Dalhousie University

It’s the time of the year again where students are picking their courses for the semester at Dal. You may be thinking of picking some easy classes to help boost your GPA. Here is a list of 10 easy classes at Dalhousie University.

1. CLAS 1100X/Y – Gods, Heroes and Monsters (Ancient Mythology)

An exploration of the stories that shaped the ancient world’s view of the divine, of human community, and of the natural world. How did myths develop? How did they survive in the Christian and Islamic worlds? From literature to religion to philosophy and art, we explore the enduring appeal of the mythic imagination.

2. MUSC 2019 – The Rock’n’Roll Era and Beyond

This course focuses on the many different kinds of popular music that have proliferated since the 1950s. While no previous background in music is required, students will be expected to listen closely to selected music and to contribute to class discussions.

3. GEOG 1060 – Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters

Earthquakes, meteorite impacts, rapid climate change, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, landslides, solar flares, and floods are natural disasters that affect our economy, public policy, and safety. Where, why and how frequently do natural disasters occur? Are predictions possible?

4. CANA 2002 – The Idea of Canada: Cultural and Literary Perspectives

This course employs an interdisciplinary approach to focus on selected themes in Canadian history and society. Beginning with the premise that a nation is fundamentally a “narration,” it asks: What sorts of stories do Canadians tell about themselves?

5. MGMT 1601 – Electronic Information Management

This course will teach students how to use computer applications to record and process data to create and communicate information and knowledge. It will show students the importance of business applications in the management environment.

6. PHYC 2800 – Climate Change

The workings of the Earth’s climate system are examined and then applied to help understand contemporary climate change. The role of numerical climate models is discussed with the aim of interpreting climate change predictions for the coming decades.

7. ENG 1040 – Reading Popular Culture

This course has two interrelated objectives: to introduce you to a range of tools for the analysis of popular culture, including genre, mode, and historical context; to further develop your university-level writing skills through extensive reading of a variety of texts, grammar instruction, and essay writing (with feedback to help you improve).

8. CSCI 1100 – Computer Science I

This course provides a general introduction to computer science and the hardware and software of computers. The main focus is on programming skills and how to apply these skills in solving a variety of problems.

9. PSYO 1011 – Introduction to Psychology and Neuroscience I

Material covered includes historical background, research methodology, neural mechanisms that underlie behaviour, sensory and perceptual processes, states of consciousness, learning, and memory.

10. MUSC 2007 – The Guitar: History and Techniques

This course will introduce students to the various styles of guitar playing from classical to jazz to folk. The history of the instrument (including lute and other related plucked instruments) and an examination of the key styles and performers will be covered.

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