10 of the Hardest Classes at University of Florida

Going through college guarantees that you’ll take some challenging classes along the way! Some classes, especially at the University of Florida, will certainly give you a new meaning of the word challenging. Here are the 10 hardest classes at University of Florida:

This one goes without saying as one of the most demanding courses at UF. Not only is there an unfathomable amount of material but you need to have a strong background in organic chemistry and biology. Good luck to all of you pre-med, pre-dental and all other pre-professional majors out there!

Speaking of organic chemistry previously; these two courses are certainly going to have you putting in some study hours. These classes build off each other and are necessary for most pre medical profession pre-requisites. Fortunately, Study Edge will be there to help you out!


This can be a very easy or hard class depending on how strong your strengths are in math. But for most, this course requires a considerable amount of time to keep up with the homework assignments and studying for exams. So, if you don’t understand the concepts from early on you may be in trouble since the class moves at a fast pace.

And you thought organic chemistry was the least of your worries, then you haven’t taken physics 2 yet. This is one of those courses where you might need to give up your social life in order to pass. The tests will definitely be a challenge, so don’t fall behind!

For many students, this class will want to make you rip your hair out. The overall course itself is extremely interesting, but the exams will make you think twice about taking it. The issue is that the tests are written in a strange way with confusing answer choices where two choices could be correct. Just make sure you know the material like the back of your hand!

This one is for all of you engineering majors out there and is not for the faint of heart. The material builds off itself very quickly and the exams are very in depth and arduous. Fortunately, you’ll be able to brag to your friends about how you completed this course once you pass!

This is a course that will have you begin studying everything from the first day of class. As a requirement for all business and accounting students, you can’t get out of taking this one. I have read horror stores online about the complexity of the exams and material.

Don’t go into this course expecting an easy A because that is not what you’ll get. There is a vast amount of material in this course and the challenging exams don’t make it any better. Depending on the professor you have, you’ll need to spend a fair amount of time studying for this class.

Don’t let the course name fool you with the word “elementary”, this class is far from it. You absolutely need to have a strong grasp on concepts from calculus 1 and 2 or else you’ll be taking a ride on the struggle bus. Also ,having a membership for Study Edge won’t hurt either!

This is one of those classes that you can’t escape from if you’re thinking of going into the medical field. Even Charles Darwin might have trouble with this course mainly because of the challenging exams and assignments. If you had a lot of trouble with the genetics portion from Bio 1 you might want to reconsider taking this class!

10 of the Hardest Classes at Penn State Altoona

Welcome to PennState Altoona and the 10 most difficult classes you can take. As a jumping point to get to State College you want to make sure you take classes that a going to boost your GPA through the roof not burn it to the ground. I caution you when thinking about taking math, psychology or anything science related… 

1. Psychology 100: Introduction to psychology

psych 100 is one of the most trying courses of your freshman year. Why? Because everyone thinks psych is easy and cool and you think it will be a great GPA boost to start your college career and that you can half ass the class and it won’t matter.  But between the heavy text book, the fact that all notes must be hand written and that your grades come strictly from exams let me tell you its anything but a walk in the park.  I hope you know what a medulla oblongata is going into your first day of psych 100.

2. Stat 200

Not a math wiz? Neither is half the student body here.  We avoid math at all costs and only take what is required.  I would tell you it’s just stat 200 that’s killer but every math class on this campus will put your GPA 6 feet under.  The tombstone will read “here lies my GPA, fall semester-spring semester”.  Long story short avoid the math department whenever possible.

3. Music 008

I hope you don’t think that if you were in band or choir in high school that it will help you in this class because if so you are sadly mistaken.  Between having to read music, having a text book and a work book, weekly assignments, four papers and projects the only singing happening will be the sound of your tears as you finish your weekly homework.

4. Art 003: visual image on web

Allow me to forewarn you that this class has nothing to do with creating art and everything to do with your computer science skills.  This class is three hours long and tests your patience so unless you are a tech savvy saint I suggest you avoid this class. 10/10 would not recommend taking Art 003.

5. Kinesiology 61: fitness theory and practice

If you were the gym class hero in high school and got annoyed with all the kids that were terrible at gym I suggest you do not take this class. It is a glorified gym class with more work than you ever experienced in your high school career.  With an online book that is not accessible on MacBooks that’s $80, 65 question reading quizzes, weekly labs and the constant change in location this class is highly annoying and is more work than its worth.   

