Shows up on my transcript as "RC 1 DIV 351 - Special Topics". As I recall, you basically wrote a few papers about yourself and shared them with other people in the class. .. and you had to take it pass/fail.
Easiest Class at U-M?
Stats 402, or 405, or one of those that sounds upper level but was actually quite easy. I had to take the final a day early b/c I had a medical school interview. I got an A+ in that class, not an A mind you, an A+ b/c I had 99% overall or something. I think I studied about 20 min the whole semester.
Also, I agree Anthro 101 was easy. I took the midterm still drunk from the night before and got 88% or something, which is about the same proof as the stuff I was drinking the night before.
Is that what Stats 350 is now? You could have your final count for like 90% of your grade.
You are seriously smart. I had to take Stats 402 twice. Miss a class and it started to look like Chinese caligraphy.
i had two finals in one day, and one of them was in IOE 265 (statistics). I pulled an all nighter studying for the other course. Then, in the hour between the two finals, I studied for this course's final. I got a 99%. Easiest class I took since 8th grade.
I can't remember the number, but the course was read a book (or not) and write a paper. You gave yourself a grade at the end. The professor is no longer at M anymore if I remember correctly. Lots of A's in that course.
Brent Petway was in my Musicology 123 class, history of popular music, which I got an A+ in. He rarely showed up, but I assume he still passed. If Brent Petway can do it, you can do it.
Also I missed the first two weeks of intro to astronomy, including the first exam, and I still got an A+. Do that course.
Accounting for non-accounting majors (granted I took it for pass/fail credit).. Somehow I passed even though I knew nothing. Also I took a grad level class that was a general enegineering course about entrepreneurship and that class was also a joke because all of the undergrads (all 3 of us) just pretty much had to show up to class and got an A in a 500 level ENGR class.
Just for taking the non-major accounting class. I, on the other hand, was stupid enough to take the general accounting (known as "weed them out") when I didn't have to, on the advice of a so- called friend. I may well have killed 10 million brain cells trying to keep up with the material on half or less of the time that the accounting geeks were spending per week.
This is an upcoming class, but the German department needs enrollment numbers so they're going to have some 100 or 200 level minicourse on German Beer. Yes, an entire course on beer.
I think they said it will drop the Fall.
First discussion section, the TA says that 30% of our grade would be based on participation...but that she realized some of us were shy so she wouldn't penalize us if we didn't say anything. This was a 300 level class too...
GEO 105: Dinosaurs, was absolutely ridiculous. Beyond easy, but disappointingly, we only talked about glaciers and some earth crust movements. I created a project for that class that looked like it was done by a 4th grader.
Also, AmCult 20-something: History of American Music. Not so much because the class was easy; it was and also very interesting. Moreso because the professor was batshit crazy. She was having nervous breakdowns every other lecture and told us wayyyy too much about her personal life.
At the Law School--Race, Gender, and Affirmative Action.
The name is misleading, you don't learn any employment or education law.
The whole course is a 'justification' for affirmative action programs. On the final you can literally get away with writing things like "racism stains the land it happened on, so even if new people now live there the stain must be cleansed by affirmative action". Full points.
The most easy class in the whole law school. The most easy class in the whole University. No thought or study required at all.
I took acting 102 with Jerry Schwiebert and it was by far the easiest class. We never acted. He taught us how to give foot massages so that we would feel more grounded on stage. It ended up being a massage class designed to help us with how we carried ourselves onstage. Didn't learn a thing about acting, but my wife loves the foot massages.
Now that I think about it, I also played in the Men's Basketball pep band which was a credit. We rarely rehearsed. Sadly it was during the Ellerbee/Amaker years, but we got free Nike clothes and watched the games up close. Not a bad class if you can actually play an instrument. I never did Marching Band because of the time commitment, but auditions for the pep bands are open to anybody. I was at Michigan from 1999-2004 so this might have changed, but they actually paid us $50 per game to play for the women's team.
were Research Methods-SM 349 (especially with Rodney Fort) and of course Basic First Aid-PHYSED 216...doesn't get any easier than that.
Future Worlds, in the Geography Department. What Geography Department, you ask? The one the University shut down in 1981.
The course coordinator, Michael Naimark, who has gone on to some fame as an Internet wise man, was an undergraduate at the time. (The 70s were like that.)
The main requirement of the course was to help build a geodesic dome on the diag in time for Earth Day. I sat in the dome for an hour or two after it was built.
Another requirement was to write a letter to yourself, seal and stamp it, for delivery five years in the future. I was pretty freaked out when an envelope addressed to me in my handwriting containing a blank sheet of paper showed up in my mailbox in 1980.
And for all that, I got an A.
Every day physics 106, don't think twice and it's actually 3 credits.. You feel like you're in 7th grade ..