10 of the Easiest Classes at Fordham University

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At Fordham University, the best courses are available for you, but it can be quite tasking to prepare for all of these course at the same time without any option that would give you some time to breathe. Some easy course that can help you take some time off blowing out the candle every night after brainstorming. These are some of the way courses you can take.

1. SOCI 1100 – Introduction to Sociology

An introduction to sociology with a focus on its nature as a scientific discipline. The analysis of society through the use of sociological theories, concepts, and methods. This course is required before all other sociology courses and seeks to stimulate students to continue to deepen their understanding of societies.

2. THEA 1100 – Invitation to Theatre

This course guides the student on an experiential tour of mounting a theatrical production. The role of the playwright is defined, and each student will write a short scene. The function of the director is demonstrated by analyzing multiple stagings of the same text; each student will direct a set. The actor is a primary element of theatre; each student will act a scene. We will explore the role of the designer who creates the physical world of the play; each student will conceive a design. Interwoven with the production elements will be a survey of theatre history focusing on Greek, Elizabethan, contemporary and global theatre. Students will attend live performances of plays.

3. ENST 1000 – Introduction to Environmental Studies

This course is designed primarily to meet the requirements of environmental studies and environmental science majors. It provides an interdisciplinary overview of environmental problems from the perspective of their societal causes and effects, introducing students to ecological policy methods in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and applied arts and sciences. Requirements include a 40-page essay blog, three class presentations, and a hands-on learning practicum outside of class (minimum 1 hr per week). Fulfils Environmental Studies and Policy Major Requirments.

4. MUSC 1050 – Music Focus: Rock and Pop Issues and Debates

Rock and Pop music have generated controversies from their first appearance, whether the issues surrounded the words, the rhythms, the marketing, or other aspects. This seminar will focus on a combination of recordings, primary source readings, and recent scholarship on rock and pop to evaluate some of the most important debates about race, gender, class, age, authorship and copyright, commercialism and individuality, identity and general musical quality critically. Consistent with the goals of EP seminars, the emphasis will be on critical thinking through class participation, presentations and writing.

5. MUSC 1100 – Introduction to Music History

This course presents a survey of music history, with a focus on developing the skills of thinking and writing critically about music. Students will learn to listen in a focused way and relate what they hear to issues of musical “meaning” and general culture. Students will learn some technical vocabulary that will help them describe or advocate for any music they encounter, and they will apply this vocabulary to examples throughout the semester, for instance, a Beethoven Symphony or a Duke Ellington jazz arrangement. Sections may have different focuses in terms of geography or chronology.

6. THEA 2010 – Acting I

The course aims to strip away preconceived notions of acting, forge a visceral understanding of the unity of body and voice, demonstrate that expanding the imagination is the highest skill of the craft, and explore the nature of transformation; theatre is an art of radical change—required Vocal Lab.

7. VART 1150 – Drawing I

Work in pencil, ink, charcoal, and other graphic media designed to involve students in various approaches and attitudes toward representation and expression in drawing. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student instead of an extra hour of formal instruction.

8. COMM 1000. Fundamentals of Communication and Media Studies

This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamental approaches, theories and perspectives essential for an understanding of mediated communication, the industries that make it possible. Throughout the term, we will explore many ways in which our symbolic environment both reflects and shapes life in the 21st century, from interpersonal to international relations, and everything in between.

9. DANC 1341. Jazz I: Non-Majors

This course offers beginners the fundamental movement vocabulary, style and aesthetics of jazz dance. Exercises that build flexibility, control and rhythmic awareness lead to combinations that represent a variety of styles. No prior coursework required.

10. HEBW 1001 – Introduction to Hebrew I

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: reading, speaking, writing, listening, providing students with vocabulary and culture, which, studied interdependently, comprise the Hebrew language.

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