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10 Easiest Courses at CVCC

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Chelsea Wang
7 Jun 2018
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For many university students, searching for internships and completing coursework all at the same time can be very difficult to manage. Students are forced to keep up a satisfactory GPA while planning for the future. To help find the solution to this problem, many students take easier classes to free up some of their time. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC).

1. ART 111 – Art Appreciation

This course introduces the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of design principles to various art forms, including sculpture, painting, and architecture. Upon completion, students are able to identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods, and media.

An image of a woman observing art pieces in a museum

2. COM 110 – Introduction to Communication

This course provides an overview of the basic concepts of communication and the skills necessary to communicate in various contexts. Emphasis is placed on communication theories and techniques used in interpersonal group, public, intercultural, and mass communication situations. Upon completion, students are able to explain and illustrate the forms and purposes of human communication in a variety of contexts.

A drawing of two people communicating

3. COS 111 – Cosmetology Concepts I

This course introduces basic cosmetology concepts. The course explores topics including safety, first aid, sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy, diseases and disorders, hygiene, product knowledge, chemistry, ethics, manicures, and other related topics. Upon completion, students are able to safely and competently apply cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

An image of cosmetologists working on a woman

4. DAN 110 – Dance Appreciation

This course for non-dance majors surveys diverse dance forms and the religious and cultural values that shape them. The course explores topics including dances from Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. Upon completion, students are able to demonstrate an understanding of the diverse forms and values that dance embraces.

An image of dancers performing on stage

5. ENG 111 – Writing and Inquiry

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students are able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

A drawing of people inquiring

6. FIP 120 – Intro to Fire Protection

This course provides an overview of the history, development, methods, systems, and regulations that apply to the fire protection field. The course explores topics including history, evolution, statistics, suppression, organizations, careers, curriculum, and other related topics. Upon completion, students are able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the fire protection field.

An image of a fire extinguisher putting out a fire

7. GRA 121 – Graphic Arts I

This course introduces terminology, tools and materials, procedures, and equipment used in graphic arts production. The course explores topics including copy preparation and pre-press production relative to printing. Upon completion, students are able to demonstrate an understanding of graphic arts production. 

cards and posters with different colourful graphic designs

8. HUM 110 – Technology and Society

This course considers technological change from historical, artistic, and philosophical perspectives and its effect on human needs and concerns. Emphasis is placed on the causes and consequences of technological change. Upon completion, students are able to critically evaluate the implications of technology. 

An image of a human hand and a mouse icon

9. MUS 110 – Music Appreciation

This course is a basic survey of the music of the Western world. Emphasis is placed on the elements of music, terminology, composers, form, and style within a historical perspective. Upon completion, students are able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of the art of music. 

An image of music notes and a silhouette of a person's head

10. SOC 210 – Introduction to Sociology

This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions. The course explores topics including socialization, research methods, diversity and inequality, cooperation and conflict, social change, social institutions, and organizations. Upon completion, students are able to demonstrate knowledge of sociological concepts as they apply to the interplay among individuals, groups, and societies. 

An diagram of many different forms of societal communication

These courses are designed to provide only a brief overview of certain interesting topics, so they shouldn’t require too much time or effort. Taking these courses can be an easy way to free up time in your schedule to focus on other matters, such as finding an internship, doing research, focusing on other courses, and joining extracurricular activities.

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