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bart
12-27-2002, 02:39 PM
alright, so, most marks on in, must get them higher now, what are some really good easy gpa boosters.... list them!

boi-alien
12-27-2002, 02:51 PM
econ 201/203 with holden or tracy

filmstudies don't remember the number

cpsc201

oh yea engg 249 how could i forget!! :p

bart
12-27-2002, 02:56 PM
well i took both econs already, for me, not gpa boosters, lol.
someone i know mentioned coms363, any more?

bol
12-27-2002, 02:57 PM
invest in a pair of knee-pads :confused:

bart
12-27-2002, 02:59 PM
Originally posted by bol
invest in a pair of knee-pads :confused:

:rofl: sorry, i dont think that will be a good investment.

bol
12-27-2002, 02:59 PM
Originally posted by suffeks


:rofl: sorry, i dont think that will be a good investment.


hey they'll hold better value than my stocks =[

kenny
12-27-2002, 03:00 PM
The following four courses are easy A / A- courses! Enjoy!

ECON311 = playing with MS Excel (no econ involved)

COMS363 = writing very simple essays (VERY simple) MUST take with B. Hatton

LTSO309 / TOUR309 = learn about the tourism industry

GNST341 = Basic Computer / Internet Shit

ninjak84
12-27-2002, 03:06 PM
English 1900!

I wrote my final paper on the Abflug Supra for God's sakes, and I still got a 91% on it!
A friend told me if I wrote it, I would fail for sure, and I figured "why not"?

Weapon_R
12-27-2002, 03:58 PM
This is great!

Good for last year to boost up your GPA scores to find jobs or get into graduate schools

EG STyLeZ
12-27-2002, 04:00 PM
econ201/203.. soo easy

Redlyne_mr2
12-27-2002, 04:04 PM
do they offer any drama courses..I took drama for non drama students that was fun and any french language classes are a breeze..for us french people of course:D

davidI
12-27-2002, 04:25 PM
I heard there was a rock for jocks course and an easy ass music history course...anyone know about these? I want to take them!

bart
12-27-2002, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by kenny
The following four courses are easy A / A- courses! Enjoy!

ECON311 = playing with MS Excel (no econ involved)

COMS363 = writing very simple essays (VERY simple) MUST take with B. Hatton

LTSO309 / TOUR309 = learn about the tourism industry

GNST341 = Basic Computer / Internet Shit

alright, thanks i will look into those, i'm already signed up for econ311.

FiveFreshFish
12-27-2002, 06:20 PM
Do they still have GERM 305?

When I took it, almost half the class got an A; the rest were A- to C-... nothing lower.

mischief
12-27-2002, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by crxboi
econ 201/203 with holden or tracy

filmstudies don't remember the number

cpsc201

oh yea engg 249 how could i forget!! :p

ENGG 249 is a great GPA booster if your GPA is like a 1.0.

COMS 363 with Morrow is an easy A.

boi-alien
12-27-2002, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by mischief


ENGG 249 is a great GPA booster if your GPA is like a 1.0.

COMS 363 with Morrow is an easy A.

no no u got that wrong, it's a GPA booster if you've got a 0.01 GPA

kaput
12-27-2002, 11:21 PM
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bart
12-27-2002, 11:31 PM
ya, well i need to do good this semester, or i'll be going on a 1 year vacation, per u of c recommendations, ahahah. ****!

Weapon_R
12-28-2002, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by suffeks
ya, well i need to do good this semester, or i'll be going on a 1 year vacation, per u of c recommendations, ahahah. ****!


Haha did Miller give it to you in the ass in Econ?

bart
12-28-2002, 01:44 AM
nah, i did ok, lol. i will see if i can get my bad midterm forgotten, lol.

B18C
12-28-2002, 02:09 AM
CPSC 201 (or maybe it's 203) - intro to computers

Here's the winner boys: Geography of latin america (forget the number). Dr. Callaghan (sp?) uses the same tests every year. There is no final. And the best part is that it is a 300 level course (no pre-reqs) so it doesn't even count as a junior course.

kenny
12-28-2002, 05:23 AM
Oh shit I forgot Rocks for Jocks GLGY209

and

GERM305 is now pretty hard, they have changed the course. (if this is the one where you used to just have to translate stuff from German -> English)

James
12-28-2002, 05:34 AM
See, I think its Reasons like this that some people dont appreciate a University Education. Taking absolutely useless courses to boost your GPA? Sure its easy marks...but whats the point in getting an "education" when your cheating yourself by taking bullshit courses? is there something im not seeing here?:dunno:...

