Are you looking for easy classes to boost your GPA at SUNY Geneseo? Here are 10 of the easiest classes at UC Santa Cruz.
1. INTD 110 – ESL Oral Communication
This course is designed primarily to provide students learning English as a second language with American English pronunciation skills that they will use in class discussions and presentations, current and future academic courses and professional life following graduation. In the process of improving speech sound production skills, the students will also become acquainted with American cultural and linguistic phenomena and be able to compare production and intonation patterns of their first language with standard American English pronunciation.
2. Writing 101 – English Language and Culture I
Designed for the non-native speaker of English, this course examines basic phonology and syntax in both theory and practice. The course is designed to strengthen writing and general composition skills, and to refresh and broaden the knowledge of spelling, vocabulary and grammar. The main goal of this course is to provide students with writing skills they can use in current and future academic and professional courses and situations. Prerequisites: Permission from the instructor. Credits: 3 (3-0). This course can be taken twice for full credit in order to provide more time for English language skills practice.
3. ACCT 251 – Introduction to Performance
This course builds on the student’s familiarity with the operation of a pooled investment fund vehicle to introduce performance reporting and compliance issues commonly encountered in professional practice. Participation in Geneseo’s Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) as a Junior Sector Accounting Officer and active participation in the SMIF’s regular meetings are required component of the course. Students will prepare material that for incorporation into the SMIF Annual Report and complete a variety of short assignments relevant to mutual fund reporting practices.
4. ANTH 307 – Anthropology of Development
This course explores how anthropologists have evaluated, criticized and contributed to international development. We will use anthropological perspectives to examine critically the theoretical configurations and practical applications of development paradigms, both historically and in the present. Key anthropological contributions to reformulating development knowledge and practice are derived from anthropological analyses of culture, social change, globalization, neoliberalism and alternative visions for development.
5. HIST 101 – Introduction to the History Major
This is an introductory course for first semester college students considering a major in history. The course will introduce students to the discipline of history and career paths for history majors, will provide enhanced advisement and planning for the undergraduate degree, will provide problem solving assistance to students as they navigate the first semester of college, will expose students to the range of academic and co-curricular opportunities available to history majors at Geneseo, and will provide opportunities for students to interact with members of the faculty and more advanced undergraduates. This class is open to any first year student at the college interested in majoring in history. Grades are determined based on attendance and participation in course activities.
6. FREN 100 – French for Travel
Online-only course focuses on the basic language skills and cultural knowledge students need in order to successfully travel in French-speaking countries in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and North America. This course is intended to introduce students to the diverse history, geography, and cultural practices of French-speaking countries. Study of French language skills necessary to understand and express oneself in simple written and spoken communication related to travel is enhanced through the use of authentic sources. This course does not contribute to the completion of the General Education language requirement.
7. PHIL 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
Encourages critical thinking about fundamental problems that concern existence, knowledge, and value. As a means to this end, several philosophical works are read, discussed, and evaluated.
8. SOCL 314 – Illness, Self, and Society
Examines health and illness as social phenomena. Focuses on how individual experience with illness is influenced by social context. Topics include the social construction of health and illness, the experience of acute and chronic diseases, the nature and role of social support, and the self and illness.
9. WGST 201 – Historical and Political Topics
This is a slot course that focuses on an historical and/or political aspect of Women’s and Gender Studies. Each section will incorporate recent feminist scholarship, methodologies, concepts, and analyses. In addition, each section will utilize feminist pedagogy to foster a climate of mutual inquiry and exchange of ideas between faculty and students.
10. HONR 101 – The Nature of Inquiry
An examination of proposed standards for the evaluation of progress in inquiry. The course focuses on the concepts of knowledge, meaning, truth, and evidence and on classic texts addressing these topics, such as those of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, and Kant.