6. Cas 100A: Effective Speaking

Imagine yourself standing in front of all your peers.  Now imagine yourself standing in front of all your peers in your underwear being laughed at.  That’s what this class feels like no matter how good you think you did.  You have papers due almost every week and the grading is so harsh.  This is the worst class to take if you are afraid of public speaking.  So unless you plan on going into politics after college chances are you won’t need this class.

7. History 12: Pennsylvania History

If you take notes on your laptop like every other college student I suggest that you do not take this class.  You absolutely cannot use your laptop in this class and must read the three assigned history books that are completely uninteresting and full of information that is unnecessary unless you want to be a history major.  The class is super long and the professors are dry and generally boring.

8. Math 35: General View Math

I hope you picked a beautiful coffin for your GPA with this class.  Again the math department just makes you lose all hope.  This math class is as “easy” as it gets and that’s not saying much considering all the math classes will make you want to throw the 10 pound text book for this class at a wall.  Aside from homework every night the exams make your brain hurt. Especially considering you can’t use a calculator for anything and knowing that most students have become accustomed to having a calculator in high school. I hope you’re good at mental math.

9. Animal Science 215: pets in society

Animal Lover? Want to be a vet, then this class is for you! If you don’t plan on working with animals in the future then I recommend you skip this class altogether.  Unless you know the name of almost every type of dog, cat, and bird I wouldn’t take this class because if you do its a whole different animal. 

10. Philosophy 103: introduction to ethics

This class isn’t bad except the fact that you have no idea what the books are saying more than half the time, the projects require so much writing you think your hand is going to fall off and on top of that the books are confusing and make you question your sanity.  This class will burn your GPA to the ground. Unless you HAVE to take it DO NOT take it under any circumstances.


10 of the Hardest Classes at Clemson University

As a sophomore, I haven’t taken quite as many classes as I would as a senior. However, I still have taken a lot of credit hours and have friends in various majors. Here are 1- of the hardest classes at Clemson University that I’ve heard about.

1. Financial Accounting Concepts (ACCT 2010)

The description for this class says that it’s simply an introduction for basic accounting principles with an emphasis on the use of financial data and analysis of financial statements. This is the very first accounting course you’re able to take, which makes the main problem the language used. If you don’t understand accounting jargon yet, this class will be a bit of a struggle until you do.

2. Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 2120)

I have heard that both micro and macroeconomics are difficult, but macro has this reputation for a reason other than just the material. While it is difficult to learn the application of economic principles to the whole of economic performance, what you really want to focus on is getting the right teacher. The material is hard enough as is, and there are a couple professors that seem to have the goal of making you crack under pressure.

3. Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (BIOL 2220-2230)

This course is a year-long class, which is absolutely necessary considering the amount of information it has.  Just the textbook chapters can be overwhelming considering they are regularly almost 50 pages long each. It takes up a lot of time in your schedule, so I would suggest taking this course when all of your other classes are a little easier.

4. Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 2010)

I took this to complete a general education requirement, which was also what the rest of my class was doing. This is another class where it is important to pay attention to which professor you get. The material you have to learn is doable and even interesting sometimes, but be prepared for extremely detailed, tough essay questions.

5. Physical Geology (GEOL 1010)

Don’t take this introductory geology class hoping that it’s just “rocks for jocks”. Too many of my friends made that mistake. Be prepared to put a lot of work into this class, so try not to take it if you don’t need to. Not only do you have the class itself to deal with, but also the laboratory section (which can be even tougher than the class).

6. Organic Chemistry (CH 2230)

For some of you, this class will be unavoidable and painful. This lab is easier than introductory chemistry lab, but the class material is no less challenging and is more complicated. Get a professor you don’t mind listening to for an hour and that genuinely wants to connect with their students. Otherwise, you’re going to want to drop it in the first two weeks of class.

7. Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 3330)

This is a requirement for psychology majors, so again, it’s unavoidable for some of you. While the description says that it’s a class about mental processing and higher-level thinking, don’t be fooled. There is some talk about this, but there is also talk about computers, neuroscience, and statistics in the real world. If you’re not prepared for alternative topics, you may get left behind. 

8. General Biology I&II (BIOL 1030-1040)

This is the introductory course necessary for biology majors that most people take their freshman year. The problem is that as freshmen, you might not be entirely prepared for the amount of work this class gives you. Watch out for a lot of memorization and be sure to understand the processes that are explained in class. The material builds off of itself as the year goes on, so not understanding something early will tank your grade.

