With over 500 courses to choose from, shaping your schedule at SUNY Old Westbury can be a challenge. Needing some classes or electives to fulfill your requirements while keeping that high GPA? Then look no further! Here are the top ten easiest courses at SUNY Old Westbury.

1. PY2720: Psychology of the Gender

The best classes are those where you can apply personal experience and reason to. This class provides students a chance to utilize their common sense, learn from a variety of materials (such as movies and readings about research findings), and take away life lessons about gender that will change the way students look at gender roles and interaction.

2. MD2350: Acting

Ready for a curriculum that makes literature come to life? This is a four-credit course offered every semester that defines acting as an academic, emotional, and physical experience. This class is not lacking in opportunities to socialize and interact with your classmates. After all, you’ll have the chance to do improv, collaborate on one-act plays, and put on a final performance of these scenes at the end of the semester.

3. HI1240: Comparative Cultures 

A special feature of SUNY Old Westbury is that some classes exist online and this is one of them! This annually offered four-credit course will provide the students with a foundation for the study of cultures and current social issues from an anthropological perspective. In other words, you’ll be a human studying contemporary human culture across the globe.

4. MD1110: The Culturally Diverse Language of Dance – The Anatomy of Movement

Tired of sitting at desks all day and ready to get on your feet and move? In addition to being a blast, this class is also taught by Adjunct Lecturer of Dance Joya Powell! In the past, she has received the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer for her inspiring work.

5. PY2720: Modern Italian Civilization

There’s more to Italy than pizza and pasta. In this class consistency is key. Most work in this class will include journal entries based on lectures given in class, so attendance is important.

6. MA 1010: Powertrack Math

This two-credit course is provided every semester and is taught by laidback teachers who go above and beyond to ensure your success (not to mention free tutoring is available in the Mathematics Learning Center). Topics include introductory Algebra, linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations, exponents, polynomials and factoring, and systems of equations. No need to be intimidated, this class with definitely prepare you math proficiency in college, regardless of your major!

7. EL3600: U.S. Literature I – Colonial Period to Civil War

Looking to dive into a literature class where almost everything is familiar? Anyone who took a class in American History in high school will feel comfortable during this course. The curriculum pulls from the reading of the works of Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, and Frederick Douglas. This is a four credit course is provided every Fall.

8. HI3950: Philosophy of Religion

Especially if you grew up in New York, one comes across people of diverse backgrounds every day. During this course, you’ll build upon what you already know so you’ll finally know what yin and yang are all about. This four-credit course will explore topics in a variety of religions you may be familiar with already like Christianity, Judaism, and Islam and will ask you to approach them from a philosophical perspective.

9. BU5880: Brand Theory and Strategy

For the average person who is always up to date with the latest trends or attentive of big brand advertising campaigns, this class may be re-enforcing concepts that you may have already known about. This four-credit course offered every semester focuses on how brands are created and managed within the marketing process. Without a doubt, this would not only be a class that would help your GPA but also provides you with knowledge of a process you can observe in our everyday lives.

Jessica Allen

My name is Jessica and I love travelling and blogging! I really enjoy writing tips and advice for university students! Hopefully my articles help you with your university life!

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