Every year, several students look for exciting and easy courses to take to boost their GPA. At Williams College, there are easy classes that students can take alongside core courses that will upgrade their GPA and enlighten them. Here are 10 of the Easiest courses at Williams College for a well-balanced curriculum.
1. ASTR 101 (F) Stars – From Suns to Black Holes
For the new era of “multi-messenger astronomy” (not only light and its like but also particles from space and gravitational waves): What makes a star shine? For how long will the Sun keep shining, and what will happen to it then? What are black holes, and how can they form?
2. BIOL 101 (F) – The Cell
This course investigates cell structure and function as a consequence of evolutionary processes, and it stresses the dynamic properties of living systems. Topics include introducing biological molecules and enzyme action, membrane structure and function, energy exchange and design of metabolic systems, expression of genetic information, cell signalling, cell trafficking, the cell cycle, and cancer.
3. BIOL 133 (F) – Biology of Exercise and Nutrition
This class, intended for the non-scientist, focuses on the impact of exercise and nutrition on the human body. We will discuss topics such as how different types of training influence exercise performance, the changes in the cardiovascular system during an exercise routine; the inherent limits of the body to perform aerobic and anaerobic tasks; and the long-term health consequences of a lifetime of activity of inactivity.
4. CHIN 101 – (F) Basic Chinese
An introduction to Mandarin, the language with the most significant number of native speakers globally, which is the national language of China and Taiwan, and one of the official languages of Singapore. Course objectives are for the student to develop simple, practical conversational skills and acquire basic proficiency in reading and writing at about the 200-character level.
5. CLAS 101 – Greek Literature: Performance, Conflict, Desire
In the Iliad, Paris’ desire for the famously beautiful Helen leads to the Trojan War. The devastating conflict between the Trojans and the Greeks retold and reimagined time and again in ancient Greek literature.
6. COMP 117 (F) – Introduction to Cultural Theory (WS)
This course has a clear purpose. If you had signed up for a biology course, you would know that you were about to embark on the systematic study of living organisms. If you were registered for a course on the American Civil War, you would know that there had been an armed conflict between the northern and southern states in the 1860s.
7. CSCI 102 (F) – The Socio-Techno Web (QFR)
This course introduces many fundamental concepts in computer science by examining the social aspects of computing. As more and more people use the technologies and services available via the Internet, online environments like Facebook, Amazon, Google, Twitter, and blogs flourish.
8. DANC 100 (F) – Foundations in Dance
This course introduces the fundamentals of dance history and techniques focusing on Ballet, Modern dance and African dance and music genres. Regular physical work that provides experience in dance technique, reading, discussion about cultural context and significant innovators, viewing media, live performance and writing about dance is required.
9. ECON 107 (F) – Inequality in a Classless Society: The Soviet Experiment and its Aftermath (DPE)
All societies have to come up with some way of distributing wealth and income. In turn, individuals and groups in these societies grapple with, justify, and contest their place in the social and economic hierarchy. Complex as they are, such processes are all the more pressing in societies built on the explicit promise of economic equality, as was the case in the USSR and socialist Eastern Europe.
10. AFR 283 (F) – Black Queer Looks: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary African-American Film
In this course, we will foreground questions around visibility and memory. We will explore representations of Black queer bodies in experimental, documentary and narrative films. This course will engage foundational texts from Black Queer Studies. We will pair texts with film to examine the various relationships between art and scholarship. You will also be asked to think about yourself as a filmmaker.