10 Of The 'Easiest' Classes At UNC

If You're In The Market For Easy Classes At UNC-Chapel Hill, Here Are 10 Of The Best Ones I Could Find

There's no such thing as an easy class at UNC, but we can try our best to find one anyway.

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I think it's important to be honest with ourselves on one front: any class at UNC is going to present a challenge in some way. However, from my own experiences and in-depth research (i.e. casual chats with friends), I've scraped up some classes that are at least interesting.

If you're going to suffer, do it in the name of fascinating course topics!

1. HIST 110

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This has been highly recommended by a friend who assures me the class is very little work—just a couple of simple papers. Also, I hear the material (focused on Native American history and culture) is really enlightening.

2. MEJO 430

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This class is about personal finances, and it's not just interesting—it's extremely helpful if you're trying to learn to be an Adult.™ We all know we learned about two life skills in all four years of high school combined. Yikes.

3. RELI 104

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I took this as an online class and it was both interesting and manageable, work-wise. It's about the history of the New Testament, but you don't need to have any prior knowledge of Christianity. The textbook is by a UNC professor and it's super conversational and easy to understand.

4. MATH 118

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If you have to get your QR credit and you're running out of time, I guess I'd recommend this class. Is it easy? No. But it's passable, which is what we're going for.

5. PSYC 101

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I took the class as a first-year (I'm a junior now), and it was super engaging. As long as you go to class and pay attention (asking a lot, I know), you'll do fine.

Frankly, it's interesting to learn about the human brain. There's a lot going on up there, huh?

6. RELI 241

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I don't think this course is being offered next semester (Fall 2019), but keep it on your radar. It's about messianic movements in America, and it is fascinating. Also, the workload was super manageable (really short reflections on the reading for each unit, one four-page paper, and an open-note final).

7. ENGL 57

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Yeah, this is a first-year seminar, so only first-years can take it. But, and I cannot stress this enough, it was amazing. We watched and read a bunch of sci-fi classics and then analyzed episodes of "Black Mirror." Can you ask for better homework than that?

8. HNRS 326

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This is "translational skills," which is another Adulting™ class. It helps you build on your professional skills, like interviewing and editing your resume to perfection. Since the last one was just for first-years, this one is for every other group. Sophomores and up, only.

Also, I have it on good authority that they regularly serve pizza in class. 1.5 credit hours, pizza, and they teach you invaluable skills. What more could you possibly want?

9. SOCI 101

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I personally haven't taken this one, but it's been recommended to me as well. And I mean, it's an introductory class. Can't really go wrong with those as long as you steer clear of the chemistry and biology departments...right?

10. ENGL 210

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This is one of the easiest classes I've ever taken at UNC, and it was actually fun. The focus of the class is the American novel, and the professor is super enthusiastic about all the readings. With the exception of Faulkner's work, I found everything to be really readable and engaging.

That's all I got for now, folks. Feel free to let me know if another course definitely should have made it onto this list and didn't—I'm always open to new recommendations.

I wish you all the best with class registration this semester. May the ConnectCarolina gods be with you.

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To The Nursing Major During The Hardest Week Of The Year

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

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To the Nursing Major During Finals Week,

I know you're tired, I know you're stressed, and I know you feel like you can't go on. I know that no part of this seems fair, and I know you are by far the biggest critic of yourself. I know that you've thought about giving up. I know that you feel alone. I know that you wonder why in the world you chose one of the hardest college majors, especially on the days it leaves you feeling empty and broken.

But, I also know that you love nursing school. I know your eyes light up when you're with patients, and I know your heart races when you think of graduation. I know that you love the people that you're in school with, like truly, we're-all-in-this-together, family type of love. I know that you look at the older nurses with admiration, just hoping and praying that you will remain that calm and composed one day. I know that every time someone asks what your college major is that you beam with pride as you tell them it's nursing, and I know that your heart skips a beat knowing that you are making a difference.

