10 of Easiest Classes at DePaul University

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If you don’t know where to get the right the resources, you may find it increasingly exhausting to get through everyday at DePaul University. Part of these resources is knowing what course to take. Some of the easy classes in the list could be taken as an online class as well. Here are 10 of the easiest classes at DePaul University

1. ABD 209 – Race And Racism

Although it is common for us to talk about race, very few of us have an understanding of what the term means, much less how it came to signify human diversity. Race is not an objective scientific category that reliably conveys information about people or groups of people; it is a set of ideologies and practices that originated in modern Europe and has a traceable intellectual history. In this course we will study the origin of race as an intellectual and scientific project designed to organize humanity into discrete and hierarchical groups, and the implications of racial thinking, i.e. racial discrimination perpetuated by rhetorical and pictorial stereotypes, discriminatory behavior and institutional practices.

2. ACC 350 – Information For Decision Making

Information for Decision-Making is typically the final course in the curriculum in Accountancy. It is the course in the program that most emphasizes research using the FASB Accounting Standards Codification and documenting research results. There is also a focus on written and oral communication as well as teamwork. More specifically, the course addresses the standard setting process in financial accounting as well as the role that the Securities and Exchange Commission fills in that process.

3. AI 167 – Digital Photography

Students learn in this course to take artistic digital photos. They will analyze photos they have taken prior to the course and discuss if they fulfill criteria to be seen as art. Several theories of artistic expression will be discussed. Rules of composition, light, exposure, colors, etc. will be reflected upon. In a second step the students will develop the competence to alter their digital photos with a program like “Photoshop Elements”.

4. AI 176 – Creative Writing

Designed to help you explore the art of writing stories, either stories that are “made-up” or stories based on lived experience. You will be required to complete six fiction-writing exercises, and either one short story, one autobiographical story, or one story based on an oral history collected by the you. In addition, you write a final essay in which you reflect on your learning and experience in the course. (2-4 quarter hours).

5. APM 353 – Techniques Of The Music Stage I

Study, coaching, rehearsal and performance of music drama and opera. (2 quarter hours). Enrollment Requirements: An undergraduate vocal performance major and a completed petition to major is a prerequisite for this class.

6. ART 110 – Beginning Painting

An introduction to basic organizational and technical concepts in painting. The preparation and proper use of materials is also stressed.

7. ART 106 – Beginning Drawing

Introduction to composition, line and rendering in black and white drawing media. Basic techniques for descriptive and expressive use of drawing media. Requirement Designation: Arts and Literature.

8. BIO 115 – Introduction To Biology

Deals with the scientific method, biological chemistry, structure, function, and heredity of cells and organisms, evolution and ecology. This class could be considered easy if you have taken biology in high school.

9. GEO 220 – Oceanography

Develops the concepts of physical oceanography. Topics include the chemical and physical properties of seawater, the dynamics of ocean currents and circulations, the physics of water waves and tides, the interaction of the ocean with the atmosphere, the formation of coastlines, and the effects of pollution on the ocean.

10. DC 104 – Stand-Up Comedy

Students will analyze and practice stand-up comedy as an art form, both onstage and as a foundation for film and television work. Students will learn about the history of stand-up comedy, particularly about the comedians who parlayed success on the stage into success in television and films, such as Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis C.K., etc. The process of how comedians create material and hone it on stage will be analyzed. Additionally, students will mine their own lives for material, creating original stand-up comedy routines and work-shopping them in class. Finally, these routines will be performed in public, at venues such as the Main Stage at the world-renowned Zanies Comedy Club.

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