are hard to avoid as they are prerequisite for ALMOST all of the degrees. ENG 123 involves a lot of reading and the essays that you write are marked in a very strict manner. Good thing is there is no Shakespeare(seriously who understands it anyways). The course content varies by instructor but we focused on Spanish conflict. The class is more of a chore than something I would look to go to 9 AM in the morning. The exams are all written of course. Sharpen your pencils!

5. STAT 151 – Introduction to Applied Statistics

This course is hated by some and loved by others .I have to admit that I did well in this class but it makes you work so hard for it. With weekly homework assignments and lab assignments, it is a huge time drain. On top of that, the stats concepts are “new” as you do not have much exposure for it before you come to U of A, thus making the choice of professor critical for doing well in this course. Sometimes in class, you will fall asleep and be left very confused but practice is your key to success.

6. Physiology 214 – Honours Human Physiology

For me, human physiology is a fascinating course. However, this class is filled with honour students which results in high class average and the class is curved so room for error(i.e low marks on exams) small. To top it all, a 6-10 page term paper. The devil lies in the details of the course material and the exams are all written. No practice exams or representative material. If you are interested in taking physiology take PHYS 210 which has the same content but multiple choice questions minus the term paper.

7. ANAT 200 – Human Anatomy

Your Gluteus Maximus is going to be sore after memorizing all the muscles and bones in your body. This course is a monster and requires constant studying due to large volume of info and NO Grey’s Anatomy will not help you with this course. Postpone this course for medschool if you are pre-med and avoid being miserable twice.

8. PSYCO 377 – Human Neuropsychology

This course is filled with neuroanatomy and memorizing the pathways of the brain and studying the neurological substrates of brain damage. You have to have a genuine interest for it. Lot of work and time and be expected to know your content inside-out to do well on exams. I recommend Dr. Singhal for it.

9. IMIN 200 – Infection and Immunity

Now this course is all about learning the bacterial pathogens and viral structures and the mechanisms by which they operate. LOT OF MEMORIZATION HEADED YOUR WAY. Course is taught by multiple lecturers which vary the way content is delivered and hence level of pain experienced varies. Get ready to pull your hair out.

 

10. PMCOL 305 – An Introduction to the Pharmacology of Drug Abuse

You wanna learn about all the drugs that can get you high? Take this course my brotha! This course although interesting is also can get bit heavy since you are learning about action mechanisms of drugs and their various effects. It is hard mainly due to the fact that you have midterms and finals that work so much each and screwing up on any of them kills your chances at excellent grades. Take it only if you are good at multiple choice and make little mistakes.

10 of the Hardest Exams at USC

If you are currently USC student, make sure to put extra efforts and time in these courses. Bases on student’s opinions, these are 10 of the Hardest Classes at USC!

1. ECON 351 – Intermediate Microeconomics

If you’re a business student, or aspiring business student, expect ECON 351 to be in your future–there’s no getting out of it. In fact, USC requires that every BUAD/pre-BUAD student pass this class in order to graduate with the degree. What makes this class so hard, is that it’s at an intermediate level, which means that while your AP Micro experience may help, you’ll still be in for a bit of a challenge. But not to fear! Being that this is one of the business school’s most challenging courses, the school offers free tutoring sessions.

2. BUAD 304 – Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Two words: group projects. That phrase alone probably makes you quiver in your boots. This class is also a requirement for business students at USC, and fortunately, most of them live to tell the tale. What makes this class so hard is that at least 40% of your grade will depend on your teammates. That includes HW peer evaluations, project evaluations, team case HW, and a team case analysis project. So yeah, a lot of projects, and a lot of relying on other people’s work ethic for a good grade.Taking the courses? Get the complete and comprehensive study guide here.

3. CHEM 322A – Organic Chemistry

If you’ve you heard it once, you’ve heard it before: O-chem is hard. Now did that statement make sense? Eh, a little. But was it confusing as all heck? For sure, and that’s exactly what sitting in an O-chem lecture feels like. Schools across the country will cite O-chem as one of their hardest courses, and USC is no exception. This class is notorious for weeding out the pre-med hopefuls, but if you pass it, you’ll probably go on to do great things.

