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University of Michigan offers over 1000s of courses. Students struggle every year to find a class that could help them boost their GPA. To make life easier, here is a list of easy classes to take at UMich to help you get better grades!

1. ANTHRCUL 101 – Introduction to Anthropology

This introductory course exposes and explores the structures of inquiry characteristic of anthropology and surveys the field’s four subdisciplines (biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology), providing a first glimpse of the field’s overall context, history, present status, and importance. The principal aim of the course is to help students develop a coherent view of the essential concepts and methods that typify the discipline. 

2. LING 111 – Introduction to Language

We will deal with how languages are structured in terms of their sounds (or signs!), words, sentences and conversations. We’ll learn about kids acquiring language, brains using language, computers processing language and people building societies with language.

3. MUSICOL 121 – Introduction to the Art of Music

Musicology 121 offers an introduction to western art music from 1700 to the present.  The course aims to develop listening skills as well as an ability to think and to communicate effectively about music and sound.  

4. PHIL 160 – Moral Principles and Problems

This course introduces students to principles of moral philosophy, and provides them with an opportunity to apply what they learn to real-life situations. The overarching goal is to enable students to develop the conceptual resources and argumentative skills they need to think about controversial ethical issues in a critical way. 

5. PSYCH 111 – Introduction to Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind that is our common and unique inheritance as human beings. It is an exciting field, where our understanding of ourselves is constantly examined, challenged, and extended. The goals of this course are to familiarize students with basic psychological perspectives and theories, to consider the application of psychology to daily life, and to increase understanding of oneself and others

6. SOC 100 – Principles of Sociology

Sociology aims to explain the connection between structures and individual’s lives. We will begin by focusing on identities and inequalities and then explore how people interact with institutions such as the media and the state.

7. ASTRO 142 – From the Big Bang to the Milky Way

This course will trace our progress in understanding the nature of the Universe from the early Greeks to today, with emphasis on our current understanding based on Einstein’s relativity. The Big Bang Theory will be presented and origin of matter will be traced from the formation of atoms, to the formation of the first stars, to the build-up of galaxies such as the Milky Way.

8. EDUC 118 – Introduction to Education

This course will introduce students to the role of education in today’s world. Topics will include the implications for schooling our increasingly diverse population; principles of how kids learn; ways schools facilitate student achievement (or not); and the changing nature of literacy in the information age.

9. EARTH 201 – Introduction Physical Geography

This course emphasizes the scientific processes and principles behind global environmental problems. Topics include global biogeochemical cycles, human population, ecosystem management, biogeography, ecological restoration, soil-water-air pollution, environmental health, and energy resources.

10. EARTH 113 – Planets and Moons

A current survey of the geology of the solar system in light of the extraordinary advances in planetary exploration during the past decade. Historical development of geological ideas about the solar system, including processes on earth and those of other bodies in the solar system.

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