10 of the Easiest Classes at the UMD

University of Minnesota Duluth

One of the most significant issues as an undergrad is not knowing what to do while getting used to school life. Which creates lost time and effort that ought to have been invested into your studies. If you are in a dilemma about which classes to improve your grades, this post is for you. Let us take a look at ten easy classes to enrol in at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

1. AAAS 1101 – Introduction to Black Caribbean Studies

Study of the peoples and cultures of the Black Caribbean; impact of colonization; the evolution, form and content of Black Caribbean cultures, societies and institutions. A survey of the socioeconomic and political development and transformation of the nation-states of the Black Caribbean. Cultural reproductions of Caribbean racial and ethnic identities. Survey of the Caribbean diaspora; Caribbean social and political thought. Relationship with the United States, Britain, and Canada. Inter-Caribbean geopolitical relationship.

2. ANTH 3300 – Energy, Culture and Society

This course takes a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary view of energy.  It examines the history of energy generation and use in the US with attention to economic and ecological systems as well as cultural assumptions asking how did the US grow to be the largest consumer of energy in the history of the world?  By studying case studies of electrification in the global north and south; post-Fukushima nuclear energy politics in Japan and Germany; the impact of global gas and oil markets on local US communities, and the growth of renewable energy, this course aims to give students methods, tools and perspectives to understand, critique, and ultimately influence (personal and societal) assumptions, policies, economics, and technical systems surrounding energy generation and use.

3. WS 3001 – Gender Relations in the Global South

Using comparative historical, political, socioeconomic and feminist perspectives this course critically examines how factors such as colonialism, imperialism, and globalization continue to impact, construct, and reconstruct gender relations in post-colonial cultures with adverse consequences for women in Third World countries. It also examines how conditions in Third World countries are shaped by global economic systems, which lead to massive migrations of Third World women into the United States. It critically evaluate the concepts of universal subordination, particularly, a consciousness which categories women in the Global South as “overall victims,” the other, or exotic.

4. CC 3117 – Functional Anatomy and Sport Injury Management

Functional anatomy, care and prevention of sport injuries, emergency care and external support application. Principles and techniques appropriate for coaches, recreational personnel, pre-professional physical therapists and nurses.

5. ENED 1000 – Introduction to Environmental and Outdoor Education

Overview of outdoor education, including outdoor recreation, environmental education and adventure education, will be explored. The structure and role of outdoor education in contemporary society will be considered.

6. HIST 1304 – US History Part I: 1607-1877

Evolution of the United States from colonial origins into a modern nation. Frontier and agrarian heritage, constitutional development, emergence of modern U.S. political system, expansion of democracy, and cultural diversity. Colonial period to 1877.

7. HIST 3243 – Europe in Crisis in the 20th Century

This course focuses on the turbulent history of Europe in the 20th century, particularly the causes, development, and consequences of the First and Second World Wars. It will explore the world wars as global phenomena and consider the ways in which these events have shaped contemporary geopolitics and the international world order. The course will address the political, military, cultural, economic and social transformations that characterized this period and influence our society today.

8. PHIL 1003 – Ethics and Society

Classic theories addressing questions of whether morality is subjective or objective, cultural relativism versus universal rules, how right and wrong should be determined. Moral issues such as euthanasia, the environment, population and birth control, nuclear deterrence, alternative life styles, and capital punishment in their international dimension.

9. WRIT 1120 – College Writing

Instruction and practice in developing information literacy and skills in critical thinking, argumentation, revision, and documentation to prepare students for writing tasks they will encounter throughout college, work, and the rest of their lives. Course assignments present challenges designed to hone competence and confidence in making writing decisions for any audience, purpose, or genre.

10. SW 1000 – Introduction to Social Welfare

Contemporary social welfare problems and the historical development of social services programs designed to address them. Complex social problems, such as poverty, homelessness and child maltreatment examined, as well as the response of social institutions, social policies, and the profession of social work to these problems. Social justice issues and the role of citizen involvement to create change.

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