Originally Posted by luna
I am planning to do Honours in Life Sciences and so I have some pretty tough courses and need some really easy electives. So far, I chose Health Studies 1AA3 because I heard it was pretty easy, not much work load (except for couple of assignments and quizes) and especially NO EXAM. I also took English 1A03 because I like this course and have done exceptionally well in it in high school. But I don't know if this course will be easy so whoever can tell me something about English 1AA3, it will be great help.
But can someone give me a list of some other easy electives as well for first year students in social sciences, humanities, linguistics, classics, or any related programs. Please help and thank you
, just thought I'd give you a heads up about health studies. I took the course as well in first year because there was no final. I'm still really glad I took it, but I will say I did not enjoy the course at all. It wasn't as easy as I would have liked it to be because it was too subjective. I like things very black and white and this course was too subjective for me. However, the prof (Dr. Penner) is pretty amusing and the videos you watch are usually pretty okay and even sometimes entertaining. I'd definitely stay in it because it's so hard to find a spot in, but just thought I'd let you know a bit about it because I was kind of let down when I realized the material was easy but the tests had weird questions, like things it seems no one remembers from class or that you never read about. However, he typically curves and it's not difficult to get a great mark.
In terms of easy courses, I found Geography 1HA3 easy. The labs are 2 hours, once per week and boring, but the work is really easy and the prof I had was awesome (Dr. Peace, he's great). There are a few assignments but they are very easy. Also, I found the only reason to do most of the readings was so you could answer bonus questions on midterms and the final.
Two other easy courses were Labours studies 1A03 and 1C03. 1C03 had one essay, one midterm and one final, while 1A03 had two essays and one final (both courses having tutorials as well). I found 1C03 better, while 1A03 had a lot more history involved. However, both were straightforward and the exams had no multiple choice. What I liked about the one midterm and finals was that they gave you, say 15 terms and asked you to choose 10 and define them; I'm not sure if you work well that way, but I find it's easier to earn marks that way.
If you're not too fond of writing, Econ 1B03 or 1BB3 (Macro and Micro) are both interesting, have no writing except note taking, and lots of online assignments that you get multiple tries on. I found them interesting (even though they are required for commerce) and a lot of life sci and eng students took them.
Hope this helped a little!