9. Calculus of One Variable I (MATH 1060)

Most students don’t really have to take an advanced math course, and passing a pre-test before even coming to college can get you out of math all together. But, on the off chance that you have to take one of the math classes, don’t take this one! Most students have more important classes, so this one isn’t focused on much. Unfortunately, this class is just difficult enough that it will bring your GPA down unless you spend just as much time on it as your other classes.

10. Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN 2010)

Take a second to pause and think about whether you want to take this class, even if you took Spanish in high school. The class moves along incredibly fast and it is entirely necessary to study every day. If you don’t, you are in serious danger of failing.

10 of the Hardest Classes at Auburn University

Auburn University is all fun and games until you realize your major requires you to be up at the crack of dawn buried in books that cost you your left leg.

1. PHYS 7400: Statistical Physics

Just the name alone makes you want to run for the hills. The course description doesn’t help either. “Thermodynamic quantities, equilibrium ensembles for classical and quantum systems, fluctuations, phase transitions and critical phenomena” Yeah, no thanks

2. CHEN 7200: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

For the brave souls that choose to be an engineering major let alone a chemical engineer, hats off to you. I would not know the first step of thermodynamic equilibrium and stability or molecular thermodynamics but you gotta do what you gotta do for that career!!

3. CHEM 2090: Organic Chemistry

Ah the infamous Organic Chemistry, turn on any angsty teen movie and the nerds are in some lab discussing the bonds and whatnot of organic chemistry. The name probably turns people away because of reputation but in all honesty, it’s totally doable.

4. Phys 7350: Quantum Mechanics II

Anything with the word “Quantum” in it…bye

5. Math 2630: Calculus III

Vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integration, vector calculus. It’s Calculus…What more do you expect?

6. ECON 7330 Microeconometrics

As if Microeconomics wasn’t bad enough, what the heck is microeconometrics?? Try saying it 3 times fast.

7. BIOL 6260 – Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics

I’ve always wanted to learn about the acquisition and loss of genes leading to microbial evolution! Oh? What’s that? It’s at 8am too?? PERFECT

8. VMED 9590 – Musculoskeletal System

What happened to normal anatomy?? Do I REALLY have to spend an entire semester memorizing the muscles and skeletal system of mammals?

9. AERO 4720 Aerospace Design II

I’ll give this one some credit, it doesn’t sound too terrible considering it’s part 2 of the introduction to the principle of designing aerospace vehicles, but since when does aerospace vehicle designing fall under the category of “easy”?

10. BIOL 5600 Mammalian Physiology (Biomedical Physiology)

The description for this class literally says an in-depth investigation of the physiology of the major mammalian organ systems. OH JOY!!!


12 of the Easiest Classes at SJSU

San Jose State University is not an easy school but it does have some easy courses. In a world of strict professors, add codes, missing units, and the rush to graduate, it can be hard sometimes to take the time to find classes that suit our work load. Luckily, I’ve composed a list of some of the easiest classes at SJSU, as stated by numerous students across the board. Enjoy, and may the odds be in your favor when it comes to registration time!

1. KIN 069 – Stress Management

College: where students are expected to do their homework, spend time with their friends and family, go to work, eat properly, and somehow fit 9.25 hours of sleep into their schedule. It’s enough to stress anyone out. Stress management is essential to a healthy, happy lifestyle and what better way to learn how to manage stress than with an easy, stress-free class? This course often receives glowing reviews for its relaxing stress-free learning environment-rumor even has it that there’s a whole day dedicated to meditating. Plus, it fulfills the General Education Area E requirement!

2. COMM 80 – Communications Workshop

If you’re in need of an extra unit, then COMM 80 is the class for you. It’s a simple credit-or-no-credit online class based on three assignments. Each assignment is simple: attend an hour-long workshop and write a 300-word reflection. Workshops are offered throughout the month and students decide which one they want to attend with flexible scheduling. You can also choose to do online-only assignments instead of workshops, or a combination of the two options. That’s one unit for a potential total of 900 words! If that’s not easy, then I don’t know what is.

3. BUS3 12 – Money Matters

I took this class online as a freshman with Richard Okumoto and it was one of the most informative, understandable, practical classes I’ve ever taken. This class is essentially your guide to the big, grown-up world of money. The subject teaches you important life skills such as how to value and budget your money, as well as the more nitty-gritty topics like income taxes. Not only that, but it also fulfills the General Education Area E requirement. Much of the curriculum is composed by Richard Okumoto. The syllabus consists of mainly online quizzes that follow the lecture material given in video format, with only one writing assignment. I highly recommend it.

