In honor of the topic below... what does everyone think about this topic? I'd say my easiest class was Marriage & the Family (it was a Soc class, I don't remember the number) or the 1 credit Geosci class I took Senior year to get to 120 credits.
Easiest Class at U-M?
That was the 1 credit Geosci class I took senior year to get to 120... however it was not the easiest class I had.
I'm gonna go with Linguistics 111.
Something about different "eras"- i.e. Mesozoic, Paleozoic, etc etc. It was a 30 question multiple choice final and that's it.
I needed one last credit to graduate, so I was looking for the easiest class I could find. I took Communications 111- Introduction to the Computer. At the time I was working at Circuit City, and had worked for 3 years at Ulrich's Electronics. I had also built my own computer, so I figured it was an easy A. I was correct. The first day was geared towards teaching you how to create a folder and upload content via FTP to your University account.
I did the same thing except for engineering you need 128 credits. I took GEOSCI 114 - Coral Reefs and 115 - Global Warming.
I took Coral Reefs during an otherwise-nightmarish semester, and I don't think I attended even once. I'm pretty sure I didn't, in fact - because I didn't find out about the weekly quizzes worth (cumulatively) 10 or 15% of the grade, until I was trying desperately to print the slides off CourseTools the night before the final.
Anyway, 3 or 4 hours with the .ppt's, and I aced the shit out of that exam.
Any of my classes this semester:
Biology of sex (Bio 116)
Evolution of life (Bio 107)
Microbial World (Env 175)
I love being a senior done w/ my major.
I bet you like drinking on sunday nights too?
Linguistics 111 was a breeze, as was psych 111. Classic civ, on the other hand, was a bitch.
ClCiv 102 was the easiest class I've taken at the U outside of Orgo I lab with Dr. Nolta.
CLCIV102 was easy, but the biggest joke ever is CLCIV372 Sport and Daily Life in Ancient Rome. Didn't do any readings, stopped going to lecture. A+.
To any future engineers, I strongly recommend taking this as your sequence. Both of these classes were a breeze.
Jim Carty, is that you? Just kidding, never took it but heard the same. Although people seemed to like it.
I'm talking it right now and it's such a joke
Anthro 101 immediately came to mind when I saw the topic.
Especially if you're taking it with Fricke. The man's amazing to listen to but his class is a bit of a joke considering he'll give you the questions on the exam if you just ask.
Then the conversation starts and ends with "Aids and other infectious diseases" or something similarly named.
This is beyond debate, friends.
It was almost impossible to not get an A.
I had Psych 401 with John Hagen. It was as easy as that whole Ann Arbor News "bombshell" would lead you to believe any class with Hagen was.
Party time for a science major. My B School wannabe friends hated it.
What class is Econ 201?
Also, if that is 102, that class isn't too hard, but it is in no way the easiest class at the university.
If anyone's taken the RA class (Psych 405, I think), you sit around and talk about diversity for like 2 hours a week. Probably the easiest thing I've taken
Econ 201 was "Intro to Micro Economics" back in the mid 80's. Required class for Econ majors and B-School applicants.
For soc 390 it was a 3 credit pass/fail course that simply called for 40 hours of community service with a majority of it at a specified sight plus a paper at the end. Easy 3 credit class.
Intro to comparative politics involved the professor reading directly off his lecture slides that were posted online. I didn't get many A's in college but I got one in PoliSci 140 without going to class more than 3 times.
...with Ron Inglehart in the Natural Science Auditorium? It was 9-10 am MWF when I took it--it was always super dark and his voice is super calm and narrator-like. It was impossible to stay awake!
I took it with goldman or golder (pretty sad I can't remember his name since I had two classes with him). He did speak always speak very highly of Inglehart tho and I missed not having a class with im as I hear he was a great professor
I took another class with Inglehart--an Honors seminar on modernization, cultural change and democracy (I wasn't in the Honors college but somehow got an override into his class.)