4. CSCI 109 – Introduction to Computer Science

You didn’t think a computing class wouldn’t be on this list, did you? As the name suggests, CSCI 109 is the “introductory” class to the compsci track. If you’re new to coding, this class might be a challenge for you because it moves fast, and waits for no one–like a WoW fanatic at BlizzCon. Stereotypical compsci-nerd jokes aside, despite this being a class for beginners, a lot of the students in the class will have already had some experience coding, and you might feel a little out of place because of it. Also, this class has had some notoriously bad professors who teach from books they write. But if compsci is your passion (or if you wanna make serious bank), don’t let these setbacks stop you. Take the class pass/fail if your major allows it.

5. Physics 152L – Fundamentals of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism

This course is the second in the series of physics courses that all engineering majors have to take. It’s reportedly the hardest course in the series, but by the end of it you’ll be able to calculate the acceleration of almost anything. The good news is, you’ll understand the many, many physics puns floating around on the internet to cheer yourself up.

6. IR 210 – Introductory Theory and Analysis in International Relations

Theory. Lots and lots of theory. The point of the class is to get you to think critically about different aspects of IR like war, human rights, globalization, etc. Basically, this class serves to give you the tools to save the world, and as such, is necessarily difficult. This is more than just a basic policy class. You will be pushed to your mental limits and forced to expand your mindset to think from a global perspective. For an introductory course, it’s fairly demanding, but if you do it right, the results could really pay off for all of us.Taking the courses? Get the complete and comprehensive study guide here.

7. BISC 220 – General Biology: Cell Biology and Physiology

Another “harder than it needs to be, in an introductory course’s clothing” type of class. If you traverse the internet instead of studying (like you are right now), you will find horror stories about this class. Bio 220 is the second intro course to biology, and another weed-out course for med school hopefuls. The average score is a reported 65% and tests often get curved to a C. Obviously, the professors are stingy with their A’s. In fact, a few years ago one student claimed his 220 professor told his students that they needed to study for 8 hours per lecture to get an A. Legend has it, that that student is still studying Bio 220 till this day.

8. MATH 225 – Linear Algebra and LInear Differential Equations

Matrices, vectors, transformations, and whatever the heck eigenvalues are…sounds fun right? DiffEQ is the bane of every math major’s life, and they’re math majors! If you’re not good with equations, modeling, and graphing, then you might find the class a bit challenging. The bad news is, that the sequence only gets harder as it continues, so if you struggle with this one, you might struggle in the next one. Fortunately, tutoring services are available for this course. As are therapy dogs for anxiety, should you ever need them (spoiler alert: you will).

9. CHEM 430a – Physical Chemistry

And the hits just keep on coming from the Chem department! Consider Physical Chemistry as the love child of physics and chemistry. If that doesn’t grind your gears, it’s probably because your calculated rotational velocity is off. CHEM 430 specifically studies life sciences, and tackles exciting topics like chemical equilibria, spectroscopy, and molecular dynamics. Due to its subject matter and status as an upper-division course, the class is just hard in nature. But chances are, if you made it this far in the sequence, you already know what to expect.

10. ARLT 100g – Arts and Letters

Plot twist, huh? Yes, it’s a humanities course, and yes it’s 1xx level course, but you also have to write. A LOT. And critically too. In this class, you analyze works from various sources of literature, philosophy, music, etc. The class is intense in its reading and writing expectations, because its goal is to make you a better writer. However, because writing is so subjective, getting a good grade can be a hit or miss with professors.Taking the courses? Get the complete and comprehensive study guide here.

10 of the Hardest Exams at UConn

Take at your own risk, you’ve been warned! Here are the top 10 hardest Exam Classes at UConn!

1. CHEM 2241: Organic Chemistry

Chemistry…Chem..istry…try…try another class

2. PHYS 1602Q: Fundamentals of Physics II

“What is the velocity of my feet walking out of this class?”  