4. ASTR 101 – Modern Astronomy

Whether you’re mildly interested in staring up at space or heavily invested in your love for NASA, Modern Astronomy offers a great, easy, interesting introduction to astronomy. The course is also an upper division GE Area R course, and therefore it’s catered to both those who are new to the subject and those who are already heavily invested in the subject. The class covers topics such as the Hubble Telescope, NASA, Star Birth, and those super awesome black holes we always hear about. Students often cite Professor Mosquiera as an excellent professor who offers an easy-to-understand, informative curriculum and is very clear when it comes to assignments.

5. NUFS 139 – Hunger and Environmental Nutrition

Why do college students love ramen? Because it’s cheap. (And it tastes pretty good). Did you know that a lot of people tend to eat food unhealthy simply because it’s cheaper? Did you ever wonder how this impacts the world and the environment as a whole?  Hunger and Environmental Nutrition is an intriguing subject that essentially talks about how social, political, cultural, and economic factors all tie in with malnutrition, world hunger, and the food supply. In other words, we’re talking about food-lots of it. If you love food, and you’re interested in world hunger or the environment, then this is a great class to take. Professors MacKusick and Acker both are commonly cited for being two of the most interesting, easiest teachers at SJSU. Of course, if that doesn’t reel you in, then the class is also a General Education Area R requirement as well!

6. MUSC 10A – Music Appreciation

Self-explanatory. This class almost unanimously wins the vote for one of the easiest classes ever. You listen to music, appreciate it, and complete simple, straightforward assignments that directly correlate with the material. There are three in-person concerts the student needs to attend, but they can be chosen at the student’s leisure. What better way to fulfill your GE Area C1 requirement than by listening to music?

7. MUSC 10B – Introduction to Music

Ever wanted to learn how to play the piano? Well now’s your time to shine! This class is for beginners wanting to learn how to play the piano. They learn to listen and feel the music, from popular to classical, old to new, Western to non-Western. The class does not require students to own pianos-there are pianos available for practice in the Music building. So, if you really want to fulfill your long-lost bucket list of how to play an instrument, then this class is a great way to do it! Plus, it fulfills the General Education Area C1 requirement.

8. DANC 010 – Dance Appreciation

Yet another class that speaks for itself. Learn about the forms of dance as an art in the Western world. The course follows all types of dances, including Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theatre Dance. Become more knowledgeable in how dance is an art form across a diverse group of cultures in the Western World. Oh, and did I mention, it fulfills the General Education Area C1 requirement?

9. METR 10 – Weather and Climate

An easy class that offers an introduction to all things weather and climate, including the atmosphere, climate change and air pollution. The course is offered both online and in-person. Many students remark that the online course is one of the easiest they’ve ever had. Likewise, in-person Professor O’Shaughnessy often receives great reviews for his course so if you’re interested definitely check him out. Lectures are interesting and you learn a lot about the weather and climate change, both topics that are important to know about when it comes to environmental health. Whether it’s online or in-person, this course is a big hit among students for the General Education Area B1 Physical Science requirement.

10. SOCI 01 – Intro to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology is a great subject for those wishing to educate themselves about social problems in today’s world. It’s a hot topic especially in today’s society with the growing number of activist causes around the world. This course is definitely a good way to educate one’s self about real-world issues with interesting, informative topics that still allow the student to follow along and score an easy A to the class. Definitely recommend, whether you’re a social justice warrior or a completely clueless beginner, Intro to Sociology is a great class.

11. TA 005 – Acting

Have you always dreamed of making it onto the big screen? Well, then this class is definitely for you. It’s an easy class that allows you to channel your inner actor and hone in on those future Oscar-worthy acting skills. This acting class is actually meant for non-theatre majors so it’s perfect if you’re a beginner with a mild interest or no previous experience. The course also fulfills the General Education Area C requirement.

12. TA 010 – Theatre Appreciation

Do you love the theatre? And no, I’m not talking about your local AMC or Cinemark. I mean the actual theatre, where you see people on stage perform as a whole movie or play unfolds right in front of your eyes. Well then, this class is definitely for you. Sit back, enjoy the show, and of course, appreciate the theater as you slide your way through the semester with a nice A. Like its Acting counterpart, this class also fulfills General Education Area C.

10 of the Hardest Classes at Boston College

Boston College is a hard college to get into and has many difficult courses.

