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What are the easiest classes at BYU?

I am going to be entering my last semester at BYU in the winter of 2007. Before I graduate and head off to an even higher institute of learning I have one little thing I need to get done... three little credit hours of my own choosing. I have finished up all of my GE's and will finish up all of my major classes for the Marriott School of Business next semester. I just need three credit hours of sbsolutely anything to walk in April.

As I am heading to graduate school next fall, I just want to take my last semester as an undergrad somewhat easy. I need some input what I should do for these last three credit hours. What are the easiest classes I could take? I would like to know what the easy A's are and also what is the lightest work load class possible. I am not lazy, (I am graduating in eight semesters and have taken full loads in the past) I just want to relax and enjoy my last semester. The class recommendations could be 1, 2, or 3 credit classes. I could do a mix of any of those I just need (much like Martha Stewart) some good insider information.

What are you interests?

I guess "easy" will largely depend on your talents and preferences. For example, I took CHUM 287 (Visual Basic .NET programming for humanity majors), and for me it was a ride in the park. In fact, during lecture I just paid attention for 5 mins. and then I spent the rest of the class playing Quake 3. But other students did struggle with the class, since they didn't have a computer programming background.

Some easy and enjoyable classes (and number of credits):
-CHUM 287, 3
-PHIL 210 and PHIL 211, 3 each
-FAMLF 100 (it changed name to something else), 3
-COMMS 398R (the web design sections), 1
-TMA 150 (public speaking, some sections are super easy and the class is helpful), 3

Let me know what interests you and I may be able to suggest something more specific.

"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Hamlet, Shakespeare

You are in a great position

I would recommend Current Social Problems (sociology class, can't remember the #), specifically from Richard Johnson. You'll learn, and if you put a little time in you should get an A.

Actually, forget that. Take whatever, and don't worry about grades. Unless you've had a 4.0 your whole academic career, your GPA ain't moving, and your transcript ain't gonna look any different if you bomb your last class. Just get the credits and run. Take an independent study class that you have some background in, just do the assignments without any reading and be done with the thing in two weeks. I had to do that (groan) to satisfy a last minute requirement (a class I was allowed to apply from another University mysteriously one month before graduation was ruled ineligible for a minor requirement). I nailed a 4 credit stats class in two weeks. Best C I ever earned.

Public Speaking

TMA 150 was an awesome class, and easy (i.e. 30-60 minutes/week outside of class). Sister Roach is a great teacher who loves her students.

Beware though, I've heard that some sections/teachers are brutal.


Just be careful. I had a stochastic honors GPA one semester before graduating, and, after I learned I had been accepted to one of the top Computer Science PhD program in the nation, my motivation dropped to zero and I bombed my very last class (yup, an E :/ it was a freshman Physics class, ROFL). I had to do a super-fast independent study class so I could graduate in time xD

Not that it matters grad school has not even asked me for a new transcript...they still have the one without the E grade ;)

"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Hamlet, Shakespeare


I started taking that class one semester, but then I had to rearrange my schedule, so I dropped it and took it the next semester. I don't want to give unnecessary bad publicity, but I had Stephanie Freeman and Deanne DeWitt, and I would strongly recommend Sis. DeWitt and un-recommend Sis. Freeman, both with regards to organization, inspiration, grading criteria and level of intensity of the class.

"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Hamlet, Shakespeare