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that a failed class doesn't mean you aren't meant to do this. I know that a 'C' on a test that you studied so. dang. hard. for does not mean that you are not intelligent. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

I know that nursing school isn't fair. I know you wish it was easier. I know that some days you can't remember why it's worth it. I know you want to go out and have fun. I know that staying up until 1:00 A.M. doing paperwork, only to have to be up and at clinicals before the sun rises is not fair. I know that studying this much only to be failing the class is hard. I know you wish your friends and family understood. I know that this is difficult.

Nursing school isn't glamorous, with the white lab coat and stethoscope. Nursing school is crying, randomly and a lot. Nursing school is exhaustion. Nursing school is drinking so much coffee that you lose track. Nursing school is being so stressed that you can't eat. Nursing school is four cumulative finals jam-packed into one week that is enough to make you go insane.

But, nursing school is worth it. I know that when these assignments are turned in and finals are over, that you will find the motivation to keep going. I know that one good day of making a difference in a patient's life is worth a hundred bad days of nursing school.

Keep hanging in there, nursing majors. It'll all be worth it— this I know, for sure.

So, if you have a nursing major in your life, hug them and tell them that you're proud of them. Nursing school is tough, nursing school is scary, and nursing school is overwhelming; but a simple 'thank-you' from someone we love is all we need to keep going.

Sincerely,

A third-year nursing student who knows

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Why Fordham Should Have a Safe Space Policy

On a campus committed to it's student's safety, why is emotional safety left out?

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Last year college Republicans were asked to leave Rodrigue's coffee house for provoking members by wearing pro-Trump attire within the shop. The reason they were asked to leave was because Rodrigue's upholds a "safe space" policy, which can be boiled down to the simple phrase: "No racism. No sexism. No homophobia." In the eyes of the members and patrons of Rod's, Trump embodied all of these things. Regardless of the politics of this specific incident, the phrase and policy seems redundant because this rhetoric can't possibly be allowed anywhere else on campus. Right?

As this incident made campus as well as national news Father McShane addressed the events in an e-mail to all students in which he made it clear he did not condone the approach of the College Republicans, as well as stated that Fordham has no official Safe Space policy and insinuated if it did this would silence voices on campus.

Let's examine what a safe space policy means and why it's important to so many members of the Fordham community. It simply means homophobic, sexist, and racist imagery and speech are not allowed. On a campus with racial minority, female, and queer students who chose to be members of the Fordham community as well as study here, live here, and pay obscene amounts of money to be a student, it does not make sense for these individuals to be subjected to abuses related to their identity. How can you focus in class when your professor misgenders you, a student makes a disparaging comment about your religion, or you fear for your physical safety due to the way you present yourself? Bigoted rhetoric is oppositional to academia.

Fordham is a private university, not a public one, and could easily legislate a basic safe space guideline on campus. I understand many of us that a safe space policy would protect do not experience outward aggression often, if at all, as the University does take steps to ensure our safety. So why no official policy? The answer is simple to me: money. Fordham receives hefty donations from conservative alumni whose own political ideology is contrary to the safe space policy. The choice to not outwardly support minority students is a decidedly economic and political one, despite Father McShane's plea for political peace on campus.

And what is wrong with silencing hateful voices? Tolerance is an incredibly important value, but should tolerance really extend to the intolerant? I found the logic behind not installing the policy as it would politically oppress individuals, incredibly interesting and telling. This means your politics are fatally bigoted and I would take a critical look at that. It's intrinsic to our perception of our school to remember that colleges are businesses and it is sometimes their prerogative to meet economic needs above the needs of their student body. However, this is hopeful. As patrons of this business, we can demand more of them and the most effective way to do this is economical. Invest money in places such as Rodrigue's to expand their voice, have your parents write letters to the school, tell at-risk individuals to not apply, and encourage alumni to earmark their money for minority student initiatives or withhold it unless the school legislates a safe space policy.

We as a student body should care for one another and above all respect the personhood of everyone on and off campus. Consider honoring the policy in your own lives and social circles, and demand Fordham to officially do the same.

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