This class combines both Calculus and Science, with three class periods, and one three hour lab period.

Topics: fundamental principles of electromagnetism, optics, and wave propagation.

3. PNB 4400: Biology of Nervous System Diseases

Your mind just might be literally blown.

Genetics + MCB + Physiology = major headache

Topics: principles of genetics, molecular and cell biology, and physiology applied to the mechanisms of disease and repair processes in the nervous system.

4. MATH 2710: Transition to Advanced Mathematics

“Don’t ask me to solve a function at 8am when I’m not even functioning yet.”

If you’re coming from practical math into theoretical math, you’ve got alot in store for you.

Topics: logic, set theory, counting principles, mathematical induction, relations, functions, and abstract algebra and analysis.

5. MATH 2110Q: Multivariable Calculus

This math class requires some serious preparation from Calculus II before enrolling.

Topics: two- and three-dimensional vector algebra, calculus of functions of several variables, vector differential calculus, line and surface integrals.

6. MCB 2000: Introduction to Biochemistry

Biochem is generally required for: agriculture, general biology, medical technology, nursing, and pharmacy students.

Topics: the structure, chemistry, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Enzyme function and kinetics, energy metabolism, and structure and function of nucleic acids.

7. MCB 2210: Cell Biology

Tissues aren’t included, except in cells.

Topics: protein targeting, vesicle trafficking, cytoskeleton, cell-cell interactions in tissues, and the molecular basis of related human diseases.

8. MCB 3010: Biochemistry

Prepare yourself for four class periods and one 3-hour laboratory, not for the faint of heart.

Topics: biological macromolecules, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids, regulation of metabolism, and biosynthesis of biological macromolecules.

9. MATH 2143Q-2144Q: Advanced Calculus III, IV

This advanced class is taken in sequence over two semesters.

Topics: vector spaces and their application to multivariable calculus and first-order, second-order and systems of differential equations.

10. MATH 2211Q: Quantitative Intermediate Microeconomics

“Can I exchange this class for another?”

Topics: Intermediate microeconomic theory presented with calculus and other quantitative techniques. Demand and supply, exchange and production, pricing, and welfare economics.

10 of the Hardest Exams at UVA

Although no class at University of Virginia is necessarily a bird course, some classes are entirely new level of challenging. While not all of these courses should—or can—be avoided, they’re certainly not going to be a breeze. Here are the 10 hardest classes at UVA.

1. CHEM 2411 — Organic Chemistry Lab

Every science and pre-med major knows the dread associated with the term “orgo.” Don’t let the fun nickname fool you—this course has a disturbingly low collective GPA semester after semester. It’s been rumored, and confirmed, that in order to succeed in Organic Chemistry students must spend over 10 hours a week working on lab work and readings. No student enjoys this course or its immense workload, but every pre-med and chemistry major knows it’s a necessary evil.

2. ASTR 1220 — Intro to the Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

At first glance, this course seems harmless—interesting even! But upon further research, ASTR 1220 is far from recommended. Average exam grades are typically in the 50’s, course content is dry and boring, and memorizing the textbook won’t guarantee you a good grade. As my roommate put it, “Don’t take this class. Just don’t.”

3. HIEU 3752 — Evolution of the International System, 1815-1950

Wondering what this class is even about? So are all the students who have taken it. The official description is an analysis of “great power politics,” which turns out to be just as difficult, boring, and confusing as it sounds. With over 10 books to purchase and read, and over a century of history to examine, the amount of material in this course is overwhelming. Students’ general consensus on HIEU 3752? Avoid at all costs.

4. CHEM 1410 — Introductory College Chemistry

This course is said to “weed out” prospective pre-med students that aren’t cut out for the major. The material is difficult, the exams aren’t curved, and every lecture and reading is critical. Even after doing all the readings, attending every lecture, and dedicating hours every week to course work, most students still claimed it was hard to achieve anything higher than a B. However, pre-med students say the worst part of CHEM1410 is knowing their courses are only going to get harder.

