College life is hard, no doubt. Despite that, many students find it easy to cope with the stress of many projects, tests, and assignments. The secret is that they have combined compulsory classes with elective easy ones. This makes college life bearable, and ultimately boosting their GPA without much effort. Here is the list of 10 of the easiest classes at Loyola University Maryland
1. EC 102 – Microeconomic Principles
Investigates how individuals in market economies make decisions about what goods will be produced, how they will be produced, and for whom they will be produced. Students learn to analyse the impacts of changes in markets; illustrate the concepts of consumer demand and production; and explain the process of profit maximization under various market structures. Topics include the laws of supply and demand; behaviour of firms in competitive and non-competitive markets; functioning of labour and capital markets; poverty and income inequality; economics and the environment; economic systems in other countries.
2. CH 114 – Global Environment
Explores how humans have changed the planet, resulting in a new geologic age known as the Anthropocene. Includes an introduction to systems theory as applied to the Earth system and its components, and the role of humans in environmental change. Topics covered in this course include major environmental issues of the Anthropocene such as climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, and water availability, and how these issues relate to environmental justice.
3. TH 201 – Introduction to Theology
An introduction to the Jewish and Christian scriptures, the history of Christianity, and the way these texts and traditions challenge, and are challenged by, the contemporary world.
4. SC 330 – Forensics
Forensic sociology examines the use of sociological data and its interpretation in decisions made by the agencies of the criminal justice system. Topics considered include racial profiling, family violence, the insanity defense, serial killing, mass murder, and criminal profiling.
5. SC 103 – American Society
Examines social and economic changes in American society, focusing on the period since World War II. Changes and experiences are compared by class, gender, race, and geography. Special emphasis on the implications of changing society for today’s young adults. Topics include occupational prospects, residential patterns, social problems, political behaviour, and the role of public policy in changing society.
6. MU 201 – Music Fundamentals
Develops in the student an awareness of some of the systems within music: acoustical, tonal, rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and formal, and how they relate in an inseparable way to make music. An integrated approach-hearing, seeing, writing, and performing-is the goal.
7. SC 214 – Introduction to Social Work
Objectives are to understand the concept of human services; to know the fields of practice in which human services are delivered; to understand the social worker’s role in the service delivery system; to be exposed to problems experienced by people and the issues addressed by social service workers; and to understand the concepts of social work practice with individuals, groups, and communities.
8. PY 101 – Introductory Psychology
Surveys the multifaceted aspects of both the science and practice of psychology. Biological, cognitive, and social bases of behaviour and mental processes are explored, as are the key features and importance of critical thinking skills and solid psychological research.
9. PL 201 – Foundations of Philosophy
The first half of a yearlong, two semester introduction to philosophical questioning. Special attention is paid to the origins of philosophy, both with respect to its historical beginnings and its central themes, in the ancient world. Four focal points are: the emergence and development of the distinction between reality and appearance (metaphysics); questions concerning the grounds for distinguishing between knowledge and opinion (epistemology); the nature and status of values (ethical, aesthetic, religious, etc.) within the larger framework of human understanding (axiology); and reflections on the nature of the human as such, or on the human condition (philosophical anthropology)
10. MU 203 – The Art of Listening
Introduces students to the major styles, genres, and works in the western art music tradition through guided listening. Students learn about the cultural contexts and aesthetic aims behind some of the most popular works still performed in concert halls today. Students apply the skills and lessons from the musical past, including the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, to their own musical lives and become more perceptive and informed listeners.