With its beautiful campus located just several miles outside Boston, D1 athletics, and reputation for producing “men and women for others,” Boston College has become one of the East Coast’s most famous universities. BC is known for more than just hockey, though. In fact, with an acceptance rate of just 30%, the school is renowned for its tough academics. Although students are sorted into one of four schools – Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Connell School of Nursing, Lynch School of Education, or Carroll School of Management (ranked as one of the top business schools in the country) – Boston College students share a common devotion to academic excellence, even in the face of some seriously rigorous coursework. Here are 10 of the Hardest Classes at BC:

1. Organic Chemistry (CHEM332)

Part of the “chem-bio-calc” triad of horrors that most premed students take first semester, Org is likely your future least favorite class. If you can’t easily recite a three-page formula easily (and let’s be honest, who can), get ready to spend the rest of your foreseeable future on OneClass.

2. Financial Accounting (ACCT102)

My feeling is that most students take this class in the hopes they’ll miraculously get a position on Wall Street. However, the sad truth is that the only thing students in this class “get” is a swamp of material dense enough to put you to sleep.

3. Econ Stats (ECON115)

I wish I could say walking all the way to Merkert was the worst part of this class, but the fact is that these lectures are so dry they make the Sahara look like a rainforest.

4. Business Law (BSLW102)

international business students studying in class

Aspiring lawyers love to take this class in the hopes of getting some experience in legalese, and instead end up reading 100+ pages a night. Seems criminal to me.

5. PULSE (PHIL221)

Although it’s a nice way to be well on your way to completing the philosophy and theology core requirements, get ready for a serious time commitment if you choose this class. The 10 hours of required community service per week on top of all the philosophy reading can be a real struggle to handle, especially when your service placement has you taking the T into the city at 5 in the morning!

6. Molecules and Cells (BIOL200)

picture of molecules

What’s stronger: your desire to become a doctor, or your aversion to Adderall-fueled all-night study sessions? Take this class to find out! Quite literally, this class has made some of my friends reconsider their premed track. Take that for what you will.

7. Multivariable Calculus (MATH220)

I don’t know about you guys, but I began to get lost in math the moment they started mixing letters with numbers. On that basis, this class is pure cruelty.

8. Quantum Physics II (PHYS440)

Come on, Quantum Physics TWO? Fairly certain most of us pale at the mere mention of the introductory course for this bad boy. I’ve heard from physics majors who say that this class is seriously tough. Unless you’re planning on following Stephen Hawking’s career trajectory, I would strongly recommend steering clear of this head-spinning class and saving yourself a lot of money on Red Bull.

9. Econ w/ Tresch (ECON113)

Professor Tresch’s Microeconomics is bound to leave you in tears. If you think you’ve had hard professors before, get ready to be taught by the guy who literally wrote the book on the subject. Opinion seems split on this class – as one of my friends put it, “Tresch is a shark in a sea of fish” – but love him or hate him, you can’t deny that his class is hard.

10. Chem w/ Wolfman (CHEM110)

When most of the class withdraws after the second midterm, you know you’re not dealing with an ‘easy A.’ As one friend told me, “The day I enrolled in Gen Chem is the day my GPA died.”

10 of the Hardest Classes At SFU

From the teaching quality to the course content, there’s a wide range of factors to consider when choosing classes. At Simon Fraser University- the hardest marking university in Canada- the stakes are even higher. Here are 10 of the hardest classes at SFU:

1. Philosophy 110: Logic and Reasoning
There are a small percentage of students who just whizz through this class- unfortunately for the rest of us, what begins as a QWB requirement, ends as a headache and a cross between sudoku and the alphabet.

2. Cognitive Science 100: Exploring the Mind (with Mark Blair)
Quirky and energetic, Professor Blair, though passionate about the course content, creates a fairly highstakes environment for a 100-level course. Attending lectures is necessary, office hours crucial, and even though the exams are open book (literally whatever means you have, including google and your phone), his custom terminology used in the classroom renders the power of google useless.

3. Economics 103: Microeconomics (with Doug Allen)

Students across all faculties seem to share a unique difficulty with the course, matched by a love of the professor, Doug Allen, who exemplifies genuine passion and energy. Unfortunately, that energy isn’t enough to make the course anything less than hell for most of the students who take it. Dense amounts of work, tons of critical thinking, and a new religion, according to Allen. Need I say more?


4. English 313: Late Shakespeare (With James Fleming)

Like Professor Allen, Fleming is clearly intelligent and passionate about his area of study, but unfortunately, that makes for dense lectures, and a slightly intimidating intellectual atmosphere. The fact that this class is also on Shakespeare (who has been studied to death) makes it difficult to come up with original essays topics that will get you the grades you want from Fleming.