5. ECON 3720 — Introduction to Econometrics

This course combines two of the most difficult departments at UVA: statistics and economics. The material is challenging and it’s also cumulative—if you don’t understand a past topic, you won’t understand the current one. Lectures have been described as “painfully boring,” grades tend to be in the 50’s or 60’s, and the readings consume hours every week. This course should be avoided if possible; unless you’re a Stat or Econ major please do yourself a favor and pick another course.

6. ECON 4010 — Game Theory

Don’t let the name fool you; this class has nothing to do with videogames. Student descriptions of the course range from “the hardest class in the economics department,” to “the hardest course at UVA.” Game Theory requires a HUGE time commitment, averaging about 13 hours a week according to students. The course surprisingly incorporates a serious amount of math, and the material as a whole is dense and confusing. Unless game theory is your passion, other economics classes may better suit your interests (and your GPA).

7. PHIL 1410 — Forms of Reasoning

Known as a GPA killer, this course is a struggle for even the brightest students. With even the smartest kids in the class earning low B’s, the structure of the course is clearly skewed. However, many students had mixed reviews of the class. Lectures were engaging, material was interesting, and the professor is well loved. The reason this class carries such a low GPA seems to be its test questions. Students frequently complain that they are different and harder than the material learned in lecture, making test success nearly impossible. These test scores account for half of a student’s course grade, so it’s no wonder an A in PHIL 1410 feels utterly unattainable.

8. CS 2150 — Program and Data Representation

If you’re known to skip a lecture every now and then this is not the course for you. CS 2150 students have confirmed that every lecture must be attended, since the answers to the exams are based on lecture material. And don’t think you can get away with just reading the slides—they only contain a percentage of the information you need to know. Apart from the commitment to attend every lecture, this course also consumes a large amount of time outside the classroom. Students averaged 10 hours of work on labs and homework per week. Overall, this class clearly is not for the lazy or faint-hearted.

9. CHEM 3420 — Physical Chemistry

This class is “no joke” according to its students. The course material contains a lot of calculus, which most of us hoped to leave back in high school. Without extensive college-level calculus knowledge, this course is sure to be a struggle. Even with calculus background the homework is said to be challenging and incredibly time consuming. On the up side, tests don’t even need to be studied for! As one student put it, “in-class exams are stupid hard and any studying is worthless.” Guess that frees up more time for those piles of homework!

10. ECON 2010 — Microeconomics

Ah Mirco—the class that dragged down the GPAs of countless UVA students. Since this course is a prerequisite for several UVA schools within the university (predominantly Comm and Batten) many have taken this class out of obligation. We’ve all heard the horror stories from these unfortunate micro students: all night study sessions, failing midterm grades, the devastatingly hard final. This course is far from an easy A, and will probably end up doing more harm to your GPA than good—former micro students can attest. Long story short, unless this course is mandatory for your major or prospective school, don’t take it. Seriously, don’t.

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10 of the Hardest Classes at GMU

College classes are time-consuming and can be stressful. The number of projects, assignments, and homework becomes larger than Mount Rushmore. The days of barely studying and getting by are fastly ending. Here are 10 of the Hardest Classes at GMU!

1. MATH 732 – Topology II: Set-Theoretic Topology

My major only required me to take Math 106, so I had no idea there were math classes in the seven-hundred range. The title of this class alone gives me a headache, but if the Axiom of Choice sounds fun, this class is for you.

2. ACCT 744 – Fraud Deterrence and Detection

Accounting classes are hard enough, but the upper-level courses will test your determination. This accounting class focuses on techniques for fraud prevention and detection. This class sounds like it comes with guaranteed all-nighters.

3. CHEM 625 – Electroanalytical Chemistry

This makes high school chemistry look like recess. In this class, students will learn chronoamperometry techniques and more. The equipment needed could probably buy someone Starbucks every day for a year.