Weapon_R
12-28-2002, 06:09 AM
Originally posted by James
is there something im not seeing here?:dunno:...

Yes. Most degrees only need about 15-20 core courses.

That leaves 20-25 courses. If you take the gpa boosters, you can boost your marks and have a better gpa at graduation, which will help you get a job.

James
12-28-2002, 07:36 AM
Originally posted by Weapon_R


Yes. Most degrees only need about 15-20 core courses.

That leaves 20-25 courses. If you take the gpa boosters, you can boost your marks and have a better gpa at graduation, which will help you get a job.


I Figured there would be a catch to make me look like an idiot:rofl: ...didnt know the degree requirements:thumbsup:

eur0
12-28-2002, 12:24 PM
my knowledge in computers regressed by taking cpsc203 :banghead:

GTS Jeff
12-28-2002, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Weapon_R


Yes. Most degrees only need about 15-20 core courses.

That leaves 20-25 courses. If you take the gpa boosters, you can boost your marks and have a better gpa at graduation, which will help you get a job. doesnt u of c look at your prerequisite gpa as well as your overall gpa?

Ajay
12-28-2002, 05:30 PM
Easy GPA boosters?!

I got plenty to choose from cause that's all I did for the first two years at UofC!!

GEOG 213
CNST 333
ARKY 325
CPSC 213
ENGL 235

A buddy of mine was taking a 400 level History course this past semester that seems like it would be easy and kinda interesting at the same time...it's a course on pop culture. Said all they did was pretty much watch movies and analyze them. Gotta love post secondary!

Also COMS 201

Rydog
12-28-2002, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by kenny
Oh shit I forgot Rocks for Jocks GLGY209



yeah i took that one in 1994 (damn i'm old!) and it's a fuckin joke. i went to like half of the classes and still got an A noooo problem. seriously the easiest course on campus hands down, given that it's the same content as when I took it.
it's a no brainer trust me.

bart
12-28-2002, 06:41 PM
alright, how about courses without final exams?

Ajay
12-28-2002, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by suffeks
alright, how about courses without final exams?

Only course I took so far that didn't have a final exam was CNST 333. Had a take home final but you gotta make sure you take it this semester cause the dude that teaches it in the first semester is a slave driver apparently.

Friend of mine took it this past semester and he had to something like 3 papers, two commentaries, a midterm, and a final exam. Don't remember what my prof's name was but he was pretty chillin.

bart
09-05-2003, 11:35 AM
ok, lets bring this back to life. so whats available still, preferrably 300 level, and easy, and more to do with technology. quick! i took gnst341, eassssy, and someone said try mgis321 but thats full. i might try overloading.

thanks

sandman
09-05-2003, 11:49 AM
religious studies i heard is too easy, im taking it, and greek/roman history, im there next semester, taking anthropology too, but iono if its completelyty slack or u need a lil work, and latin 201?

girlRACER
09-05-2003, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by sandman
religious studies i heard is too easy, im taking it, and greek/roman history, im there next semester, taking anthropology too, but iono if its completelyty slack or u need a lil work, and latin 201?

200-level RELS courses are easy but I wouldn't say that 300-level ones are easy. They're a lot of work!

ANTH 311 is pretty easy and interesting...nothing to do with technology though.

HillBilly
09-05-2003, 03:33 PM
I got one

ENF 161 - Fluid Mechanics

If you like physics.. I got a 4.0 in it.

hampstor
09-22-2003, 05:36 PM
ECON311 is NOT easy with McRae, not only are his lectures useless, his 3 hour exams are soo complicated that if you make one screwup you're going to do piss poor. Ontop of that, if your choice for background/cell colours in your spreadsheet are not to his liking he massively kills your grade. I know very well, lost 25% on an exam because I did not use enough COLOURS. The next exam, I lost a 20% because I used too [email protected]#

bart
09-22-2003, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by hampstor
ECON311 is NOT easy with McRae, not only are his lectures useless, his 3 hour exams are soo complicated that if you make one screwup you're going to do piss poor. Ontop of that, if your choice for background/cell colours in your spreadsheet are not to his liking he massively kills your grade. I know very well, lost 25% on an exam because I did not use enough COLOURS. The next exam, I lost a 20% because I used too [email protected]#

i ended up withdrawling from this course, i made a complaint, and now i'm in 311 again but with tracey. i heard mcrae had many complaints against him during that class, so thats they only reason the econ dept. overloaded a course for me, other than that, they never overload courses no matter what.

his exams were out of class time, i had to work that day, so i told him a few weeks in advance i couldnt make it and needed to write it another time, he said: TUFFFFFFFFFF.