5. Publishing 372: The Book Publishing Process

Main goal: publish a mock book. Creativity meets technical design skills, profit and loss accounting, and savvy real world marketing. It’s a good thing you’re working in a group to get this project done! Well, except for the fact that you don’t get to pick your group (which means you could end up lacking a designer, or some other crucial element)… and it’s worth 40% of your grade… and you present to a panel of industry professionals at the end of the semester…

6. Business 360W: Business Communication (with Kevin Stewart)

As my roommate explained it, be prepared to work long and hard on this upper level course, and choose your group wisely! Like above with PUB 372, your fellow peers can make or break you, and asking questions of the hard marking Kevin Stewart is necessary. Getting a B is considered great for this course, and many students have to retake it in the long run. Best of luck, business kids!

7. BPK 326: Functional Anatomy

Besides the fact that you have to memorize a million things, this course is heavy with even heavier expectations. A classic headache for BPK students.

8. Math 151: Calculus I

This quantitative course hits home with a heavy workload and a short amount of time to absorb it all. Even with the help of the clear lecturing style adopted by Brenda Davison, the tough grading and sheer amount of work makes this class one to watch for.

9. IAT 233: Spatial Design (with Russell Taylor)

Professor Taylor’s expectations touch the sky, and when you combine that with an incredibly dense courseload, well, good luck! This class is the unofficial requirement for SIAT students and covers topics that could be pulled from over 5 other SIAT courses. Think about that.

10. Chem 281: Organic Chemistry I

Whether you take this class with Pete Wilson, Oliver Calderon, or Andrew Bennet, something tells me it’s going to be a grind no how hard these profs try to do the course justice. Explanations are the oxygen of the o-chem world and without a clear and concise professor (who doesn’t botch the key), you can kiss your idea of a laid back semester goodbye.

10 of the Easiest Courses at Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University offers quite a few courses in which some students would say are ‘easier’ than most. In that case, if you are a student looking for what a Laurier student would call a ‘bird course’ to fill in your timetable, check out this list outing 10 of the easiest courses at Wilfrid Laurier University.

1. WS100 – Introduction to Woman and Gender Studies

Yes, it is exactly how the title is stated; this course will guide you through the generalized information to do with woman and gender. Although this course focusses on the female feminist thought, theories and activism, there are still aspects which focus towards a male perspective as well (depending on the professor you end up with). This course is marked mainly on participation, group projects and a research essay on a topic of your choice.

2. ES101 – Introduction to Environmental Studies

While highlighting on natural resources and environmental conditions, this course focusses on topics similarly to grade 11- 12 high school environmental courses. Topics include: sustainability, economic and ecological systems and ethics and worldviews on environmental issues. By directing towards both Canadian and international views, not only is it an interesting course but it is also hands on with easy done labs both done individually and within groups. You will have simple quizzes done during the semester where minimal memorization can go a long way. Also, your midterm and final exam are multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false based. Although this sometimes can make test more difficult for some, the context learned over the course of the semester flows well to the point where the information you take in comes first hand to you. This course can not only impact you on an environmental level, but can also impact your GPA in a positive way.  

3. EN165 – Enriched Literary Studies

This course was the first English course I took coming to Laurier University. My expectations were high after hearing all the nonsense of how university’s difficult and how professors are not there to help you. After taking this course all of these lies I had been fed I now viewed as the total opposite. Not only was this course like walking back into a grade 10 English class, but the course evaluations were like review of what we had already learned (or at least should have) before coming into University in the first place. With no end of term exam in the regular exam period, easy essays which our professor was there to help us write and to the class group presentations we had to put together, not only did these evaluations give out easy marks, but it was actually somewhat enjoyable compared to few English courses offered at WLU.

4. DH200 – Digital Narratives

With no technological expertise required, this course sets a base for students to explore methods through the use of different digital media’s to understand and identify date, time and place. Not only does this course offer hands- on experience with apps and software’s within the classroom, but it also gives students the advantage to come up with their own digital media projects throughout the semester.  This course will not only give you some technological experience, but will also be fun in the process giving you leeway to use your own ideas and creative skills. Definitely a course I would take to fill up my timetable!

5. GC101  – Introduction to the study of Christianity and Global Citizenship

With no outclass exam, and evaluations based surely on assignments; this course is not only easy but is very opinion based. This course emphasizes on both individual and collaborate learning while focussing on areas of the academic study of Christianity such as biblical studies. Throughout your journey in this course you will have journal entries you have to write based on multiple readings given, but other than that the intensity and weight of this course is practically buoyant. Even if you do not follow Christianity it is a great course to ease up your timetable for the semester, plus there is a part 2 to this course so you are set for both semesters!

