In search of classes that will ease the rigorous stress of college and at the same time boost your GPA and enlighten you in Western Kentucky University? Look no further. We have curated a list of 10 fun and easy classes that will help you out at WKU.
1. DANC 103 – Foundations of Dance Technique
Introduction to dance course designed for students with no dance experience or very limited exposure. Focuses on the fundamentals of dance technique from a ballet perspective.
2. FILM 105 – Film Appreciation
A study of the basic elements and techniques of the film medium, designed to increase the student’s understanding and appreciation of the motion picture both as a communication medium and as an art form. A number of film masterpieces will be viewed and analysed.
3. COMM 240 – Effective Listening
Studies contextual, psychological and logical bases of listening and training in listening for comprehension, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Focuses on critical listening skills in face-to-face, mediated, interactive and public settings.
4. ART 105 – History of Art to 1300
A selective chronological study of the visual arts from prehistoric through Gothic times. The course is designed as an introduction to the basic terminology and problems of art history and to methods of analysing and interpreting individual works of art.
5. CNS 110 – Human Relations
Theory, concepts and skills necessary to increase self-awareness and improve relationships in social and academic settings. Processes of managing the problems of everyday life including conflict and social demands.
6. AFAM 410 – African American Music
A survey of selected musical styles created and developed by African Americans from the 17th to the 20th century: spirituals, blues, popular music forms (e.g., soul, reggae, rap music). Emphasis will be placed on the historical factors and sociocultural trends that influenced the development of African American music.
7. CSJ 200 – Introduction to Social Justice
An introductory study of theories, concepts and strategies of social justice, including individual action, policy, advocacy, and collective action
8. FLK 276 – Introduction to Folklore
An introduction to the study of folk tradition in different contexts, focusing on the concepts of folk group, cultural relativism, fieldwork, meaning and function, and the genres of folk narrative, folksong, folk custom and traditional material culture.
9. FACS 191 – Child Development
Study of the prenatal and postnatal factors that influence the physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development of children. Implications and applications of concepts learned are stressed. Practical experiences provided in a field setting; students are responsible for arranging their own transportation.