WTF?!?!?!

maybe i should take it further and get them to cover the cost of me re-taking the course?

wanna-be
09-23-2003, 10:19 AM
Originally posted by kenny
The following four courses are easy A / A- courses! Enjoy!

ECON311 = playing with MS Excel (no econ involved)

COMS363 = writing very simple essays (VERY simple) MUST take with B. Hatton

LTSO309 / TOUR309 = learn about the tourism industry

GNST341 = Basic Computer / Internet Shit



ECON311..is suppose to be hard..i've heard from lots o peeps
GNST341 i hear they changed it, but shoudl still be easy

my choices ...all of which i got an A

GERM 305 - reading german...no lectures...take dictionary in class - need i say more
CPSC 203 - how to turn on computer and save a word document
GEOG 389 - australia...so easy, the guy has been using the same tests for ( at least 5 years ) ..so find someone that has taken this class and get the old tests...they are the same...sorry i've scrapped all min
KNES 483 - its a business kines course...really easy..make sure its with Braun
MGIS 321-323 - i'm not sure..may only be open to BCOMM minors
PHIL 279

any MGIS course

thich
09-23-2003, 11:42 AM
i took most of the gpa boosters in my first year:

scopes for dopes - astronomy 205
rocks for jocks - glgy 209
desktops for dummies - cpsc 203 (so boring..)

other ones that i found a breeze were:

phil 201
econ 201/203
enti 381 is a breeze so far
htst209 (not sure anymore)

.....

if you're interested in East Asian studies, take east319 "East Asians in the Canadian Environment"... breeze course.

sml
09-23-2003, 12:40 PM
I dunno about you guys, but I believe that most employers (those who actually look at gpa), don't just look at your OVERALL gpa. They'll most likely look at your gpa for the revlevent courses that you took that would apply to the skills that might be involved in the job that you're applying for. Employers are not as stupid as you think they are, they don't immediately hire someone who has a 3.5GPA seeing that this person got 2.5gpa on 2 relevent courses and 3 bird courses at 4.0gpa... Unless you plan to be a geologist, an astronomer, or a history teacher, I say concentrate on getting higher marks in the relevent courses that you're planning to major in and screw all these stupid courses that noone will ever care that you've toke!

Shaolin
09-23-2003, 12:42 PM
Any of you guys taken Transportation Science 301 (Tran301) ??, I have never taken an easier course at the university in my life.. it made computer science 203 look hard.

GT2NV
09-23-2003, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by kenny



LTSO309 / TOUR309 = learn about the tourism industry

such a easy course:thumbsup:

thich
09-23-2003, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by sml
I dunno about you guys, but I believe that most employers (those who actually look at gpa), don't just look at your OVERALL gpa. They'll most likely look at your gpa for the revlevent courses that you took that would apply to the skills that might be involved in the job that you're applying for. Employers are not as stupid as you think they are, they don't immediately hire someone who has a 3.5GPA seeing that this person got 2.5gpa on 2 relevent courses and 3 bird courses at 4.0gpa... Unless you plan to be a geologist, an astronomer, or a history teacher, I say concentrate on getting higher marks in the relevent courses that you're planning to major in and screw all these stupid courses that noone will ever care that you've toke!

I agree with you, but most employers also ask like "why did you take these courses?". and I know i can honestly answer: "b/c i have an interest in these subjects"
i loved my East Asian history courses and all of those junior sciences i took were definitely to broaden my scope of knowledge.
i was just talking with a classmate about this and she said that taking courses you enjoy is a "luxury"... :thumbsup:
if you can definitely add it to your general span of knowledge, i don't see it as a reason for the employer to not hire you.

but i do agree that it's quite pointless if you aren't really going to apply those courses at all after you get the mark

bart
01-06-2004, 09:19 PM
its that time of year again! bumpidy bump...


can anyone give any insight on gnst300.15 i think it is, HISTORY OF THE INTERNET

sounds easy enough?

Weapon_R
01-06-2004, 09:32 PM
Al Gore invented the internet!

I'll add rels 347 with Ayse Tuzlak as a super GPA course booster!

Awesome prof too!

