Every year, many students at McGill University search for easy classes or electives. We have compiled a list of easiest classes offered at McGill University. Hope this list will help students select their electives! Here are 10 of the easiest classes at McGill University.
1. CHEM 181: World of Chemistry: Food
A series of lectures on the historical, practical, and simple chemical aspects of: food, food additives; vitamins; minerals, diet and cancer; dieting; food-borne illnesses, health food and cooking.
Comment: “The class is fully online, with online quizzes apart from exams. You can get most of the questions right by relating to common knowledge and watching the videos.”
2. MUAR 211: The Art of Listening
An introduction to the major forms and styles in Western music from the baroque to the present, with emphasis on guided listening in the classroom.
Comment: “This course is super easy if you have a little bit of music background”
3. PHYS 181: Everyday Physics
The day-to-day physics behind the materials and phenomena around us. Demonstrations of the intriguing properties of materials and the simple physical theories explaining them.
Comment: “Average an A for previous semesters. No final exam for this course”
4. MUAR 201: Basic Materials: Western Music
A combination of elementary theory and ear training (sightsinging and aural recognition), and basic piano skills. Topics include: notation of pitch and rhythm, intervals, scales and modes, concept of key, triads and seventh chords, introductory melody and accompaniment writing.
Comment: “Basic course for music theory. If you have learned an instrument before, this would be super easy”
5. RELG 202: Religion of Ancient Israel
An examination of the religion of Ancient Israel by a study of selected texts (narratives, laws, prophetic sayings, wisdom traditions, and psalms) from the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament in translation.
Comment: “This course average is usually a B+ in the past”
6. ATOC 184: Science of Storms
Physical processes associated with severe and hazardous weather affecting the Earth. Topics are taught at a fundamental level, without equations, to provide a complete and up-to-date understanding of such extreme events as blizzards, ice storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and droughts.
Comment: “This course is fairly easy if you know how to analyze data and images. Most people take this course as an elective in order to boost their grade and CPGA”
7. ATOC 185: Natural Disasters
This course examines the science behind different types of disasters and our ability or inability to control and predict such events. From this course the student will gain an appreciation of natural disasters beyond the newspaper headlines and will better understand how the effects of disasters can be reduced.
Comment: “This class requires you to study a bit and do readings. If you do that, it will become an easy A”
8. GEOG 210: Global Places and People
Introduction to key themes in human geography. Maps and the making, interpretation and contestation of landscapes, ‘place’, and territory. Investigation of globalization and the spatial organization of human geo-politics, and urban and rural environments.
Comment: “This class involves field trips for the research project. The professor is super is friendly and passionate in his speaking and the lectures are basically him presenting abstract concepts and providing examples for them”
9. SOCI 250: Social Problems
Contrasting theoretical approaches to social problems.
Comment: “This course is awesome, easy and interesting. Probably one of the best classes I’ve taken at McGill. There are no papers, only multiple choice midterm and finals. Highly recommended!”
10. ECON 205: Intro to Political Economy
A critical study of the insights to be gained through economic analysis of a number of problems of broad interest. The focus will be on the application of economics to issues of public policy.
Comment: “This course requires you to know simple optimization problems that anyone with a basic understanding could do”
Feel free to list out any courses you think are easy in the comment section below!