His theory of cultural modernization and democratization/World Values Survey is actually super famous and really interesting. You should check it out if you have some extra time:
Thanks I'll check it out seeing as I have plenty of extra time on my hands
I had Inglehart for PS 140. Brilliant man, but the combination of his voice and the early hour made me pass out too.
I had Inglehart for PoliSci 140 in like 2003. DAMN I'm old...
And yeah, he was sleep-inducing back then as well.
I forget who I took the class with, I think Inglehart, but the guy stood up on the desk and made Japanese dive bomber noises at some point and then faked flying around the room for like 10 minutes.
Pass/Fail and I tutored for 3 hours a week at Community High School. I was in the student lounge the entire time, and played euchre with students all the time. There were a couple of girls who would flirt with me the entire time I was there, but I didn't desire to spend the next 20 years of my life back in Jackson.
Armenian Studies (AAPTIS) 274 with Kevork Bardakjian and NERS 211 with Ronald Fleming. For AAPTIS 274, all you had to do was write two papers, regardless of quality, and you were guaranteed an A. You didn't even have to show up to class. Same with NERS 211, except there were two exams instead of two papers, one of which was a take-home.
Sports and Daily Life in Ancient Rome. You study for definitions like it's a 7th grade social studies class.
I had problems with 7th grade social studies. Prolly cuz my teacher was a huge doucher tho. I think.
my wife took the AIDS class and she said it was a joke.
I took several that were fairly easy:
Sports & life in Ancient Rome
I thought Physics 242 (the precursor to the 340-390 sequence) wasn't that bad. modern physics, basically.
Math 417 (linear algebra) was flat-out cake.
Math 451 (MultiVar Calc) was also cake.
Anthro 101 was also easy
I took the Amcult Aids in America class as well. Interesting class and really really easy.
Nerd Alert. Yeah, those 400 level U of M math classes are soooo easy...
"Easiest" is dependent on the eyes of the beholder, right?
I, too, thought Math 417 was relatively easy. Basically, you solved for variables of a sequence of equations. In mathematics, this is about as strait forward as it gets. If Math is your thing, this is probably one of the easiest on the campus.
However, I didn't offer it up in this thread as I know there were people in the class who thought it was complicated.
I have to agree. I don't recall doing too much for Physics242, and I also thought Math451 was pretty easy.
One of my hallmates was in the same physics class, though, and I don't think he thought it was too easy. And I didn't know too many (read: any) other engineers who took more math than they had to.
But, I like physics and math.
Criminology... But that may have something to do with my mind.
Any seminars, psych classes, attics (cultural) in poland or something similar..
I forget the number, but it was the Psych Peer Advising practicum. Most of the responsibilities involved sitting at a desk and giving students common-sense scheduling advice. Then we got to meet as a group and talk about how we made a difference. Awesome.
Public speaking was a very easy class but it was also one of the most useful.
I miss college.
Come take my Chem 463 exam for me tomorrow night then
this is the easy class thread. Chem 463 is way beyond me haha
Took that class after being anally raped by EECS grad classes for 3 semesters. I had a job, I had a TA, I sure as hell wasn't going to put myself through 80 hrs/week EECS torture sessions. Best decision ever. One hour of work per for 3 credits and an A :)
Is that Science & Technology Policy with Jim Duderstadt and Homer Neal? That class was super easy and pretty interesting.
Yup. That was the "Dude" class. Good times :) Apparently you can take the class TWICE for credit. I didn't know this when I started grad school. Could have used an additional GPA boost from this class.
That class was great. I would always make note of it in interviews and talk about seeing the bigger picture and use some paper or one of the few lectures attended to make points. I liked how they would make an effort to put everything online so you didn't have to show up at 8am. Def one of the best classes as far as input and result.
REES ?490?- Rock Kills Communism
1-credit mini-course on Polish rock music in the 1970's and 1980's as it related to anti-communism and youth culture. Totally awesome class. Piotr Westwalewicz got in front of the class the first day and said "This is the easiest and the most fun class you will take at the University of Michigan. And I am proud to give it to you."
We had to download 4 CD's of music to listen to, and I still listen to them a lot to this day. Best course I took at Michigan.