4. SPAN 576 – Advanced Translation

I’m enrolled in SPAN 210 right now, and it is no joke. Learning a new language is challenging enough, so as you advance it only gets harder. Once you complete this class, you must feel proud to excel in précis writing and document translations.

5. ECON 880 – Theory of the Market Process I

Economic classes are useful. This class dives into theory developers like Hayek. I imagine there are tons of assigned readings and research papers.

6. HIST 636 – Political Culture in Twentieth-Century Germany and Austria: Continuities and Discontinuities

This class examines the structure of German and Austrian societies. The long title alone indicates how challenging and complicated this class is.

7. NEUR 742 – Cognitive Neuroscience

Your brain must be totally focused while enrolled in this course. Students will be taught various processes and shown computational models. This class leaves little to no time to catch up on Grey’s Anatomy.

8. TAX 711 – International Taxation

As with most upper-level courses, students must take TAX 700 as a prerequisite. Just thinking about tax liabilities is stressing me out.

9. WMST 630 – Feminist Theories across the Disciplines

This course evaluates multiple strategies of feminist theorists. While the assignments may pile up, topics discussed in this class are great conversation starters during family dinners.

10. SYST 735 – Advanced Stochastic Simulation

This systems engineering course covers developments in Monte Carlo simulation methodology and simulation models. This class sounds like having a social life while enrolled is not an option!

10 of the Hardest Classes at UCONN

Here are the top 10 hardest classes at UConn. Take at your own risk, you’ve been warned!

1. CHEM 2241: Organic Chemistry

Chemistry…Chem..istry…try…try another class

2. PHYS 1602Q: Fundamentals of Physics II

“What is the velocity of my feet walking out of this class?”  

This class combines both Calculus and Science, with three class periods, and one three hour lab period.

Topics: fundamental principles of electromagnetism, optics, and wave propagation.

3. PNB 4400: Biology of Nervous System Diseases

Your mind just might be literally blown.

Genetics + MCB + Physiology = major headache

Topics: principles of genetics, molecular and cell biology, and physiology applied to the mechanisms of disease and repair processes in the nervous system.

4. MATH 2710: Transition to Advanced Mathematics

“Don’t ask me to solve a function at 8am when I’m not even functioning yet.”

If you’re coming from practical math into theoretical math, you’ve got alot in store for you.

Topics: logic, set theory, counting principles, mathematical induction, relations, functions, and abstract algebra and analysis.

5. MATH 2110Q: Multivariable Calculus

This math class requires some serious preparation from Calculus II before enrolling.

Topics: two- and three-dimensional vector algebra, calculus of functions of several variables, vector differential calculus, line and surface integrals.

6. MCB 2000: Introduction to Biochemistry

Biochem is generally required for: agriculture, general biology, medical technology, nursing, and pharmacy students.

Topics: the structure, chemistry, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Enzyme function and kinetics, energy metabolism, and structure and function of nucleic acids.

7. MCB 2210: Cell Biology

Tissues aren’t included, except in cells.

Topics: protein targeting, vesicle trafficking, cytoskeleton, cell-cell interactions in tissues, and the molecular basis of related human diseases.

8. MCB 3010: Biochemistry

Prepare yourself for four class periods and one 3-hour laboratory, not for the faint of heart.

Topics: biological macromolecules, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids, regulation of metabolism, and biosynthesis of biological macromolecules.

9. MATH 2143Q-2144Q: Advanced Calculus III, IV

This advanced class is taken in sequence over two semesters.

Topics: vector spaces and their application to multivariable calculus and first-order, second-order and systems of differential equations.

10. MATH 2211Q: Quantitative Intermediate Microeconomics

“Can I exchange this class for another?”

Topics: Intermediate microeconomic theory presented with calculus and other quantitative techniques. Demand and supply, exchange and production, pricing, and welfare economics.

10 of the Easiest Classes at University of Houston

There are many interesting and fun classes at University of Houston! But have you ever wonder what the easiest classes are? Here are 10 of the Easiest Classes at University of Houston!