6. PP219 – Feminist Philosophy

This course does not necessarily take on a traditional feel of a philosophy class. PP219 takes similar concepts from WS courses within WLU, and puts a philosophical view within them that focusses towards important debates within feminism. It is more of an introduction to multiple feminist theories and concepts. This makes it easier to put your own perspective into your exegesis pieces which are small personal thought writing pieces which are staggered throughout the semester. With the easy writing assignments mixed with a simple in class midterm and 3 part multiple choice exam this is not only a course to bump up your GPA, but will also make you look deeper into the true meanings of feminism.

7. YC100 – Studying Youth and Children: An Introduction

With only few simple assignments, a midterm and final, the course offers students an interdisciplinary intro to children and youth studies. With easy concepts and material to understand it is a very straight forward class and is a core class that provides the base for anyone looking to move forward in children and youth studies.

8. AS101 – Introduction to Astronomy

This course has been known to be fairly easy to those who have taken physics and chemistry in high school as well as for those who have not taken any at all. The structure of this course is easy to manage and maintain while studying and preparing for assignments and tests. Speaking of those, not only do the online assignments have an ample amount of bonus marks; your midterm and final exam consist of multiple choice questions which only take’s easily memorization to get superlative marks in this course!   

9. UU150 – Foundation for Community Engagement and Service

This course provides student with the ability to learn key concepts surrounding effective community engagement and services. By underlining real-world topics such as community service learning, career skills, academic integrity and professionalism, you will be able to take what you learn in this course and put it to good use in your future career and everyday life. Not only is this course nice and light, but it offers some interesting info to further your educational opportunities at hand!

10. SP101 – Intro to Spanish I & Intro to Spanish II

Some people say that learning a second language is one of the hardest things to do. When it comes to our second language here in Canada than yes I would agree seeing as French is one of the most difficult languages to learn; but Spanish on the other hand can not only be fun and exhilarating, it is also much easier to speak and understand. With this two part course you will learn the system of the language including basic grammar, vocabulary, as well as oral and written practice. The course offered at WLU is meant for students with little to no experience with Spanish at all so don’t worry if this is just you wanting to learn a new language or to just fill up your timetable. Either way, it is a great recommendation for anyone trying to move forward with a second language.

10 of the Hardest Classes at UC Irvine

Everyone has those classes they want to avoid taking due to the horrors they’ve heard from other students. Take a look at this list of 10 of the hardest classes at UC Irvine if you want to avoid killing your GPA. If you want to challenge yourself, go ahead. But if these classes are required for your major, well, good luck!

1. Math 2B- Single Variable Calculus

There’s a reason why this is the most failed class at UCI- learning so much calculus in 10 weeks is actually painful, and toward the end you just feel like giving up. I actually thought I was good at math, until this class. Regardless of which professor you get, be prepared to study a lot if you want a good grade. Here’s a life hack for those in high school: pass the AP Calc BC exam so you’re exempt from this course!

2. Physics 113C- Quantum Physics

I think we can all agree that physics is by far the most convoluted subject to ever exist. Props to all the engineers/aspiring engineers, because momentum and atomic structure are no joke. Even when it comes to introductory physics, I feel so lost. However, if you are aiming to succeed in the STEM world, physics is a beneficial class to take. Just make sure to go to office hours!

3. LPS 31- Introduction to Inductive Logic

Have you even walked into a class and then came out with less knowledge than you had going in? This is essentially what logic and philosophy makes you feel like. From scientific questions about life in general, to probability calculus (stats and calc combined-oh no), it is no surprise that this class is a significant challenge. But who knows- maybe you’ll be more logical after taking this class?

4. Bio Sci 98- Biochemistry

The fact that the name of this course has both biology and chemistry basically foreshadows how tedious it might be, especially if science is not your strong suit. Definitely take this class if you’re a bio sci or public health major, but if you aren’t, I would avoid it. Keep in mind that you also have to take a genetics class as a prerequisite.

5. Econ 11- The Internet and Public Policy

Don’t let the word “econ” fool you, for this class solely focuses on case studies about the Internet and its relation to the law. At first, I thought this class seemed fun and unique, but in reality, it’s super boring. On top of that, prepare to read and analyze a lot of material that probably won’t interest you. Many students have been known to drop this class quickly!

6. MGMT 137- Advanced Accounting

As a business economics major, accounting is the one area of study that scares me like no other. Despite it being extremely useful in the long run, creating financial statements and understanding all the rules of accounting is no easy task. This is also a significantly fast paced class not fit for the slower learners.

