10 of the Easiest Classes at Cornell University

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Cornell University is a private research university that provides an exceptional education for undergraduates and graduate and professional students. Students are sometimes looking for easy and fun classes to take each year to help boost their GPA. Here is a list of the easiest classes at Cornell.

1. VIEN 1104 – Introduction to Wines and Vines

Broad introduction to grape cultivation and wine fermentations. Topics include history of winemaking, viticultural regions, vineyard and winery practices, wine flavor chemistry and microbiology, and wine flavor perception. 

2. DSOC 2010 – Population Dynamics

The primary focus is on the relationships between demographic processes (fertility, mortality, and immigration) and social and economic issues.

3. ARCH 1110 – Introduction to Architecture

Designed to introduce students to ideas, principles, and methods of solving architectural problems in a studio setting. Through a graduated sequence of exercises culminating in a major semester project, students explore the architectural concepts of space, form, function, and technology.

4. NES 2668 – Ancient Egyptian Civilization

The course surveys the history and culture of pharaonic Egypt from its prehistoric origins down to the early first millennium bce. Within a chronological framework, the following themes or topics will be considered: the development of the Egyptian state (monarchy, administration, ideology), social organization (class, gender and family, slavery), economic factors, and empire and international relations.

5. PHIL 2220 – Modern Philosophy

A survey of Western philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries: Descartes, Locke, Spinoza, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. We focus largely on epistemology (ideas, skepticism, belief, knowledge, science) and metaphysics (bodies, minds, God, causation, natural laws, afterlife, and personal identity). 

6. LING 1121 – Insights into Language and Culture

In this course we explore the linguistic aspects of language learning, either in a classroom setting or “in-country” as part of Study Abroad or International Engaged learning. 

7. AMST 1312 – History of Rock Music

This course examines the development and cultural significance of rock music from its origins in blues, gospel, and Tin Pan Alley up to alternative rock and hip hop.

8. PSYCH 1101 – Introduction to Psychology

In this course you will receive a broad introduction to the science of psychology: from the history of the field and its major advances, to the latest research on topics such as perception, memory, intelligence, morality, sexuality, mental illness, religion, language, and creativity.

9. ASIAN 2250 – Introduction to Asian Religions

This course will explore religious traditions in South Asia (Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka) and East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea) including Hinduism, Buddhism (South Asian and East Asian), Sikhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shintō.

10. PHIL 1100 – Introduction to Philosophy

A general introduction to some of the main topics, texts, and methods of philosophy. Topics may include the existence of God, the nature of mind and its relation to the body, causation, free will, knowledge and skepticism, and justice and moral obligation.

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“Give My Regards to Davy”

Give my regards to Davy,
Remember me to Tee Fee Crane.
Tell all the pikers on the hill
That I’ll be back again.
Tell them just how I busted
Lapping up the high highball.
We’ll all have drinks at Theodore Zinck’s
When I get back next fall!

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