At the University of San Francisco, it is not particularly easy to get the kind of grades you want. But there are some easy classes you could take to boost your GPA and at the same time have fun learning. Here is the list of 10 of the easiest courses offered at the University of San Francisco.
1. ART 106 – PAINTING FOR NON-MAJORS
Painting for Non-Majors is the exploration of painting space and illusion through light and colour as related through acrylic painting. The examination of traditional and experimental methods of painting will be explored with regards to image making. The acquisition of technique and style within painting will provide students the foundation for discovering their unique self-expression.
2. DANC 160 – THE ART OF WALKING
This class examines how we map urban identities (the city, its neighbourhoods, and individuals) through own bodily experiences (moving, seeing, hearing, tasting, feeling). Over the semester, we will use a variety of artistic strategies to ask how the city serves as a canvas, page, or stage for artistry, how it acts as a dynamic character in artistic creation, and how the act of walking itself becomes a creative one.
3. ART 103 – DRAWING FOR NON-MAJORS
In this course, students will cultivate observational skills and learn to use drawing tools, such as pencils, charcoal and ink to create drawings on a variety of traditional 2-dimensional surfaces. Technical aspects of the course will cover composition, shape, contrast, texture and gesture as they relate to the history of the medium. Field trips to museums and other resources will supplement readings and studio based assignments.
4. PHIL 110 – GREAT PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS
An introduction to classic texts of philosophy, focused on major philosophical issues including the problem of knowledge, the existence of God, the mystery of evil, free choice vs. determinism, and the essence of human nature.
5. ART 100 – ART APPRECIATION
The course provides an understanding of the methods of identifying, interpreting, and evaluating ideas in the creative arts. Areas covered include art’s functions, the visual elements and principles of design, the styles of art, and the art object.
6. ENVA 109 – ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
This course introduces students to environmental studies by focusing on social science approaches to understanding the human causes of environmental change. Sociological, psychological, anthropological, historical, economic, political, and moral perspectives are examined. The concept of the ‘tragedy of the commons’ is used to highlight the social factors underlying environmental problems.
7. DANC 150 – DANCE APPRECIATION
The course provides an overview of theatre, dance, and musical theatre focusing on the current state of the arts, but also examining their roots and possible futures. Areas covered include scenography, costuming, movement, acting and directing, forms of dance, choreography, theatre and dance criticism.
8. MUS 101 – MUSIC APPRECIATION
A general introduction to the history and genres of music as these developed in Europe and America from the middle Ages through the 20th Century.
9. SOC 150 – INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
This course introduces students to the basic concepts, theories, and methods in sociology. It surveys such issues as: culture, socialization, family, social inequality, race and ethnicity, sexism, deviance, and social change.
10. PSYC 101 – GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
This course introduces the methods, facts, and theories of modern psychology. Survey of learning, motivation, development, personality, abnormal and social behaviour.