ECON 329: Development and Economics

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    4 / 5
                 4 / 5                5 / 5

Easy Elective? Yes!
Prof Quality  4 / 5  for Kumar


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/ECON/329.html

An introduction to current issues and problems faced by developing countries. Topics may include poverty alleviation, health, education, child and gender issues, urbanization, and globalization. Roles of international aid, non-governmental organizations (e.g., micro credit), and social institutions in development may also be examined.

Notes:

  • Credit for this course will not be counted toward degree programs in Economics, but Economics students may take this course as an elective.
  • Requires no prior knowledge of economics.

Prerequisites: Minimum second-year standing.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“Great prof, 2 midterms and a final paper… no final exam.”

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MUS 108/208: African Hand Drumming

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    5 / 5
                 1 / 5                5 / 5

Easy Elective? Yes!
Prof Quality  5 / 5  for Hansen


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/MUS/108.html

Hands-on introduction to African drumming and percussion. Instruments include drums, bells, shakers and xylophones. No prior playing experience necessary; all instruments are provided.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“Easy A+ but only if you show extreme enthusiasm and willingness to excel. A hands on fun experience if you are not just coasting through.”

Writing 109: The Writer’s World in Books and Film

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    5 / 5
                 1 / 5                4 / 5

Easy Elective? Yes!
Prof Quality  4 / 5  for Friesen


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/THEA/150.html

This lecture course, which is open to students in all faculties, explores a selection of authors through an analysis of their writing in various genres and a study of films that show us their working methods and details of their lives. Students will meet guest authors who will read from their publications and discuss the writing process.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“Easiest elective on campus.”

Theatre 150: Public Speaking

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    4 / 5
                 5 / 5                4 / 5

Easy Elective? Yes!
Prof Quality  4 / 5  for Armstrong


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/THEA/150.html

An overview of the theoretical bases of speech communication; development of the vocal, verbal, and non-verbal skills of organization and presentation essential to effective communication.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0

SPAN 100A: Beginners’ Spanish I

Recommended by 2 members

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
4.0 / 5.0
          4.5 / 5.0          5.0 / 5.0

Easy Elective? Yes! / Depends on individual
Prof Quality  5.0 / 5.0  for Ulysses


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/SPAN/100A.html

Exploration of the language and cultures of the Hispanic World. Acquisition of basic skills of pronunciation, reading, writing and conversation. Includes instruction in essential points of grammar, basic syntax, and vocabulary for daily interaction.

Notes:

  • Credit will be granted for only one of 100A or 149.
  • Not open to students with credit in Spanish 12.
  • Priority will be given to first- and second-year students.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
This course is lots of fun and a break from the typical science courses often taken by many students trying to get into med school. Also, you get something practical out of it because you’re learning a widely used language! This course also quite easy.”

“If languages is kind of your thing first year Spanish is an awesome elective! It’s a nice break from all those science courses which I’m sure many of you are taking. Professors are great and it’s a fun class!”

SOCI 100A: Introduction to Sociology: Culture and Socialization

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    4 / 5
                 4 / 5                4 / 5

Easy Elective? Yes!
Prof Quality  4 / 5  for Hallgrimsdottir


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/SOCI/100A.html

Introduction to the discipline of sociology: its basic concepts, theoretical orientations, intellectual debates, and research approaches. Topics include socialization, culture, norms and deviance, social interactions, self and identity, emotions, and social roles.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0-1


Member Comments:
“Very interesting – gives you a whole different perspective on society and what impacts society! I definitely took a lot away from this one. I’ve heard that the professor has changed, so now it is more difficult, but I think it would definitely still be worth it. I really enjoyed this class. It’s also recommended if you’re taking the 2015 MCAT.”

Religious Studies 200B: Introduction to Asian Religions

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    4 / 5
                 3 / 5                4 / 5

Easy Elective? Yes!
Prof Quality  3 / 5  for Adam


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/RS/200B.html

A survey of the sources, beliefs and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and the Chinese religions. The traditions will be studied in their cultural and political contexts from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“We live in a culturally diverse country, where people practice a number of religions. I think it’s important to be educated about religions, as you are better equipped to treat a patient with dignity if you can understand and respect their cultural and religious customs. Religious Studies 200A is also good for this purpose.