I'm enrolled in LTSO/TOUR309 this semester...

DJ Lazy
01-07-2004, 09:12 AM
Originally posted by kenny
The following four courses are easy A / A- courses! Enjoy!
ECON311 = playing with MS Excel (no econ involved)


Econ311 for me is International Trade.
you talking about the same course??:dunno:

Gainsbarre
01-07-2004, 09:15 AM
At the U of C..

Econ 321 is international trade.
and Econ 311 is financial/economic applications using spreadsheets.

kaput
01-07-2004, 02:22 PM
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Gainsbarre
01-07-2004, 11:16 PM
If you're not in the Haskayne School of Business at the U of C, try FNCE 343 (Personal Financial Management) with Larry Wood. He's a great guy/great prof. The course isn't REALLY easy, but all the exams are open book, and the material (estate planning, personal taxation, investments, and so on) is actually useful to know. Hell, I took the course even though I'm in the Haskayne School of Business and it won't count for credit towards my degree -- it was well worth the money.


:banghead:
Just a warning to all. Marketing (any course, whether it's MKTG 341 or 317) is NOT a GPA booster. The grading of the case studies that comprise of 40% of the midterm and final is excessively subjective, the multiple choice questions are very nit-picky (define something that is covered in two lines on page 600 and so on) and the term/group project is hell. If you're doing a minor in Management and Society, avoid MKTG 341 like the plague. And if you're in the Haskayne School of Business, be forwarned that MKTG 317 is the most dreadful core course you'll have to take (yes, it's MUCH worse than FNCE 317).

KLCC
01-08-2004, 02:16 AM
did anybody took RELS 333 - "Religious Perspectives on Death and Afterlife"

Does that consider a GPA booster?

hampstor
01-09-2004, 03:25 AM
Originally posted by Gainsbarre
At the U of C..

Econ 321 is international trade.
and Econ 311 is financial/economic applications using spreadsheets.


ECON321 is The Global Trading System
ECON425 is International Trade

ECON425 looks at a lot more such as the ricardian model, application of game theory into trade, comparative advantage etc.

girlRACER
01-09-2004, 03:47 AM
Originally posted by KLCC
did anybody took RELS 333 - "Religious Perspectives on Death and Afterlife"

Does that consider a GPA booster?

I took that course 2 years ago with Anne White. She is one of my favorite RELS profs. The course consisted of 1 midterm, 1 final and 1 essay. The tests were basically a straight regurgitation of the text and lecture...nothing too hard. For the essay we had to pick a religion and write about a specific focus on their perspective on death. I did well in that course.

As for a GPA booster it all really depends. If you are interested in that topic you will naturally put more effort into the essay which is one of the main components.

bart
01-09-2004, 12:39 PM
what about LING201?

bart
01-08-2006, 04:34 PM
bump! looking to add something still today :)

MGIS was good, i had it this past semester. COMS363 no stay clear. SOCI201, everyone got an A in basically, he gave us MC questions before each test, and if you got <80% he made you rewrite it LOL. but i dont think the uni was very happy, cause there is a big X on my infonet for that class, reason "prof didnt submit marks yet..." uh oh

Ramdawg
01-08-2006, 06:29 PM
Phil 249 with Gall is very tight, his midterm and final were from the book resource site!

bart
01-08-2006, 06:35 PM
dont need it, have phil279 already, thats a bad class, c- is a 70%...

pints
01-08-2006, 11:25 PM
LING 201 is alright, it's alot of reading and if you keep up with the practice questions the course is fairly easy.
GEOG 203 is definetly a joke. GEOG 201, 313,and 361 are all good to boost the GPA.
Any 300 level ARKY course is easy, provided you are interested in the topics covered.

KLCC
01-08-2006, 11:37 PM
Correct me if I am wrong?? but this post was originated from 2002, and now it is 2006...and you are still looking for booster course?? ...
:confused:

p.s. Totally disconnected from da U, so can't help you out there.

soupey
01-08-2006, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by davidI
I heard there was a rock for jocks course and an easy ass music history course...anyone know about these? I want to take them!

geol209


cpsc203 is a dirt easy course too

bart
01-09-2006, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by KLCC
Correct me if I am wrong?? but this post was originated from 2002, and now it is 2006...and you are still looking for booster course?? ...
:confused:


making it sound like its been 4 years, when only 3 :) gpa boosters never hurt :) you know, keep the topic updated for others :D

but ya, its been a long time already i guess.