7. Poli Sci 131C- Modern Political Theory

I, for one, disliked taking US Government and Politics in high school. This class only amplifies the difficulty of politics by incorporating theory from the 17th and 18th centuries, which is so abstract in itself. If you’re seeking a more structured class about politics, stay away from this one!

8. Soc Sci 3A- Computer-Based Research in the Social Sciences

This class is mandatory for all social science majors, even though the general consensus of students believe it to be useless and difficult. If you’re like me and do not enjoy anything computer science related, this class will be unnecessarily stressful. Also, beware of the 12-page research paper due at the end!

9. Humanities Core Series

Humanities Core, or HumCore, is a year-long series of topics for freshmen, including humans and their effect on the rise and fall of empires. It delves deep into culture and history and does satisfy many general education requirements, but everyone agrees that it is challenging due to the hefty amount of reading and writing. The Honors Program students are even required to take this.

10. Chem 51A- Organic Chemistry

If you thought introductory chemistry was hard, you’re in for a ride with this organic chemistry course. There is a lot of memorization required and unfortunately, cramming the night before won’t work. This is just part one in a series (a-c) of three o-chem classes, so if you’re confident enough, feel free to learn all about chemical properties galore!

10 of the Hardest Classes at Georgetown University

Here are 10 of the Hardest Classes at Georgetown University:

1. GOVT 351 — Constitutions, Courts, and Rights in New Democracies

A long title for a very hard class. This course focuses on the changes in constitutions, courts, and rights and when, where, and how these changes are happening. You will learn about the theories behind constitution, courts, and rights and then focus on four countries that are used as cases: Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, and South Africa. Information overload, anyone?

2. HIST 112 — Africa II

This course is all about history of modern Africa from 1850 to the present. However, there are many readings in this class, and the professor states in his syllabus that he is not forgiving about skipping the readings. So, if you take this class, then buckle up for a copious amount of reading.

3. SPAN 210 — Spanish Linguistics

Any class relating to language has been known to be notoriously hard at Georgetown. Combine a language class with a linguistics class, and you will have your hands full. The focus of this class is to learn about the sound and structure of Spanish words and examine the formation and interpretation of sentence structures.

4. ACCT 101 — Introduction to Accounting

Many people in the Business school (MSB) will tell you that accounting is one of their hardest classes. There is just so much information and analyzing included that your brain just might turn to mush. People do survive this class, but they come out just a bit scarred from class.  

5. GOVT 040 — Comparative Political System

There is a reason I chose not to take this class after taking AP Comparative Government back in high school. While the class is straightforward, there is a lot of information that you have to know and remember. Some of the ideas that will be discussed are the origins and functions of states, variety and impact of electoral systems, and internal and external challenges to political order. Already, I have a headache from writing that.

6. HIST 352 — Drugs and development, Latin America and the U.S.

The class itself covers an interesting topic: the evolution of U.S. economic and drug control policies in Latin America from the early 20th CE to the present. However, as a 300-level class, there is a lot of work involved. You are responsible for two 8-10 page papers, one 10-15-page paper, and blog posts, which counts as your participation grade. Oh, and did I mention that it is a two-and-a-half-hour class?


7. BIOL 175 — Mammalian Physiology

Ah the wonderful science courses. The title of the course is self-explanatory, and the course itself is straightforward. However, with all science courses relating to the body there will be so much information to know and memorize for the exams. Better buy some flashcards if you plan to take this class.


8. CHEM 115 — Organic Chemistry

Mammalian Physiology isn’t the only hard science class at Georgetown. There are plenty of others, and one of them is the ever so wonderful Organic Chemistry. I always thought chemistry was hard in high school, so Organic Chemistry would be a nightmare for me. Plenty of luck to those who will take this class and learn about the properties of alkanes, alkenes, alkyl halides, and other compounds that will be studied in detail.

9. INAF 100 — SFS Proseminar

All first-year students in the School of Foreign Service (SFS) will have to take a Proseminar in its fall semester. These classes are small, limited to 15 students, but the topics are very challenging and dense for first-year students. However, the professors who teach these courses are top notch.


10. IDST 002 — Liberal Arts Seminar

Thought SFS was the only college with hard seminars for first-years? Well, the College (aka the College of Arts and Sciences) also has challenging seminars for first-years and they are invite only. Yup, you have to be invited to take this special seminar. But this seminar has been a tradition since 1968, so if you are one of the lucky ones to be invited, then get ready for an intense but intellectual course with Georgetown’s finest professors and faculty. Also, this year the students had the opportunity to go on field trips!