1. Music for Children

Remember the days of sitting in a circle singing and playing instruments with your classmates? Want to relive the experience? Take Music for Children for a nice break from the usual hustle and bustle of university life.

2. Kinesiology 1304

This class is offered online and in person and consists of easy to answer quizzes (you get 2 tries) + a final which are all due by the end of the semester. If you’re expecting a busy semester, this class would be a good choice for you in terms of time management and difficulty level.

3. Nutrition 2332

If you go to class, pay attention and do the work you should get an A! Even if you don’t, some professors offer extra credit to help you on your way to getting there.fruits and vegetables

4. Psychology Intro Online

If you are interested in learning about the inner workings of the human mind and becoming like Professor X check out Intro to Psych. You get to learn about interesting things and exams are straightforward!

5. Sociology 1300

If you are interested in the dynamics of society but are not willing to dedicate the time and effort of going to class 2 or 3 times a week 10/10 would recommend online Soc 1300. There are a couple of weekly assignments and a few exams a semester that are easily completed while leaving you with a nice understanding of the material.

6. Physical Geology

This is an introductory class required for all Geology majors. Don’t take this class if you don’t like easy to understand material and tests.

7. Chem 1301

For those who want to dabble in the sciences, but just a little, Chem 1301 or- as the populace refers to it- Baby Chem is a nice option to get a science credit with minimal effort.

8. Watercolor Class

Want to indulge your artsy side? Take this watercolor class where its like you never left your kindergarten art class save haven as you mix watercolors together to form your own creation.watercolor

9. Medical Terminology

This class is required/recommended for many pre-health majors and can be very useful in the health field. That being said exams are all taken online and are fairly easy- if not long.

10. Religious Studies

Learn a little about those with different beliefs by taking this class where you are required to go to different places of worship and write papers about your experience and what you observe.

10 Easiest Classes at Clemson University

1. ASL 1010 – American Sign Language I

Lots of people want to be able to speak more than one language, and this is an option that not everyone thinks of. This first class is just a simple introduction that is more focused on learning the alphabet and history of sign language.

2. CU 1000 – Clemson Connect 

This is a mandatory course for every Clemson student their freshman year. A lot of emphasis is put on the assignments to make you do them, which translates into a lot of stress for new freshman. I added this class to the list to explain that this class is important, but it’s not difficult and there’s no need to stress out!

3. DANC 1400 – Jazz Dance I

Who doesn’t love to dance? This class is all about the fundamentals and just building up the muscles you need for dancing. Easy-peasy! 

4. ENGL 1030 – Accelerated Composition 

English is a mandatory requirement for general education classes. This class does have the essay writing that people dread, but the grades aren’t tough, especially if you get an easy-going teacher.

5. LS 1670 – Canoeing I

For this class, basically all you have to do is know how to swim and not flip the boat over every time you climb in.  And even then, the instructors are pretty nice about it. 

6. LS 2350 – Basic Yoga 1 

Most of us wish that we were as flexible as a yoga instructor. This class gives you the chance to get there while easing you in to yoga postures without making you feel like you’re completely uncoordinated. 

7. MUSC 3710/3720 – Women’s Chorus 1/Men’s Chorus 1 

This class basically isn’t ever graded, just show up and sing what you’re supposed to sing! It’s really fun if you’re into singing and there are no grades except your attendance. 

8. PSYC 3830 – Abnormal Psychology 

While this class is a bit more academically challenging than the others on this list, the course material is almost endlessly interesting. And if you hate textbook reading, this class hardly ever uses it except for 1-2 page reading assignments that you aren’t quizzed on. 

9. STAT 2220 – Statistics in Everyday Life 3 

If you have to take a math or statistics course, this is the one I would recommend. The material is incredibly easy, especially if you already took statistics in high school. 

10. LS 1580 – Archery 1

If you’ve seen any of the movies I have (Princess Diaries 2, Robin Hood), you want to learn how to shoot a bow as much as me. This class makes it easy, safe, and stress-free. It’s a nice break from your other classes.