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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STAT 355: Statistical Methods in Biology and Medicine

Recommended by 1 member

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

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  3 / 5  for Lesperance


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/STAT/355.html

Rates and comparison of rates: case-control studies; odds ratios; regression models; Poisson and logistic regression; dose-response models; Cox’s regression analysis.

Prerequisites: 1.5 units of STAT.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“This is an easy, low workload statistics course, which focuses on the application of statistics for medical research. I liked this class because it is useful for understanding research design and reading research papers.”

HLTH 251: Healthy Sexuality

Recommended by 3 members

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
 3.3 / 5.0
         3.0 / 5.0          4.0 / 5.0

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  4.0 / 5.0  for Reading


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/HLTH/251.html

Human sexuality is a multi-faceted concept, influenced by biological, cultural, environmental, historical, psychological, and societal contexts. Students will explore the dynamic role sexuality plays in human experience and the mechanisms by which individuals can achieve healthy sexuality. Course readings, assignments and class activities will encourage students to explore the complexities of human sexuality from a number of perspectives.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“It’s fun.”

“Charlotte is an excellent professor, she provides relevant (and always hilarious) stories to help you remember the course material- I rarely made any class notes and ended up with an A+!”

“This course is easy going and GPA booster.”

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

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.

GRS 200: Greek and Roman Mythology

Recommended by 1 member

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

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


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

Study of Greek and Roman myths, in the context of the culture and thought of Greece and Rome. Uses literary and artistic sources to establish and analyze the nature and function of myths in these cultures. Topics include the gods, heroes, local myths, political and cultural uses of myths and the origins of the influence of Greek and Roman myths on European culture.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0 or 2-0-1


Member Comments:
“Definitely take it with Bowman! One in class essay and 4 multiple choice tests! So easy!”